Sunday, December 31, 2017

Last Stitch For 2017

Plenty of butterflies in the garden this time of year   This is a small magazine kit.

ODW December Challenge

The theme for December was" Christmas" and I managed to finish this by the end of December.
It is a design from Jill Oxton magazine Issue 10. I used green variegated thread for the tree.
 I will use it on a card for next year.

Friday, December 1, 2017

ODW November Challenge

This month's topic was "Travel".
I only returned from an overseas trip in the first week of the month and after recovering from jet lag decided to start on this pattern - "Souvenir de France" by Blackbird Designs 2009.
I am determined to finish it soon

Now completed at the tail end of December.

Friday, September 29, 2017

ODW September Challenge

The theme was "Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows: A freebie design at
I decorated the front of a notebook which will go in church fete in November

Thursday, August 31, 2017

ODW Challenge for August

123Message Board challenge - Children's Story

I stitched a Flowering Gum Baby by May Gibbs from"Classic Storybook Cross-stitch" by Gillian Souter published 2000.
The classics from May Gibbs always have their charm even in modern times

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ODW Challenge for July

For the challenge on 123 Stitch forum  in July I did a ladybird.
It is a Freebie by Les Tites croix de Ludevineuh

Friday, July 21, 2017

Knitted Remembrance Poppies

I am part of the Poppy making group on FB

These are just a few of my total so far

Friday, June 30, 2017

ODW Challenge For June

I had a rush to finish as I could not make my mind up what to do for the "Celebration" Challenge on 123 Message Board
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Stitching on A Linen Band

Made for a birthday present to match a small collection of dolls. From leaflet "Sarah Jane's Tea Party by Barbara Finwell.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Square made for quilt for WW1 commemoration at
Freebie pattern is from blog

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

ODW April Challenge on 123 Forum

For the month of April, the theme was," Something that reminded you of April or, seeing Easter fell in April this year, an Easter theme."
I chose a butterfly that is a symbol of the Resurrection. It was a "Cross Stitch Crazy"card  kit.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Remembrance 2014 -2018

Made for an ANZAC display at St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne.
Pattern is from blog

Friday, March 31, 2017

ODW Challenge on 123 Forum

The theme for the challenge is "Coffee, Tea and Cake"
I stitched a coffee mug I am going to place  on a greeting card.
From "The World Of Cross Stitching" magazine Issue 135

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Heart ornament completed.  It will be a birthday gift.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Burnt Orange Heart

This was done  for a challenge on 123 Forum. I enjoyed stitching it and plan to make into hanging ornament. Pattern in UK magazine "Your Handmade Home" by Anne MacGregor

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Yet Another 2016 Finish

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Pattern by Anne Le Petit Croix.
Because we have moved house,  I have not had time to blog my finishes over the last couple of months.So catching up before 2017 gets too old. 

Another 2016 Finish

French Linen purse.  I stitched a flower and a heart on this purse which will be a gift

Final 2016 Finishes

One Day Challenge on 123 Message  Board.
  I made a quick ornament from Aussie magazine "Cross Stitch Gifts"  (2005 Copyright) and I used a hand dyed thread.

A Freebie design by Caroline Hofstede of Cosmic Handmade (Copyright 2008)  Using a Silkweavers  dyed fabric.
I really enjoyed these  final stitches of the year.