Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I've decided to use a Silkweaver fabric called Spring Garden which is a 28ct. I'll probably do it over 1 thread to give it a delicate look, and I've changed a few of the threads to include some Crescent Colours and a Gentle Art, but basically sticking to the same colour theme.
C Mon Monde - Un ange passe.... kitted
I'll also show you the last bits from my order through The Silver Needle. There's a brass measuring stick, 2008 Ornaments magazine from Just Cross Stitch, a pointed linen ornament pillow, a container of black pins, 32ct Flax linen, a crystal nail file, a couple of buttons, a pair of Putford scissors, and a few DMC threads.
This time of year I usually go a bit wild with my stash ordering. I've still got my birthday order to put in with Needlecraft Corner (you get a discount with them during your birthday month). The Rocking Horse just had a 20% off sale that I placed an order with, so I should receive that in a week or so. Then whatever I don't get this time, I'll wait for Stitching Bits and Bobs to have their next sale.
Can I just say before I go, thank you to those who wished me a happy birthday. It's so kind of you and much appreciated. :)
Hopefully my next post will have a new start to show you. Til then... happy stitching!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Family Sampler kit, In A Stable chart, Spooky Sheep kit, Glad Tidings Fob kit, My Mom's Garden kit
I was so thrilled to get the Glad Tidings Fob. I ordered this last time and they had sold out. And I just love how it's packaged.
Glad Tidings Fob kit
Another thing I was happy I got was the mat for Life And Liberty. I so enjoyed stitching this up and will be excited to get it framed with the lovely Jill Rensel mat.
Life And Liberty - showing the Jill Rensel mat
I have no new stitching to speak of. There's a project I'm thinking of starting but I just have to work out the thread colours I'll be using for it. I'm quite looking forward to doing it and gasp, I'm even contemplating doing it over 1! Must be a sucker for punishment, but I do like the delicateness of stitching this way. Anyway, I'll leave you to ponder what on earth it is that I'm going to do next. You'll never guess, so you may as well give up. :)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
I also managed to cut out the extra pieces of wool needed to make the scissor pocket on the back, and the little strawberry emery. I'm loving the colour of everything in this kit and can't wait to see it all finished. I'll try to work some more on it tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to complete the pinkeep by stitching the front and back together, stuff it, sew it up, then add the wool pocket on the back for some scissors to be placed inside. Can't wait!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
You need to cut out templates and set it all up before you start the stitching side of it. So last night I did all that and then I started on the cross stitching.
9 February 2009
10 February 2009
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Well, not much else happening here. We're in for another hottie on Saturday. Blah!
Monday, February 02, 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
I'd like to do these kits throughout the year, so we'll have to see whether I can achieve that. This one includes the chart (naturally), 32ct natural linen, a piece of tan cotton velvet, a bit of brown, red, and mustard wool, and three different colours of DMC thread. The major design is a heart pinkeep, and there's wool included to make a small strawberry emery. Since I'm not very experienced with finishing techniques, this will be somewhat of a challenge for me. I haven't had a chance to read through the instructions but I'm hoping they're easy to follow.