Saturday, 29 August 2009

Stash raid and a mini project :)

Hobbycraft Nottingham is 40 minutes' drive away (and a really nice drive too). I had vouchers. I now have about enough stash to keep me going for a year.

Also, tulip.
Done in Anchor variegated threads on 32 count Belfast linen and mounted in a Framecraft handbag mirror.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Cards for Andy and Giza


Done with badly-behaved stranded silks (they wouldn't separate), well-behaved white Madeira silk, lovely Madeira silver metallic, DMC gold metallic, DMC satin thread, and some bitty bows. On 6 count aida, which was a lot of fun to work with.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Stuff I want to do in cross stitch

The wedding anniversary sampler from Jo Verso's book, as and when I remarry.
An advent calendar for every child I have. Hopefully a different one for every kid, they should be individual for them.
A birth sampler for every child I have. One for a daughter might well be Tatty Teddy in a pink jumper, as featured in a magazine last month. Very cute. Name at the top, date of birth at the bottom, would be good.
The pancake day sampler from, just because I really like it.
A 12 days of Christmas sampler.
Many many cards for many many people.
Some kind of pac man cross stitch, with which to indulge my inner geek.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Birthday present for Mal

I made this for Mal's 25th birthday, which is tomorrow. Stitched mostly on my lunch breaks, but finished at home tonight. The dragon's belly and spines are Madeira silk, the backstitch is DMC satin thread. The main body green is generic Chinese brand.


Monday, 25 May 2009

Card for Alison


I bought the cards because they were on sale, and for once I actually planned which card I would put this in before I made it! Writing put together with the aid of

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Framed Obama :)

I framed him today :)


Saturday, 16 May 2009

Mitten exchange

Stitched for a forum exchange and made into a scissor keep because it was about all I could think of! I had to use a size 26 needleon this because it was a particularly tight weave on the fabric, I don't know if it's rustico aida - it was just what I had in my stash.