Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Mini black cat calendar is finished, cross stitch update and a fabric star.

Hi everyone,
How are you all?
I have a few things to show you but first here is the finished mini black cat calendar 2018 finished at last and in time before the year ends.



It was a joy to stitch except I am not keen on French knots, at least it gave me plenty of practise. As I have mentioned in previous posts the patterns for all the mini cat designs are by Lynn B at
Happiness Is Cross stitching if you check out her blog you can find the link for her Craftsy shop too.

I have progress on the owl Christmas pillow ornament I have been stitching.


The pattern is from CrossStitcher magazine and the designer is Durene Jones this will look perfect on the tree when I have finished.

Talking of Christmas decorations I decided to use some of my fabric scraps to make some star shapes using the paper piece method, the pattern is from a lovely book I have in my stash Modern Vintage Gifts by Helen Phillips


Oh and guess what I won a give away from the lovely Becky she has a channel on You Tube called The Stitchin Hutch


I got a project pouch with a bead charm on the zip, and Becky added a few little extras the cross stitch patterns, a cute red truck to stitch for the tree a scissor fob and needle keeper. Thank you so much Becky.

Well that's all for now. The next post will be in December but you can also check my Instagram page too, the link is on the right side of this blog.

Stay warm and safe

bye for now
Julie x

Monday, 12 November 2018

November cross stitch calendar finished and more stitching updates.

Hello everyone,
Well our weather here in the UK is a little changeable, today is lovely and bright and mild so let's enjoy while we can.
 Are any of you read and organised for making those little Christmas decorations we like to stitch for ourselves or for family, I have started a few but I am focused on finishing the Black Cat calendar as well.
Here is how it looks so far,



December has already been started I will show next time when it is completely finished.

Remember you can find details of the pattern on previous post the design is by my blog friend Lynn Bruce.

I made a cross stitch Christmas card for a friend.


The pattern is from Crafts Beautiful magazine this months issue, I have changed the background papers and added different toppers.

The cute fabric snow man standing next to the card is also from the magazine.

Next I am stitching an owl pillow ornament for the Christmas tree,


this pattern is from CrossStitcher magazine and the designer is Durene Jones. I think I might change the size of the buttons these look a little large.






I know it's not Halloween now but I wanted to post this little hand embroidery Pumpkin I stitched, you may have seen it on my Instagram page but I ran out of time to show it on my blog.


I loved making this and using long and short stitches to give a raised effect on the pumpkin and I couldn't resist the spider button I had in my stash. I used a 4in hoop and DMC threads.

That's all for now, I hope you find time for some stitching too.
bye for now

Julie x

Monday, 15 October 2018

Cross stitch progress and a new crochet blanket.

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well?

Don't you just love those Autumn colours when you look out of the window, frost is in the air and it is time to pull those woollies out. Unless you already have depending where you live.

First I will show you October black cat finish for the cross stitch calendar.

Remember you can find out all the details for the patterns from my friend Lynn B at
Happiness Is Cross stitching
Only two more months to go then it is finished.

I stitched a small Acorn Ornament



this was cross stitched on 16 count cream Aida, the pattern is in Christmas issue 2018 Just Crossstitch magazine the design is by Kathleen Berlew she is on Instagram @kberlew.

I have a few more Autumn projects to finish stitching then I want to plan my Christmas projects. As well as starting November cat design I am in the middle of crocheting a pram blanket for my Grandson, can you believe I made that many for Mum I have no blankets at my house when little Max comes for a visit.


So here it is, very much boy colours don't you think, I am using DK from my stash all DK light grey, white, and red. Well it had to be these colours Dad supports Man United.


That's all for now, hope you enjoy your week.

happy stitching or knit/crochet
Jule x

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Short blog update showing a finished cross stitch pincushion and mini cat cross stitch for September.


Hello everyone, how are you all?
This is a quick blog post I have not published anything for a little while to be honest I wonder how many readers pop over for a visit apart from a few blog friends who I know do read it, and that would be Linda, Lynn B, Sheryl, and Marion thank you ladies xx

If you notice there is nothing new to read never fear you can find what I am up to over on my Instagram page and I am on Flicker too the links can be found on the right side of this blog.
But while I am here I will show you a few pictures so far of WIPs and finishes.




For Autumn I stitched this scarecrow on 14 count Aida and made it into a small pillow, I was lucky to find nice autumn colour fabrics in my stash. The pattern is from CrossStitcher magazine design by Maria Diaz.





Then I finished a sweet pincushion in cross stitch on 14 count rustic linen the pattern is by Jane Greenoff from www.thecrossstitchguild.com in stead of adding braid around the edge I finished with small beads to decorate.


Lastly here is the September mini cat calendar finish.




Just in time as we are near the end of September and I will be ready to finish stitching October.


Well that's all for now I hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you for visiting.

Happy stitching or knitting

Julie x

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