Sunday, 17 June 2018

Mini cat cross stitch calendar WIP and some of my drawings.

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Not sure if anyone is able to comment on my blog and I would like to say ahead that if you have commented and I have not seen it I am sorry, Blogger seem to be making quite a few changes in the settings at the moment.
If you want to message me that is always welcome you can find my email address on my profile for Blogger.
Anyway let's get on with the post I have progress on the Mini cat calendar I have been showing you as I mentioned previously in a post the pattern is from my blog friend Lynn B, you can find the links on the side of this blog and on my Instagram page too.

As you can see I added the missing rain drops for April and I have finished May, Yay!

I have made a start on June and will be stitching a little more tonight and then I hope to slow down a little on this project by stitching one a month as they come. I have made good progress which is good for me and I have been able to practise those French knots as there are quite a few in these little designs.

Other updates are a few drawing ideas I have been playing with,

I may either make a cross stitch picture or use embroidery to display this colourful bunch of flowers.

Little Mouse drawing by Julie C

My favourite is the little mouse above as you can see I have a few ideas for him I think he would look good as an embroidery we shall see.
I want to thank those of you on Instagram who gave me encouragement to keep up with drawing it is certainly a nice relaxing hobby and very portable.

Well that is all for now and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

bye for now

Julie xx 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Cross stitch mini cat calendar update.

Hello everyone,
Hope you are all well.

I have an update on the cross stitch mini cat calendar I am making.

If you have followed me on Instagram (link is at the right side of this blog) you will have seen my progress and the links for where you can find the pattern which is from my blog friend Lynn B at Happiness Is Cross Stitching

I have been staying focused on this project and stitch a little most evenings and I hope to reach June fairly soon so that it leaves me to work on one each month as they come, fingers crossed.

However I did notice on the April pattern I have missed out the stitches for rain, how could I have missed that I don't know, at least I saw the mistake and I will put that right tonight.
It is all looking good and I am pleased I picked the dove grey fabric which is 16 count, I wasn't sure at first but since Lynn mentioned it I can see it works especially when you are using white.

So what next I have not finished the sleeveless top I have been knitting there is very little to do now but it has been so hot I just have not felt like it, the thought of holding the wool on my knee while having a hot sweat, no thanks.

At the moment it is bliss just stitching while it keeps my hands cool and so relaxing to sit in the garden with your sewing too.

So till next time take care and hope you find a little sewing or knitting time.

bye for now
Julie xx

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Update on knitted sleeveless top and knitted bee hive pincushion.

Hello everyone,
How is everyone? Are you enjoying the sunshine I hope so.

I have been knitting and more knitting here is an update on the sleeveless top I am making for little old me.

The back is done and I am now half way through the front, at first I said this would be for summer but I think it will be to warm, that dose not matter it will be good for layering in the winter months perhaps a long sleeved cotton top underneath.

Years ago I used to make my knitted pincushions and any of you regular blog readers may remember the knitted bee hive pincushion I made,

well I have been thinking of giving it a bit of a face lift and updating the design and change the colour a little to, I may add a little embroidery so watch this space and I will keep you updated on the next post.

Here is another picture of another pincushion I made a while ago to, with bee's and honey pot.

I am going a little bee mad I know but I think they have a lovely colour and they are good for our gardens and countryside.

I also have to admit I love honey on my toast, yummy!

Enjoy the rest of your week 
Happy knitting or stitching

Julie xx

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