Sunday, 21 August 2016

Starting a new cross stitch project. Ship Ahoy...

Hello everyone,

Rain Rain for the last 2 days but I don't mind the ground was so dry and it is a break from the hot sun.

It is a good time to stay in and stitch, here is my latest project.

Designed by Durene Jones the pattern was in CrossStitcher magazine, October 2015 issue.

Stitched on 28 count evenweave using DMC threads.
I thought this would look nice hanging in the bathroom or the kitchen. Mr C actually asked would I be stitching this one, possibly a hint :)

Have you stitched any patterns by Durene Jones? you can find more patterns in her Etsy shop here
and in various magazines to.

Before I go I just wanted to say a big thank you for leaving comments on my blog, now I am off to enjoy the rest of my weekend. Hope you do to.

Julie x

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Jane and The Happy Crow cross stitch pattern finished at last.

Hi everyone, How are you all. It looks like it will be another warm day today here in the UK.

Well I have finished the In The Garden cross stitch.

If you remember from previous posts the pattern is produced by Riverdrift Studio
and the artwork by Jane Winton/Jane and the Happy Crow.
Stitched on 14 count cream Aida using Anchor threads. All ready to be framed now then i will be hanging this in my living room.

I also want to show you a small Autumn pillow I finished

 I stitched this on 18 count using DMC threads and you can find the pattern over at Lynn B's blog Here 
 On the reverse side is a lovely verse from Emily Bronte.

 I have been treating myself to this helpful stitch book by Jane Greenoff, beautifully illustrated with picture tutorials showing 101 counted stitches and techniques.

It also came with some fabric and threads which you could practise with, you will find more details at The Cross Stitch Guild
Jane's website offers a lovely collection of patterns and kits with tutorials to, well worth a visit.

Well that's all for now I am off to finish a few chores around the house before walking Bruno who seems to relaxed to go out don't you think.

Till next time
Julie xx

Thursday, 11 August 2016

WIP owl embroidery and cross stitch updates.

Hello everyone,
How are you all?

The weeks have been busy and I have been snatching a few hours here and there to work on my embroidery project, this was a fun sketch I did of an owl on a branch.

Slow progress on the cross stitch for Jane and The Happy Crow you may have seen in previous posts, not much more really. I cannot wait to hang it on the wall when finished.

What else have I been stitching well I made a simple needle case for a family friend with scraps of felt and applique flowers on the front of the case, she was thrilled to bits when I gave it to her because she is just starting to learn how to cross stitch so you can imagine I have been sorting through all my stash for fabric aida and threads for her to practise with.

I have also made a card for my sisters birthday

Well I hope you have been enjoying the weather where ever you are today is a little dull but the clouds are starting to clear, and if the weather man is right we are in for another  heat wave here in the UK. It has been to hot for me to knit and to be honest apart from knitting a little short sleeved top for my Grand daughter made with Paton's dk cotton that has been all I have wanted to do.

Cross stitch and embroidery is allot cooler to do and I am enjoying the process, I have been drawing small sketches for ideas for myself which is fun to do. I hope you are finding time to relax and sew and having a fabulous week.

Till next time
Julie x

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