It’s finally finished! I started it July 25th, and finished it March 12th. There were some months I could not work on it, though, hence it taking so long to complete it. My version of this piece is unique. I … Continue reading →
I am finally down to the backstitch on my Mother Fairy and Child. Unfortunately, I ran into a problem. The picture, and all other pictures I’ve found online show the wings to be outlined in a light purple color. The chart calls for Kreinik #4 Braid, colour 25, which is a dark grey. Not only does it look very different that way, it looks terrible. So I’ve been busy trying to find a Kreinik that works. I ordered one from 1-2-3 Stitch that I thought might look good, but it isn’t going to work. So I’ve stuck it in my stash, knowing I’ll eventually have a use for it, and ordered a different colour. The last one was Blue Zircon. This time, I ordered Lilac. Hopefully, that one will look about right, and I can at long last finish the piece.
This is the first of many baby blankets on my project list. This one is for my neice, Sarah, who was born on October 21st, exactly a week before her daddy’s birthday (my brother). It took me a while to … Continue reading →
I few months ago, I bought a cross stitch magazine that had the kit for this piece as the free gift. My son liked it so much that he kept trying to pull it out of the package before I … Continue reading →
This was a thank you card for a friend’s mother (the same friend whom I made the below bookmark for). She loves little ones, but has no grandchildren of her own. So she decided that my son would be her … Continue reading →
I made this for a friend of mine who has an affinity for Celtic pieces. Whenever he comes over, he always brings treats, snacks or good beer (and I’m rather picky on that last one) so I wanted to make … Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve been a bit busy. I’ve been using my spare time to stitch instead of post. So here is a piece I finished the first week of January. I didn’t finish it … Continue reading →
I hope everyone has had a Merry Christmas, and will be enjoying New Years Eve tomorrow night! Above are 3 out of four of the Christmas cards I made this year. I forgot to photograph the one my husband had … Continue reading →
I got so caught up in getting ready for Christmas that I made my usual mistake. I wrapped the cross stitched presents without photographing them! I stitched 2 mallard duck ornaments, one for my father and one for my grandfather. They are both duck hunters, and I know that if I only made it for one of them, the other would come to me saying “where’s mine?” For my grandmother, who is known to the older generations of the family as “Mom Cat” and is a great lover of cats, I made a cat in a Santa hat ornament. My new niece, whom I met for the first time today, gets a Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, which I designed, and will never stitch again. I make them to be one of a kind for each of the babies born into my family. This is the fourth year in a row I’ve had a new baby to make one for. Next year will be the fifth, as my other sister-in-law is now expecting her third child, due in July (right in between her birthday and mine!).
Maybe next year, I’ll remember to photograph all the gifts. I’m almost done with some of the others, and although they aren’t cross stitched, I’ll post them here too.
I did the Christmas decorating this weekend, so I had access to some of my past Christmas projects. Here are what I’ve done in the past for Christmas that I did not give away. Most of the things I make … Continue reading →