Monday, February 26, 2018

A Pixie Blossom

Hi stitchers, thanks for all your nice comments.

This week when I had time, I stitched Wisteria by Nora Corbett
I started her in my 25 days of cross stitch in December.

Here is before and what she will look like

And now

I hope to get back to her in March but we will see.
Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Smalls Sal February

Hi stitchers, how's it going?

So for February Smalls I've stitched the following 

Blue Chick by mill hill. A Easter gift for my sister.

3 Little Words by Lizzie Kate. Sad she announced her retirement. I just got into her charts. I have the ones I wanted and one will hopefully still get posted to me, so I'm good. Her charts are going fast.

Holiday spirit word by Lizzie Kate 

And last is my word month stitched with Weeks Dye Works Bethlehem 

So that's it. Happy Stitching everyone and thanks for all your comments.

Monday, February 19, 2018

A Quaker And A Fairy Finish

Hi stitchers

The start of the week I didn't get a lot of stitching time so not a lot on my Halloween Quaker.


And now

I was to stitch the Quaker all week but I felt like a finish and something purple because of my stitchy box that I got.

Here is my Fairy finish by Shannon Wasilieff, it was in the world of cross stitching magazine.

This is the magazine picture to show you that I didn't do all the beads around her and the string thing at the butt. I used over a pack of mill hill 02010 beads as is and didn't want to get more. I don't think it really needs it anyway. 

I love her, so pretty. 
Thanks for all your comments, I now try and answer any questions under the comment. So if you have asked me something this year look in the comments please. 
Untill next time
Happy Stitching!!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Stitchy Box Purple (I show what's inside)

Hi stitchers, I got my first stitchy box in the mail today and had fun opening all 15 little packages.

The purple box

And what's inside 

So I got

1 Silk n colors grape soda thread. So pretty.
2 Needle minder. It's like a sea shell in purple. Love it.
3 size 11 seed beads Ceylon c/l hyacinth. Pretty.
4 Lace. Pretty.
5 Gentle Art thread limited edition.
6 Amethyst Drop
7 size 11 seed beads Rosaline purple lined
8 size 14 Aida Monet by picture this plus
9 buttons ( look more blue then purple)
10 Weeks Dye Works Amethyst thread
11 Purple fabric for finishing.
12 crystals with holes in the middle. Pretty 
13 Pearl beads
14 size 11 seed beads frosted purple rainbow
15 Gloriana thread in Olallieberry.

That's it. I liked everything in the box but wish there had been a chart too.

Now I feel I need to get a chart that uses a lot of purple. Might have a look around.

Happy Stitching!!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blue Chick Finished

Hi stitchers,

I have a finish with Blue Chick by mill hill.

If you ever plan to stitch the blue chick or any of the chicks by mill hill and want to stitch the back you will need to get more perforated paper as you only get one for the front.

I put 3 cotton balls inside to puff it up a little. Think my sister will like it?

I also used my dmc as I was having problems shorting out the colors. I don't know why but it was just better that way.

Happy Stitching!!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Words and More

Hi stitchers

It's time for my stitchy words week in my loose rotation. I say loose because it changes per month but a few things stay the same.

Lot of stitching to show.

A new start with Lizzie Kate 3 little words. Stitching them all with dmc, on fabric 16 count Aida stone by sew it all.

My month stitched with weeks dye works bethlehem. I love the color combo in this.

Lizzie Kate Holiday Spirit charms get put on at end. I'm also going to play with colors as white is not good with this fabric. Might use grey.

Next I had a travel project this week, let it snow. Mum got her hair done and I had to wait so why not take cross stitch and get a drink in a cafe. My first time stitching this way. I got a few looks but no one asked what I was doing. I have another day that let it snow will travel with me this month see how it goes.

Here is before 

And now

The last one is a new start, a gift for my sister at Easter. Blue Chick.

I'm stitching the back too. Not much blue in the front. Most of the white holes are for beads.
I really like stitching on this one.

So that's my week of stitching, until next time happy stitching everyone!!!