Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Travelling Treasure Chest

The travelling chest has made it through my letterbox yesterday!
It has been to quite a few places already.

June from Butterfly Wings in UK kindly passed it on to me...
with a little extra surprise!
A sweet little owl card and some lovely ribbon.
Thank you sweetie :)

There was a multitude of charts to choose from and
here is what I've gone for:

Snowy Deer from CCN (Frosty Forest collection)

We're Not Gossiping from LK

Housework Never Killed Anyone from LK 

So a big thank you to whoever placed these in the chest :)

I took 3 little charts and replaced them with 6 new ones!!
I hope they will find a new home soon.

The chest will now be travelling all the way to Australia to Lisa from Lisa V's Lounge

It was fun taking part in this game,
many many thanks to Kim for organizing this.


Monday, 15 December 2014

The Night Before Christmas - The Prairie Schooler

The Night Before Christmas

Available in issue 243 of the
Cross Stitch Collection magazine

The trio was stitched on 14ct dark rustico aida,
which I thought was perfect to keep up with the rustic folksy style of the designs

I used all the DMC recommended colours 

Finished off as flat ornaments with felted back.

Each have their own little grelot
for festive look finish.


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Biscornu Swap

Time to show you the biscornus made & received for the
Christmas Biscornu Swap that I have organized.
o O o
I sent my biscornu to Kim in the USA
I chose a pattern titled
Christmas Joy from Barbara Ana
provided as a freebie on Cyberstitchers
My model was stitched on DMC 14ct count iridescent delft blue aida fabric,
- Which doesn't seem to show very well on my pictures -
using the 11 DMC preconized thread colours
Finished off with a red little button

My package was also including other bits and pieces such as
Christmas fabric fat quarter, Christmas ribbon, Anchor threads,
Yankee scented candle "Christmas cookie", chocolates and
a little wooden Christmas count down Santa.
Unfortunately, in my haste to pack and post my gifts,
I sadly forgot to take pictures of all these little extra.
Kim I hope you don't mind, I've been cheeky & borrowed yours!

o O o
My biscornu came all the way from the USA
from Angela

Stitched on small count black fabric,
with beads and speciality stitches

Also received floss & trim
Thanks Angela!

This was my last exchange/swap.
As you know, I was pondering with this idea for a while.
You all know it takes time and cost money to participate in exchanges.

At the moment, I just want to concentrate on my little Etsy shop

o O o

Thank you to all of you who took part in this exchange.
I hope you enjoyed your gifts and took time to email a thank you note to your partner.

There are more biscornus to admire,
hop over to these creative participants:

Justine, Angela, Sonia, Varla Lee, Michelle, June,
Kim, Albéna, Judith, Mary, Angelika, Joëlle,
Stacy 123, Heather & Melanie


Friday, 5 December 2014

JEC SAL anyone?

I just bought the latest issue of TWOCS and
found the little 2015 desk calendar free gift.
Oooh, these Joan Elliott designs are so cute!
Impossible to resist!
I have decided to stitch one a month over the coming new year

Now, because I'm worried I might just give up on the idea,
I am looking for volunteers to keep me on tracks!
Yes, like a JEC SAL (Joan Elliott Calendar)
So? Who is with me??
All you need is the latest issue of TWOCS!!
This is a fun SAL, there is absolutely nothing to win,
just the joy of stitching 12 small adorable designs.
All you have to do is post your monthly finish and try to stitch the 12 patterns
PS: Vickie, have you seen the Cupid Poodle for February??? So sweet!!!
Let me know if you want to join me!

Edit: If no one is interested, it's fine! I'll just stitch the few months I really like best ☺

Monday, 1 December 2014

Lizzie Kate Giveaway - Winner!

Do you remember my giveaway with a twist that I posted in October???
For a chance to win these...
It's time to announce a winner.
Have you got your needle ready?
Congratulations sweetie!!!
Please email me your snail mail so
that I can post the first chart asap.
Mega big thank you to all of you who have
entered this giveaway