Showing posts from January, 2015

Race For Life 2015 & Gift

Today is not a cross stitch related post... My work colleagues & I will be taking part in the Race For Life 5km event on the 31st May 2015 We will be "racing" (or more like crawling) for the Cancer Research UK charity

Skating Robin - Joan Elliott (JEC SAL)

I have a small finish!!!

Skating Robin
from Joan Elliott

This is the January month from the 2015 calendar gifted
in issue 224 (December) of TWOCS magazine

This is the first of 12 designs for my JEC SAL

Stitched on 28ct Zweigart evenweave,
pearl grey colour

Using all preconised DMC threads,
2 over 2

Finished off as a pinkeep
using fabric, ribbon & pins from my stash.

I absolutely love it and I'm really pleased with the overall finish.

I wasn't particularly fond of the design to start with,
but this little robin is slowly starting to grow on me!

Toodles, Mii

December Stamp - Lizzie Kate

Another pre-Christmas finish to share, now that I have free time in my days!
December Stamp from Lizzie Kate, the last of the Stamp Collection. Stitched on 14ct DMC iridescent delft blue aida, using DMC threads

Again, my pictures don't seem to have captured the iridescent threads in the fabric

Finished off as another ornament using little white buttons, Merry Christmas ribbon and green fabric with sparkly golden stars

Here is a little collage of my monthly stamps finishes
Which are your favourites? March & October for Mii

Toodles, Mii

November Stamp - Lizzie Kate

Hello, hello, hello!!
Apologies for being so quiet & remote these past few weeks. The festive holidays were really busy and far from being resting & relaxing.
Life is slowing down a pace and I can finally show you a pre-Christmas finish.
I initially planned to blog about this for Thanksgiving. The stitching was actually done on time but there was simply not enough hours in my day for the finishing.

November Stamp from Lizzie Kate Stitched on 16ct Permin aida fabric, sage colour. DMC threads.

I just loved stitching this little turkey, the colours were just right.
I finished it off as a simple ornament using cord & recently acquired fabric from Craft Cotton Co, designed by Victoria Louise

I will be back shortly with the December stamp!
Taking the opportunity to send all my lovely readers my best wishes for the New Year 2015.
Toodles, Mii