Thursday, 31 March 2016

Close To You - Maia

Hello Peeps!
I did say I would be back soon :)

You might have already read Justine's latest post
titled Faithfull April.
Justine will be stitching on her awesome rocket only,
throughout the coming up month.

I thought this was a great idea.
Perfect to motivate me in progressing and
maybe finishing (well, I can hope) my tulips wip!
Yes, do you remember?

Close To You
From Maia

Here is what it will look when finished

And here is how I last left it... back in Nov 2014...

So, I am tagging along with my friend for the whole of April.

I will do a half way progress post on the 15th
and a final post on the 30th.

Let the fun begin!
Thank you Justine for the incentive ;)


Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Woodland Sampler (March) - The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Hello Peeps!
A little while ago I came across a lovely cross stitch pattern
from a company that was unknown to me.

Of course, I decided to purchase the chart and start working on it asap!
My Easter break saw the beginning of this new project.

Woodland Sampler
I have borrowed the image from the website
to give you an idea of what the finished project will look like
Woodland Sampler PDF Cross Stitch Pattern
As you have noticed, this cute design is a calendar.

I thought it would be more fun to stitch a month at a time
and make it a year long on going project!
So here is March
A mushroom in a terrarium


Ok,  I admit this is not the most exciting start.
But the designs will get cuter as I go along in the calendar, I promise :)

Stitched on 16 ct Aida fabric from Sew It All
Iced Coffee colour

2 over 1, using recommended DMC threads

I will be back soon!


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Spring String Snippet - Lizzie Kate

Hello Hoppity Peeps!!
Today's post is about the Easter exchange organized by Albéna

You have seen my model in my last post,
now it's time to show you what I have received.


My package came from France and was from the host herself, Albéna!

What a lovely surprise.
And what a sweet make I have received!

Albéna appears to know me well...
She has stitched a sweet and colourful design!
Spring String Snippet

As you know, I love Lizzie Kate's fun designs
and even have this cute little design in my stash!

It is beautifully stitched on a cute hand towel!
That will definitely come in useful,
but perhaps too nice to use!

There are more goodies!!

A bag of yummy chocolates,

A cross stitch book from Isabelle Picot
- the French designer behind Zaza Picque -

And a glittery Easter card

I am so happy with all my gifts,
thank you again sweetie for organizing a successful exchange!

Happy Easter!


Friday, 18 March 2016

I Love A Carrot - Soda Stitch

Hello Peeps!

With Easter just around the corner,
I can finally show you a little make I did for a recent
Easter exchange organized by Albéna

My small package went to
Martine (no blog) in France.

As well as my stitched model, my exchange included:

An Easter card, 3 skeins of  Anchor threads,
a DMC Tulips cross stitch mini kit, Easter ribbon
and a Lindt bunny paw chocolate


For my stitched piece, I have opted to work on a chart called
I Love A Carrot from Soda Stitch

My model was stitched on 16 count Sewitall aida fabric
Cloud blue colour

Using DMC threads, 2 over 1
Total stitching time: 22 hours
And was finished off as a cube using
orange polka dot fabric and ribbons.
- Which you obviously can't see because of the angle of my pictures! D'oh!-
I was really pleased with my cube finish
 and hope Martine likes it too.

I do love these little carrot & rabbit
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Tea for Two - Lizzie Kate

Good morning Peeps!
Would you believe I have another finish to show you
Tea for Two
Tea Crazy Collection
This is how I left it at the end of the 1st Jan 2016
as it was my CJC 2016 start #1
And this is how it looks all finished
as off the 14th Mar 2016

My model was stitched on 16 count Sewitall aida fabric
Tumbleweed colour
2 over 1 using DMC preconized threads
I have no idea how this will be finished off yet,
I am waiting for the inspiration to strike :)
CJC 2016 finish #5!

Monday, 14 March 2016

Live Simply - Lizzie Kate


 Hello my little Peeps!
Time to share a small finish with you.

Live Simply
This was CJC 2016 start #7
And this is how I left it back on the 8th Jan 2016

You might remember I wasn't too impressed
with my fabric choice at the time

Well this is how it looks now all finished!

Yes, I've decided to start it again
and it looks much better!

My model was stitched on
32 count Zweigart Murano Chocolate evenweave
2 over 2 using the preconized DMC threads

Started on the 12th March, finished on the 13th March
Total stitching time: 9 hours

CJC 2016 finish #4
Only 11 to go!


Friday, 11 March 2016

Eat, Sleep, Stitch.... Winner!

Hello Peeps!
Time to announce the winner of the chart

Eat, Sleep, Stitch
from CherryWood Design Studios

A few of you have expressed they would be happy to stitch this design,
so I had to randomly pick a lucky name.

The winner is

Please drop me an email with your details
and I will put the chart in the post asap.
My address is showing in my contact.

Thank you to everyone who kindly took part in this small giveaway!



Thursday, 3 March 2016

Eat, Sleep, Stitch - CherryWood Design Studios

Hello Peeps!

Long time no see
I have a little something I can show you.

Eat, Sleep, Stitch
From CherryWood Design Studios

This was a giveaway prize (organised by Rhona) that I won in 2014
 It was about time I stitched this one!

Stitched on Sewitall 16 count aida fabric
Brown cloud colour

2 over 1 using the preconized DMC threads

 Finished off as a very small pincushion,
using the lacing biscornu method

It is time for me to pass this versatile chart on to another stitcher.


If you are interested, please say so in your comment.
Note: I am happy to post worldwide

Should there be more than one person wanting to stitch these designs,
I will randomly pick a winner, which will be announced on the 11th March.