Friday, December 14, 2018

Fun Finds Friday

I though that last weeks Friday Find was amazing and, of course, I went looking for more cross stitched items....and I found lots! So many amazingly creative people out there and their ideas are wonderful, so I thought I'd share some more with you today...

Isn't this chair absolutely beautiful? You can read all about it here

Can't find a link for this beautiful blanket....but I'd love to have a blanket like this!

Not sure if I would have the patience (or a steady enough hand) to paint my wall like this!

 No story for this sieve, but the original picture can be found here

This chair is from Facebook and can be found here.

There's a whole article on this Spanish street art scene here.

Unfortunately there's no link for the shoes....but aren't they gorgeous?

 Cross stitched metal art? I didn't even know there was such a thing! You can read about it here.

 Click here for the story of this chair.

All the images were found Pinterest, unfortunately not all have links to the original source. Anyway, maybe they will inspire us to think outside the box...or the aida!

Until next time ....happy stitching!


Monday, December 10, 2018

Shhh....don't tell my secret!

The most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest time of the year and I haven't managed to pick up my needle very much, so there's not much progress to show. 

I do have a little secret to tell......I made a huge blunder with my stitching last week. I guess that's what happens when you pick up a UFO from ages ago and forget to re-read all the instructions....who has time for that?!! I realized, once I had taken my stitching of the q-snaps, that the white stitching on one side look quite different from the white stitching that I had just finished.......and then I realized......the white should have been stitched using three strands of thread and not the usual two! Arghhh.....what to do? Unpick all the white and then re-stitch know how I hate stitching on black aida, so that didn't seem like a very good option. So, here's my secret....promise not to tell? I just went over all the white stitching and restitched with one strand of thread! 

I guess if you were going to look at the stitching with a magnifying glass you'd probably be able to tell, but I don't think anyone will be doing least I hope not!

So that's our little secret....don't tell anyone!

Until next time....happy stitching!


Friday, December 7, 2018

Fun Finds Friday

Taking your cross stitching to the next level....

Image from Facebook

Until next time....happy stitching!


Monday, December 3, 2018

Searching through the sewing basket!

After finishing the seashells design (more on that later) I decided to go through my sewing basket and organize it (not exactly one of my strengths!) and work guilt free on a WIP . Now depending on how you look at it, this WIP could (or should) be classed as a UFO, yes, this one has been languishing in the sewing basket for a while.  So either way, WIP or UFO, this ones back on the q-snaps and getting some much needed love and attention.

Prepare yourselves for a blast form the past. This is how it looked last time I did any work on it.....may moons ago....

....and here is how it looks today...

It's a dull and dreary day here which makes getting pictures really hard, especially when photographing black fabric! As I've said many times before, I'm not a big fan of stitching on black fabric, but I do love the finished effect. 

I do have another start, which is guilt free as it's a design for publication. Unfortunately I can't show you the design, so I've tried to be a bit creative here and  just show some of it....'s just a tease until I can reveal it all!

So, back to the seashells design that I finished....I realized that I didn't give any details about the kit, so here goes...

The kit is by Design Works and the designer is none other than the fabulous Joan Elliott.
Finished size is 11 x 14 inches
Stitched on 14 count aida.
Black and white chart

One thing that I was very happy about was that there was more than enough threads supplied in the's the threads that were left over....

And as we all know, that doesn't happen very often, so kudos to Design Works for looking after their customers and supplying enough threads.

Until next time....happy stitching!