Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Not exactly bright and colourful!

I caved and started  stitching a new design! 

I didn't have the threads in my stash to complete Ice Cardinal and my fingers were itching to be working on something. After all the grey threads used in Ice Cardinal I was relishing the thought of something bright and colourful, but this happened.......

Not exactly bright and colourful, is it? 

The new start is a kit that my hubby bought for me at the same time as Ice Cardinal, so I felt I really should start working on it......I have had it for quite some time now.

The design is called 'Winter's Lace' and it's a Dimensions Gold kit.  The dove grey aida is a breeze to work on after the black aida. So although it' not bright and colourful, it's lovely to work on. Can you see that wolf beginning to emerge?

I'll be heading off to the craft store sometime this week to get the threads to complete Ice Cardinal as it doesn't seem like Dimensions will be sending replacement threads. Hopefully next week I'll be able to show you a finish!

Until next time...happy stitching!


Monday, June 17, 2019

A little bit of finishing!

A rainy Sunday seemed the perfect time to work on some finishing of old cross stitch projects. Since I wasn't able to get the correct colour of thread...the elusive DMC 209 that none of the craft stores had in stock....I decided to bash ahead with what I had on hand - otherwise this project might never get done!  First order of business was to make a tassel for the bookmark. I had planned to take pictures to show how I made it, but it was such a rainy miserable day that they turned out rather dark. It was so easy that I will certainly be making them again and will take pictures next time!

Being Mrs Indecision, I couldn't decide if I wanted a white background for the bookmark or if lilac or purple would look better. After humming and hawing for ages I decided to go with the white felt for backing. I ironed the stitching, folding the edges over to give a nice crisp edge then drew out the finished bookmark shape on a bit of card stock then cut out the felt to the right size and shape.

Using fabric glue to put it all together was super-quick and easy....just how I like my finishing to be :) and my bookmark is already in use.....

No threads have arrived from Dimensions and since there hasn't been a response to my email, I'm beginning to wonder if they will be sending me any replacement threads for Ice Cardinal. 

I decided to work on another quick stitch design that I have in my tin of magazine freebies. June isn't too early to start working on Christmas designs is it?!!!

A couple of evenings and this little cutie was completed! Now I just have to look out the double sided tape and my first Christmas card for this year will be done!

Until next time....happy stitching!


Monday, June 10, 2019

At a standstill.

I'm so frustrated. Ice cardinal is at a standstill till I get more of the missing threads....

....I've stitched all that I can. Soooo close and yet so far!

I haven't heard back from Dimensions about my email request for more threads, so I'm hoping that they are just going to mail me the threads....keep your fingers crossed for me.

In the meantime....what can I start?!! 😏 

Until next time....happy stitching!


Monday, June 3, 2019

Arghhh....the trouble with kits!

As you can probably tell from the title of this post, the dreaded curse of stitching from a kit has hit....you've guessed it....not enough thread......

I've been stitching up a storm to get this finished and I'm almost there...

....and then I ran out of thread! I'm sooo close to finishing too.

I emailed Dimensions requesting some replacement threads and then found a conversion chart on-line that might be helpful to anyone who stitches from kits. It can be found here and converts Dimensions colours to both DMC and Anchor threads. Of course the colour that I need to finish off this design I don't have in my stash....typical!

Anyhoo....here's what the whole design looks like now...

So maybe next week, I'll be dusting off the dancing shoes ready to do a happy dance....let's hope so!

Until next time....happy stitching!