Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Christmas is coming...

I have stitched my second little JWB tree..these were easy stitching but not so easy to make up.
But I think they do look rather nice. Only two  more to go for Christmas altho I think I might try to do two extra as there is quite a bit of stairway to decorate.

And this is my SAL progress, stitched with the ladies of Needlecraft Haven on Wednesday evenings

And that's what I will be doing this evening... hope you can too.
Happy Stitching

Chris xx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

A SAL and a new start

I am joining in the sal at Needlecraft Haven  It can be LHN, CCN or TSG design. It's a wednesday evening stitch as I have quite a few LHN charts.  I have chosen 'Nature's Beauty' and a cream 32C linen with the recommended DMC threads.

I have also started this which I have had for years! The fabric is like aida but much softer and no spaces between the threads.. I have had it so long I can't remember when I bought it but I like the design of the cat and the side borders which I think are supposed to be cherries.

Anyway, I like it although I doubt I would make it up as a tray, I just know I am going to be a happy bunny stitching these!
Happy Days
Chris xx


Sunday, 21 October 2012

A stitching day and a pretty little finish..

Yesterday I spent the day at the Canvey Stitchers with other members of  the 'Sampler Guild.'
It was a super day with a bring and share lunch that was yummy. (Thank you to the members that brought the cheese cake and who ever it was that brought the mince pies.!)
We chatted and caught up with newsy bits and all looked at the stitched post cards that they have been sending to each other. They were amazing, one person had sent a little stuffed pig through the post and it arrived at its destination! No packaging just the pig!
Heres the link to see some of those amazing postcrds
I finished off this, Its 'Sitting Pretty' by Valerie Pfeiffer. I have a frame for this as it is to be a little birthday present for DH. I needed to do all the back and long stitches and didn't want him to see, as up till now I have only had a part of the chart on view and kept the stitching so he couldn't see it. . I have bought us theatre tickets to see 'Top Hat' in London but I wanted to have something to give him on his birthday. He is a 'twitcher' so I know he'll like this.
I took this bag that I have made to show and all my christmas ornies. (Nine to date!)
This patchwork bag is made from a set of samples that I was given, apart from the handles so cost me nothing!

Isn't it nice to have something for nothing!!
I am now on course to stitch another three Christmas ornies and I have 'a small' to do as well.
I still have my Chatelaine to stitch and may do a little of this but I really am not happy stitching it. Perhaps if I do a little more it will become easier?
Anyway Happy Stitching all.
Enjoy what ever you're doing.
Thank you to all for your comments, I am working my way through my followers, but now with 182 it's taking me a while!
Chris xx

Monday, 1 October 2012

Another finish!!

I hope you kept those dancing shoes to hand as here it is.... finished!
Every last bead sewn on and it looks so good.
 I like stitching this as the fabric is so soft. Bought from Polstitches, it's 28C Jobelan hand dyed Silver Sage.
I have another Celtic Lady but I think for the moment I will stitch something else.
All those beads needed a good eye just to thread the needle!! So I think something easy for my next project.
The best sort of day today for stitching... rain! So no gardening altho I have started to get it ready for my spring bulbs and flowers.
Happy Days...

Chris xx