Archive | February 2011

Spring Duck

Stitched on 14 count white adia with the stranded cutton provided in the card pack. Contains full stitches and backstitch.

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A finish + a WIP

Winnie asleep in the sunshine in the garden.

I have completely stopped doing the Owl tapestry. I just lost all enthusiasm for it. In fact, I think I’m not one for the tapestry range. Every time I go back to the Owl tapestry, I stop after a while. So, note to self, do not buy any more tapestries!!! 

So instead of working on the tapestry I started working on the free gift that came with the latest issue of The World of Cross Stitching. The free gift is a spring card pack and you can choose between a lilac cat or a duck. This card pack only provided a piece of fabric for one of the two designs and I really wanted to stitch both of them. I have done the lilac cat first with the frabic provided. For the duck, I’ve found a spare piece of frabic from my stash that was (luckily) the same size. 

So the finished piece to show you is the lilac cat: 

Stitched on 14 count white adia with the stranded cutton provided in the card pack. Contains full stitches only and backstitch.   

I love cats and lilac just so happens to be my favourite colour. So it’s a purrfect combination. It didn’t take very long to do, a couple of hours at best.

When I placed the final parts of the backstitch into the cat, I immediatly started on the duck. About 4 or 5 hours later, this is how much I’ve done:

Stitched on 14 count white adia with stranded cutton provided in the card pack. Contains full stitched only and backstitch.

So much for working through my UFOs this year…

Thanks for the looking…

Steam Punk + Flowers and Hearts

Here are my ATCs for this month Stampman theme which was Steam Punk.

And here are my ATCs for the Craft Pixies ATC swap. Theme is hearts and flowers.

Thanks for looking…

2 finishes and a WIP

It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve got a few updates to give you which include both cross stitch and papercrafting. If you head over to My ATC Swap you’ll find pictures of this month ATCs. The colour combo was green and yellow and there certainly was a lot of variations which I always like to see.

 

 

 

 

First update is All Our Yesterdays Family Walk on the Promenade. I finished Family Walk at the beginning of February. It only really took me a week to finish with a day or two worth of backstitching.

Family Walk on the Promenade. Stitched on 16 count white aida with DMC embroidery cotton. Contains full stitches, half stitch, french knots and backstich.

Then I worked on Lickle Ted Busy Lickle Dreamy. This only took me a week to do. I did the backstitching as I went along. Lickle Ted is certainly my favourite lickle bear to stitch. I probably could just stitch him all the time and nothing else. But I’m the kind of the stitcher who likes to stitch different things. (As you have seen…)

Busy Lickle Dreamy. Stitched on 16 count white aida with DMC embroidery cotton. Contains full stitches, half stitch, fractionals and backstitch.

I am currently working on my owl tapestry. I’ve made a good progress. The sky is now finish along with the leaves. I am working on the grass at the moment then I’ll work on the owl himself.

Before it became a UFO

Thanks for looking…