Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Another Overdue Blog Update

I’ve been wanting to sit and do this for ages! I post my stitching on Instagram and Flickr, but I do still like to try and keep my blog up to date. 



Design: Forget Me Not
Designer: Heartstring Samplery
Fabric: 40ct Silvery Moon Newcastle Linen
Threads: Called for and substitutes. WDW Havana for GAST 
Maple Syrup, WDW Guacamole for GAST Green Apple, 
WDW Teal Frost for GAST Blue Jay
Backing Fabric: From Blueberry Crumb Cake by Blackbird Designs
Crochet Trim: DMC 931 Perle Cotton No.8 


Design: Sugar Skulls Mini Cushion Kit
Designer: Sheena Rogers Designs
Kit came with 14ct white Aida, DMC and backing fabric


Design: Project Quarantine
Designer: With Thy Needle and Thread
Fabric: 40ct Vintage Country Mocha (the non mottled side)
Threads: Some called for and 
GAST Maple Syrup, Picket Fence and Blueberry as substitutes
Backing Fabric: Old Glory Gathering by Primitive Gathering
Trim: Victorian Sampler Motto from stash  

Design: Dubai
Designer: Awesome Pattern Studio
Fabric: 32ct White Belfast Linen
Threads: Listed DMC


Design: Be Well (#bewellandstitch social media complimentary chart)
Designer: The Drawn Thread (chart can be found on the freebie link
Fabric: 32ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen
Threads: Substituted all the DMC for similar 
in overdyed threads
Trim: Lady Dot Chenille Thundercloud

Design: I Will Stitch You In My Heart
Designer: Heartstring Samplery
Fabric: 36ct Flax Edinburgh Linen
Threads: DMC (substituted DMC 300 for DMC 3858 and
DMC 680 for DMC 729
 Trim: Victorian Motto Sampler chenille from stash


Design: Five Ladybugs
Designer: Jeannette Douglas Designs
Fabric: 32ct Platinum Belfast Linen
Threads: Called for GAST and CC
Substituted Harvest Basket for the eyelets to DMC Ecru

Design: No Bees No Honey
Designer: Birds of a Feather
Fabric: 32ct Birds of a Feather Barn Owl
Threads: GAST (called for and substitutes)

Design: A Merry Christmas Sampler
Designer: La D Da
Fabric: Listed 40ct Lakeside Pecan Butter
Threads: Listed DMC 

Design: Christmas Biscornu
Designer: Pamela Kellogg (Kitty and Me)
Fabric: 28ct White Cashel Linen
Threads: DMC


 Design: Two Tulips
Designer: Jeannette Douglas Designs
Fabric: 32ct Platinum Belfast Linen
Threads: GAST and CC
Substituted CC Clay Pot for CC Candied Yams to
match the Gingher scissors


Design: Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow (Block 3)
Designer: Carriage House Samplings
Fabric: 40ct Picture This Plus Legacy
Threads: DMC


Design: Pretty in Pink Limited Edition Kit
Designer: Indigo Rose
Fabric:32ct White Belfast Linen
Threads: Caron Waterlilies


Design: The Flower Gatherer
Designer: Abby Rose Designs
Fabric: 40ct R&R Reproductions Creme Brûlée
Threads: WDW, GAST and CC (called for and substitutes)
Backing Fabric: From Garden Party by Blackbird Designs
Trim: Lady Dot Creates Vintage Chenille

Design: Looking at the Stars
Designer: John Shirley
Fabric: 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen
Thread: Listed DMC


Design: There's Probably...
Designer: The Scarlett House
Fabric: 40ct Light Mocha
Thread: GAST Carriage Black and Gingersnap
Trim: Lady Dot Creates Vintage Chenille

Design: Handprint on my Heart
Designer: Heartstring Samplery
Fabric: R&R Reproductions 36ct Ligonier Latte 
Thread: Classic Colorworks Mer Bleu Belle Soie Silk
Twisted Cord: DMC 3768

Carol :)

Friday, April 05, 2019

Long Overdue Update

It’s been a while again since my last post, so here is a quick update with what I’ve been recently stitching.


Modern Folk Embroidery - Mother's Day complimentary design
Stitched on 40ct Newcastle Summer Khaki with GAST Holly Berry
Twisted cord DMC3721
For my Mum

The Victoria Sampler - Friendship Tree Bookmark
Stitched on 32ct Belfast Antique White with listed DMC
For my daughter-in-law


 From Jane Greenoff's Little Book of Hardanger - Wild Strawberries Scissor Fob
Stitched on 25ct with listed DMC


Jeanette Douglas Designs - Three Bees
Stitched on 32ct Belfast Platinum with listed GAST and Classic Colorworks
Twisted Cord DMC 680

Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin - When I Was Young - OOP
Stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen Lentil
Substituted listed threads for GAST Old Blue Jeans and Classic Colorworks Avocado

Blackbird Designs - Peace Rose
Stitched on 40ct Newcastle Platinum with listed GAST and WDW

Brenda Gervais - Blessed Bee
Stitched on 40ct Newcastle Summer Khaki with listed threads
Substituted the bees wings for DMC 3685

Brittercup Designs - Mine!
From Just Cross Stitch July/August 2010
Stitched on 40ct Light Mocha. Substituted several of the threads
For my brother and sister-in-law

Carriage House Samplings - First Block of Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow
Stitched on 40ct Picture This Plus Legacy with listed DMC

Lizzie Kate - Oh Baby!
Stitched on 32ct Belfast Antique White with GAST Buckeye Scarlet

Lizzie Kate - Oh Baby!
Stitched on 32ct Belfast Antique White with GAST Dungarees

Lizzie Kate - Acorn Scissor Case
A limited edition kit that came with linen band attached. Just had to stitch and
add the acorn charm and buttons

Doop Design - Cat Pawprints
Stitched on listed 28ct Lambwool Jobelan
Substituted GAST Raspberry Parfait for Buckeye Scarlet
For my brother and sister-in-law

Lizzie Kate -3 Little Words
I stitched just four of the charts on one piece. The last chart is a complimentary 
chart that can be found on the Lizzie Kate website: https://lizziekate.com
Stitched on 40ct Newcastle Summer Khaki with listed threads

Little House Needleworks - Home of a Needleworker (Too)
Stitched on 32ct Belfast Platinum with listed threads

Clouds Factory - Labyrinth - Magic Dance
Stitched on 32ct Belfast Light Mocha with listed DMC

Sheena Rogers - Sugar Skulls Mini Cushion
A kit that came with the white Aida and DMC

Phew! Note to self - don't leave updating for so long in future! 

Saturday, November 04, 2017

A WIP and two new starts

I had hoped to have done another blog post well before now, but for several weeks I didn’t get to do any stitching and have only picked it up again recently. We had an unexpected trip back to Dubai, which was really lovely. Colin had business to do at the office and it was good to be able to check over the apartment. We flew out on our 35th wedding anniversary and celebrated at Heathrow airport with champagne and food at the Seafood and Caviar Bar. On landing at Dubai early in the morning we checked into a hotel for the rest of the day and an overnight stay before going on to the apartment. Several days after returning to the UK I came down with a really bad chest and cough and felt very unwell for a couple of weeks and as much as I longed to stitch I didn’t feel well enough. 

I have now finally finished stitching the house on Home of a Needleworker (Too). It seems to have taken ages so I’m happy to see that part finished.  


I’ll be putting this aside for a little while so that I can catch up on a couple of new starts since my last post. Both are for Matthew son number two. This is Labyrinth - A Magic Dance, an instant download chart from Cloudsfactory.


My second new start is a mini cushion by Sheena Rogers Designs. I’ve always wanted to stitch one of these mini cushions and thought Sugar Skulls would be perfect for Matthew as he has recently celebrated his 30th birthday in Mexico, and spent the day of his birthday at the festival of the Day of the Dead. Really enjoying watching this grow. I’m stitching it on the Aida that came in the kit. I never stitch on Aida but as the design is full coverage I thought I would use it.


I won’t be stitching at all next week as Colin and I will be in London. While there we will be meeting up with our two boys and daughter-in-law Nic to have a belated birthday meal for Matthew’s 30th. Very excited about that as it’s been a year since the last time we were all together at the same time.

Hope to be back soon with more stitchy updates. :)

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