Showing posts from April, 2017

Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 4)

Happy Friday peeps! The April part of the Under the Sea SAL is now finished, with 2 days to spare.

This time we had fun stitching a tiny submarine

Stitched on Sew it all 16 count Aida fabric, ocean colour Using the recommended DMC threads. Under the sea SAL designed by Durene Jones Available at Lakeside Needlecraft Wishing you all a lovely weekend and a fantastic May Bank Holiday to all my UK readers! Toodles, Mii

Etude au géranium - Véronique Enginger

Hello Peeps!

As mentioned in my latest post, time to show you the second WIP
that has taken a bit of my free stitching time recently.

This is Etude au géranium,
designed by botanical artist Véronique Enginger

Available at Les Brodeuses Parisiennes
This is how it will look like when finished    The semi-kit came with the following: Coloured chart DMC references (no threads) Dragonfly charm and Fabric of your choice (18 count Aida) I believe I ordered it back in Feb this year and this is how it looks now after several hours of work    The details are amazing! There is a mix of full & half stitch using 1 or 2 threads and backstitch too. It will take time for me to finish it However, I love the series so much that I have decided to keep on working on it for the time being. I will try to post regular updates for those of you that are interested in seeing progress. How can I possibly resist and not buy the peony, orchid & hydrangea sets??! Toodles, Mii

Ladybug & Daisy - Ajisai Designs

Hello lovely Peeps,

In between my small monthly projects & SAL,
I do try to work on various different designs.

I thought it was about time I show you some of my WIPs.
I have been especially focusing on 2 main projects.

The first one being this cutie!

Ladybug & Daisy
by Ajisai Designs

I initially started this beautiful blackwork and cross stitch design on the 4 Jan 2016
for my first and only participation to the Crazy January Challenge.

This had sadly been left untouched ever since.

Model is stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All, off white colour
Blackwork: 1 over 1 using black DMC thread Cross stitch: 2 over 1 using DMC threads I know blackwork is to be worked on Evenweave fabric but had none handy at the time... This is how it looked back in Jan 2016 

I am pleased to say that things have changed a bit! I have been slowly adding a few crosses there & there and this is how it looks now.

Granted, there is still a lot left to do but I have made progress, which in…

Fairy April - Lili of the valley

Hello Peeps,

A big thank you to all of you who
have left lovely comments on my previous posts.

My April fairy is all stitched & made up!
Fairy April From Lili of the valley

Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All Cloud Spring Sky colour Using DMC threads, 2 over 1

I have even managed to find some spare time
for a touch of finishing up...

Flat fold finish

Using yellow polka fabric and sparkly red trim from my stash


March Freebie - Tralala

Happy Easter Peeps!

No chocolates from me here but
I do have cute bunnies in their little egg cups

Design was available from Tralala
as a freebie pattern with any order placed

Stitched on 14 count Aida fabric from a Sew It All grab bag,
so I unfortunately have no idea of the exact colour.
Using recommended DMC threads, 2 over 1

It appears my little finishing bug has finally returned from its break...

So the little bunnies have been looked after and finished off as a mounted flat ornament
using red polka fabric & white trim from my stash.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter!

April Yearbook - Lizzie Kate

Happy Good Friday Peeps! Enjoying a Bank Holiday and taking time to show you the April instalment of The Yearbook Series from Lizzie Kate Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All Linen colour 2 over 1 using the recommended DMC threads Here is how it looks at the moment Just started the second row I will be back soon with more little crosses! Toodles, Mii 

Home is the nicest word there is - Lizzie Kate

Good morning Peeps, This past week, I have mainly worked on a small design and it made a nice change from my ongoing monthly projects. This chart was purchased during a recent trip to a show at the NEC Birmingham Home is the nicest word there is from Lizzie Kate
My model was worked on 18 count Aida fabric from my beloved supplier Sew It All Fabric colour is Rustico As always I have used the good old recommended DMC threads 2 over 1 The finishing bug is still away on leave... Wishing you all a lovely & creative weekend! Toodles, Mii