#7.0 TBT Cross Stitch

I’m using Thursdays throwback this week as an opportunity to showcase some of my old cross stitch projects I’ve completed over the last few years. Here are just a few of them…

bring on some stitchy motivation!!

Most of these are pieces I completed & gifted to other people (my fave thing to do with finished xstitch)

If you would like any more details about the designs used just comment below & I’ll do my best to dig out the original post!

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#17 Patchwork Snowman

Hello again!

Now that I have the blog bug I just can’t stop & want to update you all on what I have been doing πŸ™‚

This morning I finished my second Christmas card of the year. When I started this one off, I really wasn’t keen on it. Originally when i picked this design Friday night it was because my friend Josie was coming to stay for the weekend. I obviously couldn’t stitch the baby chart I’ve started in front of her, as i want it to be a surprise! So, I picked a small weekend project to work on while she was here. It also doesn’t hurt to get another finished project under my belt. There’s nothing like finishing a project to spur you on..

I don’t know if this is the same for everyone else but part of the fun of starting a new project is gathering up the threads & fabric to use. Even with the colours all together I wasn’t sure… but here it is anyway.

This one, I have named ‘Patchwork Snowman’ is from a free chart book that came with an issue of Cross Stitch Crazy. Unfortunately i cannot find the issue number. I think i bought this chart book via eBay as I know how good the free chart books usually are from Cross stitch crazy. I have however taken a picture of the Chartbook for you to see. If any of you happen to know the issue number, then please let me know so i can update this πŸ™‚

Cross Stitch Crazy Chartbook
Cross Stitch Crazy Chart book

So after 2-3 days of on & off stitching here’s a shot of the work I have done. Again I decided to complete this on 28 count Evenweave, as I enjoyed it so much last time. I’m not yet brave enough to do a full project on Evenweave… that will come in January πŸ™‚

My Patchwork Snowman
My Patchwork Snowman

The more I stitched the above project, the more I enjoyed the colours & pattern of it all. Its certainly something different πŸ™‚ Again, closer to the time I will be mounting this onto a card to make up a christmas card to give out christmas!

Anyone completing any festive stitching yet? or is it too early…

#16 Festive Stitching

Hello All,

As usual, long time no post! However, Just because I haven’t been posting doesn’t mean that I haven’t been stitching πŸ™‚

I’ve been keeping busy with lots of different projects. I finished the wedding Chart for my friends, finished two Christmas cards & started a new project by Joan Elliott Called ‘Autumn Goddess’. I also started a new baby sampler design for one of my best friends who is due in January! ( I will be sharing my progress shortly) busy busy busy! I hope you have all been productive stitching away as well πŸ™‚

After finishing my second Christmas card yesterday I thought it was about time that I updated this blog. So here I am!

I’m off today as I booked a holiday to tag onto my 3 day weekend. I have been very productive & no doubt I’ll go back to work tomorrow wishing I’m back at home chilling with Netflix & my cross stitch!

First up I’ll share my first finished Christmas card of the year! This project was also my first attempt at stitching with Evenweave. I feel like I’ve gone up in the world. It’s certainly something to try if you feel that you have mastered using Aida.

Starting up wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be as I had to get used to counting over strands rather than working with squares. However after a slow start I really got into it. If you need any help starting out then have a look at this link…it set me right. Click Here to read more. The Simple diagram that shows you what to look for when stitching on Evenweave was really helpful.

So I picked a 28 count fabric to start with which is the equivalent to 14 count aida & here are the results…

Festive Cookie Bear
Festive Cookie Bear

This little sweetie came as a supplement with my magazine subscription with The World of Cross Stitching- Issue 234.

I’m really happy with how he turned out & I’m also very proud as I braved the french knots. (The first in a while). Closer to Christmas I will be mounting him onto card to give as a Christmas card.

Has anyone else made a start on their Christmas stitching? If so, What have you been up to?

Did you know there are only 12 Mondays left until Christmas???

#13 Welcome to the World! #CrossStitch

Hi!

So I finally had one those weekends I’ve been waiting for & finished the card I mentioned in my last post. I’ve had a 3 day weekend because of how my shifts fall & used my Saturday well πŸ™‚ Sunday was fairly productive & Today, not so much. But that’s ok, I got this done & that’s all I wanted from this weekend πŸ™‚

Below is a picture of the completed project before I added the back stitch. I decided to show a photo before & after, more so I can compare how it looks. I don’t enjoy the back stitch point in any design but absolutely love the effect it has once it’s done! Β I always think that without back stitch a project never looks complete…. don’t get me wrong, I would love it if it wasn’t essential.

Before the Back stitch was completed

Here is a picture of the finished piece πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’m really happy with it & love the colours πŸ™‚

Completed stitch before it’s been added to the card

Finally, Below I have put on a picture of the chart book I used for this project, as I said in my previous post I need to find a way to keep a record of who designed what I’m stitching. The Design above is by Lesley Teare. I LOVE this chart book that came free with a cross stitch magazine & usually use them well! I have used it a few times & still have a few more I want to use. If you come across this on eBay, I would recommend buying it!

Chart book I used by Lesley Teare.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I look forward to seeing everyones WIP posts on Wednesday. I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be stitching next… I’ll probably go back to something I haven’t finished. I go on Holiday to Sunny Morocco on Thursday for 2 weeks so I don’t want to start anything new!

I want to take some stitching away with me, Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on how to go about doing this? I wish we could stitch on the plane but Its not possible without scissors and a needle 😦

Anyway, I hope to post on Wednesday before I go away & at least put some ‘Throwback Thursday’ posts in place as I have plenty of work to share with you…. πŸ™‚

I hope you all have a good week!

Kim x