I haven’t devoted much time to cross stitch this year for several reasons…
But I managed to finish this new piece. I hope you enjoy it!

It is a free design by Marjorie Massey called Hiver. She offers also the version in English – Winter.
Stitched on 40 count Milk Coffee Newcastle Zweigart linen with DMC floss number 924.

Since last year I wanted to make a project bag for my knitting and use some of my cross stitch pieces. So I decided to use this finish and made a small version of the drawstring bag. I have been collecting the materials and I finally made it!
Far for being perfect I’m really happy with the bag.

This is the Kato project bag a drawstring bag sewing tutorial by Kandoupatterns.
The pattern offers 3 sizes, I made the small one. Is a very easy sewing project for beginners. I made a mistake on the drawstring cords, I did cut the leather cord on the wrong place. I blame my husband… he told me a funny story, lots of laughs, I cut it in the wrong place, not a lot of laughs.. I just order a new cord and I will thread the drawsting cords through the channels very soon. It works well like this, but I prefer a large cord.

My new bag for a new pair of socks that I will cast on very soon.

The sewing pattern is wonderful, but if you prefer you can also watch Jess OklaRoots tutorial on youtube.

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Have a wonderful day!!

Jack Sprat

Hello everyone!

I really hope that you will like this funny guy! At least it makes me smile!

This is “Jack Sprat”, a freebie design by Notforgotten Farm for the Pumpkin Seed Stitchers facebook group.
The link for the group is: Pumpkin Seed Stitchers.

Stitched on 40 count Moka Newcastle Linen by Zweigart with the called DMC threads.

Thank you so much for visiting! Happy stitching!


Wow, has it been that long…
Hello, how are you? I hope you all are doing well.

Last year I started this piece and made the first row of the design…

Finally I did manage to finish this small piece.

A small and cute piece! I love the alphabet font!

It’s a free design by PCBDijon called ABC 2019.
Stitched on 38 count Dalarna Zweigart linen that I coffee dyed. I did use DMC threads.

Thank you for your visit!
Happy stitching,

edited 04/05/2020: PCB Dijon = Point de Croix Bourguignon

12 Days of Christmas

I hope you’re not tired of Christmas!

My first finish for the new year!

A free design by Plum Street Samplers – Sunday Mystery Sampler / 12 Days of Christmas.
Stitched on Picture This Plus, 36 count Wren Edinburgh Linen with DMC, Weeks Dye Works and The Gentle Art threads.

I picked some of my favourite colours, like the red – cranberry and the green – bullfrog. Since I had some requests about the colours that I used, here is my thread list:

DMC 310
Weeks Dye works – 2202 Bullfrog
The Gentle Art: Sampler Threads – 0360 Cranberry
The Gentle Art: Sampler Threads – 0420 Gold Leaf
The Gentle Art: Sampler Threads – 0630 Peach Ice Cream
The Gentle Art: Simply Shaker- 7013 Green Apple

If you want to stitch this piece use your favourite Christmas colours, you can also take a look at the Just Cross Stitch July/August 2011 and Just Cross Stitch Magazine 2012 – Christmas Ornament Preview, the first and second day are on the magazine and you will be abble to see the colours used. I did the first and second day into ornaments and I stiched both with the recommend DMC colours.

Have a wonderful day! Happy stitching,