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.
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.