January Celebration

Hello everyone!
Long time no see! I hope you are all well!

Last year I have been stitching and knitting…
I do have some stitching from last year to show you but this post just shows you a recent finished ornament.

January Celebration in February and is almost March!

This design is from the book A Fine Collection by Blackbird Designs called January Celebration finished into a heart shape.

Stitched on Zweigart 32 Count Black Belfast Linen with DMC (94; 310; 739; 3866) and DMC Étoile (C310).
I also did used Mill Hill (Antique Glass Beads – 03049) and Gütermann (Rocailles 9/0 773875) beads and a gold ribbon from my stash.

Wishing you a Happy New Year 2020 (never too late) !

Thank you for your visit!
Happy stitching,

June Berries

Hello everyone!
One more adorable stitched piece, just a simple little cushion.

This design is from the book A Fine Collection by Blackbird Designs called June Berries.
Stitched on 40 count Milk Coffee Newcastle linen with Weeks Dye Works and The Gentle Art threads. The chenille around the cushion is “North Pole” by Dames of The Needle.

I decided to change one of the leaves to green and also the flower stem to green too. I did used for both The Gentle Art Dried Thyme thread.
The beak of the bird is done in satin stitch with The Gentle Art Harvest Basket thread.
The legs of the bird are stitched in back stitch, I used The Gentle Art Wood Smoke thread.

I really love so much that blue bird, I had such a great time stitching it!

Thank you for your visit!
Have a lovely day!
Happy stitching,

SAL’s Update

Hello everyone!

I decided to stitch some ornaments for the Christmas Ornie SAL 2019 blog and also stitch something halloween for the Hallowe’en Ornie SAL 2019 blog.

For the Christmas blog I decided to stitch pieces for the theme three, ornaments from the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornie Magazine!

My January ornament:

Design: The Prairie Schooler – Frosty Fun
(2009 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornie Magazine)
Fabric/Threads: 40 count Moka Newcastle linen/DMC

The February ornament:

Design: Blackbird Designs – Winter Song
(2008 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornie Magazine)
Fabric/Threads: 30 count Old Town hand dyed linen by R&R Reproductions/ The Gentle Art, Weeks Dye Works, Crescent Colours


For the Hallowe’en Ornie SAL 2019 I decided to stitch a medium piece by The Prairie Schooler and try to fit some of the blocks with the themes.

For January (Haunted House theme) and February (any spooky characters theme) my stitching:

A Haunted House
Design: The Prairie Schooler – Boo Moon
Fabric/Threads: 40 count October 31 hand dyed linen by Barbaral Creations/DMC
A Scarecrow
Design: The Prairie Schooler – Boo Moon
Fabric/Threads: 40 count October 31 hand dyed linen by Barbaral Creations/DMC

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy stitching,


Deck the Halls

Hello!

How have you been? Last week was tricky with the heat wave, but now the weather has cooled a bit…
My blog was also down after an update that went wrong, so sorry for that.

So, let’s talk about stitching… I made these strawberries last month, but the last one was assembled today.

A photo with all the six strawberries:

To assemble the strawberries I used the instructions in the book, I used the instructions of a pattern by NikysCreations (Christmas Strawberry) and I take a look again on the blog Focus on Finishing tutorial “Strawberry Finish”.

Design by Blackbird Designs – Deck the Halls: “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” (left on photo) and “Christmas Cactus” (right).
Both strawberries are stitched on 40 count Newcastle Platinum linen with Weeks Dye Works threads.
Other materials: Burgundy WoolFelt, Evergreen WoolFelt, Thread Ring Daisy by Kelmscott Designs and hand dyed rick-rack Christmas Red by Barbaral Creations.

My favourite strawberry is “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”, I just love the house and the little reindeer. “Christmas Cactus” looks crooked on the photo… sorry about that, but in person looks much better! 😉

Design by Blackbird Designs – Deck the Halls: “From me to Thee” (up) and “Dancing Sugar Plums”(down).
Both are stitched on 40 count Newcastle Antique Rose linen with Weeks Dye Works threads.
Other materials: Burgundy WoolFelt, Plum WoolFelt, Thread Ring Daisy by Kelmscott Designs and hand dyed rick-rack Freezing Chocolat by Nina’s Threads.

Design by Blackbird Designs – Deck the Halls: “Christmas Visitor” (left) and “On the First Day of Christmas” (right).
Both strawberries are stitched on 40 count Newcastle Vintage Country Mocha linen with Weeks Dye Works threads and DMC.
Other materials: Burgundy WoolFel, Butter Wool by Blackberry Primitives, Thread Ring Daisy by Kelmscott Designs, hand dyed rick-rack Tweety by Barbaral Creations and white organza.

Another favourite strawberry is the “Christmas Visitor”, the white pelican is so pretty! And the poor bird “On the First Day of Christmas” was hidden with the strawberry leaf… 😉

Thanks so much for visiting! Happy stitching!
Lili

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