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

Feliz Navidad

Hello!!

I have finished this piece last weekend!

It is so beautiful! I’m really happy with this project, the floss colours are really pretty!

Design by Blackbird Designs – Feliz Navidad.
Stitched on 40 count Dr. Smith’s Tonic Linen from Sparklies with Weeks Dye Works threads.

I replaced the word “Navidad” to “Natal”, since my native language is portuguese I thought, why not change for my own language?!!

Have a great weekend!!
See you soon for another Christmas update!
Happy Holidays and Happy stitching!

Lili

Summer House Pincushion

Here is my last finished piece!
I really enjoy every stitch 🙂

Model: Summer House Pincushion from the Honeysuckle Manor book by Blackbirds Designs.

Stitched on 32 count Vintage Dune Belfast Linen.
With Weeks Dye Works threads: Peach and Cappuccino (1 strand).
The back of pincushion have fabric Gentle Flowers from Quilt Gate Fabrics.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy stitching,

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