12 Days of Christmas

Hello!
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,

Lili

Happy Holidays

Hello!! Merry Holiday Season!!!

For the “Christmas Ornie SAL 2017” I decided to stitch the Sunday Mystery Sampler free design.
So for this month I stitch the block for day 12, called “Twelve Drummers Drumming”.

I love it so much that I decided work a little more on this project, here is my progress:

I stitch day 1 called “A Partridge in a Pear Tree, day 2 called Two Turtle Doves block, day 3 called Three French Hens and a little of day 6 called Six Geese a-Laying.

It’s a free design by Plum Street Samplers from 2015. Here is the link: “Sunday Mystery Sampler“.

I’m using Picture This Plus, 36 count Wren Edinburgh Linen with DMC 310, Weeks Dye Works and The Gentle Art threads.

And all my Christmas ornaments from this year:

Thanks for stopping by!! See you next week!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!
Christmas Hugs,

Lili

Valentine’s Day

Hi everyone,
It’s time for an update. My small ornaments for Valentine’s Day!

First is this sweet design with so pretty hearts around. I really love the two hearts with satin stitch.

Design by Nikyscreations – Be Mine Heart Pincushion, from Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine (Winter Issue 4, 2016).
Stitched on 32 count Belfast linen Soft Cream with DMC floss.

Next, is a free design. A lovely red pinkeep!

The freebie can be found here.
Free design by SubRosa Designs – Valentine.
Stitched on 35 count Flax Linen with DMC number 115.

A lovely heart with some birds.

Design by Nikyscreations – Bird Heart.
Stitched on 32 count Belfast linen Soft Cream with DMC floss.

The last one is also a free design.

The chart can be found here.
Free design by Hands on Design – L-O-V-E.
Stitched on 32 count Belfast linen Violet Antique with DMC floss (3752;761 and 4180).

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Valentine’s Day!! Enjoy your day!!

January 2017 Smalls

Hello everyone,
Some small ornaments that I stitched this month.

For the Hallowe’en Ornie SAL 2017 my choice is this cute design of a half moon, since the month theme is “The Moon”.
I replaced one colour to give more contrast with the fabric.

Design by Primitive Acorns – Lunar Spells.
Stitched on 40 count Thieffry linen Bleu Ciel with DMC floss (310 and 3046).

Last year I had no time to stitch the December ornament for the “Christmas Ornie SAL 2016” and is one of my favourites themes – “Angels”.
So my choice is this 2014 freebie from C Mon Monde blog. The frebbie is not available anymore, but maybe you can contact the designer.

Design by C Mon Monde – Michele Angelot.
Stitched on 40 count Vintage Country Mocha linen with DMC floss.

The Christmas ornament SAL for this year have two themes. My choice is doing some ornaments for the theme number 2, a variety of themes during the year.
The January month theme is “Christmas Tree”.
I spend some time reading and select some ornaments from the back issues of Christmas Ornaments Collection from Just Cross Stitch. I order the DVD weeks before we decided to buy a house on May 2015.

The DVD is really nice if you don’t have the old issues. So I found this design on the 1999 issue and I just love the cat and the tree. The cat is stitching 1 over 1.

Design by Chessie & Me – Chessie’s Tree ( JCS 1999 Christmas Issue).
Stitched on 28ct Lambswool linen from Permin of Copenhagen with DMC floss and beads.

The last stitching piece for this month is a new design for Teresa Murgida of Primitive Acorns. She asked me for stitch this piece and this is the result.
She already release this new design, you can check on her Etsy shop, here.

Design by Primitive Acorns – The Lady and the Dogs.
Stitched on 35 count Flax linen with DMC floss.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

See you soon for some Valentine’s Day stitching!
Happy stitching,

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