Sunday, 30 October 2016

42. Lizzie*Kate Sampling Hallowe'en


Sampling Hallowe'en by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 28count lilac linen
mostly using recommended DMC
The ghost charm was included with the chart.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

41. Teresa Wentzler Byzantine Ornament III


Byzantine Ornament III by Teresa Wentzler

I made the same changes to this Ornie as I did with #1 and #2
I stitched on 28 count burgundy linen.  
I used the yellows as charted but changed the accent colour to DMC 321 and all the backstitch to DMC's gold 5284.  
I also changed the beads to 42011.

Byzantine Ornament I

Byzantine Ornament II

Friday, 14 October 2016

40. Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery Hallowe'en Town


Hallowe'en Town by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Stitched on 28 count Moondust evenweave by Crafty Kitten

I only stitched a portion of this longer design

Thursday, 29 September 2016

39. Cherished Stitches Potions, Brews and Spells


Potions, Brews and Spells by Cherished Stitches
Stitched on 28 count Moondust evenweave from Crafty Kitten

From Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornie Special 2016
I just stitched the top portion of this long thin band sampler.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

38. Brooke's Books Senor Sugar Skull


Senor and Senorita Sugar Skull by Brooke's Books

Stitched on 14 count perforated paper.
Finished as fridge magnets.
Gift for my niece and her fiance.

37. Brooke's Books Senorita Sugar Skull


Senor and Senorita Sugar Skull by Brooke's Books

Stitched on 14 count perforated paper.
Finished as fridge magnets.
Gift for my niece and her fiance.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

36. Ink Circles Ghostly Mandala


Ghostly Mandala by Ink Circles
From Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornie Special 2014

stitched on 32 count Autumnal Woodland by Crafty Kitten using B5200

The original was charted using variegated thread on white fabric

Saturday, 3 September 2016

35. Lucie Heaton Bad Bat Fairy


Bad Bat Fairy inspired by Lucie Heaton
stitched on 28 count lilac linen

Bad Fairies was the September theme for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL.
I converted Lucie's design using silks and DMC.

Here is the original design for comparison:

Thursday, 1 September 2016

34. Just Nan Counting Bats


Counting Bats by Just Nan
Stitched on 28 count lilac linen
I stitched one band per month for the 2016 Hallowe'en Ornie SAL

I used a skeleton charm from Pink Cat Charms and Crafts

33. Forget-Me-Not in Stitches 1862 Snowflake


stitched on 28 count Millenium Blue evenweave

1862 Snowflake by Forget-Me-Not in Stitches from JCS Christmas Ornie Special 2010

I used silver thread instead of beads around the outside and didn't use the petite white beads charted.
You can see the shape of the snowflake much better without them.


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

32. Mill Hill Beaded Trumpet


Stitched on 14 count Christmas Green aida
I substituted green Magnificas for the petite green beads and 
some red Mill Hill for the charted cranberry which I didn't have.  
I stitched this on aida rather than the perforated paper provided so I could use two strands instead of three,

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

31. Teresa Wentzler Byzantine Ornament II



Byzantine Ornament II by Teresa Wentzler

I made the same changes to this Ornie as I did with #1
I stitched on 28 count burgundy linen.  
I used the yellows as charted but changed the accent colour to DMC 321 and all the backstitch to DMC's gold 5284.  
I also changed the beads to 42011.

Byzantine Ornament I

Byzantine Ornament III

Saturday, 16 July 2016

30. The Scarlet Letter Elizabeth Shephard


Elizbeth Shephard by The Scarlet Letter
Stitched on 30 count linen and AVAS silks
Personalised to show that Nicola gave this chart to me

Thursday, 14 July 2016

29. Teresa Wentzler You Were Hatched


Teresa Wenztler You Were Hatched
Stitched on 28 count lilac evenweave
Using charted DMC and DMC metallics for the border

Sunday, 3 July 2016

28. Just Nan Big Bee, Little Bee


Just Nan Big Bee, Little Bee
Stitched on 28 count evenweave


Scrapbooked on a page from a Monet Waterlilies Calendar with
Just Nan's Beehive Violets



Wednesday, 15 June 2016

27. Just Nan Beehive Violets


Just Nan Beehive Violets
Stitched on 28 count evenweave


Scrapbooked on a page from a Monet Waterlilies Calendar
with Just Nan's Big Bee, Little Bee


Monday, 13 June 2016

26. Daffycat 2012 Star Reindeer


Star Reindeer by It's Daffycat

Stitched over one on 28 count silvered white evenweave

Finished into a cube:

Sunday, 12 June 2016

25. Daffycat 2011 Stocking Reindeer


Stocking Reindeer by It's Daffycat

Stitched over one on 28 count silvered white evenweave

Finished into a cube:

Saturday, 11 June 2016

24. Daffycat 2011 Ribbon Reindeer


Ribbon Reindeer by It's Daffycat

Stitched over one on 28 count silvered white evenweave

Finished into a cube:

Sunday, 5 June 2016

23. Just Nan My Fair Ladybug


My Fair Ladybug by Just Nan
Stitched on 28 count evenweave


Scrapbooked on a page from a Monet Waterlilies calendar