30 June 2009

This is the framed design. I've had this frame for years. Not sure where I'm going to hang the picture, but it'll probably go in the hobby room.

This is another free magazine kit. I stitched this one today. The kit included a card frame, but I thought I'd put it in a nice wooden frame instead.

Strawberries Bookmark

I finished another bookmark this morning. Well, when I say finish, I simply mounted the cross stitched design into the card bookmark. The actual stitching was done in December 1996!!

29 June 2009

Finished the Patchwork Bag

Another finished project!  I sewed the bag onto the plastic handles this morning, and now it's ready to use.

28 June 2009

It's only taken me 8 years to finish this design ...  I'm only going to finish those kits which I think I may find a place for round the flat.  This one can go in the hobby room. Because I have limited wall space, I decided to stitch this design on 18 count Aida, rather than the original 14 count which was included in the kit.  

This little pig fridge magnet is a free magazine kit which I made for Mum.  

I've recently got rid of most of my cross stitch magazines, only keeping charts and articles that are of interest.  Some of the magazines still had the free gifts stuck on the covers, and here are a few of the ones I chose to stitch recently.  There's a cottage card (which I think I'll frame instead, two bookmarks and a needle case.

11 June 2009

I've made some progress on the patchwork bag.  I couldn't get the seams neat enough on the patchwork, so I used the English paper piecing method I used on the Grandmother's Flower Garden throw.  That works a lot better for me!

01 June 2009

Finished the Patchwork Doorstop

I finished the patchwork doorstop.  I need another couple of packets of beans to fill it completely.  I've already used two packets, but that was only enough to fill it halfway.