28 July 2009

Tweet Tweet On My Heart Block

This is a design by Vicki Tucek, which used to be available as a free download from her website (tozzscorner.blogspot.com). Another quick project (3 days ...). Very easy to stitch. There's some applique, and only three stitches used to complete it - backstitch, blanket stitch and one French knot! Not sure what I'm going to use it for - a mini wallhanging maybe?

23 July 2009

Merry Christmas Stitchery

A fairly quick project; it's taken me 3 days to stitch this. I'm going to make this into a mini wallhanging, and I've already ordered a 7½" star wire hanger. The pattern is free from gailpandesigns.typepad.com. It uses only four simple stitches - backstitch, running stitch, French knots and Lazy Daisy stitch, and is stitched in variegated red embroidery cotton (DMC 115).

14 July 2009

Needle Case

Another of the free magazine kits. Started it yesterday, finished it today. Not perfect, but who cares!

09 July 2009

Jacobean Pincushion

Another free magazine kit. Stitched it this morning. Another pincushion, but very useful because I've got so many sewing and other projects on the go at the moment! This design was very straightforward to stitch, and took me about 2 and a bit hours.

02 July 2009

Finished Something Else

I'm on a mission to finish as many UFOs (Unfinished Objects) as possible! This cross stitch kit is one I last worked on in July 1998!! There was only some backstitch left to do and I did that this morning. OK, it was backstitch, plus couching, but I decided to leave the couching out, otherwise I would never finish it!

It now needs a good wash and ironing ... and of course a frame.