Thursday, 28 April 2011

Gone wrong big time

I was busily working on my Heirloom Sampler, doing the wrapped bars with dove's eyes.  I just worked from the diagram and thought it was not perfect but O K.   When I had finished the hearts I looked at the picture on the cover of the chart and realised that I should have pulled the wrapped bars tightly.  I cannot believe I have made such a mistake.   Not something I can really correct as I could damage the fabric by frogging the stitches.  It does look alright, better in RL then the picture as I used my phone to take it.  Now I have to decide if I will do the other dove's eye stitches the same of do the properly.

Think I will go back to the LK Christmas for a bit.  : (

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Loads of stitching

Well lots of lovely sunny weather and stitching time for me.  I have stitched loads of the Lizzie Kate Christmas flip-its.  The boys are back to school for a few days, off Friday for the Royal Wedding and Monday as it is May day and another bank holiday.

Here is the update for the LK.

I'll be working on the Heirloom Christmas for a few days trying to do the Dove's Eye stitch.  Not too sure about them but will try my best.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Merry Christmas

I need to have a project that I can pick up and put down a lot during the Easter holidays so I am going to do the Lizzie Kate Merry Christmas By The Letter.  I will finish the Christmas Heirloom Sampler after the boys go back to school.  I'm nervous about doing the Hardanger bits so need to make sure I have no distractions when I do it.

I am stitching it on some wide band that I have which will make it an easy one to finish into a banner.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Wild Cherry Flower Fairy

This is s free kit from the world of Cross Stitching magazine.  I stitched it in the round stitching frame and I think I like it in there so may actually use the frame hang the fairy on the wall.


Sunday, 10 April 2011

Not a lot of stitching

Just after I posted the last post I received a phone call from my sister saying my step father had past away.  He was such a wonderful man with a big and generous heart.  He is at rest now with my mum.
No stitching to show you but I did take a photo of a beautiful house around the corner from us that has just been re-thatched.  How I would love to have a thatched cottage with a beautiful old fashioned cottage garden.