Sunday, October 24, 2010

Project update - a Christmas surprise

This is what I have designed and I am planning on making a few more in different colors:) It's a little wall-hanging with a functioning pocket for a surprise. The rod will go through the stitched section at the top. I have a few more embroidery stitches to do round the outside edge of the fabric boot. Once it has reached it's recipient I'll share more.
Addendum - to answer Semmy's question the boot is 81/2" tall by 7" at the widest part and 41/4" along the top edge.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Project update - a Christmas surprise

I'm working on a surprise Christmas gift. Here's some of the component parts. Now I just have to cut everything out and assemble :)
The cross stitch is by Ink Circles and part of their 2006 freebies series (April Celtic Knot). I opted to do it in 2 colors instead of 4.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Project update - "Columbines"

I decided to turn the stars into flowers. I've started filling in the leaves. I want to fill in the little circles but have not decided "how" yet.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Some British cross-stitch magazines

Himself spent a goodly amount of September in England on a business trip. Look what he brought back for me:)

Some Christmas editions of British cross-stitch magazines and a Digital Photographer magazine. I am a happy camper ..... nay make that ecstatic :) So many wonderful projects. It's going to be hard to decide on which one to start with. (At the moment it's a toss up between "Polar Antics" and "Furry Tales"). I better make up my mind soon because one of them will be for my parents and I want them to get it before Christmas.
I gave my youngest daughter the calendar and we are contemplating stitching up some of the patterns in it. She is interested in learning how to cross-stitch but I think she may have to start out with something a bit simpler.