Friday, 21 October 2011

Thank you postman.

This morning the postman arrived with my parcel! What a lovely suprise on a Friday morning. Here are the cross stitch kits I ordered.

I took a close up photo of the waxing moon kit as I am so excited about it!! Look at the pretty fabric and threads! The fabric is crystal mystic cashel linen (28 count) I love the names of the threads too, pixie dust, snips and snails, crushed pineapple and hydranger. I love how the thread colours melt into one another, it's so pretty. And I love the little moon button. I've never worked on such dark fabric before, but I am up for the challenge. I am itching to get started on these beautiful kits. Tomorrow I might make a trip to my local needlework shop to buy some 32 count evenweave for the birth sampler so I can make a start. And Adrian's suprise will have to be stitched when he's at work. Shh, don't tell. I might even start this today. :-) How exciting!

Happy Stitching xx

Monday, 17 October 2011

Baby powder.

It's taken me a good few months, more than a few actually, but last night I finished stitching my nephews birth sampler. Yay!! :-) It feels so great to have completed another design. I really enjoyed stitching this pattern. I think you are either a lover or a hater of Tatty designs, but I love them. I'm not afraid of the backstitch because I work on evenweave which makes it soooo much easier with all his scraggly hair. It would be a different story on aida. So, without further ado, here is the little bear.

I took a close up photo too as I think he is so cute! He is very cheeky puffing out the baby powder like that.
I stitched this design on 28 count evenweave, with the kitted up anchor thread. All that has to be done now, is washing and ironing the piece and having it framed. I hope Baxter likes it. I've decided I am going to wait to frame it as I want to complete my other newphew's birth sampler first and then have them framed together.
For my nephew Lennox, I picked out a gorgeous country companions piece which is just adorable. I jumped online and made an order on 123 stitch the other night. Along with that, I also ordered a waxing moon design I mentioned in my last post called 'love you to the moon and back'. I am going to stitch it for Adrian for our wedding anniversary which is in March next year. Hopefully I get it done in time!! The piece isn't that big which is good. I am very excited about stitching with cresent colour thread as I've never worked with them before. They look so pretty! Who knows how long each piece will take me to stitch, but I can always juggle them. Lennox's sampler doesn't have a deadline like my anniversary piece, but I don't want to hold off too long on his either. I would like to have it stitched by the end of the year, or at least January so both the boys can have them hung up on their walls.
So now, I am waiting for my postman to arrive with my parcel. I am very excited, I love starting a new cross stitch. After both of these pieces are completed, I can stitch whatever takes my fancy next. At this stage I am thinking either halloween fairy by mirabillia or another design I have in my stash. I can't remember what it is called though.

I will make sure to take a photo of my kits when they arrive, and my progress on both of them too. Now that I've made myself a cup of tea, I am going to catch up on my blog reading.
Until next time, happy stitching xx