Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A new year

It's been a few months since I've been on here, November to be exact. Happy new year to all my readers.
As you know I am still around and cross stitching of course, my love for our hobby will never leave and I try to find as much time as I can to stitch and do my other hobby scrapbooking which I also love.
My baby girl turned one in January, so that was a big milestone for us and a very exciting one for my family and I, can't quite believe a year has gone by already. I hope everyone has had a lovely start to the new year.

I've been meaning to get onto blogger since December last year to blog about me finishing my nephew's birth samplers. I had so much fun stitching the patterns that I chose that I'd actually be happy to do them again if needed be.
The first one to show you is a tatty ted design called 'baby powder'. Stitched on 29 count evenweave over two threads with anchor standard thread. This one really took me no time at all, and the backstitch wasn't painful which was good as there wasn't much on it.

The second one is a country companions piece by DMC called 'baby boy'. It is stitched on 28 count evenweave with DMC thread. I loved watching this one come together, especially the little hedgehog with his little bottom up in the air. :-)

Even though I finished them both last year, I haven't had the time to wash or iron them yet which I intend to do in the next week so I can take them to the framers. And they will then be in the hands of my sisters.

My current project is the anniversary present I am stitching for my husband that I took a photo of in my previous post. It's a waxing moon design called 'love you to the moon'. I am loving the thread colour changes, they are so pretty but stitching on the dark cashel linen is tricky at times especially at night time. I am getting the hang of it now, but at the start I was going up through the wrong holes at times. I can't take a photo of it though incase he sees it. Now that I am getting the hang of it, I am enjoying stitching on it. I need to get it completed by the 7th of March which I don't think will be a problem.

That's all for now, until next time happy stitching xx