Friday, 24 April 2015

More Garden Birds

This is another pattern from 'The Country Diary Collection' entitled 'Wren and Hedge Sparrow.'

This is the third pattern that I've stitched from this collection. I shared the 'Willow Warbler Feeding Young' last year. 

I have a plan for all three and I hope to show you the finished article soon (wrist permitting). 

Sunday, 19 April 2015

White Throat and Nest

Here is another picture of my completed cross stitch. This one is taken from 'The Country Diary Collection' and stitched in DMC threads on Aida.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Two little cuties!

These little cuties have been taken from a pattern published by Textile Heritage for a Bluetit Bookmark.  

I've used them before but I love them so much I couldn't resist stitching them again. 

These two will form the front and back of a lavender sachet. I have a pile of dried lavender from the garden drying in the conservatory and just waiting to be used! 

Monday, 6 April 2015

Winter Wonderland

I stitched this little picture a while ago and I'd forgotten all about it until I uncovered a stash of completed stitching recently. 

It is entitled 'A Winter Wonderland'. It is part of a set of four designed by Julia de Medieros and it can be found in Cross Stitch Collection 99 (December 2003). I fell in love with the snow drops, berries and web. 

My other news is that I now have some good days with my wrist which means that I've just managed to finish the curtains for the lounge. I'm also thinking about my next project - my first Roman Blind. I'll be using my sewing machine for most of the stitching.

Sadly I've not been able to do any cross stitching yet.