Saturday, 3 October 2015

September Stitching

I managed to not post anything at all in September regarding my stitching so will try and summarise it here.

I stitched a little gift for a friends son's 3rd birthday.  It was from Cross Stitcher Magazine and I started stitching it as soon as I got the magazine home.  I bought it on the Thursday and his party was on the Saturday - talk about cutting it fine.  It was originally meant to be stitched on perforated paper and just be the shape of the monkey.  I originally thought about making it into a badge so stitched it on plastic canvas.  Once I started it though I realised it was too big to be a badge so I filled in the background and framed it.  I changed the thread for the body of the monkey to Bitter Chocolate and the jumper I stitched in Genie of the Lamp - both of these are threads from Jodyri Designs.

I made a small start on A Hug of Owls from KLT Charting.  I chose to purchase the full coverage chart and it is extremely confetti heavy.  Kim has also done a black and white chart which utilises long stitch and cross stitch and I may purchase this chart to stitch instead.  I'm going to show you a picture of the finished design and then my progress.

I started and finished Mrs Clause's Christmas Outfits by Shannon Christine.  It is such a sweet design and I can see myself purchasing a lot more of her charts in the future.  I was lucky enough that Shannon asked me to model stitch this design for her.  It is stitched on 28 count opal Regal Peacock from Jodyri Designs.

I put a few more stitches in Plum Pudding from Glendon Place but not enough to post an update picture.

I also made a start on a secret project which I can't post about until after January when the recipient has received it.  I don't think the person I am stitching it for reads my blog but you can never be too careful.

So I think that's about it for September - I will try and post more regularly in October.

Keep stitching and smiling


Justine said...

Beautiful stitching. I love the dresses - they are just lovely. You really stitched the monkey quickly!

gracie said...

Those dresses are adorable....

Brittany Church said...

I LOVE Mrs. Claus's wardrobe. So adorable! I guess she has to have something to wear to the Christmas Party Hop. I will have to look up that designer!

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful stitching on everything!

Deb said...

Monkey is adorable!
LOVE the Mrs Clause dresses!
Wonderful owls pattern. Look forward ro seeing more!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Shannon's design is lovely, you've made a great job of that one. The Owls are great too, very Johanna Basford inspired! But full coverage? That's what hand dyed fabrics were invented for LOL

Anonymous said...

beautiful work, love love the dresses

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching those dresses look wonderful.