Tuesday, 12 April 2016

January - Sand, Sea & Cross Stitch - 11.04.16

For Mother's Day this year my little boy bought me this book - Sand Sea & Cross Stitch.

It has so many charts in it that I would love to stitch.  I love the Sea and the Seaside so this book was perfect for me.

The first design I decided to stitch is the months of the year.  I am stitching them on one piece of fabric and will hopefully make it in to a wall hanging when it is completed.  Here is the first month I completed January.

The design is charted for DMC but I decided to switch out some of the colours for other threads I have in my stash.  The solid border is stitched in Pushkina from Fiberlicious, the inner dotted border is stitched in Lemon & Lime from Dinky Dyes, the month is stitched in Spring Crocus from Crafty Kitten, the red is Terracotta from Dinky Dyes and the yellow Nullabor from Dinky Dyes.  Everything else I have stitched in the recommended DMC.

I'm really enjoying stitching this and the fact that it was a Mother's Day present makes it that little bit more special.

Keep stitching and smiling


Justine said...

What a great present! I love the shading on the lighthouse, and the colour changes you made.
I wish my children bought me cross stitch stuff!

Rachel Tomkins said...

What a thoughtful Mother's Day present. I saw somebody stitch these last year and enjoyed them so will be able to enjoy them all over again! I love your colour changes too. What a difference a few strands of variegated threads make. :)

Mii Stitch said...

A lovely gift & great stitching!!

CalamityJr said...

Love your changes and can't wait to see what else is in your special gift!

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

That's a lovely design with some great colour choices.

It's nice to see a slightly different monthly series too.

Melinda said...

This is the perfect gift. Thank you for sharing the link - I love the charts.

Blu said...

It's so cute!

Heather said...

Awesome gift!

Tiffstitch said...

That looks fantastic! And what a wonderful gift from a thoughtful son.

The Crafty Princess said...

How sweet that he knows his mamma so well. Have fun with that it sounds like it will look really cool and beachy when finished!
xo Alicia