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Thursday, 27 March 2014

entrelac beauty

Apologies for the shorter-than-usual posts but my Mommy`s here and I`m busy doing all kinds of fun stuff with her - normally, I wouldn`t include `spring-cleaning` in this category, but doing it with my Mum, even that can be fun! ;)
Anyway, I just wanted to share a quick photo with you of the finished entrelac garment, which is yet another proof of my Gran`s genius: she knitted a rib for the bottom to stop it from curling, and another one for the neckline, plus she crocheted two shoulder bits to make room for said neckline. And as a bonus, the whole thing got 3-4 inches longer, so now it can be worn as a sort of tunic - as I said, the woman is a genius!!!
Mummy marvelling at the mini Christmas tree that we`d bought 2 years ago for  Gregory`s
teddies (?!?), and after Xmas we relocated it outside in this empty planter, little knowing that
the previous tenant left some bulbs in it, probably daffodils, which we`ll replant soon elsewhere

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Cross Stitch Gold 110 - the Poodle Bag

The latest issue of Gold is in the shops now, so I can share a few pictures of the bag I stitched. It was my first project designed by Debra Page, and I totally enjoyed working with a slightly different medium this time - a ready-made, 20-ct linen bag, on which I had to use 3 strands for better coverage. And here`s the end result:
Halfway there...

All finished!

Professional magazine photo with accessories :)

Saturday, 8 March 2014

another 4 cards - Cross Stitch Collection 234

I don`t want to over-use the phrase about buses but here we are: another lot of 4 cards, also designed by Maria Diaz, only this time the theme is not `new home` but `birthday blooms`. And yet another strange coincidence: the photographer arranged them almost identically to how I took my picture before returning them - weird or what? *question fades into Twilight Zone theme music*



Thursday, 6 March 2014

new home cards - Cross Stitch Card Shop 95

Basically, the title says it all: the latest issue of Card Shop (95) hits the UK shops today and in it there are the 4 new home cards, by Maria Diaz (naturally!), that I stitched sometime before Christmas. They were a quick and easy stitch and I took a couple of quick and easy photos of them:
The first one I finished, my favourite, with the little birds :)

All 4 done, ready to be ironed and sent back...

And how they`re cleverly turned into cards (excuse the fold line) :)


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

La Scapigliata - finished!

I had to rummage through some pretty old posts to find when I started this - apparently, on 17 May 2012. As with all my own stitching, I enjoyed the luxury of not having to keep count of the hours and minutes I spent working on it - therefore, I have no idea how long it took but I`d guess I spent about 2 or 3 weeks in total stitching this. Now I wonder how long it`ll take me to find a suitable frame for it...