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Monday, 2 May 2016

Union Jack Mini Cooper - Cross Stitcher 305

In all the excitement of the Bank Holiday weekend, I almost forgot that issue 305 of Cross Stitcher has been in the shops since last Friday, with my little cover star on it, a classic Mini Cooper, complete with British flag roof. This adorable design by Jane Prutton took 30 hours to stitch, and I have a before and after backstitch photo of it - I love how much difference adding the details has made to this project! :)




I also received my subs copy of Cross Stitch Gold the other day, and although there is still a long wait until the next issue comes out in the middle of June, at least there`s already a sneak peek here of the gorgeous Kate Knight cushion I was working on last month - squeeeeee, can`t wait to see more! :D Hope you`re having better weather than we do just now, it`s a sleety snowy rain that comes on every time I hang out the washing... meh. Enjoy the rest of the long weekend, happy stitching! :)


8 comments:

  1. It is lovely! The Beatles come to my mind immediately (maybe the era)!

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    1. Thank you! Haha, I kept thinking of Michael Caine and The Italian Job all the while I was stitching this - oh, and Mr. Bean`s green Mini, of course! :)

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  2. I admire your embroidery .. when I visited England many years ago, I have seen in some churches so beautifully embroidered pillow. I liked so well. the motive are beautiful. I am pleased to see such a magical pillow now on your blog. danke.ich wish you a wonderful week , Carmen

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    1. Thank you, Carmen, for your kind words! :) I`ve been fortunate enough to work on several gorgeous cushions over the years but I agree with you, this latest one with the hummingbirds is truly stunning! ;) I stitched another Kate Knight cushion that was in The World of Cross Stitching a couple of years ago, and just recently Cross Stitch Gold featured a beautiful honeysuckle cushion designed by Anne Mortimer. If you`d like to see those too, they`re here: http://xstitchatoz.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/kate-knight-cushion-in-world-of-cross.html and here: http://xstitchatoz.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/2-in-1-in-cross-stitch-gold-128.html
      Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment, I wish you a great week too! :) xx

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