Monday, 26 October 2020

More new threads...

 ...out of the dye-bags...


...dried...


...tied...


...and ready for use!





With a two-week "lockdown" only just starting...


...there may be a bit of time to play with all of these lovely soft threads :-)


Keep safe peeps...


x C

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Old Amsterdam....

 ...hand stitching begins!


I decided to do some "window box" stitching on this one.


Starting with the variegated pinks...




I will do the "foliage" in green later on.


Just as well I have plenty to be getting on with...


...it's only DAY 2 of our 2 week "lockdown"!!!


x C

Friday, 23 October 2020

Biscornu.....

 FINISHED!!!


Honestly...


...I have taken such a disgusting amount of time to get this little piece done!!


But...


...I love it :-)




I have now started another one...


...in a different colourway...


...let's see how long this one hangs around?!


(Kit from The Cross Stitch Guild - here)


Have a good weekend folks


x C

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Weekend W.I.Ps

 Plenty of bits'n'bobs going on...


....catching up on lost time.


First up...


...another of my "Old Amsterdam" house panels...


...house details done...




...then leaves cut and applied before machining.




Text from the Book of Taliesin...printed...(Ancient Welsh)




......translated to read... (Modern English)




Pages made to go inside a tiny book...




...all ready for the "creative bit"!!




A little while ago, I challenged Ann and Becky down at Busy Bees Patchwork...

...to fill one of these tiny books each...

...the pages being cut from one piece of A4 paper.

No more...no less...

...and both sides of each page to be covered in "something"

Come Christmas...

...we'll see what we've each done!!

Hey Ho

Looks like a few weeks indoors...AGAIN!!!

Have a good time whatever you are doing.

x C

Thursday, 15 October 2020

...another gelli plate roundel ....

 I do so love doing all the...


...teeny-tiny stitches on these :-)




However...


...I do have a bit of a problem....


...knowing just when to stop!! 


x C

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Long time coming.....

 ...but plenty of stuff going on!!


Apologies for the long absence...


...it's been a difficult few months here....


...with Bloke in hospital for almost two months...


...and me having to stay isolated so that he would be safe to come home again.


All in the past now...


...but it WAS a worrying time I can tell you!!


Anyway...


...I've had a few things on the go.


These I can show...


...others (for publication) I cannot.


SORRY!!


First up are some dye-pot treasures...





Next....A cross stitch "Strawberry" that I've been promising myself for YEARS!





...complete with little rings for threads :-)




It's coming up to Winter ...so it has to be time for red cross stitch....




I've also been playing with some small books for a "Book of Taliesin" project...




One small journal with three signatures...







...and a couple of tiny book covers ready for filling...





Some Tim Holtz tattered flowers cut out of thick card for thread winding bobbins...




A little bit of punchneedle....


                                        


...and, finally a (not quite finished) Biscornu from the Cross Stitch Guild!


Sorry  again about the time thing.....


...but I HAVE been a busy girl!! :-)


x C

Monday, 31 August 2020

Strange wee critter....finished at last!!

 I started this absolutely aaaaaaaaaages ago....


...and then put it down to do "other things" (as you do).


But...


...as he's a "winter thing"...


...I wanted him "done" and ready to go up on the wall!!





...and his "back-side" is almost as neat as his front :-D




Keep safe lovely peeps!!


x C