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CrossStitching Post

I thought you might want to see the other contenders for finishing, then all the. Dress making people can see it isn’t just dressmaking I suck at finishing.

I am surprised at how much stitching has actually been completed, The Wizard and Garden look over half finished.

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The Unicorn, I think the fabric was 25ct Laguna, too dark to be a contender

 

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Firefly fairies, some sort of linen, i did the bleach thing with it, I really wanted to do this one but the fabric would have been a nightmare in bad light

 

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This one had 1,2 and 3 strand stitching, just too much for my poor brain

 

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Fairy idyll Because this one was landscape instead of portrait it was too big for the frame i had available

 

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Love Humphrey’s corner, but I do have a problem with keeping count with half stitch

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Victim of it’s fabric and not really big enough

 

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Black fabric, so out


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This is also beautiful but 1 and 2 strand stitching took it out of contention


This is just a selection of what I can find I know that there is at least one if not two more Teresa Wentzler

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Even if i could have found it, everyone who has attempted a Teresa Wentzler would realise that it would have been far too complicated

 

and a Mirabilia

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Depending on the fabric this one would have been alright, if I could have found all the bits for it

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Back in hospital more shopping will be done…

I have bought some patterns from deer and doe, I have had so much use out of the free Plantain pattern I recommend you rushing over and downloading it, to be honest I’m not too keen on the styling on the website too much eyeliner and silly poses but I have been eyeing up the azalea skirt

, bleuet dress and the givire dress ad I just realised I missed fumeterre skirt, which I love, of course I can’t do this pose without falling over at the moment, i can dream 🙂

 I have also been over to love notions for trendy tunic, candence top and dress and tidal dress and top.

I also suggest that Michael Powell, cross stitch copyright division get their arses over to Pinterest, up and down the garden path and a couple of others are available to down load which brings me to my other purchase, as you may have realised I have gone back to my other love, counted cross stitch and have picked, Michael Powell secret garden 1 

to finish, I had it in the evenweave version  purchased from the designer himself at a long ago knitting and stitching show, I picked this one of the many started as I thought it would be easy enough because of the fabric and blocks of colour but enough of a challenge because of the back stitching, so went over to amazon to buy the companion kit the secret garden 2

Lizzie Kate flipit charm cross stitch

hi, I do have a finish to share with you, I finally finished my cross stitch – Lizzie Kate double Flip, the last couple of words were quite inspirational. Create and Live! I must admit I wasn’t really struck on the LIVE! I wasn’t keen on the font or the underlining.

The last update on this project was 3rd July when I had just started CARE since then we have had encourage

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Laugh and Create, this was taken a couple of days before I went into hospital

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The next photo was taken about a week after getting out

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 unforunately I havent taken a full finish photo of it, and I’m back in the hospital 😦 I will admit I am not overly gone on the ‘charms aspect of the pattern. I don’t know if any of you are interested in the fabric but it is overdyed, when I was at the cross stitching height  there were two overdyed fabric places that i dribbled over sugar maple fabrics and silkweaver, I think this is sugar maple fabrics in tropical it is probably 32 count. I have another peice this is a half size, cut down the middle and zigzagged.The previous picture is quite close to the actual colours, on my iPad. Expect more cross stitching less dressmaking.

Cross Stitch

After my trip to Olympia I decided I wanted to get my cross stitch out again, what actually happened is that I saw a couple of patterns at Olympia but couldn’t justify buying them as I hadn’t touched my cross stitch since before I have to have my shoulder operated on a few years ago.

I decided to go with the easiest cross stich I had started (out of at least half a dozen), which was a Lizzie Kate ‘sampler’ this particular sampler is made up out of 6 double flip living with charm charts, each chart has two words and a bit of decoration for each and a charm to be stitched on last..


I had already finished Dream/Love, remember/GIVE and was half way through Listen. I have now finished Listen/LEARN, and half way through Believe/CARE which means I have just started CARE.


I do counted cross stitch which means that the fabric doesn’t have printing on it, you use a separate chart to transfer the picture to the fabric.


I have been cross stitching on and off since school, the first picture I started was this, as usual I went for the overly complicated picture that took about 10 years to complete, I did finish a couple of easier/smaller pictures in that time.


The problem I have is that I don’t really have anywhere to hang them once they are finished, we appear to have filled up the house with Disney pictures and I have only a certain amount of wall space in my room, I suppose I could rotate them.

More soon….