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Cross stitch keyring

Just one little bit of cross stitch this month. A key ring for my friend Jane whom I have just got back from enjoying a rather wonderful few days with, North of the Border, i.e. Edinburgh.

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Scottish thistle, rather appropriate I felt.

Linking with Heather for Small SAL at  http://stitchinglotus.ca/2016/07/smalls-sal-july-2016-check-in/

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little bit of cross stitch.

My current knitting project requires concentration, so instead of knitting in the evening, I now knit when I have an hour to spare in the afternoon. Which means I have been cross stitching small projects in the evening. That’s when I have not been watching the news re our referendum on the EU.

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Meerkat with top hat (mouse loft kit) and

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a Woolly Jumper- a textile heritage kit.

Both will become cards for some poor unsuspecting person

Linking with Heather from Stitching Lotus for SAL

SAL- April 2016 update

Spot the difference time again.

Last time

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This time

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Can someone tell me who is stealing the time round here? Progress is slow I know, but there are so many changes of colour, it’s four stitches , then change, etc. This actually represents three hours of stitching! Must try harder, truth is I have been totally distracted by my fabric stash, more on that later this week.

Linking with all these lovely ladies, who have far more discipline than me to concentrate on one thing at a time, and do some really lovely stitching.

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com
Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com
Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com
Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com
Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk
Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com
Cathy at https://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com
Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com
Sue at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com
Constanze at https://textiledreamer.wordpress.com

Welcome to Constanze who has joined us this time. If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

Football Cross Stitch Card.

For my lovely Grandson’s 8th birthday.

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Design by Joanne Sanderson in an old copy of Craft Creations magazine. Colours changed to match the team we support.

Joining with

Smalls SAL – March 2016 Check-In

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Been busy recently, house decorating and we had visitors. But a stitch here and there was possible. Here’s where I was last time

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We could play spot the difference with where I am now!!

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Geranium Flower Fairy from DMC.

This month we have a new lady joining us, the Sewing Magpie. If you would like to join in please contact Avis.

Kate-talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com

Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com

Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com

Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com

Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.co

Sue at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com

 

SAL-7 February

I am stitching the DMC Geranium  Flower Fairy. Progress has been very slow this month with everything else going on, but I have enjoyed every stitch. I find that the 16 count fabric and the frequent colour changes look lovely but needs total concentration, after an hour I am ready for a break and a different craft.

Here’s where I was last time.

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and here’s where I am now

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with the geranium just started. All those greens at the base of the flower were rather fiddly.

Please check out the others participating in the SAL.

Kate-talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com

Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com

Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com

Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com

Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com

Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.co

Cross stitch Valentine card

Stitching Lotus hosts Small Sals. The idea is to share any small but completed projects each month. I have set myself the target to make 10 handmade cards this year, one more than I did last year. I have a fair amount of aida and two boxes full of DMC threads, and any number of cards waiting for a little nugget of cross stitch. So,what better to do than have a bash at some handmade cross stitch cards. This first one was pretty easy as I had a card with a heart shape aperture, so all I had to do was stitch it to fit.

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I shall use it for a Valentine card, but it could easily be for anyone you care for…

Stitching Lotus can be found here http://stitchinglotus.ca/2016/01/smalls-sal-january-2016-check-in/

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