Thursday, 12 January 2017

Great British cross stitch

Isn't this lovely and pretty as well as patriotic?!


I finished it just before Christmas - it's the one I was having trouble with before I got my brilliant new craft light (thanks again No 2 Son!)



The pattern is from a little booklet that was given away with the Telegraph newspaper some time last year. It was originally a tapestry pattern for a Union Jack purse, but works just as well with cross stitch.  Not sure what I'm going to do with it - any suggestions?

Work in progress
I had forgotten just how cute these little Cross Country Stitching patterns were - look at that gorgeous little face!


Here's a finished one that I made a few years ago - isn't it just lovely!


If you are in the UK then I hope that the snow isn't too bad wherever you are.  Here in Greenock we've had a couple of flurries, but not too much ..... so far!  Fingers crossed!


Stay cosy,
Love, Liz

13 comments:

I am said...

Hi is what beautiful work ,you will have fun with your books,hope your day is a good one.

Mac n' Janet said...

It looks fantastic. Other than going blind, LOL, I love cross stitch.

Jules said...

Beautiful cross stitch. Your work is so neat and what cute designs. No snow here yet. Keep warm. X

mamasmercantile said...

I love the pattern, would make a beautiful cushion or pocket on a bag.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Very patriotic, I love it. No snow here on the east coast, just very cold and wet xx

Frances said...

The Union Jack will certainly be able to add something special to lots of holidays this year.

xo

Beth said...

Charming stitching.

Lilly's Mom said...

That's an amazing piece of cross stitch you created. Its beautiful! You are super talented in your needlework! Pat xx

50 and counting said...

Could you use it as a front for a pouch of some kind?

How large is it? Cushion size? Eye glass case size?

Pretty things shouldn't be hidden!

The Vintage Knitter said...

Lovely cross stitch, so colourful.

Last night we had our first covering (it was very light) of snow for years!

Bekki said...

I love the floral pattern in the union jack. Your stitching is so neat.I think it would good in a little tote bag.

Polyester Princess said...

That Union Jack is very pretty, Liz. I'm sure you will find a good use for it, as it's too beautiful to be hidden away at the back of a drawer. xxx

Julie said...

Very pretty - It would be lovely on the front of a padded tea cosy.