Sunday 27 December 2020

Home bird

 At last I've actually got around to fully finishing one of my cross stitch projects!  

I really enjoyed stitching this.  It is called Bluebird Out My Window by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle and Thread).

Check out Brenda's Facebook Page to see some of her other lovely patterns and there's even a free Christmas pattern which she is kindly sharing on her page.

Loved stitching this - the colours are so pretty.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  Here in my part of Scotland we're in Tier 4 lockdown, so very strict rules - basically stay home.  Still, that means I've no excuses for not getting on with my stitching!

Love, Liz

Sunday 6 December 2020

Just what I was looking for!

It's been ages since I had a good rummage around the local charity shops, but recently I was on the lookout for something.  You know that feeling that you'll know what you are looking for when you see it?  That's the way I was - and I found just what I was looking for!

I needed a wee something, probably glass, to make a display plate.  I found exactly the right thing!  Oh, and of course, something else, totally random that just had to come home too!  I found this little glass dish which I hot glued to a ancient pyrex flan dish I've had for absolute ages and made a lovely little display plate.  I could also use this as a cake stand too!

I put some Christmas bits and pieces on it and its sits in my kitchen - I added some lights to make it sparkle.  I love it and for just £1 it was exactly what I needed!

The other find was a little plaque.  I've already taken off the tatty string, sanded and painted it.  I'm hoping to add one of my cross stitch pieces to it.  I'll show you it when I've finished.  Two finds in one day in the one shop!  Result!  Hope you've been lucky recently.

Love, Liz

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Happiness Blooms

 I was really busy in October trying to finish off some of my cross stitch projects.  This is one of my favourite projects this year.  Happiness Blooms by SubRosa Designs.  

The moment I saw someone else stitch it on Instagram, I knew I would love to stitch it too.  Fortunately SubRosa have an Etsy shop (link here) and I was able to download the pattern straight away.

The saying is lovely - Happiness blooms where seeds of love are planted.

My favourite part to stitch was the little lady - isn't she gorgeous?!

I was a bit worried about stitching the roof of the house, so to make it more interesting for me and to give it a bit of structure, I stitched some rows veritcally and some horizontally.  I like the final effect.

Of course now comes decision time - what kind of frame should I use.  I've got quite a few old frames in the cupboard, so I'm going to see what looks best.  Want to put this on my wall as soon as I can.

Love, Liz