Friday 30 April 2021

Seaside House

 Just finished this lovely wee cross stitch house.  Really enjoyed stitching it.

Its from The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings.  Because I was stitching it on its own and not as part of a bigger project, I decided to brighten up some of the colours.  I also did a little bit of alterations on the house windows - just made them a stitch bigger.  I had previously stitched the lovely ship from the same pattern.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out.

Also finished reading Lamentation by C J Sansom.  It's part of the Shardlake Series.  Didn't enjoy it as much as Heartstone, but it was a good read.

Can treat myself to a new cross stitch start this weekend.  Hope you've had some finishes and some good reads recently.

Love, Liz

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Vintage china and spring houses

 At last I finished this gorgeous cross stitch design - Spring Houses by Waxing Moon Designs.  

I love the colours in this.  You can stitch the houses separately as I did previously with the Christmas Houses.  I decided to stitch mine in a row and I'm really pleased with how it has turned out.  I added some flowers to the fences between the houses to give it a coherent look.

Which house would you like to live in?  I think I would like to live in the blue house with those lovely window boxes.

I looked out a lovely spring teacup and saucer - the colours just go so perfectly with this little stitch.  The cup and saucer are Hazeldean New Chelsea design and I got them in a charity shop a few years ago.  You can see more of them in my blog post here.

Now my usual big problem of how to finish this off!

Love, Liz

Tuesday 20 April 2021

Spoiled for choice!

I got some lovely happy mail from The Patchwork Rabbit needlework shop - some new cross stitch patterns which I had purchased.  They have a great online service. The Patchwork Rabbit is based in Bromham in England but I'm adding links to the individual designers web pages.

So many to choose from - not sure which I'll start first!

Loved this little lady from Tiny Modernist - Folk Art Sampler.

Isn't this just the cutest house?  Plum Tree Cottage by Rosewood Manor.

Love the colours in this
Sampler Patches Revisited by Homespun Elegance.

Last but not least I thought these houses were great - not sure about the bees! 
Honey Hill Hamlet by Artful Offerings.

That should keep me going for a little while!

Which is your favourite?

Love, Liz

Sunday 4 April 2021

Spring crochet and a butterfly

Out walking around Greenock yesterday I saw my first butterfly of the year.  It was such a lovely day and it seemed to be enjoying the sunshine, drying off its wings.

Finished my green crochet blanket a few weeks ago.  Love the spring colours.

Bright and cheery.

Happy Easter to you all.

Love, Liz