Showing posts from October, 2018

Back home...for now

Trying to get back into the swing of things after holidays is never easy! Even more so when you know you have another 2 trips away in the next month. Our weather is getting hotter as well which takes me a bit of getting used to even after 20+ years in this area!

Stitchy Finishes
Christmas Ornament (Tree)
Designs For The Needle Inc kit Bought from a Salvo's shop Started and finished 14th October

I found 3 similar kits at a Salvos shop. I'm not a fan of the lace so might just get a hoop to frame it. And I don't think I'll put in all the single yellow stitches around it. It came with all the DMC numbers so I'm going to use the pattern again to make some more ornaments.

Wedding Sampler 
PDF pattern from SewHappyMailBristol on Etsy Started 8th October 2018
I've covered the name for privacy. This was mostly a quick stitch, though I did have to unpick the top bit where it says …

My first FFO's!

In the past most of my stitching has needed to be properly framed. Some still hasn't but is at my mum's  (I'll post photos of them another time). Looking at a couple, they could be easily turned into cushions or finished in a less formal way, but that's a job for another time.
So to have two Fully Finished Objects finished in the same week is a new concept for me! I also have a third finish but haven't gotten a hoop to frame it yet. We're still in Sydney until the end of the week so it's easy enough to get to Spotlight. 
Iris (dodgy kit from an Op Shop)

The kit came with a frame but it was way too small. I found the green one at a shop called The Sewing Basket It's basically a craft op shop! A new shop opened last Friday so I went and had a look at both shops. Got quite a few things including this frame, some patterns, an unopened QSnap Frame and some fabric - probably need a whole haul post to cover it all.
I finished this off with felt on the bac…

School Holiday Stitching

This is the first school holidays in a while where we haven't had the whole 2 weeks filled with stuff to do! Yes we are away, but we are staying with family, my husband is working (he's working in Sydney for 6 weeks) and for the rest of us there's not much on the agenda. So there has been plenty of time for me to cross stitch and my 2 girls have been doing a lot of Diamond Dotz pictures.
I finished my smallest project - the Iris kit I got from the op shop. I had some time waiting for medical appointments last week so was able to get a bit done then so just kept going until it was finished 

It was a pretty dodgy kit! The needle was a normal sewing needle, the dark green wasn't on the pattern and then the hoop type frame that came with it didn't fit!! Irises are my favourite flower which is why I got it in the first place. I'll just find a hoop that fits it and finish it off that way.
The Pioneer

Country Threads Kit…