Hey, Sorry I havent updated lately but my life has been a little hectic and I haven't had much time for stitching. But I did go to a monthly stitching afternoon that we have. And as always it was great to sit, stitch and talk with other stitchers. The great thing about having online groups… Continue reading New Week
Weekly update 17/08/18
Hey, So this week I haven't done to much stitching. I have been super busy decluttering, sorting and packing books because we are moving in october. Yes I know crazy to start packing already. But my logic is that if I am already pulling out all of the books and sorting them to donate some.… Continue reading Weekly update 17/08/18
Stitchy Mail and fabric
Hey everyone, So today I got stitchy mail - some gorgeous fabric I ordered four freaking months ago. So I got "When Mermaids Cry", (28 count, opal Luguna - so sparkly) this one I am planning on stitching Peacock and Figs "Mermaid Tails" SAL (have been dying to start this one). "Golden Touch" (28 count… Continue reading Stitchy Mail and fabric
The Damm Frog
Hey Everyone, So yesterday I was stitch a small section of Joan Elliot's 1920's flapper, and by small I mean 44 stitches and 4 colours. Yep that tiny section of green caused me so much trouble. I stitched the first colour and no issue, moved onto the second colour and it had a few half… Continue reading The Damm Frog
Love love love this design and the little story about it. And I cant wait to finish it. This pattern has so much detail
copyright Joan A. Elliott
photo © Immediate Media, Co
It’s a summer evening in the Roaring Twenties as this chic lady enters the room. All eyes turn her way as she dazzles the crowd in the latest fashion. In a sweeping shawl and stylish chemise made of elegant silk and with hand embroidered embellishments and sparkling beads, she glides onto the dance floor. Strings of pearls and a fan made of custom dyed ostrich feathers are the perfect accessories. Stitched on Polstitches 28 count ‘colorful clouds’ Jobelan and shimmering with Kreinik threads and Mill Hill beads, she is all the rage. You’ll find her in issue 225 of Cross Stitch Collection.
A New Australian Source for Charts
So exciting to see JK’s Cross Stitching Supplies getting more recognition. Janet, Karen and their minions work so hard to make sure that Australians and New Zealanders have access to affordable cross stitching supplies.
Janet has a fantastic range of patterns, kits, tools and accessories, fabric and threads, all at a great price.
So if you are in Australia and New Zealand check her out of facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/JKsCrossStitchingSupplies/
I am excited to announce that I have a new source for my chartpacks for those of you in “The Land Down Under”! Now all of you in Australia and New Zealand can order directly from Janet Nunn at JKs Cross Stitching supplies. She will be offering my usual black & white chartpacks and I have also decided to offer color charts by request. This new alliance will allow you to order directly from JKs and avoid the high postage costs you have to pay when ordering from me here in the States.
You will find JKs Cross Stitching Supplies on Facebook at this link:
Hard at work
Hey Everyone, So this week I have been working on two baby bibs for a family friend. The first one was quite easy I combined two different free pattern to make it. I think it turned out quite good in the end and I am happy with it. I think it looks cute. It… Continue reading Hard at work
Types of needlework
Hey, So today I thought we could talk about the different types of needlework. Obviously there is cross stitch, seeing as this blog is about cross stitch so I won't go into details about that here. Blackwork Embroidery The first type of needlework I thought we could talk about is Blackwork embroidery. Blackwork embroidery is… Continue reading Types of needlework
Free patterns from reputable sources
Hey Everyone, I'm am going to start a list of the designers and companies that offer free legal charts. This will be an ongoing list as I find more sites. If you know of any feel free to leave a comment and I will add it to the list. xx http://thecloudfactory.blogspot.com/p/free-patterns.html https://www.dmc.com/us/patterns-5041/ http://heavenandearthdesigns.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=19 http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Freebies/ https://lordlibidan.com/free-patterns/… Continue reading Free patterns from reputable sources
Legal and Illegal charts
If you are member of any of the cross stitch facebook groups then chances are this topic will have come up a few times. Pinterest, unlicensed charts and aliexpress. There seems to be a lot of people out there who have no problem taking a photo of a chart, from a book, magazine or from… Continue reading Legal and Illegal charts