Friday, January 29, 2010

Snowflake Biscornu


Another Biscornu.  This design was from a Greek needlework magazine.  It was not intended for a biscornu but as you know, you can take any design and as long as you have a square border, you can have a biscornu.

I am giving this one to my friend Suzanne, for teaching me to make there. 

 There were 2 DMC colors used for this design 825 & 813

On the backstitching I decided to use the opposite to give it more contrast


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cmon Monde, Encore Une Pirouete Finish

Here she is skating away.  I am so glad that I got her done on time.  I am sure that my little girl will love her.  I made quite a few changes to the design.  I added snowflakes, used Wisper thread for a wooly look and Kreinik metallic for shine.
On the link below you can see when I first started her:

for the skates I used a Kreinik thread #8 102 to add shine to the blades

 For the hat, scarf & gloves I used Wisper thread W72,W795 to give it a real wooly look  

and here Mill Hill Metal treasures 15001 were added for the flakes.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Some lovely Stash

My brother and Sister in law really do spoil me!!  They brought these great patterns & frames

6"x6" hand painted frame ( I will put my Mix it up by debbie mumm)
Little House Needleworks "Princess & the Pea"
Country Traditions Book by Rico
Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings XIII
Christmassy Messengers by Rico

oooooooooo  so little time!!!  Thank you guys!! xxx

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hearts and Roses Sampler by Sweetheart Tree

I am proud to present this beautiful sampler that was featured in the magazine "Cross Stitch & Needlework"  May 2007.  It is such a gorgeous design.  There are beads, paillettes, specialty stitches (Upright Herringbone, Diamond eye, Half diamond eye, Scotch stitch, oblique Herringbone) and of course the beautiful red heart.
I will be finishing this up in a Clock Frame from Olde Colonial Designs.  Once it is framed I will add the picture for you all to see.

You may click on the picture to enlarge them

below you can see some of the beads & the hearts stitched as "Rhodes Heart"

a closer look to the "Rose Cabochon Heart Charm"

more specialty stitches show up here

so pretty and dainty...

 below is the magazine where the design was featured:

Prince Frog

Who wouldn't want to give a kiss to a face like that?  Like at the attitude lol
I have to stitch another 3 of these frogs and turn him into a lovely biscornu.  It may be a couple more weeks before he is completed, as there is alot of detail, but so much fun!


I love the look in his eyes...Kiss me come on!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Biscornu Christmas Style

It was really fun adding the beads to this design.  It really made the holly show.  I used 2 different color fabrics to finish this and to give it some color.

I used colors DMC: 304(red), 520 (green) *  Bead: 2063 

The year is stitched 2010, on the reverse


Saturday, January 16, 2010

My First Biscornu - Ring o' Roses

Yes that is right, my first one ever.  Luckily it was a nice simple design to do.  I used DMC variegated thread 4180 and I think that it gave a nice effect.

above: Just putting in the last backstitch  

below: a closer look at the design

This was a free design and it can be downloaded below: 
Ring o' Roses

Here is the last stitching, finished.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My First Cube

So here it is, my first cube ever.  A little of imagination, hot glue gun, fabric, batting and needles and voila!  I must say, not bad for a first try.
You can see my cross stitch design in a previous post: Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings

Here are some other views:

I have attached a few extra snowflake metal pins

Here is a side view

This lovely design can be displayed all winter long

Sunday, January 10, 2010

WIP Cmon Monde, Encore Une Pirouete

My friend and I ventured to a Cross stitch shop.  I happen to come across this chart and fell in love with it.  My daughter is just learning how to skate so I thought that it would be perfect.  I am doing the scarf part in Rainbow Gallery Whisper thread to give it some effect.  I might even add a silver metallic thread to the skates.
You can see my finish here: Encore une Pirouette 

These are the gorgeous colors.  I am also using Zweigart 28ct Lugana Metalic (3270/3809/55)
 Color: gold/mushroom.
 You can see it sparkle a little more in the picture below.


Friday, January 8, 2010

WIP - Enchanted Alphabet by Lavender Lace

I have been working on this patterns for a couple of years now and last night I decided to dig it out and try and do a letter a day (at the least) I am hoping to finish this by the end of the year...hoping lol
The color change in the letters are so beautiful and so is the font.



Monday, January 4, 2010

Tiny Tidings V - Wish Upon a Flake

This adorable design is found in the Tiny Tidings V chart pack. At first sight it doesn't look all that fantastic.  As you start to stitch it the colors really come through.

 The words "wish upon a " are stitched over 1 thread

Instead of stitching the flakes I am using Glass beads #00161
and there is the word Flake.  now just to stitch the beads.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Santas Buddies - Angel Stitching JCS09

How adorable is that?  My daughter begged me to stitch it for her.  I had stitched before Christmas, but I only got the time to finish it now.  She wants it to hang in her room

Friday, January 1, 2010

A new Post was added

Just finished adding My Mail Art collection.  To see them all please follow the link below:

Lady Scarlet's Secret Garden by Just Nan

When Just Nan first released this Limited Edition beauty I knew I had to get one.  The Ladybug is beautifully crafted and I love the idea of the opening on her back.  One side is the Pincushion and  the other is a needle book.  The design was so detailed and fun to do.