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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Faith's July Ornament

Here is a Diva Swan...

Obviously she doesn't want to mess up her hair while she is swimming around! She did pick out the cutest swim cap though 😉

Day 7
Seven Swans A Swimming
Margaret Sherry's series the
Twelve Days of Christmas

and I guess she has the life preserver "just in case" she forgets how to swim!

Thanks for looking and for the kind
comments left on my previous posts!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Mary's July Christmas Kitty

Here is my July ornament: Cat in the Box from Mill Hill!
I just love Mill Hill ornaments, and I like this one especially because my cat Kiwi is an orange tabby.

I have really been enjoying this group this year and am also thrilled I will have a bunch of new ornaments for my tree! Thanks for your kind comments!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Serendipitous Jo's July's Seven Swans-a-Swimming

I'm over half-way with the 12 Days of Christmas design now and I'm making great progress on the header and border too.  I am sure I can finish this design this year which would be awesome!

July is for Swans, just one again:


Here's where I was last month:


And here's where I am now, you can see I stitched nearly all the left hand border and did a good part of the left hand angel too:


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Rita's July 7 Swans A-Swimming


I must admit that I was a glad to be done stitching all that white...especially when the lighting was less than perfect.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Faith's June Ornament

Just a couple of days late...

Day 6
Six Geese-A-Laying
Margaret Sherry's series the
Twelve Days of Christmas
I am not sure if he is anxiously waiting for
the other eggs to hatch or if he is dreading it!

Thanks for looking and for all the
comments left on my previous posts!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Christmas Words/Phrases

Christmas is Love, Lizzie*Kate free chart

11 count fabric Dohler white

Anchor Cotton Thread Colour Code 46 red
Anchor Cotton Thread Colour Code 246 green

🎄


Thursday, 29 June 2017

Gwen: June Ornament

Hands on Design
12 Days

I've started stitiching again and finished this ornament. I still need to do the back stitching, which I hope to complete this weekend.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Mary's Noel for June

Here's my "words" ornament, Noel by Sandra Longan of Log Cabin Needleworks. It was a freebie on Sandy's blog. She has another one called Merry Christmas that is equally nice. I changed the colors, using Dried Thyme and Cranberry from Gentle Arts and put little red beads on for the berries. I think the fabric is 28 ct platinum.





This is such a versatile and quick stitch, I can see it looking beautiful with so many other colors! I will definitely be making this one again!

Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my previous entries! I did skip May but my July is already to post as soon as we turn the calendar page! :) If you want to see it early, check out my blog!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Lili's June Ornament: Christmas Words/Phrases

Hello!

I did not use the usual wishes phrases for Christmas time, my choice ... small words...
 (maybe a cliché...)
Anyway, this is my choice for June ornament.

Design: Midsummer Night Designs - Christmas Angel
(JCS 2007 Special Christmas Issue)
Fabric/Threads: 35 count Sand Linen/ DMC

Thanks for your kind comments on my last ornament!

Love, Joy and Peace to you all!

...and a lot of stitching time... ;)
See you soon.

Happy stitching,
Lili

(my blog: Stitching Basket)

Saturday, 17 June 2017

June - 6th Day of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas
 by
 Margaret Sherry 

       Our next beautiful lady is the 6th Day of Christmas, representing 6 Geese - a - laying.  Isn't she lovely!  I adore the color used, they are some of my favorite.  With shades of Lavender, Violet, Blue Green, and Green Blue.  She also has shades of Antique Blue, Pumkin, and Copper.  Along with her gorgeous White.  




   I've been feeling better.  Years ago I tried Naproxin for my migraine like my Doctor suggested.  Boy was that a joke.   I wasn't sure that it would help with my Fibromyalgia.  After a lot of reading, I gave it another try.  It has helped a lot!  It may take a couple of hours to feel well enough to start moving, but it has been worth it.  I was able to stitch this little lady up quickly.

As my usual, I change some charted color. 
    I used a Very Dark Lavender for the number,.  With Very Dark Violet to outline it, and to stitch my letters.  They came out so well that I really feel a need to change the outline, and lettering color on my 5 Gold Rings. It needs to be darker.
     I used White, and Ultra Light Antique Blue to stitch my goose. Very Dark Turquoise was used to make her lovely outline.
     Pale Pumkin, and Medium Light Topaz were used in the bill and feet.  Copper was used to outline them, making these stand out.
 Medium Aquamarine, and Light Seagreen were used for her colorful eggs.  Outlined in Very Dark Blue Green really made these pop.  Aren't they gorgeous!


I am excited about next months Lady.  I have no idea what changes will be made, but she will be a beauty.  

X     - Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher 


Thursday, 15 June 2017

June 2017

Girls, thank you for the nice words in the May contribution!
You made me happy :-)
Today I finished the June role and I really like it. I hope she will like you too:





Now I will take a rest from Christmas and then I will put in a new assignment :-)
I wish you joy from xxxxxxx!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Rita's June 6 Geese A-Layin'

I've been model stitching lately but took a few breaks from the model to stitch my June block.  Appropriately, the other night I took it down to sit by our lake where we have geese to finish this block.  We used to have a pair of Canadian geese.  Sadly a year or so ago one of the pair died but this year the remaining Canadian goose mated with a brown goose and there were 3 eggs.  2 hatched but some animal killed one of the babies.  The surviving baby has now grown almost as big as its mama.  They are so fun to watch swimming together on the lake!



June - Christmas Words/Phrases

Hello everyone!

I have finished my Christmas word for this month.  I thought it fit because what other time of the year do you say "Candy Cane"?


And here is the whole project.  I could not get my helper here to leave me alone while I took the picture.  He is lucky he is cute!


Thank you all so much for all the kind comments you leave me on my posts!

Happy Stitching!

Khristine

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

April and May done... June won't be far behind!

12 Days of Christmas - Plum Street Samplers
Free design - link to the Plum Street Samplers "Grand Finale" blog post is here

12 Days of Christmas - Plum Street Samplers
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan "Gold Digger" - Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: Jodryi Designs (Wuthering Heights, Sense & Sensibility, The Olde Curiousity Shoppe, Midnight Hour)

Well best laid plans to come back and post in May went right out the window!  I did however get Day 4 and Day 5 finished in May and I have now started Day 6.
I decided to add a bit of gold highlight on the gold rings on Day 5 by doing a half stitch over the top of the full cross stitch in gold petite treasure braid.  The picture doesn't show it up though.

See you again soon (I hope!), til then happy stitching! 😄
Hugs xx

Saturday, 10 June 2017

May Finish - 5th Day of Christmas By Margaret Sherry

  
                                                             


                                                               5 Gold Rings


    It's been a long month. I put aside my rotation to stitch a special gift for a grieving stitchy friend. Then as I was starting my 5 Gold Rings project, my health got in the way once again. I kept this project where I could see it. I knew when that stitching itch hit me that my bad fibromialgia flare was almost over. 
    Finding a way to stitch inspite the obstacles life throws at me feels good. This particular small felt really good. I used the coloring of one of my favorite cats as an inspiration.  
             

                 Here is my version of the 5th Day of Christmas by Margaret Sherry.
                                                     
                                                                
   


Here is a picture of Margaret Sherry's version that I pulled from the web.





See you soon with Junes 6th Day of Christmas.

- Renee'  (Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher)
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June's Geese


Managed to get in some nice stitching time and Dragonlet #6 was done.


I have to figure out how to make the sparkle show up in the pictures. The fabric sparkles and so does the egg shell.

Here is the whole piece at the moment.



Serendipitous Jo's June's Six Geese-a-Laying

This month's block is just the one Goose-a-laying which is quite a relief!  Six geese would be a lot to stitch.


I did my usual method of stitching the main part of the picture with two strands and then the background with just one.  So on here the green and blue is only one strand which gives it a more delicate look.  I started doing this on the Partridge block as it was so densely stitched.  Using one strand makes the main part stand out more.

Here is where I was last month:



 Since then I have completed all the metallic around the border, started the left hand vines and added some more stitches to the left hand Herald Angel.  I do a little bit on her each month.


Saturday, 3 June 2017

May 2017

I still have May, although it is already June :-)
I apologize for the delay!
But it is worth it. I have Sleighs and Reindeer too :-)





Thank you for your friendship!
Merry xxxx in June!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

May's Rings


And I made it before the month ended!

Here is Dragonlet #5, sleepy wee fellow.


Sorry it's so blurry - it looked in focus when I snapped it. And here is the overall design.


I think I may get my tree shape after all. After I finish #6 and when I move the hoop I'll take another overall shot and see what's what.

Friday, 26 May 2017

It's May

Five Golden Rings.  Here we are posted on time for the month of May.  Posted too a picture of my progress on this piece and a reminder of the completed project.  Each day I stitch become my favorite so far.  Something special about Christmas Stitching.










Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Faith's May Ornament

I have finished this cute little kitty!

Day 5
Five Gold Rings
Margaret Sherry's series the
Twelve Days of Christmas
He looks just a bit
frantic inside that ring!!

Thanks for looking and for the kind
comments left on my previous posts!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

I'm all caught up!

Hello friends!

I have managed to catch up.

Here is my May "ornament".  Isn't he a sweet little reindeer?


Feels good to be caught up again!

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Lili's May Ornament: Sleighs/Reindeer

Hello!
This is my choice for May ornament, a lovely reindeer.

Design: New York Dreamer – White Christmas
The pattern is from the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Special Christmas Issue 2015

Fabric/Threads: 40 count lune argentée linen / DMC floss.

 Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last ornie post!
See you next month!
Happy stitching,
Lili
 ------------------------------------
(my blog: Stitching Basket)





Wednesday, 17 May 2017

April - Snowy Scenes

Hello everyone!

I have finished another month!  I should be all caught up by the end of this month.

So for my "Snowy Scene" I chose to stitch "Quiet" which has a sweet little house on a snow covered hill.


And here is the picture I promised with the whole design.  It has been fun jumping all over to stitch each months theme.  


I will hopefully be back soon with my May "ornament" :)

Happy Stitching!

Khristine

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Rita's May....5 Gold Rings

(Yes, I've been singing while stitching this one.)

I'm busy model stitching lately but took some time out to stitch this.

Now back to the "salt mines".  ;-)


Friday, 12 May 2017

May - 5 Gold Rings by Margaret Sherry

     THE 5TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS  /  5 GOLD RINGS


   I'm a little late starting this one, but it will be easy to finish.
   My husband really wanted wanted me to make the kitty orange like our sweet kitten. But he wanted me to do it in shades of Pumpkin. Not a chance! I'm using shades of Copper, with a Dark Red Copper as my outlining color.



  I shouldn't have been surprised.  My hair color had shades of Copper and Mahogany when we met. I'm a bit whiter now. LOL! 

- Renee' (Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher)



Thursday, 11 May 2017

March - Tinsel/Christmas Lights

Hello to you all!

I am slowly but surely catching up!

Here is my March "ornie" which is from the bigger design of  ABC Christmas by LizzieKate.  I willl try to remember next month to take a picture of the whole project so far.


As always I am in awe of all everyone's beautiful stitching!  I am in great company here :)

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Serendipitous Jo's May's FIVE GOOOOOOOLLLLLLLD RINGS

Own up, who else sang this line like that?

I am stitching Joan Elliott's 12 Days of Christmas for the blog this year and have reached everyone's favourite day, sung with gusto by school children everywhere.

The gaps will be filled with beads at the end

Here is where the design was last month:


and here's where I am now:


As well as Day 5 I have completed the top border, just for a break from the metallic!  Now I am working down the left hand side with the metallic thread again.  I'll stitch the vines in that side then do more metallic on the right and so on.

I also added yellow and green the Herald Angel on the left.  The plan is to do a little bit of her each month too.