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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


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,

(my blog: Stitching Basket)

Saturday, 17 June 2017

June - 6th Day of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas
 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!


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)

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!