Halloween season has started with pumpkins counted cross stitch pattern. Pumpkins can be used for Halloween tree decoration if you stitch them separately on plastic canvas, or as wall hanging, or for a cushion… there are really a lot of different possibilities to decorate your home for Halloween 🙂
Some update on 3D Cottage Sal, the first part – Cottage Front is ready. There are 2 pictures here. The first presents the Cottage Front without back stitch, the next one – completed piece. So you can compare, how back stitch brings stitching to life.
Today I’ve started a new project 3D Cottage SAL by Durene Jones pattern, I bougt on lakesideneedlecraft site. The house is crocheting on a plastic canvas, which I had at home, threads as always DMC. So far only one photo from the very beginning, soon I will show the first part – cottage front. Durene Jones is one of my favourite designer, so I expecting a lot of fun and joy stitching this house. This is the first 3 D project and I hope not the last one.
There are some more parts of the lakesideneedlecraft Sal by Durene Jones design : 9th and 10th. Now I am working on 11th part and I hope to complete it next week.
A few weeks ago Kate Worthington announced that together with dizainer Lucie Heaton organize free Sal, which they called Furry Tales – Medieval Fun. Every Friday the members of the group received a pattern and after 7 weeks I can show you the finished stitching. It was a pleasure to stitch these wonderful creatures in the Medieval style. Very funny and cheerful, no matter who they are – a King, a Quenn, a Princess, a Knight, a Wizard or a Jester – they evoke a smile on everyone’s face. Here are some pictures of the process. DMC threads, Iridescent Evenweave 32 count.
In spring I embroidered Taurus painting from the Zodiac Signs series as a birthday present for my friend. I bought the diagram in the Etsy shop at Satsuma. The pattern is very clear, colours are wonderful, I enjoy each cross. Probably the Taurus on a black canvas would look better, but I already have problems with my eyes, for this I sew on the white evenweave with DMC thread. This is the result.
This was my first attempt to place the embroidery in the hoop and I must say that I am very pleased with the result. I watched a lot of tutorials how to do it on youtube and here are a few more photos of the back of this embroidery. I used white fetr to hide the back side of embroidery (unfortunately, I haven’t got an ideal back side of my cross stitich).
At the beginning of this year Kate Worthington organized another Sal, to which I immediately joined. Firstly, for the fact that the author of the pattern is Durene Jones and secondly, I love cats. A pattern of each part comes ones a a month , so I embroidered already 8 parts. Cats are awesome, as cats are used to. There are a few photos of them.
Some progress on Irys Irida’s Gift by very talented Russian designer Anna Kuznietsowa https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=anna%20kuznetsova
Some progress on Irys by Anna Kuznietsova pattern.
8 pages from 15 are completed 🙂
I stitched a lot of Lucie Heaton www.lucieheaton.com mice, but this is one of my favourite.