Sunday, March 12, 2017

Heart ornament completed.  It will be a birthday gift.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Burnt Orange Heart

This was done  for a challenge on 123 Forum. I enjoyed stitching it and plan to make into hanging ornament. Pattern in UK magazine "Your Handmade Home" by Anne MacGregor

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Yet Another 2016 Finish

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Pattern by Anne Le Petit Croix.
Because we have moved house,  I have not had time to blog my finishes over the last couple of months.So catching up before 2017 gets too old. 

Another 2016 Finish

French Linen purse.  I stitched a flower and a heart on this purse which will be a gift

Final 2016 Finishes

One Day Challenge on 123 Message  Board.
  I made a quick ornament from Aussie magazine "Cross Stitch Gifts"  (2005 Copyright) and I used a hand dyed thread.

A Freebie design by Caroline Hofstede of Cosmic Handmade (Copyright 2008)  Using a Silkweavers  dyed fabric.
I really enjoyed these  final stitches of the year.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Old Needlework

Australian Wildflowers done by a great aunt.  Patterns date from 1930's and are by a Melbourne designer

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Jane Austen Says

I made this rope handled tray at a Bunnings Ladies Day workshop.  Tara Brown from Better Homes and Gardens was a guest,  showing us how to make them.
I decided that my cross stitch piece would make it into a nice decorative tray.
It is a pattern by "The Sampler Girl"