Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cross Stitching Time...

Holidays equals cross stitch time!!! I am having fun relaxing at the parent's home being waited on by Mum and crop stitching when the kids are not needing me.

The Shepherd's Bush Christmas stocking was first up today. I have now defined the outline of the king's lower half. This is stitched on 18ct linen.

Next up was The Bothy Threads Cut Thru Castle. I have now stitched the second page and onto the third. The third page is a Wizards Den which should be magic to stitch.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

More Cross Stitching on the Castle...

The flag is flying on the Bothy Threads Cut Thru' castle. I have nearly finished the second page with only back stitching needed. It is stitching up really quickly!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pre-Christmas Cross Stitching and Video!

Remember on my last post (here) I promised I would tell you about a new stitch I have started. Well here it is! 

My husband is the only family member without a Shepherd's Bush cross stitched Christmas stocking so I have started one. 

I have chosen a King/Wise man.  The colours are rich burgundy, greens, and golds adorned with delightful charms that include a sun, crown, whale, fish and beads.

I have just uploaded a Pre-Christmas video on YouTube you can view on the link below:
During the filming of this video Three Year Old Tom had lots of fun playing with his Shepherd's Bush Christmas stocking.
You can buy a similar pattern from this link here. I have stitched this one and love it!
Enjoy your weekend. I hope you have a happy one!
                                                                           Jan x

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Castle update...

This is a quick update before school pick-up.  I am completely neglecting housework to do this post! I am a member of two (one here and one here) Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Monday SALs which is a motivating way to keep with a project.

I am stitching on my second page which is above the first page I stitched. You can see the before photo here. It is the castle keep. I am loving having the exterior of the castle now in view.

Ssshhh... don't  tell anyone but I haven't started a new cross stitch which will be revealed in the next day or two. Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by my garden...
                                               Jan x

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Weekly Cross Stitch Round Up with Video...

Hello Happy Readers,

How's your weekend treating you? I hope it is filled with lots of happy moments and time for you.

My hubby and I have been working happily in the garden this weekend. Now that it is Spring there is lots of weeding and mulching to be done. Being in the sun again has been good for our souls.

I have been making steady progress on three projects over the last week. So here are some piccies and a video link.

Shores of Hawk Run Hollow Block 1 is slowly growing. Since my last post here, I have added more rocks.  I am about 2/3 of the way through this block. 

I have finished one page of the Bothy Threads Cut Thru' castle and started backstitching.  I have also started another page which sits above the King's Chamber and shows the wall outline of the castle.  My heart does a happy dance whenever I stitch this. The pictures are just so fab, colourful and cute.

Last but not least, I have stitched more leaves on The Prairie Schooler Alphabet, L is for Leaves.  I am in total love with the stag!

Thanks for walking through my flower garden...

                                                                          Jan x

Friday, September 13, 2013

Christmas cross stitch ornament update...

My Christmas in June cross stitch fest has now become Christmas in September as I continue to plug away at this Little House Needlworks ornament, "Bringing Home the Tree". You can see my last post about it here.

I am stitching it on a 40ct linen and using specialty threads. It is slow progress despite the ornament's seemingly small size. This is my first Christmas ornie and I am surprised at how many hours it has taken me to stitch. I really need to stitch her head by the way as it bugs me seeing her headless in the photo.

Hopefully I will finish it before Christmas!!!

Have a stitchy weekend...
                              Jan x

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bothy Thread Cut Thru Monday SAL...

I have made fabulous progress over the last week with my Bothy Threads Cut Thru' castle.  A big thanks to Linda for hosting this SAL!!!

As you can see I have stitched below the King's chamber and the Dragon's Den is forming including the Green and Red Dragon himself! What a fun picture is developing.  This first page of the pattern is almost finished. Due to your advice dear readers, I will attempt to backstitch as I go, hence I will backstitch this page once I have finished the cross stitch.

If you happened to miss my YouTube video from 10 days ago about my collection of Bothy Thread kits click on the link below:
Have fabulous weekend! I am off to sunny and warm Sydney escaping the Spring cool of Tassie. Not much stitching will be had. I will have a lovely time with my husband who is attending a special awards ceremony to acknowledge the completion of specialist doctor training in obstetrics and gynaecology. Much work and sacrifice has been had to complete it over the last 7 years.
                                                                                                                                 Jan x

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Noah's Ark cross stitch Promises Kept WIP...

Hello everyone,
I have progressed nicely with the Noah's Ark cross stitch project since the last post, especially on the rainbow.  It stitches up quite fast being half cross stitches. I will work on it more tonight. I just have a small amount of stitching left to do on the top part of the sampler; the rainbow, the words ("two by two they came") and the doves.  Then I can finish stitching on the lower deck.
Click on the link below and you can view video about my Noah's Ark cross stitch on my YouTube Channel thread garden:
With spring in the air thank you for walking through my Aussie garden...
Notes:  Noah's Ark is called "Promises Kept" and produced as a kit version by Dimensions The Gold Collection.  It is stitched on 18ct Aida.