Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Update 8th December 2015

Hi Blogger Friends,

I have had a really good stitching week. Below is what I have finished, made progress on and started !! :-)

In last week's blog post you saw the stitching finishes for the two fairy cards and below is what they looked like before posting them.They were a freebie kit designed by Lucie Heaton.

I also completed my Mum's Christmas card which is a Joan Elliott Design from Cross Stitch Crazy Christmas booklet 2014
And drum roll -  after 95.5 hrs over 34 stitching days Snowshoe is now finished. I really loved stitching this project. Kit by DMC designed by the very talented Jayne Netley Mayhew

Last week saw my start on my December Pin Cushion and below are day one's progress and after a week
I am really pleased with what I have achieved as my aim was to get the central green section completed and I have easily done that.

Once I completed working on Snowshoe I  returned to working on Twas the Night in the evenings. This design is by Sue Hillis and I love it. Now because I was finding the border a little tricky, it is quite fiddly with lots of colour changes I decided to complete the lettering and then return to border at the end. So below is my last update photo with my current progress beneath
So you can see the poem itself is complete and I am hopeful that by this time next week this project will also be complete.

I have also made progress on a Christmas card which I had not posted before but was working on. Another freebie cover kit these are designed by Margaret Sherry.
So just the back stitching to go and I have not decided yet if I am going to make up into cards or ornaments. If I get the other two done they will probably be given to my Husband and children.


I have made a start on my Husband's 50th Birthday card but won't be able to post any photos until after the 3rd January as my husband does read my blog posts, but lets say progress is being made if albeit slowly.

Because I am currently stitching really what I want no proper rotation in place until the New Year, just trying to get a few things completed, this next start was just calling me. So I have had this project in my stash for a couple of years and so I had a piece of 25ct Lugana going spare (I think I had purchased it for a HAED), the design is True Love by Blackwork Journey. Below is what it should look like and my progress after two days.
Really enjoying spending a little time each day on this and I am loving my new hoop it keeps the fabric lovely and tight. I will definitely be getting the smaller ones by this manufacturer.

Finally I had one kit that I ordered a few weeks back arrive. This is Janlynn Winter Sampler. I will get the others in this series at some stage.
and I found a clear glass Christmas bauble in Sainsburys with Merry Christmas 2015 written on it so decided to empty my ORT jar into it. I am really pleased with the result.
So that's it for this week.

Until next time,
take care and Happy Stitching




  1. Congrats on your beautiful finishes. Love the Night Before Christmas design, have been trying to decide if I would like to place this on my wishlist. Thank you for sharing

  2. Awesome update Lisa. All of your stitching is gorgeous. Congrats on the finishes.



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