Christmas · Cross-Stitch · Finished

Humbug Exchange

I participated in a humbug exchange and I received it in the mail a couple of weeks ago.  I figured it was about time that I took a picture and posted it.  Shiela chose a pattern from Faby Reilly Designs that has lavender and butterlfies on it.  It’s really pretty.   For a picture of the humbug I stitched for Sheila please follow the link to her blog.  I used a band from ‘Crimson Fire’ by Thea Dueck.

"Lavender Humbug" Sitched by: Shiela and Designed by: Faby Reilly
I like the desinger so much that I bought a pattern, stitched it and finished it within a week.
"Christmas Star" Faby Reilly
Christmas · Cross-Stitch · Just Cross Stitch · Uncategorized

Christmas Prep Time

I really got out of the habit of posting over the summer.  I’m busy making Christmas presents…nothing like procrastinating.  I should have done this early in the year rather than now.  Oh well.  I got the Christmas Just Cross Stitch magazine and found a few in there that I like.  I went through older magazines and found an old Just Cross Stitch pattern that I think my mother will love.  It is a set of 6 ornaments designed to give the impression of stained glass.  The colours are very vivid and Christmasy.  I’ve only got one done so far.  I am going to stitch them close together and frame the piece rather than make them into separate ornaments.  The black is DMC Light Effects and you can’t tell in the picture but it picks up the light and sparkles a little.

Just Cross Stitch, December 2005. "Stained Glass Ornaments" designed by Julia Lucas

I’ve finished two other ones so far.  At this point I’m just picking the ones I like and churning them out.  The patterns call for fancy fibres (like Weeks Dye Works) but the DMC conversions/options are also listed. 

Just Cross Stitch Christmas 2010 Issue, "French Country Star" designed by Jusy Whitman - JBW Designs
Just Cross Stitch, July/August 2010. "Mine!" designed by Michelle M. Lash - Brittercup Designs