I’ve put the needlebook together. Only thing I haven’t got done on it is the felt pages and the beads along the spine.
I bought the Snowdrop Collection from Faby Reilly, which consists of a Needlebook, Scissor Case and Biscornu.
The patterns call for 32ct antique white but the linen options are not great in my city (Halifax, NS) so I raided my stash and found this 32ct linen by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. I think the colour is Snowdrifts. The only thing I’m missing for finishing is the felt for the needlebook. I really like how the stitching looks on this linen.
In February 2013 I went down to Williamsburg, Virginia for a stitching retreat. I have had all of the stitching done for a while now but I hadn’t completed the finishing. I had the needle book done in 2014 but it was only this weekend that I finished the scissors case and the floss purse. I’ve never been great at mitred corners but I think these ones are pretty good.
I stitched this for my Mom close to 10 years ago but I never took pictures of it. I’d think about it and then the presents would cover it and I would forget. So this year I took a picture:). I don’t remember the name of the pattern. It was a kit that I got from Mary Maxim.
I have been working on Santa for a few years now. I am on the top half and have done most of his face.
Every year I get the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Collection magazine. There is always something inside that I stitch. So far I’ve finished stitching Stained Glass Mistletoe by Ink Circles.
I hadn’t been posting a lot lately but now I’m in the mood. I have been curious about Chicken Scratch Embroidery/Gingham Embroidery since I saw a mention of it on Mary Corbet’s site Needle n’ Thread. I got a kit to make a table cloth and am currently working on the centre portion of the fabric. The pattern uses double sided cross stitch. I love the shade of green…it makes me think of spring. Next I want to try the Christmas tree ornament.