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Monday, 25 September 2017

Santa's Bed

Well hello!

I really had to stretch the theme this month!

No Santa in ABC Christmas by LizzieKate but Santa's hat appears on this sweet little bed so I am going with it.

Here is the whole project.

Happy Stitching!


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher- 9th Day of Christmas

                9 LADIES DANCING
                      Design by Margaret Sherry

     Our August contestant is our own Miss Piglet representing 9 Ladies dancing. Isn't she a beauty!  She shows such poise in her tutu and toe shoes. The flowers on her head show her elegant movement so wonderfully!


     Changing charted colors, and using coordinating outline color is starting to come easier.  The first thing that I changed was her skin tones, beautiful Terra Cottas.  Then as I was stitching her first toe shoe the contrast between the White and Baby Blue used was so striking that it just looking odd to me. So I looked through my stash, and I came up with Ultra Light Baby Blue. It looks a bit like shading, with just a hint of blue. 
     Next up were the flowers. There is already a lot of white, and I didn't really think that it needed more. So I traded the white for pink, and the pink for lavender. I also put in French knots to make the blossoms stand out. As I stitched I discovered so many mistakes. Some I frogged, and others I just worked in.
      I outlined the Very Light Cranberry in her skirt with Medium Cranberry, and the Cranberry in the letter with Very Dark Rose. The Ultra Very Light Antique Blue in her leotard is outlined with Dark Baby Blue. The Ultra Very Light Baby Blue, and White in her toe shoes with Very Dark Baby Blue. The French knots used for her eyes are also Very Dark Baby Blue.  Her head, arms, snout, and ears are outlined in Very Dark Terra Cotta.  With French knots of the same color in her snout.
      I chose Garnet for my lettering as it blends well with the overall feel. 

     I hope that you enjoy her as much as I have. I also hope that your stitching days are easy and the frogs stay far away. Unless of course they show up in time to change up a color like mine did for me. 

                X  - Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher

Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher - August 8th Day of Christmas

                        8 MAIDS-A-MILKING

                                      Designed by Margaret Sherry

     Our next pretty lady is Miss 8 Maids-a-milking.  She can sing, dance, and balance a nice glass of milk at the same time!  She is such a pretty heifer.


     A few thread colors were changed, but I think that she stitched up beautifully! 

                                       Up next is 9 Ladies Dancing

        -Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

September 2017

Thank you for your nice comments in August!
My post in September:

I wish you beautiful autumn days and the joy of cross stitch!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

I'm W-A-Y Behind!

And doesn't that sound familiar? My last post was for June, so this will be a short catch up.

July is done

and August just needs the back stitching so I hope to post him soon and hopefully have September done by month end. Wish me luck!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Mary's September Santa

Here is my Santa for September! It is the 2001 Prairie Schooler Santa, stitched on "clay" linen with the suggested DMC. I love that it has the Partridge in the Pear Tree which is one of my favorite themes. I am not finishing this one myself so I am just sharing the finished stitching. Thanks for your nice comments on my previous entries!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

12 Days of Christmas - Day 8

12 Days of Christmas - Plum Street Samplers
Free design - link to the Plum Street Samplers "Grand Finale" blog post is here

12 Days of Christmas - Plum Street Samplers
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan "Gold Digger" - Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: Jodryi Designs (Wuthering Heights, Sense & Sensibility, The Olde Curiousity Shoppe, Midnight Hour)

Almost on target.... I finished Day 8 last night so thought I best get on here and blog about it now otherwise you won't see it for months!!!

So here you go - 8 Maids a Milking....

Next Sunday I will continue on with Day 9 which is another "big" block of stitching.. 9 Ladies Dancing!

So til next time, happy Christmas Stitching
Hugs x