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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Lili's June Ornament: Christmas Words/Phrases

Hello!

I did not use the usual wishes phrases for Christmas time, my choice ... small words...
 (maybe a cliché...)
Anyway, this is my choice for June ornament.

Design: Midsummer Night Designs - Christmas Angel
(JCS 2007 Special Christmas Issue)
Fabric/Threads: 35 count Sand Linen/ DMC

Thanks for your kind comments on my last ornament!

Love, Joy and Peace to you all!

...and a lot of stitching time... ;)
See you soon.

Happy stitching,
Lili

(my blog: Stitching Basket)

Saturday, 17 June 2017

June - 6th Day of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas
 by
 Margaret Sherry 

       Our next beautiful lady is the 6th Day of Christmas, representing 6 Geese - a - laying.  Isn't she lovely!  I adore the color used, they are some of my favorite.  With shades of Lavender, Violet, Blue Green, and Green Blue.  She also has shades of Antique Blue, Pumkin, and Copper.  Along with her gorgeous White.  




   I've been feeling better.  Years ago I tried Naproxin for my migraine like my Doctor suggested.  Boy was that a joke.   I wasn't sure that it would help with my Fibromyalgia.  After a lot of reading, I gave it another try.  It has helped a lot!  It may take a couple of hours to feel well enough to start moving, but it has been worth it.  I was able to stitch this little lady up quickly.

As my usual, I change some charted color. 
    I used a Very Dark Lavender for the number,.  With Very Dark Violet to outline it, and to stitch my letters.  They came out so well that I really feel a need to change the outline, and lettering color on my 5 Gold Rings. It needs to be darker.
     I used White, and Ultra Light Antique Blue to stitch my goose. Very Dark Turquoise was used to make her lovely outline.
     Pale Pumkin, and Medium Light Topaz were used in the bill and feet.  Copper was used to outline them, making these stand out.
 Medium Aquamarine, and Light Seagreen were used for her colorful eggs.  Outlined in Very Dark Blue Green really made these pop.  Aren't they gorgeous!


I am excited about next months Lady.  I have no idea what changes will be made, but she will be a beauty.  

X     - Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher 


Thursday, 15 June 2017

June 2017

Girls, thank you for the nice words in the May contribution!
You made me happy :-)
Today I finished the June role and I really like it. I hope she will like you too:





Now I will take a rest from Christmas and then I will put in a new assignment :-)
I wish you joy from xxxxxxx!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Rita's June 6 Geese A-Layin'

I've been model stitching lately but took a few breaks from the model to stitch my June block.  Appropriately, the other night I took it down to sit by our lake where we have geese to finish this block.  We used to have a pair of Canadian geese.  Sadly a year or so ago one of the pair died but this year the remaining Canadian goose mated with a brown goose and there were 3 eggs.  2 hatched but some animal killed one of the babies.  The surviving baby has now grown almost as big as its mama.  They are so fun to watch swimming together on the lake!



June - Christmas Words/Phrases

Hello everyone!

I have finished my Christmas word for this month.  I thought it fit because what other time of the year do you say "Candy Cane"?


And here is the whole project.  I could not get my helper here to leave me alone while I took the picture.  He is lucky he is cute!


Thank you all so much for all the kind comments you leave me on my posts!

Happy Stitching!

Khristine

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

April and May done... June won't be far behind!

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)

Well best laid plans to come back and post in May went right out the window!  I did however get Day 4 and Day 5 finished in May and I have now started Day 6.
I decided to add a bit of gold highlight on the gold rings on Day 5 by doing a half stitch over the top of the full cross stitch in gold petite treasure braid.  The picture doesn't show it up though.

See you again soon (I hope!), til then happy stitching! 😄
Hugs xx

Saturday, 10 June 2017

May Finish - 5th Day of Christmas By Margaret Sherry

  
                                                             


                                                               5 Gold Rings


    It's been a long month. I put aside my rotation to stitch a special gift for a grieving stitchy friend. Then as I was starting my 5 Gold Rings project, my health got in the way once again. I kept this project where I could see it. I knew when that stitching itch hit me that my bad fibromialgia flare was almost over. 
    Finding a way to stitch inspite the obstacles life throws at me feels good. This particular small felt really good. I used the coloring of one of my favorite cats as an inspiration.  
             

                 Here is my version of the 5th Day of Christmas by Margaret Sherry.
                                                     
                                                                
   


Here is a picture of Margaret Sherry's version that I pulled from the web.





See you soon with Junes 6th Day of Christmas.

- Renee'  (Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher)
XX                                                        

June's Geese


Managed to get in some nice stitching time and Dragonlet #6 was done.


I have to figure out how to make the sparkle show up in the pictures. The fabric sparkles and so does the egg shell.

Here is the whole piece at the moment.



Serendipitous Jo's June's Six Geese-a-Laying

This month's block is just the one Goose-a-laying which is quite a relief!  Six geese would be a lot to stitch.


I did my usual method of stitching the main part of the picture with two strands and then the background with just one.  So on here the green and blue is only one strand which gives it a more delicate look.  I started doing this on the Partridge block as it was so densely stitched.  Using one strand makes the main part stand out more.

Here is where I was last month:



 Since then I have completed all the metallic around the border, started the left hand vines and added some more stitches to the left hand Herald Angel.  I do a little bit on her each month.


Saturday, 3 June 2017

May 2017

I still have May, although it is already June :-)
I apologize for the delay!
But it is worth it. I have Sleighs and Reindeer too :-)





Thank you for your friendship!
Merry xxxx in June!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

May's Rings


And I made it before the month ended!

Here is Dragonlet #5, sleepy wee fellow.


Sorry it's so blurry - it looked in focus when I snapped it. And here is the overall design.


I think I may get my tree shape after all. After I finish #6 and when I move the hoop I'll take another overall shot and see what's what.

Friday, 26 May 2017

It's May

Five Golden Rings.  Here we are posted on time for the month of May.  Posted too a picture of my progress on this piece and a reminder of the completed project.  Each day I stitch become my favorite so far.  Something special about Christmas Stitching.










Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Faith's May Ornament

I have finished this cute little kitty!

Day 5
Five Gold Rings
Margaret Sherry's series the
Twelve Days of Christmas
He looks just a bit
frantic inside that ring!!

Thanks for looking and for the kind
comments left on my previous posts!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

I'm all caught up!

Hello friends!

I have managed to catch up.

Here is my May "ornament".  Isn't he a sweet little reindeer?


Feels good to be caught up again!

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Lili's May Ornament: Sleighs/Reindeer

Hello!
This is my choice for May ornament, a lovely reindeer.

Design: New York Dreamer – White Christmas
The pattern is from the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Special Christmas Issue 2015

Fabric/Threads: 40 count lune argentée linen / DMC floss.

 Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last ornie post!
See you next month!
Happy stitching,
Lili
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(my blog: Stitching Basket)





Wednesday, 17 May 2017

April - Snowy Scenes

Hello everyone!

I have finished another month!  I should be all caught up by the end of this month.

So for my "Snowy Scene" I chose to stitch "Quiet" which has a sweet little house on a snow covered hill.


And here is the picture I promised with the whole design.  It has been fun jumping all over to stitch each months theme.  


I will hopefully be back soon with my May "ornament" :)

Happy Stitching!

Khristine

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Rita's May....5 Gold Rings

(Yes, I've been singing while stitching this one.)

I'm busy model stitching lately but took some time out to stitch this.

Now back to the "salt mines".  ;-)


Friday, 12 May 2017

May - 5 Gold Rings by Margaret Sherry

     THE 5TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS  /  5 GOLD RINGS


   I'm a little late starting this one, but it will be easy to finish.
   My husband really wanted wanted me to make the kitty orange like our sweet kitten. But he wanted me to do it in shades of Pumpkin. Not a chance! I'm using shades of Copper, with a Dark Red Copper as my outlining color.



  I shouldn't have been surprised.  My hair color had shades of Copper and Mahogany when we met. I'm a bit whiter now. LOL! 

- Renee' (Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher)



Thursday, 11 May 2017

March - Tinsel/Christmas Lights

Hello to you all!

I am slowly but surely catching up!

Here is my March "ornie" which is from the bigger design of  ABC Christmas by LizzieKate.  I willl try to remember next month to take a picture of the whole project so far.


As always I am in awe of all everyone's beautiful stitching!  I am in great company here :)

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Serendipitous Jo's May's FIVE GOOOOOOOLLLLLLLD RINGS

Own up, who else sang this line like that?

I am stitching Joan Elliott's 12 Days of Christmas for the blog this year and have reached everyone's favourite day, sung with gusto by school children everywhere.

The gaps will be filled with beads at the end

Here is where the design was last month:


and here's where I am now:


As well as Day 5 I have completed the top border, just for a break from the metallic!  Now I am working down the left hand side with the metallic thread again.  I'll stitch the vines in that side then do more metallic on the right and so on.

I also added yellow and green the Herald Angel on the left.  The plan is to do a little bit of her each month too.


Saturday, 6 May 2017

April - I'm Late


I'm late, but I did get my 4th Day done.


And as you can see, a few stitches of 5th Day as well.

Here's how the whole project looks at the moment. The fabric colour in the pictures is terrible - it's really a lovely opalescent green.


The row I'm on will have 4, 5 and 6, then I'll drop down and put 7 - 10, then drop again and centre 11 and 12. Hopefully it will have something like a Christmas tree shape when I'm done.

I also want to say I'm sorry I seem to have disappeared from the blogging world, but I'm dealing with a number of health issues and my energy levels are very low. Hopefully I will be back soon.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Lili's April Ornament: Snowy Scenes

Hello!
So sorry for being late, but here is my April ornament:

Design: Dames of the Needle - Winter Friends
(from the JCS Magazine Special Christmas Issue 2015)
Fabric/Threads: 40 count Lune Argentée linen/DMC floss

See you soon!
Happy stitching,
Lili

(thank you very much for all your kind comments on my last ornie)

Inaugural Kitten Stitching Christmas in July Exchange_2017

Hello my lovely Santa's Elves, 

As you all love Christmas stitching as much as I do, I thought that you might be interested in taking part in the Christmas in July Exchange which I am hosting on my personal blog, Kitten Stitching


You can join in the fun by clicking on the picture below.




hugs,  Kaye

P.S. Feel free to add the badge above to the sidebar of your blog, if you wish.
P.P.S. May the Fourth Be With You.


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Rita's April...4 Calling Birds

Sorry to be late to the party for April.  The ornament was actually stitched ahead of time but I've been traveling again and then playing  catch-up at home when I returned.  (Now I have a stupid cold!)  Without further ado, here's my ornament for April:


Sunday, 30 April 2017

April - Snowy Scenes


11 count fabric Dohler originally white dyed by me with fabric grey paint

Whimsical Penguin And Cardinal Cross Stitch
by Plum Pudding NeedleArt
 🎄 🎅

April 2017

Thank you for my nice words for my previous post!

My April Post - Snowy scenery:


It's from Pinterest.

I wish you joy from the stitch cross!

Daniela

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Mary's Snowy Scene

Here's my April Snowy Scene! It is "First Snow," a freebie from The Drawn Thread (available on their website). I stitched it on 32 ct. Smokey Pearl using various threads in my stash-most importantly Sable by GAST for the tree and Forest Glade also GAST for the pine needles. (I wish the color of the linen showed up better in the photo-it is a gray blue-very good for the design I think). Thanks for all your comments on my previous posts! I really appreciate it!

Friday, 28 April 2017

It's April

Four Calling Birds




I am really starting to enjoy stitching this.  I can't believe in all the years I have been stitching I have never stitched a project about the Twelve Days of Christmas.