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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

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,
(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!


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


   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


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

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,

(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: