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Saturday 30 September 2017

September - Santa

The Prairie Schooler, Book Nº 13
A Prairie Year: December

Faith's September Ornament

This cute dancing lady is finally finished! 

She literally took me the entire month to finish but she is DONE! 

Day 9
Nine Ladies Dancing
Designer - Margaret Sherry
She looks kinda cute in that
tutu and graceful on her feet!

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

Not Quite Caught Up

Well, I had hoped to have August and September done by this month end, but haven't quite made it. August is finished

and September is about half stitched. Maybe if I hustle for the rest of the day?

And I did it! Dragon 9 got finished with about 5 1/2 hours to spare. Terrible fabric colour - the picture of #8 is much better.

Hopefully Dragon 10 won't be such a last minute stitch.

Friday 29 September 2017

September: Santa - Lili

This is my choice for this month! 
What a lovely Santa!

Design: Mosey'N Me - The Once-A-Year-Visitor
(Just Cross Stitch Magazine Special Christmas Issue 2000)

Fabric/Threads: 40 count Natural Thieffry linen/DMC cotton floss and DMC metallic Light Gold

Happy stitching,

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Serendipitous Jo's September's Nine Ladies Dancing

This was a lovely block to stitch, just a few spaces to add beads at the end:

Here is where the whole piece was last month:

And here is where we are now:

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

Saturday 2 September 2017

August 2017

Girls, thank you for the nice words in the last post! They enjoyed me!

Here is my August post:

I'll finish and at Christmas I can enjoy a new tablecloth :-)
I wish you joy in the new cross stitch!