Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Finally... Some Finishes!

Where did that week go? I can hardly believe it was a week ago that I shared some of the Americana projects I was working on and it's taken me this long to get them together to post about!

Oh well, I'm sure we've all been there, done that, and still doing all of the things that are just part of everyday life.

My favorite is this wool felt penny rug from a Country Stitches pattern - I love it! Though I must put my hand up and confess that it's not quite finished as I still have to sewn on the pennies around the edge.
This is the other end of the mat~ (can you just see the little apples in the trees?) The sheep are better in real life too - all woolly french knots!

This was a beautiful 1776 cross stitch freebie from the Sampler Girl's blog - it's small but lovely to make.

Here are a couple of matching birds I made up myself ~
And lastly for now here's Liberty and Crow made into a pillow and stained!

I will be listing some of these on my blog The Primitive Shelf later if any one is interested in some Americana bits and pieces for their home!

Thanks again for your visit and hope to be back soon!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Working away this Wednesday!

Hi friends!

Is it just me or is it the season? I mean I'm going round in circles!!! I feel like the bees flitting around the flowers in my garden only I'm flitting from one project to another!

I'm so full of ideas and rarin' to do this one, then that one - so much so I'm working on at least six different things! Spring fever I think!! I need to settle down! lol! It's also getting to the red white and blue season and guess what? Yes most of the things I'm doing involve those colors and stars and stripes!!

There's some cross stitchin' going on ~

Some make-do's
And other stitchin' projects for summer!

I've even got a painting makeover on the go as well! That means My projects are taking over the dining room, kitchen, study and I'm sitting in our living room stitching too!
Well I've certainly enough on my plate and lots to get on with, so (Mental note to self) I must try to get a few finishes to share!!!!

Thanks for your visit and don't forget to say 'hello'!

Hope everyone has a fun week!

Monday, 9 May 2011

May Freebie Cross stitch chart for you!

Hello again! After a lovely Easter break with the kids enjoying the best weather we've known at this time of the year, it's about time I posted something new - not that I've been doing much with my needle and thread, apart from this new cross stitch pattern I've designed and thought I'd share with anyone who'd like to stitch it!

Bluebells are one of my favourite Spring flowers and always remind me of our old home in the country when I'd gather bouquets of bluebells for my mother.
Close to where we live now is a great wooded glen and it's filled with bluebells at the moment so I had to go and gather some for myself - their color is amazing and each flower is so delicate.
So I had to stitch something and here it is for you to enjoy!

I used 32 ct linen and 2 strands of DMC floss 161 for the bluebells - it's a perfect match for them!

I just put mine in a frame alongside the vase of bluebells -
You are most welcome to use this but I'd appreciate it if you give credit to me as the designer and I'd really love to see your finished pieces if you'd be so good as to share them with me!

I hope to get back in to the swing of blogging and crafting again soon - so all being well I'll be back soon!

Best wishes