Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Completed Cross Stitch Pieces

 April has taken wings, it seems, and sadly, my cross stitch work was left unfinished for weeks.  I love the therapy of stitching all those tiny x's and seeing the design come together on the linen before my eyes.  However I find the task of finishing the completed design rather difficult.  I don't just want to make them all into pin keeps but the skill of making something else escapes my basic sewing ability.

Any tips gratefully received!

So this little pin keep is a free Mother's day chart from The little Stitcher.blogspot.com in her freebies section
Mine is stitched on 28ct antique white linen
I adore the colour scheme!

So lovely for a Mother's day gift!

The second finish is another free pattern from Busy Hands Crafts HERE

This time it is a sewing pouch for all those little notions and bits'n'bobs.  A really sweet idea!

 Stitched on 28ct antique white linen and attached to 32ct raw Belfast linen

A lovely spring design!

Wishing you a wonderful week and many thanks to all who visit.
Please let me know you dropped by!

Best wishes!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Five on Friday

Welcome back! Here are five more photos giving us a sample of life back in the simple past here in Ulster.

This is the Rectory and one of my favourite houses in the park. The Rector enjoyed a higher standard of living.

This is another bedroom with crib.  It really does look spartan.

A wonderful old slipper bath in front of the fire.  I'd definitely want to bathe first!

So many wonders to see in the corner shop!

Another very well recreated shop was the haberdashery.

Hope you enjoyed this very quick peep into the past!

Thanks for all your comments and don't forget to visit Amy at Love Made My Home for more Five on Friday.

Best wishes