Thursday, April 28, 2011

Love you, Mum

I added this "Love you, Mum" from Britain's No 1 Cross Stitcher, Issue # 237 on page 79 into a Mother's Day card. This Margaret Sherry's card will go with the meerkat bookmark that I made for her as well.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Meerkat bookmark

Meerkat bookmark completed in time for my mother's gift. She requested a bookmark for Mother's Day. I stitched a tassle instead of fraying the sides of the bookmark. The backing is a piece of fabric in desert sand design. Stitched on 28ct Lagana with DMC threads.

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Tree of Stitches" SAL

Just finished Part 7 - Jerusalem Stitch with WDW Marigold thread.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

update on "Tree of Stitches"

I just finished Part 6 of "Tree of Stitches" which is "Cushion Stitch". My leaves are starting to bring out the different stitches as it grows. I am now working on Part 7 which is "Jerusalem Stitch".

Margaret Sherry- "Comical"

Just finished "Comical" by Margaret Sherry on 14ct aida. This cute cat will be finding it's way to AQP charity group to make into a quilt for sick children at various hospital across Canada. There are 3 AQP ( Angel Quilt Projects).... one in Canada, one in the States, and one that goes to Brazil. There may be more organizations that I am not aware of at this time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Meerkat bookmark

Progress updated so far.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Meerkat bookmark

My mother has asked me for a bookmark for Mother's Day. I have been searching for the ideal design for her bookmark. I decided to stitch a meerkat since we both like "meerkats". I pulled out my chart from my stash bin and I have been stitching since this morning. The fabric is 28ct white, evenweave using DMC threads. I have to stitch from the top to bottom due to the factional stitches, squashed stitches and middle X stitch, to avoid making mistakes, I do each row at a time. I hope to finished this before the end of April.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Folksy Mirror Pouch

Designer by Diane Machin from Britian's No 1 CrossStitcher, Issue #237 . This is a freebie cover kit which came with a compact mirror. Stitched on 14ct aida with threads, button and felt .

I was curious how this would look like when finished so I decided to stitch it. Actually it is the first time I stitched on felt. Now I got the concept of how it works, I guess I could make more for future gifts. LOL