Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuck Pillow

Well, I finally had the courage to stitch my first "tuck pillow" for a gift to one of the ladies that attended the Quadra Island stitch get-together! I will be making quite a few of different stitching design for the tuck pillows. Each ladies has their own favorite theme and colors. I am still working on "Meerkat Standing" in rotation. I have 9 more to go so I will be alternating my smalls and the "Meerkat Standing".

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Meerkat Standing"

Just an update of my progress on "Meerkat Standing". Soon the meerkat's head will be showing.

I stitched during the stitching get-together at Quadra Island last weekend. It was a great experience and I got to meet the ladies that I have been in contact with for many years in our Canadian cross stitching yahoo group. Our next stitching get-together will be in New Brunswick in 2014. We are all looking forward to that new adventure.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Christmas gift tags

I managed to finished my grandson's christmas gift tags done. All I will need to do is to buy Christmas gifts when I received their Christmas wish list in November. Now I need to stitch tags for the adults in our family. Sons, Daughter-in-law, parents and grandparents. The adults will have a Christmas theme gift tag instead.

"Meerkat Standing"

I will also be taking this with me to the Quadra Island stitch get-together over the weekend. I will be stitching in rotation both designs...... hopefully will have the meerkat's face done. I love stitching this as it is also no fractional stitches nor backstitching required.

"Bear Country"

The face of the bear is starting to appear. I enjoy stitching the "Bear Country" design as there are no fractional stitches to deal with. I will be taking this design with me to our Quadra Island stitch get-together over the weekend.

Friday, September 9, 2011

"Meerkat Standing" "cross stitch kits"

This is the beginning of my stitching "Meerkat Standing". It is a joy to stitch because Yiotas provided threads already wrapped in bobbins so there is no sorting to do before starting the stitch. This prevents the guessing of which color represents which symbols. I really appreciate that since my eyes are not as great as they used to be. The chart is in large print and very easy on my eyes too. There are no fractional stitches nor backstitching to stitch when done. She also provided DMC threads conversion for the threads that came with the kit. I am really looking forward to watching this meerkat develop as my needles continue to stitch.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Bear Country"

I will also be stitching "Bear Country" as well. I started this on the fabric that came with the chart but it was too short so I switched over to 28 ct Lugana, Anitque white and I have 3 inches around for framing. The original fabric is 14 ct light oatmeal. This is an unique design as well. Designer is Joyce Cleveland.

"Meerkat Standing"

This is "Meerkat Standing" which I will be stitching. The owner and designer is Yiotas Christodoulou. (Yiotas XStitch) Her website address is

I just received the kit and I will be posting my update of the "Meerkat Standing".