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 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
Sunday, April 17, 2011
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.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
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, etc....so 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
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