Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Official Stashaholic !!!

I have another finish.  This has been my latest travel project.  It's such a fun design and also has a speciality thread version that I am going to work on as well.  Mabel is a contributor on the Cross Stitch Forum I frequent and specialises in Hardanger but I always loved this design since she created it.  Her site is called Mabel's Fancies.  I stitched it on hand-dyed fabric from, you guessed it, The Crafty Kitten using the recommended DMC.

Official Stashaholic (Cross Stitch Version)

hand-dyed fabric from The Crafty Kitten 
recommended DMC threads
designed by Mabel Figworthy from Mabel's Fancies
started:  25/6/2012
finished:  28/7/2012

I thought I would also share with you my book collection.  I have a passion for collecting needlecraft books both old and new.  I am constantly going through the shelves of the local charity shop to try and find some good ones.  I like to mix up the old and new.  I don't just want to collect them I want to read them all as well.  In order to motivate me I thought that once a month I would do a little review on here of the ones I have read that month.  I figure that will keep me reading !!!!  Here is a picture of my bookshelf so far....

Happy Stitching Everybody!!


1 comment:

  1. What a cute finish! Great design by Mabel. Wonderful idea to start a needlecraft book collection. I should look a little harder next time I go to the thrift store.