Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A Restart !!!

I've restarted HAED Autumn Owl Trio as I had stitched it in the wrong place on my fabric originally and it was easier to start again. Unfortunately that means restitching the first page which is 7840 stitches of DMC 722 !!! It's a good job I love this picture so much and that I am still motivated even after having a mini stitching disaster !!!! I've done about 600 stitches so far ...




I am also working on a project for my mum's 60th (this was in January but with everything that happened with my dad I am very behind). I can't share it on the blog because my mother reads it but if you follow me on Instagram @stitchydondesigns I am sharing lots of progress pictures on there. I will post it on here when I have completed it fully and given it to her.

I have also made up another little design and put it on Etsy (click on the link in my sidebar if interested). I am really loving playing around with fabric and thread at the minute it's lots of fun to see an idea in your head pop out onto the fabric !!!! This is called Sew What ...




Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Introducing I Stitch !!!!

Here is my completed design. I have loved stitching this, the colours are completely my taste !!! The design is now up on my etsy please click on the link to the right of interested !!!








Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

A Design Of My Very Own

I've been busy stitching away on another design of my own this last week. I am loving stitching this so far, it is very simple but the colours are yummy. I am quite close to the end but have run out of thread so will have to wait till they arrive. I don't want to show the whole piece till it is completed but here are some small pics ...

















Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Happy Butterfly Dance !!!!!

Firstly I just want to thank everyone for their kind words and warmth on my last post, it really meant a lot !!!

I've finally done it !!! I've finished the most frustrating project in my WIP pile. DMC linen butterflies is completed !!!! I have hated stitching this project, the pattern was a freebie from the DMC website but I don't think this version is there anymore. The pattern was so bad it was impossible to tell where the back stitch lines were supposed to go. The only reason I was able to do them was that the company also had the same pattern online but with cotton threads and that one was much clearer to read. The threads themselves were a nightmare and use to fray, break and fluff constantly (no wonder they were discontinued !!!). The only reasons I continued with the project were that the fabric was lovely (The Crafty Kitten) and that the design looks amazing stitched up. The threads have a cool matt finish to them. Here it is ...

















Now I'm off to restart HAED Autumn Owl Trio !!

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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