Friday, 17 February 2017

Christmas Inn John Clayton Kit

Hello and Welcome, Christmas Inn by John Clayton heritage crafts.

I won this from Cross Stitch Gold facebook page at christmas time was really pleased as I have never won the give aways before.   

So I have started this last week, using the same colours but one thread mixed with another thread six different stitches but the same shade.

Love how it is coming on

Keep looking will up date each week.

Happy stitching everyone

2017 New Year

New look to my page. Sorry I haven't been posting on here for a year or so but I have been posting on facebook more under the same name going to try and keep up date with the both now.

My craft and art plans for 2017 are

Cross Stitch
  • Christmas Inn Kit, John Clayton Heritage Crafts, started Feb
  • Epytian Pair Kit, Janlynn, Started King Tut April 2016 WIP
  • Desk Top Calender, Joan Elliott free with WOSC, Started Jan 2016 have done Jan to April WIP
  • New Calender for this year to start still looking if someone can help 
  • Blackwork Chart or kit 
  • Birthday Cards
  • Easter Cards
  • Christmas Cards 
  • Christmas Stocking   

  • Freestyle item again still looking 
  • Snowflakes which I am making to selling I started making these last year.
  • Angels
  • Watercolour Pictures
  • Watercolour Cards
  • Drawing

  • Tweed Bunnies, Hearts
  • Felting
Please keep looking as I might just added some more to the list.

Thank you for reading

Monday, 10 August 2015

Kingfisher July to Aug Completed

Sorry I have not posted with updates on the kingfisher have taken some photos. So you can see the progress I went to stitch this lovely wonderful bird.
I have had the privilege to see twice in my life and both of these times were in Bingley on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal.  He will also be my first cross stitch I am stitching for myself. Seem to stitch for other people than thinking what I would like.      
When I was marking my chart I drop my pencil on him just near the branch. As this mark wouldn't come out I added the extra small branch just near his tail feather
Time for Lilly pads stitching so many colours in one small area

Getting stuck into stitching him now,but there is french knots coming up and lots of them

Sadly I was getting into stitching him and forgot to take anymore photos after this one.
The only vice was the back stitching was really hard to do but I think I have just about got a hang of french knots ( which I was not keen on doing before) but I forced myself to do them. They do make a difference to the stitching I would usually use beads Im really please with myself on the french knots 

Up date Jan 2017
Since then I have changed the frame he is in after coming 2nd at Dalston Show in 2016 and in 2016 he came second again at Bingley show so pleased for him makes him very special.    

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Kingfisher 16 to 17 June

16 Tuesday June

Only got round to stitching two days last week on my kingfisher so here he is.
17 Wednesday June

Loving the colours for him makes him really stand out

Also did this as well this week some needle felting

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Kingfisher 9 to 11 June

I have be able to stitch some more on my wonderful kingfisher. I entered him on the WIP of the week on World Of Cross Stitching facebook page ok he never won but they did posted the below comment on him fame at last.

Tuesday 9 June
Wednesday 10 June
Thursday 11 June
Thank you to everyone who seems to be liking him has given me some confidence in getting him done hopefully in time for a show.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Kingfisher 2 June to 3 June

Tuesday 2 June

My up date for this week. He is coming on great time

Wednesday 3 June
I'm really chilling out stitching this fine bird.  Think I have just found my favorite bird of all.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

And it's a Kingfisher 25 to 28 May

This week I got some more done on my project and as you can see one kingfisher.

Tuesday 26 May
Monday 25 May
Thursday 28 May