Friday 27 January 2023

Cross Stitch

 I haven't done any quilting in January - instead I've been busy cross stitching.

The online Jingle Ball online event in December rekindled my interest in cross stitching, and seeing all the beautiful hand made Christmas decorations on Instagram definitely got me motivated to stitch more.  

Through the Jingle Ball I became aware of some different designers, so I've been stitching decorations designed by Hands On Design and Erica Michaels.  The one above is part of Christmas Countdown by Erica Michaels and it's going to be finished as a drum - something new for me!

These two below are by Hands On Design and were are exclusive for the Jingle Ball attendees, but will be released later in 2023. I'm still working on the third part - Noel.

And then, I finally figured out the finishing for the Twelve Days of Christmas by Hello from Liz Mathews, so I finished two of my trees, and started a third.  

Oh! And I've made two more Mill Hill beaded Santas since Christmas. Here's the first one.

And finally, I somehow got sucked in to the Peppermint Purple 2023 blackwork stitch a long. My justification for that was that it's free, and it's only one tiny square of black work each week.  Surely I can keep up with that.  I found some pretty variegated thread in my stash, but I did have to buy a special piece of hand dyed linen to complement the threads.   Unfortunately I can't show you any progress pictures or I'll be booted out of the programme!

So, my hands have been busy while I've watched the Australian Open tennis matches on TV.  I've even quite enjoyed a break from my sewing machine.  

Now it's time for the Peacock party.  Feel free to link up a recent blog post below.  

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Gretchen Weaver said...

They're all so pretty! You are going to have so many new lovely Christmas items to show us next December in your prelude to Christmas. Happy stitching!

Marti said...

Your pieces are amazing! I love crosstitch and my mom loves needlepoint.

Michelle said...

Your cross stitch is lovely!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Wendy, isn't it great when you find new designers that you like. Your work is really beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing that drum! Thanks for the weekly link up.

Solstitches said...

I enjoyed seeing your beautiful stitching.
Love the Hands On designs - so pretty on the fabric you chose.
Happy stitching,