Sunday 28 April 2024

BAT FINISH

      

                          I finished the bat.




I think some of the threads were thinner as some specks of aida can be seen through the stitching. I have been using 2 strands on 16 ct aida with the other designs I have recently done and they don't have this problem. Same brand, DMC, but maybe different quality cotton in certain colours that I have ? Anyhoo, hopefully my daughter will like it. It just needs to be ironed and then I shall post it to her. She wants some gothic frames for the crosstitches she has done so that is why I won't be framing it myself. 





Tuesday 16 April 2024

SANITY STITCHING

 

Twelve months ago my mum broke her hip playing table tennis and I had weeks of hospital visits to assist my dad to. Well, almost a year to the day since then, last Monday,  dad fell through his glass house and cut through a muscle in his arm requiring an ambulance, and week of hospital visits to take mum to this time. Thank goodness he was discharged from hospital on the 6th day, 2 days after surgery .  All is well.

As my days were filled travelling to and from the hospital I never had the time or energy to visit my local craft shop to buy more Aida cloth and threads I needed so I ordered online from an Australian company that was recommended by a blogger during a Zoom meeting a while ago. It was a very prompt delivery . I had one day free to relax and catch up on household tasks while someone else visited dad that day , so I sat and wound my new threads onto bobbins and packaged them up with the individual crosstitch patterns ready to pickup and start stitching. 




Both my grandsons have requested some Pokemon crosstitches so I found some free patterns online and now have all the threads I need. Why is it I never had quite a few of them  when I have 2 boxes full of DMC threads? 


Meanwhile I have remained sane by stitching a gothic design for my youngest daughter.




                         I rather love this bat taking shape.


Got to go now. Hubby is unwell and my quiet time is over lol. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday 7 April 2024

CROSSTITCH MINI

 

Ta da! My mini crosstitch is done! The pattern does have a few large crosses surrounding it but I am not sure that I want to include them. I may even add my own ideas or just leave it as is. 




Did I wait long before I started another one? Nope! Finished the mini last night and started this one today. All shall be revealed as it grows.




I now have a request from my eldest grandson to do a couple of Pokemon ones for him which means a couple for his brother too lol. Looks like crosstitching shall occupy me for quite a while now. I just hope those quilt UFOs are not forgotten. 

Question.... how do you iron out the creases from the aida cloth? I have tried spraying water on it and ironing it and also used steam but the creases are still there. ( the finished one in the pic has not be re ironed since finishing).  Grrrr. 

I have had a few bloggers comments going to my junk mail lately and they only appear on my laptop. As I don't use my laptop all the time I may have not seen some of them as they only remain for a few days. So, if I have not acknowledged your comments  please accept my apologies. I am now making sure I check my laptop regularly. 


Monday 1 April 2024

A FINISH

 

Before Easter I completed my crosstitch! Yey! Now I just need to find a nice frame to put it in.




No time was wasted before I started a new crosstitch. The little patchwork mini has begun...



It is so good rediscovering crosstitch. Hopefully this will lead to finishing some quilt UFOs eventually. Enjoy whatever crafty projects you are doing. 




ANOTHER FINISH

  My crochet shawl journey is complete. The final stitches were done last night and the ends sewn in. I wasn't happy with the blunt raw ...