Hi everyone, I have been busy catching up on some cross stitch finishes, the first one being this altered design of Little House Neighborhood that I stitched for a lady who I only just met!
Last summer I entered Little House Neighbourhood into the village show, I won Best in Craft and I was delighted. Whilst I was collecting my cross stitch to take home a lady approached me to ask if she could buy Little House Neighbourhood from me, I explained that it was a gift I made for my sister and it was not for sale, she was ever so complimentary about my stitching and asked if I would make it for her, of course all of you know how many hundreds of hours the large pieces take to complete and I politely declined but offered to make her the top panel with the words included, she was thrilled.
For the first time ever I actually made a note of how many hours stitching it took to complete, it was 55-60 hours altogether, I don’t know if that is about average speed but I do have arthritis in my right hand so I think I may be a slow stitcher.
I stitched it most evenings until midnight and put the last stitches into the piece last week. I altered the spelling of neighborhood to the British spelling, added her initials and the year and it is now ready for collection.
We are going to the framers in a couple of weeks to get it framed, hopefully I will get a photo when it is framed.
I have also finished a Prairie Schooler pattern ‘Rain On the Rooftops’ and I will give you a sneak peak of an exchange gift I have been making.
My Easter Quilt also arrived from my partner Kerry (Photos Below).
‘Prairie Schooler ‘Rain on the Rooftops’ completed
I started this Country Cross Stitch pattern from Dale Burdetts Kitchen Country Cross Stitch Pattern.
Initially I made this for my sister quite a few years ago, I always loved it and I have finally managed to start stitching it for myself. I think the pattern is out of print now as it is a 90’s pattern but I still love it anyway, I will keep you posted on my progress.
Here is a sneak preview of part of the gift I have made for an exchange – a few roses and a mini teapot!
I have previously made a tutorial for polymer clay roses and recently I received this lovely photo of a needle set made by Sherri showing the roses she made following my tutorial.
Isn’t this set of stitching just gorgeous!
Congrats Sherri on a wonderful job
Last but not least, here is the wonderful Easter mini quilt I received in a recent exchange I was involved in. Kerry sent me this gorgeous quilt with a matching little bag and I love it all!
This is the gorgeous Easter Quilt I received from Kerry, thankyou so much for a wonderful exchange gift.
I love this little bag
and the gorgeous quilting
Until next time………
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.