Oh My Goodness! Holiday Ornaments Galore by Ursula Michael is absolutely gorgeous! I could quite happily sit down and stitch almost every single pattern right now. Holiday Ornaments Galore starts off with a brief introduction of the author, Ursula Michael. This is followed by a couple of pages of General Instructions and Technique Tips. These… Continue reading Holiday Ornaments Galore
I was so full of good intentions for the school holidays. However, not only have those two weeks gone by, but it is now Saturday afternoon following the first week back at school! To be fair, I did actually get a lot done. The problem is that I didn’t spend much time at all catching… Continue reading Good Intentions
I love this book! When the opportunity came up to review Mini Cross Stitch Ornaments from Leisure Arts, I was quite excited. It looked really interesting and I love doing cross stitch. Now that I have had a chance to have a better look at it I am super excited! You can see from the… Continue reading Mini Cross Stitch Ornaments
As you can see, I’ve finished my little cross stitch, so that's one down of my many projects. I actually finished it on Saturday evening, but needed to get organised to get a photo taken. I still need to find a frame for it. This project was small and straight forward, and I found it… Continue reading One Down, Still Many To Go!
So, yesterday (June 21st) was the shortest day here, and we are nearly halfway through the year. How did that happen! I thought I'd update you on a few bits and pieces that have been happening. I have had a lot going on since we returned from our trip around the South Island. On my… Continue reading Bits And Pieces
This post is a little later than I had planned, but that’s okay because I got my Christmas projects finished. The photo at the top is of a handmade, cross stitched card which a colleague of mine gave me. It is very special because, although I have given away many cross stitch pieces over the… Continue reading Christmas Projects Finished
I was lucky enough to find time to dabble in a little bit of everything over Easter this year. I managed to get a few small crochet novelty items made for my grandchildren in plenty of time to accompany their Easter Sunday chocolate treats. Unfortunately the yarn I had available for the beaks of the… Continue reading A Little Bit Of Everything Over Easter
I don’t know about you but I have had rather a busy start to 2018. It has involved family, friends, knitting and cross stitch, so it has also been a very good start. One of the special things about Christmas is being able to catch up with family, and this year was no different. Following… Continue reading A Busy Start To 2018
Continuing on the theme of my last three posts, albeit a little later than I had planned, I am now going to look at Christmas cross stitch ideas. I have recently received the latest “Fox Collection” catalogue (see “Are You On Track For Christmas?”) which had another full page of Christmas ideas in it. I… Continue reading Christmas Cross Stitch Ideas
I am pleased to report that both the birthday cushions have been completed. (See “Two Extremes of Cross Stitch”.) This is the first time I have used this kind of kit and I have found it very enjoyable and satisfying. The coarse canvas and the printed design have made the projects easy to follow and… Continue reading Birthday Cushions Completed!