Thursday, 29 July 2010

Smaller Stitching for July

And in between the larger projects I've shared below, I've done a few smaller cards:

This was a graduation card for my brother Robin, who graduated from York in July. It's stitched on marbelled blue 28hpi cashel linen from DMC (Vintage Blue 5139) in Anchor threads (with some DMC threads!). It's a Margaret Sherry desing from Cross Stitcher Issue 189, p 30.

This was the wedding card to go with the memory book for Jen and Geoff. The celtic knot border came from the World of Cross Stitching, Issue 162, p. 55 (no. 40), though I changed the colours slightly (blues: 158, 794, 3807; greens: 369, 368, 370; outline in dark purple 550). It was stitched in DMC threads on a hand-dyed lilac 28hpi evenweave from Kates Kloths. The charm in the centre was from a shop called Bead Lagoon in Sidmouth, Devon.

And finally this patchwork owl from The World of Cross Stitching, Issue 167, p45 (Subscribers extra). It hasn't photgraphed brillinatly but it's stitched on antique white 28hpi evenweave in (mostly) Anchor threads.
I stitched it for Linda, just because I thought of her when I saw it.
I also started a new quilt at a class at Just Quilting. I'm going to call it my Rhubarb and Custard quilt (that should give you some idea of the colours). But I intend to do a bit more of it before I share it with you!
This is it for July - not bad! I already have a list of projects lined up for August, but first I have a week in Sunny Devon with fantastic music (an of course, a bit of cross stitch)!

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