This flower sampler, in the latest edition of Cross Stitch Collection, will be a lovely, colourful picture to stitch and admire as a framed piece. The design however, can also have a dual purpose as each flower with its month will make ideal motifs for greetings cards throughout the year.
The small picture of the snowdrop shows you how one of the motifs could look when stitched separately. I have added a single row of cross stitches to form a border...
An update for you as Cross Stitcher magazine is now in the shops. My design of the angel's wings makes a pretty cushion and I think not just for Christmas as I know it will look lovely in my bedroom with the creams and taupe decor that I have.
However, the design of two Scottie dogs in this issue by Felicity Hall is an absolute delight .............it's hush, hush though, as Webs might get a bit jealous.
The backstitches are in red as I hope this will make them clearer for you when stitching. Please choose any colours for the motifs - metallic threads and gold beads would look lovely. Use them for quick cards, invitations to your Christmas parties or glue the stitched designs to white card tags as simple ties for your presents.
Do check out Helen Phillips's blog and take a look at her new quilt that she has just finished - it is so cheery and makes me feel really happy......plus a sneak preview of the cover of her new book : Pretty Patchwork Gifts, that will be published next Spring - it is a great idea.
Webs, my companion, thinking about food no doubt! The swing was put up earlier this summer by my two sons.............absolutely lovely. It hangs from a large willow tree and is the perfect spot to watching dragonflies dart up and down my stream that flows through the centre of the garden.
Hi everyone, getting back to the blog, as I said, bear with me its new, and at present Im a little involved with the preparations for my youngest sons wedding it is next week! Im sure it will all go well.
I hope some of you had a go at red and white designs oh, so simple, but so effective and, brilliant for Christmas ideas.
Just to say there is an update on 'About me' especially for CareyAnne...............another...
This design came out in issue 215 of Cross Stitch Collection but it is available to buy as a chart from www.themakingspot.com
Christmas is such a lovely time of the year and if, like me, you enjoy bringing out special designs for the season then this cushion would be ideal . Do look at 'Ideas for you' page above and add your own.
This is the free chart to make your own Christmas card version: