Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Christmas Tree Review for Yiota's Xstitch

Today I received the Kit for this lovely picture.  It is called Christmas Tree, and I just love it.  The chart and instructions are so clear and easy to follow, there is no backstitching to be done at all, and the best bit is the stitches are all whole stitches.  The Maderia threads are wound onto individual card bobbins which is great.  There is a DMC conversion on the Chart for those who prefer to use DMC.  The fabric sent is Evenweave, which I prefer to use, but this can also be purchased with Aida, or just as a Chart on its own via Post or Email.

There is a wonderful range of Cross Stitch Charts to choose from.

I am looking forward to starting this real soon.  I am a huge Christmas Fan and this will look lovely either as a cushion or on my wall.  A great product, would highly recommend the company to all my friends.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Chatelaine WIP Slayer Contest 2012

I thought I would try my hand at this again, I tried last year and failed, but I intend to try this year.  I have from the 1st March to the 31st May to get one finished, so I thought right I will go for it.  So my Aim is to try and get Pompejian Garden Finished, and try and stitch on White Nights in St Petersburg.

This one is Pompejian Garden, as you can see I have Part 6 that needs to be finished, then only have parts 10,11 and 12 to go, then I will have to long slog task of adding all the beads.

Here is WNinSP.  Have done parts 5 and 6 at the tops and started part 7.  At the bottom I have started part 5, would like to get this as close to being finished as possible.

Sabrina will have to be worked on at weekends starting this week.  Have a great week and I will post some more pics of stitching soon.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Sabrina Update, Celebration Fairy 2006 HD & The Coalman

 Here is my update on Sabrina, so sorry it's been over a month since I last blogged, have been snowed under with stitching and other things to boot lol.  Life has a habit of getting in the way.  But I am not far from finishing her now, and can't wait to get her done, am hoping to finish her in the next 3/4 weeks, but I have a model to stitch up first before I get back to her.
This next piece is called Fairy Celebration 2006, she was stitched for the PR SAL, and I managed to finish her last Friday whilst visiting my friend Marilyn for a few days.  The PR SAL has come around again already, so quickly that this time I am going to stitch on Fairy Celebration 2007, as she is the next one in line to do.  Will post updates next week, will have to do them weekly for a wee while I think, we shall how things go.
This one was mostly stitched up, when I bought a load of stash of my lovely friend Karen who lives in Stockport.  There were only about 100/200 stitches left on it, so when I saw this I got it out and finished it off.  What a lovely piece to finish.  Karen thank you for letting me purchase your lovely stash, it is being well looked after lol.

Today I recieved a lovely email from a lady called Yiotas, who runs her own Cross stitching Business in Hampshire, and has asked me to review her kits, I jumped at the chance of course, what a lovely surprise.  She has seen my work here on my blog, and I am now looking forward to receiving a lovely Chart called Christmas Tree, will post pics of what it will look like and the stitching as I go along.  Thank you Yiotas for asking me, and giving me this opportunity, I feel honoured that I have been asked.  Here is the link Ladies, there are some wonderful designs on this site.  http://www.yiotas-xstitch.com

I will post my model stitching finish when I am allowed too, I am currently in the throws of stitching something up for Polstitches as we speak, such a lovely quick stitch, am flying thro it at the moment.