Sunday, 10 February 2013

Threads And The Places They End Up!

Afternoon everyone,

The following is true lol and it made me wonder does it actually happen to other cross stitchers and their threads/skeins, maybe it is a long piece of thread or those little bits we snip off and leave next to us on the sofa.

1  While pulling the clean clothes out of your washing machine you find a few long threads in among the clothes, mmm they smell of conditioner.

2  While pulling the clothes out of your tumble dryer you discover more long threads, ok now they are lovely and clean ready to use lol.

3  The kids come home from school and let you know that the dinner you packed for them was lovely but the pieces of small threads were not so tasty.

4  Your husband is chewing and enjoying his tea, he then stops chewing and pulls out of his mouth a long piece of thread....oops.

5  You are standing in a queue in a shop when you feel someone touch your back or worse your backside and as you turn around to ask what they think they are doing they hold up yes you've guessed it thread, quite a lot which they tell you was stuck to you.  It happens to be bright red! and your clothes well let's just say pastel colours.

The threads just seem to act as a magnet to you and get everywhere so I must always remember to have a small container next to me for the thread that is snipped off and I should keep my skeins when cut into lengths in a cross stitch bag...............yeah right like that is going to happen!

Rachel x

I'm In Cross Stitch Crazy

Hi all,

Well I was so excited when I opened the latest copy of Cross Stitch Crazy because there I was talking about my fav flower, I also received some beautiful skeins as a gift and I have the perfect pattern for them, some beautiful butterflies.

Rachel x

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Forever Friends

Afternoon all,

I love the Forever Friends as they are so cute and cuddly so I decided back last year to stitch a picture for my parents, I wanted something special as next month it is their Ruby wedding.  I trawled through Sewandsew and found it the perfect bear picture to stitch.

I did have to unpick a few times as I made a few mistakes by adding more stitches than there actually was on the chart! and I got really nervous when it came to stitch the big heart, infact I had a small tantrum :) and hubby who is brilliant decided to draw a heart on paper, cut it out and then traced around it on the fabric with pencil.......what a life saver he is, I think a lot of us girls have understanding and wonderful other halves when it comes to cross stitch.

So all I need to do now is to wash, iron and frame and present it to my parents.

Rachel x

Mermaid Magick

Hi everyone,

I have a few posts to blog as I've been quite busy so I'm starting with a project that I am really quite proud of and that is my Mermaid.  As soon as I saw her I knew she was perfect for a certain lovely lady who is Mer~fae so I couldn't wait to get started.  Some of you will recognize the designs as being Joan Elliott whom I have to say is my favourite designer, the pattern was in the diary 2013 that came with one of the magazines.

I love the stages of a pattern as it slowly comes to life and I took photos at various stages and then turned her into a piece to treasure.

Lots of love

Rachel x