Friday, 29 March 2019

Friday Freebie: Weavers Birds Pincushion and Fob

Welcome to a Weavers Birds SAL special! It's Friday Freebie time and I thought it was high time everyone stitching the Weavers Birds had a pincushion and fob to use while stitching it. To avoid spoilers (I'm such a meanie) I am only using elements from the pattern sections given so far with a little embellishment to make things pretty.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Blackwork SAL - March

Welcome to the third part of the Blackwork SAL! I'm sorry it's late, I was busy stitching and forgot it was Tuesday. This month we will add the last two points to the star itself - from next month onwards you will get more each month. Like with the Mamluk SAL earlier this month I got a bit too carried away with pre-stitching and forgot to take a photo of what it looks like.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Friday Freebie: Pisac Weave

Happy Friday! This week no SAL post so instead I have something amazing planned for you! Waaaay back in the beginning of February I saw a post on Instagram by Presentlyin, a woman who currently lives in Peru and sells fabulous locally handmade items - sadly I'm not in a position to buy all the pretty stuff she sells so I stick to admiring them instead. Don't get me wrong - I'm not complaining about the price of the things as they are hand made with love and the ladies who make these things get a fair price for them so it's totally worth it! They are just more than I can afford at this time.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Medieval Owl SAL - March

Welcome to the March edition of the Medieval Owl SAL! This month you finally get the first part of the owl and for many this will be the first part as they have chosen not to do the border. If you are one of these people please read this post carefully or your poor owl will have an amputated toe! Yes that's right - the March pattern does not have all of the owls toe.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Friday Freebie: 25 x 25 for 2019 - March

Welcome to the third of the 25 x 25 for 2019 patterns! This month the central area is mostly done with straight stitches! While it looks like the cross stitches are random if you look carefully you can see that if worked along diagonal lines it's pretty easy to see where to put the next stitch.

Spring Mystery SAL 2019 - Pre-stitch part 1

Welcome to the first pre-stitch part of the Spring Mystery SAL 2019! If you don't know what this is have a look at the information post where you can read what you need to join in this free and fun SAL!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Mamluk Cross Stitch SAL - Part 3

Welcome to the third part of the Mamluk SAL! This month we are going to do the third odd shaped part that completes the full height of the left hand side - you can now see the full width and height of the finished embroidery.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Friday Freebie: 50 x 50 for 2019 - March

Welcome back for the third edition of the 50 x 50 pattern series! This post is a little later than usual as I was determined to finish the stitching of the main pattern today. It should have been simple and done hours ago but... the kids are home due to a school holiday and kept needing me. The reason I wanted it done is because I'm behind on my stitching schedule and knew that I'd just set the unfinished embroidery aside to finish "later" and not get round to it. I won't be stitching the alternate pattern for the same reason but I will do a backstitched square and finish finish it later this month so it's completely done.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

NFSAL 2019 - March

Welcome to the third NFSAL of 2019! This month's pattern was too much fun not to stitch so I did... twice! Those of you who have seen the Deviant Art post or read my blog post yesterday will have seen photos of the fob I made with it.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Finish It In...2019 - Check In Post for March

Welcome to the third Finish It In... 2019 post for the year! In this post I'll show you what ivé been up to since the last post, in as far as I can share of course as I still have a few secrets that will show up as the month progresses but I'm sure you don't mind waiting too much.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Weavers Birds SAL - Part 3

Welcome to the third part of the Weavers Birds SAL! Just like that the third part is here and it brings the finish of the first band! I have seen some fabulous birds showing up in our not so little Facebook group - from flamingo pink to bright happy parrots and everything in between - it's been fun to see them come past. If you are in the group and haven't shared a picture yet please do as I'm dying to see what you have been up to!

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Tutorial: Doughnut Ornament of the Month Construction

Most of you have already seen the January and March ornaments in their finished shapes. The centres of both were done a little differently as the January ornament was the first I'd ever done like this. To say that I was a little nervous about cutting a hole into my embroidery that I'd spent some hours making is a bit of an understatement - I didn't even do it till I was on Skype with my fiancé! This tutorial is picture heavy.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Tutorial: Tassels

Having started with the cording tutorial it's now time for the tassel tutorial so that you are fully prepared for the ornament construction tutorial that will hopefully be posted tomorrow. This tutorial is picture heavy!

Friday, 1 March 2019

Friday Freebie: Ornament of the Month - March

Welcome to the third Ornament of the Month for 2019! This month's colour is gold! Gold isn't a metal everyone likes to wear but almost everyone carries some around with them every day without seeing it! It's used in mobile phones and most of us have at least one in the house, if not more.