Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pineapple Cross Stitch

I read somewhere that watermelons are the new pineapples, so I feel really rather dejected because I haven't been keeping up with what's fashionable.  I'm sure you're sick of my mono coloured cross stitches ~ I just like stitching and hate changing colours, so DMC variation threads have allowed me uninterrupted stitching and made this piece more colourful.

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The pattern is from a French cross stitch book called Vert: Motifs de broderie traditionnelle et au point de croix and I used  90 (yellow) and 94 (green).  I made this for my Dad's birthday ~ for the Chinese, pineapples ("wong-lai" which means "luck will arrive") symbolises wealth and good fortune, and it is often present during celebrations.  The cross stitch is mounted on Cristina Re's embossed window card.  Wishing you a very happy birthday Dad and good fortunate!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cherubs Heart Cross Stitch

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My colleague was married last weekend so I stitched these cherubs for her and her husband.  I used my favourite DMC 666 red, and the pattern is from Made in France: Cross Stitch and Embroidery in Red, White and Blue by Agnes Delage-Calvet and Anne Sohier-Fournel.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fish Cross Stitch

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I've been neglecting my blog...because there are not enough hours in the day!  Since I prefer to read after work, I leave a lot of activities for the weekend and I never seem to fit everything in.  My craft time therefore suffers so I need time sensitive projects to make me focus.

I had a little more time with this project because Charles was actually overseas during his birthday on a scuba diving trip.  Even though I have heaps of patterns, I couldn't find a cross stitch motif for a scuba driving mask so I stitched a fish instead ~ I just love the bubbles! The pattern is from Made in France: Cross Stitch and Embroidery in Red, White and Blue by Agnes Delage-Calvet and Anne Sohier-Fournel. Happy 70th birthday Charles!