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One of the Beyond Cross stitch kits from Victoria Sampler. A great way to learn new techniques. Stitched using all the items in the kit. Now for the hard part, making it up into a sachet.
Designer: Thea Dueck  
Subject: Miscellaneous  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Very pretty piece that I had started and forgot about. It's stitched now using all the threads, beads and fabric from the kit.
Designer: Shepherd's Bush  
Subject: Garden / Nature Themes  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
I have wanted to stitch this piece ever since I bought the chart when it first came out. Started and finished it this year using DMC floss and 32 count cream Belfast. From Book 30 "Gentle Harvest:. from 1986
Designer: The Cricket Collection  
Subject: Sayings - Friendship  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Started this late Sat. afternoon and just finished. From the Oct. 09 Just Cross Stitch magazine. Didn't have the called for fabric or threads. Used DMC black and 3371 for the black crow and DMC Variations 4130 for the Mahogany. A strip of 28 count fabric that could be Glenshee linen. A La-D-Da contribution to the mag
Designer: Lori Markovic  
Subject: Holidays - Halloween  
Status: Complete
Posted: October 7, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Just finished her now. It's been a quick stitch. Stitched on Light Examplar Vintage 28 count Cashel linen with DMC floss. Used 2 ply gold blending filament for the stars on her gown and half stitches on the star. From CEC Leaflet #30 Folk angels Plus One. She's really an angel but she "In Disguise".
Designer: Vicki Hastings  
Subject: Holidays - Halloween  
Status: Complete
Posted: October 5, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on 32 count antique white Belfast. This one was a real challenge at times. It's lovely and so delicate. Sweetheart Tree still does the most lovely designs.
Designer: Sandra Cox Vanosdall  
Subject: Love / Hearts  
Status: Complete
Posted: October 3, 2013
Stitched For: Gift
Finished As: Unfinished  
This was hiding in the bag with the roses. Started it this year and finished it too. Also bought on sale and stitched with the 14 count white aida and DMC flosses that were in the kit.
Designer: Cross My Heart Inc.  
Subject: Plants / Flowers  
Status: Complete
Posted: October 3, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
This was a kit, complete with frame. Stitched on the 14 count white aida that was included. Started this a long while ago and found it, hiding earlier this year and completed the stitching.
Designer: Cross My Heart Inc.  
Subject: Plants / Flowers  
Status: Complete
Posted: October 3, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
From the Nov. 2013 issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework. Stitched on 28 count light exampler vintage Cashel linen with the suggested GAST threads. The Picnic Basket the chart called for should have been Pecan Pie. I used long arm cross stitch for the border.
Designer: Nan Lewis  
Subject: Sayings - Welcome  
Status: Complete
Posted: October 3, 2013
Stitched For: Gift
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched with almost an entire skein of 3371. This overdyed evenweave fabric was in a grab bag from the Canadian company, Enchanting Lair.
Designer: Blackbird Designs  
Subject: Miscellaneous  
Status: Complete
Posted: October 3, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on Chardonnay Country French Linen 28 count with DMC floss. Just finished this past Wed. This was from the Pocketbook Needlework newsletter #8 from the Fall of 1990. No coloured pictures, you had to stitch it to see the colours. Check out that cow, at least I think it's a cow.
Designer: Mary Beal  
Subject: Samplers  
Status: Complete
Posted: July 26, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Bought this kit quite a while ago. Found it in the files and started stitching. The heart pearls need to be firmly attached. Stitched on 28 count Light Rose & white Gingham linen by Graziano. I bought a Sudberry white box to put it into. This is a Sweetheart Tree kit.
Designer: Sandra Cox Vanosdall  
Subject: Plants / Flowers  
Status: Complete
Posted: July 26, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on Lentil 32 count hand dyed linen with Needlepoint silks. I worked off and on this project for a while. Finally finished it Sun. Mar. 24, this year.
Designer: Midsummer Night Designs  
Subject: Letters / Numbers  
Status: Complete
Posted: July 26, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on white 14 count aida and the DMC flosses that came in this kit. Bought the kit in 2000 in Turuo, NS. Finally finished the backstitching late this past spring. Foxberry Cottage was a Canadian design company at first in Sydney, NS.
Designer: Foxberry Cottage  
Subject: Plants / Flowers  
Status: Complete
Posted: July 26, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched with the called for overdyed threads from Gentle Arts and Weeks on 28 cream linen that was cut from the piece that "Evergreen" was stitched on.
Designer: Blackbird Designs  
Subject: Holidays - Easter  
Status: Complete
Posted: July 26, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on a cream coloured linen that I was gifted. Used DMC Color Variations because my skeins of Palomino and Havans hardly showed any difference.
Designer: Blackbird Designs  
Subject: Samplers  
Status: Complete
Posted: July 26, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on 28 count Misty Blue Cashel linen. Changed to overdyed threads to DMC floss except for the Raspberry Parfait. This was a long outstanding project but I did get it finished before Christmas 2012
Designer: Waxing Moon Designs  
Subject: Seasons - Winter  
Status: Complete
Posted: July 26, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
This sampler was designed by the late Cathy Livingston. It appeared in issue #10 of SANQ 1993. I started stitching it May of this year and finished late last month or early this month. Stitched on the called for 27 count putty linen with DMC Flower thread except for the dark green and dark salmon. I used DMC floss. Various stitches were used.
Designer: Cathy Livingston  
Subject: Samplers  
Status: Complete
Posted: July 26, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Bought this kit on sale quite a few years ago. Came complete except for the 712 #8 Perle cotton and the 27 count putty linen. I have to sew on the sterling silver heart yet.
Designer: Charland Garvin  
Subject: Sayings - Love, Joy, Sorrow  
Status: Complete
Posted: July 26, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
This wee thing is not quite 2" wide and 4" long. It has 8 various sampler stitches plus cross stitches. Stitched with DMC floss on Glenshee linen. Started it Thurs. afternoon and finished it last evening. Now to find a tiny frame!
Designer: Pat Rogers  
Subject: Samplers  
Status: Complete
Posted: June 8, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
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