Sunday, 22 June 2008

Small Finishes and a Little Stash

It is now safely in the tin along with it's other five predecessors. Six down ~ six to go!! Here are our two versions for June. Brightneedle ~ To Thee Peace from 2003 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Book.
Sandra stitched her version over one......

and me ~ well, guess who didn't read the instructions correctly and stitched hers over two!! The fabric shown behind our stockings is what we backed them with.

Oh well, it makes it interesting and different to say the least :)

My other little finish is this heart door/drawer hanger, a gift for my friend Mary.
It is taken from one of the blocks of Shepherd Bush Wandering Vine.

After recently enjoying a couple of Stacy Nash Primitive Designs finishes, decided it was time for some new Stacy stash. This lovely raw linen, four fat quarters with a very country feel and these charts arrived the other day so I look forward to a new Stacy start soon.

I have been trying to get a little more done on my CHS Strawberry Blonde before making a new start just so it doesn't feel neglected.

My shadow reminded me that he hadn't made an appearance recently so I thought I better show you another photo of him so here is the lazy thing lying at the top of the stairs the other day looking very sleepy :)

"Labradors [are] lousy watchdogs. They usually bark when there is a stranger about, but it is an expression of unmitigated joy at the chance to meet somebody new, not a warning." ~Norman Strung


  1. Ben looks very sweet laying at the top of the stairs :-).

    Love the finishes they are all gorgeous.

  2. Over one, over two - who cares Chrissie? You've given it that personal look, well done!

    You've got new Stacy Nash!!! Now you know I'm trying not to buy any new stash until after my holiday. You're not making it very easy for me:). Aren't those fabrics just beautiful?

    The heart hanger looks lovely and such a docile pic of Ben. How cute!

  3. Your stocking looks gorgeous Chrissie and I like how we have used very similar backing fabrics. Love the heart you've stitched for Mary as well, and just look at all that stash - wow!!

  4. Nice selection of Stacey Stash!!! And your lab is so sweet : ) I bet if a real stranger tried to enter, they would be met with resistance