cross-stitch: Christmas reindeer card

  With Aoife back at preschool, the studio is once again a hive of activity. I have several projects in various stages of completion that I look forward to showing you over the next couple of weeks. The evenings are still reserved for cross-stitching though (when I can stay awake long enough!). Just like in […]

Presents cross-stitch card

Another quickie cross-stitch kit that I’ve made in the last few days, but this time in the shape of a card. It had been hiding in my stash of kits for a year or two now, so it was very nice to finally dust off and make. I have been trying to stitch entirely from stash since early 2009 […]

Hearts in Glass Vase Bookmark

We’re in the middle of a heat wave at the moment and I find myself preferring cross-stitching, reading or, better still, napping in the shade to spending time in the studio.   This lovely Hearts in Glass Vase bookmark is a Michael Powell design on 14 count cream Aida. Michael makes the most amazing whimsical art work which is also made […]

In Love cross-stitch

The In Love cross-stitch is the third of three sepia style cross-stitches I have made for our bedroom remodel which will take place this summer (the others can be seen here and here). It’s a Vervaco kit on 14 count white Aida and measures 24 x 20 cm (9 1/2″ x 8″).   I first […]

Time For God cross-stitch

I’ve been quiet this week. I somehow managed to pull some muscles while gardening earlier this week, so have preferred the comfort of my sofa to the studio. This cross-stitch is the result. I’ve wanted to make something that speaks of our faith without being too full-on. The Time for God cross-stitch by Lizzie Kate is wonderful […]

Together cross-stitch

The Together cross-stitch is the second of three sepia style cross-stitches I am making for the master bedroom remodel (the first one can be seen here). It’s a Vervaco kit on 14 count ecru Aida. The design measures 17cm x 22cm (6 3/4″ x 8 3/4″). I seem to be lucky to have found it in […]

To Have and To Hold cross-stitch

Oddly, in the 15 years I’ve cross-stitched, I’ve never made us a wedding sampler! Now, with a bedroom remodel just around the corner and our 15th wedding anniversary coming up too,  it seemed the right time. This is one of three sepia-style cross-stitches I’m making for the new bedroom. I’ll wait to frame them until I’ve […]

Company of Wolves cross-stitch

The Company of Wolves cross-stitch is finished! It was a nice little project to make, and made all the more special because it was hand-picked by Aoife for my birthday back in 2008 and the fact that her gorgeous  little hands helped make it. It’s a DMC kit on 16 count light blue Aida. The finished […]

A Stitch In Time: Irish Setters

In Ireland over Christmas, I was very pleased to come across this cross-stitch of Irish Setters* at my father-in-law’s house. I hadn’t seen it for a few years, and didn’t know what had happened to it.   If every picture picture tells a story, the same is true for cross-stitches. This was the first proper cross-stitch I […]

Santa’s list cross-stitch card

Shown a little later than planned, but Aoife is quite poorly, so our lives are all about kisses and cuddles, comfort and power naps at the moment. Crafting can wait. Anyway, this is the last freebie card set design I’ll show you from Enjoy cross stitch at Christmas 2009 for a while. Now let’s see what next week brings. Have […]