Sunday, 2 January 2011

This year's designs to cross stitch - I hope!

 I start this new blog with my aims for my cross stitching this year.
Egyptian extravaganza
I started this piece a few months ago, as a reminder of our Nile cruise & holiday. This is how far I've got today.
This is the picture from the pack - a long way to go still!

Side 2
Side 1
I want to make a christmas stocking  for 2011. Jessica was only 18 weeks old in 2010, so she didn't know what it was all about! I've found 2 stockings exactly the same size, which I can make into a double-sided stocking. 
And this is how far I've got with side 1! I'm replacing the DMC 5200 (white) and 3747 (v pale blue) with the same numbers but in Light Effect threads to give added sparkle.

Beatrix Potter sampler

Erika was given this by her MIL. She does cross stitch, but doesn't feel confident enough to tackle this - so guess who has to?

Somebunny to love
My best friend's youngest daughter is expecting her second child due in July. I made her a Humphrey's Corner sampler for the first-born. I think this will do nicely for the second. 

Little Ted
This will be for Jessica's first birthday - due August. 

European Bistro
And this is my final piece - I bought it for myself. I've promised myself that I won't start this until at least 4 of the earlier pieces are complete!
I think those should keep me busy! I just hope not too many other "occasions" crop up which require sewing for! At least this year there's no significant birthdays or anniversaries to worry about!
See you soon XXX


Terri said...

Great stitching and very ambitious projects cannot wait to see more :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

I like the piece you are working on. The blog looks great. Welcome to blog land. I can't wait to see your progress. Happy New Year.

Laura said...

I love the Egyptian piece! I can't wait to see your progress on it. I just started a blog too that you can check out at

chrisstitches said...

The Egyptian piece will definitely take a while. Love all your other projects as well.
chris b from ccs