Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal wedding commemorative piece

Well folks, today is the big day for excited Royalists all around the world...

Here is my commemorative piece all stitched up.

A royal wedding commemorative piece

It is a combination of two charts - The Queen's Crowns by Paulette at Plum Street Samplers and the wording is from Asenath Whitcomb by Carriage House Samplings.

So you don't have to work it out for yourself - MMXI is Roman numerals for 2011.

If you're interested in other excited Royalist stitchers, pop on over and see Tanya (the Sampler Girl)... she's verrrry excited. lol

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A stitchy post

Thanks to those who left comments for Phoebe and pointing me in the direction of online alphabets. I have now decided on my alphabet and spent some of yesterday afternoon charting it out. I have started stitching the wording yet, but here is how the rest of the sampler is looking so far.

The Queen's Crowns still in progress

I wasn't going to start anything else until I finished up a few things (I'm sure we've all said that before! lol), but I found the perfect piece of linen in my stitching drawers for Sew a Brown Bunny - so made a start on it on Friday night. I am using WDW Havana and DMC 469.

Sew a Brown Bunny by Carol at iStitch in progress

I also thought I would share a photo of my own bunny - Tiggy - which I took last weekend when the weather was stunning. I still remember the lady at Animal Rescue saying to me 'she'll probably only last six months'... and here we are 3 years later!

Tiggy x  My little love bunny

Thanks Ann and Sandra for offering to do an exchange with me. I am looking forward to it, and hopefully it'll crank my general stitching mojo up a notch or two! :-)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Two years ago today...

My niece Phoebe was born! I am not sure where the time went, but it sure has been lovely having her in the family. Here she is at her birthday party last weekend.

Phoebe's 2nd birthday party

Does anyone know of any cross stitch alphabet generators on the internet, that might be suitable for samplers? I've finished all the stitching on the Queen's Crowns but now just want to add some wording. I've had a look myself, but can't find anything suitable. Any pointers would be most welcome. Thanks!

Finally, does anyone fancy doing a pin pillow or small cushion exchange? My only request is that you have a blog yourself (after a failed Christmas exchange with a non-blogger last year). I need something to get me stitching-motivated. If there are lots of people interested I am happy to pair people up.