Sunday 12 October 2014

Autumn and Birthday stitching

I have finally blogged about our trip to France (photo heavy) which is good as tomorrow we are off again - this time to Turkey !! but more of that another time.

I was very, very late in stitching my Autumn exchange piece for Dusty but it arrived yesterday so I can now share a photo. I used various designs from a book I have - 2001 Cross Stitch Designs. There were many colours but I love how it came together.

Autumn Bookmark for Dusty
Fabric backed
I was very pleased with the backing, I used fabric for the first time instead of felt. Using Bonda Web I made the backing by turning edges to be the exact size I needed then Bonda Webbed and fabric glued them together.

My birthday was in September and as I am part of the Birthday Exchange on Needlecraft Haven I had a lovely selection of DMC threads. Every year when I allocate threads I chose a design we can stitch using them - this year the design was an online freebie from Weeks Dye Works (so I had to convert the thread colours to DMC for the exchange) and is by Blue Ribbon Designs (last one on the page)

I started mine at the caravan last weekend and have now stitched it - I'll finish it after we're back.
Birthday Exchange
I have my stitching sorted for holiday - I just need to finish sorting my Kindle. I have the books sorted including the latest challenge from Needlecraft Haven, I just need to upload some music too.

Thank you for calling by - happy stitching x


  1. Great autumnal bookmark, I like that and so useful too.
    Have a lovely holiday, enjoy the sun...perhaps you could bring some home with you, this rains awful!!

  2. I love the bookmark. It is so pretty.

    Beautiful BRD finish.


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