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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home Progree

Progress is slow but steady. I have almost made it across the top border.

More project details here.

I am enjoying the 40 count fabric and the Au ver à Soie 100/3 silks.

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Second Coaster Finish

Finished Coaster

I finished my second coaster. I, unintentionally, went a bit ‘off-piste’ with this one. It’s a good thing the Sprats Head 2 (in the corners) are quite forgiving.

The design and threads are from Beautiful Stitches.

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Second Coaster

Second coaster

I have started work on a second coaster – different threads and design. Both threads and design are from Beautiful Stitches.

I am using congress cloth and silk threads.

I am very pleased that I managed to get the Diamond Jessicas in the right place.

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Green Gables is Finished

Green Gables Cross Stitch

I finished! Admittedly it is a small cross stitch. I enjoyed working on it – I made a mistake on Matthew and had to unpick quite a bit (I had already moved onto Marilla).

The pattern is from Petal Pusher. I used 32 count zweigart (Platinum) and the called for DMC thread.

I think I might do the Longbourne one as well.

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New Project

Start of a new project

I have started a new cross stitch project.

It’s this one from Modern Folk Embroidery.

Image from Modern Folk Embroidery

I am using a 40 count linen from Zweitgart – I am not sure of the colour possibly ivory – and a silk (au ver à soie) 100/3 colour 650.

I am enjoying 40 count and one strand.

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Coaster Stitching is Finished

Coaster

The stitching on the coaster is finished.

I am using 24 count congress, silks and pattern from Beautiful Stitches.

I am planning a second one, but I think I might do my own design.

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Green Gables Progress

Progress on Green Gables

A bit more progress, I got a bit obsessed about my crosses this week. The white thread in particular doesn’t seem to work as well – my crosses look a bit drunk – despite railroading my stitches.

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Stitching Class Project

Start of my new project

I decided to do the class project for my Friday morning stitching group. This term, we are making coasters – we are going to put them in plastic snap frame things.

I am using 24 count congress cloth and silks from Beautiful Stitches.

My plan is to work on this in class (so not at home – I am going to work on Green Gables at home), but I will try to finish the border before next week, so I can learn the next stitch.

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Green Gables Cross Stitch

Green Gables Progress

I have been working on this a bit every day – aiming for 30 minutes.

I started in the top left corner because this is an enormous piece of fabric and I want to put other designs on it.

I am using 32 count linen (Platinum from Zweigart) and DMC floss. The design is from Petal Pusher on Etsy.

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Another finish! Cross Stitch

Dame Nature Du Printemps

I finished my cross stitch – Dame Nature Du Printemps. I bought the kit from Jardin Privé.

I did run out of one of the greens, but I had the right shade in my stash.

I started in August 2023 and worked on it (mostly monogamously), so six months from start to finish.

  • 32 count linen (country mocha)
  • DMC floss

Now I am working on this Green Gables cross stitch

Green Gables by Petal Pusher

I am using 32 count linen (Platinum from Zweigart) and DMC floss.

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