Thursday, 20 February 2014

Its done!

(Borrowed from Google Images)

I have seen Oh so many lovely blogs and joined a few too!  I love looking around other peoples blogs, so many ideas and inspirational things...  

It was actually whilst looking around Blue Ribbon Designs blog that I thought everything looked so lovely and that blog inspired me to try something new!  And also Stitchers Anon Cross Stitch Designs I love the Easter Blessings design finish its beautiful.

I love learning new techniques and really want to try something new so was directed by a fellow stitcher to The Twisted Stitcher blog for some ideas... OH MY!! Great ideas and a tutorial on how to achieve the same things!  Hmmm I doubt mine will come out anything like what is being shown! ha ha But I will have a go :)

Here is the blog and what I intent to try... (hope they dont mind me sharing this?)

Instructions here from a blog I was looking at... from Learn To Finish With Twisted Stitcher.

I am going to try this new technique (sorry I have no clue what its name is!) on the project I have just finished.  Which was in one of my really old magazines, pages 28 - 31 designed by Lesley Teare.

Cross Stitch Crazy from my collection, issue 83 March 2006

Here is where I started...

Then some border...

Then finished it, in 2 days stitching time...

Some closer bits...

I did change a few of the colors, I go with what I feel at the time!  I like the way it has turned out.... all I have to do now is experiment!!

I will post more of my 'experiment' once I have had a go!  And I will say how easy or difficult I found it too.  

Here is my finished look... I tried, not bad for a first attempt :)

Just hope my mum likes it now! :)


  1. Oooh, that will look great!! It's like a very thick pinkeep... I've never seen anything like this :) Well, can't wait to see your take on it, I'm sure it will be fantastic!

  2. A beautiful finish, your mum will love it, it comes with so much love in every stitch.

  3. I am actually quite naughty as I gave this to my mum early.... see she was feeling under the weather and I wanted to cheer her up. I was taken back by her response to it... she cried! Oh floods actually!! I made a quick retreat to the bathroom, I know chicken! When I came back out she had stopped! And she said it was beautiful and the most loveliest thing I had ever given her. And so special as I made it... I am naturally over the moon she loves it and I made it for her to keep :) Now as I gave it to her early I am going to have to stitch something to give to her on the day!!


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