ATCs For August


(Photographed on my pale blue feather quill.)

Group: Cross Stitch ATCs Group (Facebook)
Theme: Mothers’ Day
Stitched by: Me!
Sent to: Lynn Stevens in Surrey, UK
Information: Stitched on white 22-count hardanger using rose-scented DMC and Belle Soie silk. The quote is from the film The Crow and reads “Mother is the name of God on the lips and hearts of all children.” The motif was taken from a larger design which is a freebie at Aliolka Blogspot.


(Photographed on my silver and black velvet scarf.)

Group: Cross Stitch ATCs Group (Facebook)
Theme: Fathers’ Day
Stitched by: Me!
Sent to: Dyah Baton in NSW, Australia
Information: I designed this one myself. I wanted something that wouldn’t look effeminate at all, so I stitched a very simple gingham effect using two shades of turquoise-blue and a silvery grey on white 22-count hardanger, then used a navy blue for the lettering. I experimented a little with different numbers of strands for the ginham effect, so it has quite a nice, nobbly texture.,and bordered it all with clear glass seed beads. I’ve no idea where the saying comes from, but it’s something I’ve heard said several times. I added a silver heart charm from my stash.


(Photographed on my copy of Out Of Africa by Karen Blixen and my pale blue feather quill.)

Group: Cross Stitch ATCs Group (Facebook)
Theme: Mothers’ Day
Stitched by: Gillian Gould in Ontario, Canada
Sent to: Me!
Information: Such a pretty design! I love the little jewelled hearts and two-tone ribbon on the right.


(Photographed on my copy of King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard.)

Group: Cross Stitch ATCs Group (Facebook)
Theme: Fathers’ Day
Stitched by: Sinead Mulholland in Northern Ireland
Sent to: Me!
Information: There’s such a lot of detail in this little owl that it took Sinead a whole week to stitch him! Well worth the effort, I think, as he’s gorgeous!

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2 responses to “ATCs For August

  1. So glad you like him Kell x

  2. Sinead, I adore him! 🙂