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Holding pattern…

I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve not had any time at all for blogging (you’ll notice a complete lack of proper blog posts recently – just a couple of film reviews).

I promise the overdue X-Stitching Christmas post (which should have gone up on Saturday just past) will go up this coming Saturday instead, so if you’re taking part, please do bear with me and check back next week. I promise that next month’s update will be on time!

Hope everyone’s been having a swell time. I’ll check back in with you all very soon – promise! 😉

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Stitchy Saturdays

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

New Designs

Design: ChrisTening
Size: 63w x 27h
Design: ConfirmaTion
Size:
65w x 29h

Design: Quaker Easter Egg
Size: 51w x 79h

Design: Quilt Block
Size: 69w x 69h

 

Design: Team Twilight
Size: 123w x 52h each
Charted for a single colour for adaptation to your preferences.
Available individually or as a trio exclusively from my Folksy Store at a very reasonable price.
Designs inspired by The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. (I know I’m not a fan of the books, but many people are and I know many of them like stitching Twi-related projects!)

Stitchy Saturdays

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

New Designs

Design: Don’t Fence Me In
Size: 71w x 41h
A quick-stitch sampler with a message for all!

Design: Outside the Box
Size: 33w x 64h
Charted for two colours, this simple chart encourages unusual thinking.

Design: Mum
Size: 39w x 34h
A small, quick-stitch Assisi-style heart – the perfect size for a Mothers’ Day card or gift.

Design: Royal Diamond Jubilee Sampler
Size: 139w x 70h
Available exclusively from my Folksy store. Stitch and share your patriotism!

Design: ChrisTening
Size: 63w x 27h
The perfect size for a card or small gift to mark the occasion.

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if you would like a birth or wedding sampler (or for any special occasion, really) designed to stitch yourself, drop me a line with details and preferences:

kincavel_krosses@yahoo.co.uk

prices are very reasonable and will not break the bank!

All designs delivered via email in PDF format, so no delivery charges and you don’t have to wait an age to get them.

All payments by Paypal.

For examples of previous commissions, click here.

X-Stitching Xmas 2012 – March Update


Hello, my fellow Xmas X-stitchers,
And welcome to the third monthly update!

And so we march into March! Whereon earth is the time going? I hope you’ve all been busily stitching your Xmas and winter projects, ready to share them all with the rest of us!

I managed to get a little work done on my Winter Quaker Bookmark. Unfortunately, I have now realised the piece of fabric on which I am stitching it is a little too short for the entire design, so I shall have to modify it a little. Still, I’m rather pleased with how it’s coming along. It’s stitched on white 14-count aida in Venus M-018, which is a variegated floss with muted shades of purple – it looks rather wintery and I’m enjoying the effect as I’m stitching it.

I’m still working on a big commission, so I’ve only done a teensy bit of work on this project, but the commission will be finished by the end of March and I will be able to concentrate on my own stitching for a while after that.

Don’t forget to check back the first Saturday of April (7th April) for another update post.

I hope all my fellow challengers will post a comment linking to their own progress so we can
cheer each other on.

Please link directly to your progress post, not to your blog homepage

Happy stitching!

Stitchy Saturdays

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

New Designs:
Design: Squeeze
Size: 114w x 49h
A small sampler charted for a single colour, but which can be stitched in several if desired.

Design: Hug
Size: 39w x 34h
An Assisi-style heart just the right size for a card or small git and suitable for any occasion.

Design: Mardi Gras Mask
Size: 83w x 30h
A versatile design showing a Mardis Gras mask – could be used for cards, cushions, bookmarks or, if stitched on plastic canvas, as an actual mask.

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if you would like a birth or wedding sampler (or for any special occasion, really) designed to stitch yourself, drop me a line with details and preferences:

kincavel_krosses@yahoo.co.uk

prices are very reasonable and will not break the bank!

All designs delivered via email in PDF format, so no delivery charges and you don’t have to wait an age to get them.

All payments by Paypal.

For examples of previous commissions, click here.

Stitchy Saturdays

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

When I got up this morning, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to post for today’s Stitchy Saturday. Then I opened my email… and found an inspiration!

Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m not much of a one for God or religion of any kind, but when I watched this short video about Diane Rose, I was blown away. Diane makes the most wonderful quilts in all manner of colours and patterns, but much as they are admired by others, she has never seen them herself. That’s because Diane is blind.

Watch this little snippet – it’s only a few minutes long – and I’m sure you’ll be as impressed and inspired as I am.

X-Stitching Xmas 2012 – February Update

Hello, my fellow Xmas X-stitchers,
And welcome to the second monthly update!

So, we’ve had a month of stitching already (where has the time gone?) and I know some of our avid stitchers had already finished a piece by the first update. Has anyone finished any more for this February update?

I finished the stitching on one of my WIPS – Oh, Christmas Tree! (freebie design at Kincavel Krosses HERE), but have yet to rinse out the water-soluble fabric marker grid, iron it and then “finish” it. I’m not yet sure what finish it will have, but I think I’m edging towards making it a door hanging. I’m afraid the picture isn’t all that clear (damn my sub-standard mobile phone camera!), so you can’t really tell that the red stitching on the tree is actually tiny red seed beads that catch the light very prettily. You’ll just have to take my word for it instead.

I’m concentrating on a commission at the moment, but if I get the chance, I shall be working on another of my X-Stitching Xmas Challenge WIPS a little. Watch this space!

Don’t forget to check back the first Saturday of March (3rd March) for another update post.

I hope all my fellow challengers will post a comment linking to their own progress so we can
cheer each other on.

Please link directly to your progress post, not to your blog homepage

Happy stitching!