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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Lili's May Ornament: Sleighs/Reindeer

This is my choice for May ornament, a lovely reindeer.

Design: New York Dreamer – White Christmas
The pattern is from the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Special Christmas Issue 2015

Fabric/Threads: 40 count lune argentée linen / DMC floss.

 Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last ornie post!
See you next month!
Happy stitching,
(my blog: Stitching Basket)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

April - Snowy Scenes

Hello everyone!

I have finished another month!  I should be all caught up by the end of this month.

So for my "Snowy Scene" I chose to stitch "Quiet" which has a sweet little house on a snow covered hill.

And here is the picture I promised with the whole design.  It has been fun jumping all over to stitch each months theme.  

I will hopefully be back soon with my May "ornament" :)

Happy Stitching!


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Rita's May....5 Gold Rings

(Yes, I've been singing while stitching this one.)

I'm busy model stitching lately but took some time out to stitch this.

Now back to the "salt mines".  ;-)

Friday, 12 May 2017

May - 5 Gold Rings by Margaret Sherry


   I'm a little late starting this one, but it will be easy to finish.
   My husband really wanted wanted me to make the kitty orange like our sweet kitten. But he wanted me to do it in shades of Pumpkin. Not a chance! I'm using shades of Copper, with a Dark Red Copper as my outlining color.

  I shouldn't have been surprised.  My hair color had shades of Copper and Mahogany when we met. I'm a bit whiter now. LOL! 

- Renee' (Creating Beauty Lady Stitcher)

Thursday, 11 May 2017

March - Tinsel/Christmas Lights

Hello to you all!

I am slowly but surely catching up!

Here is my March "ornie" which is from the bigger design of  ABC Christmas by LizzieKate.  I willl try to remember next month to take a picture of the whole project so far.

As always I am in awe of all everyone's beautiful stitching!  I am in great company here :)

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, 7 May 2017


Own up, who else sang this line like that?

I am stitching Joan Elliott's 12 Days of Christmas for the blog this year and have reached everyone's favourite day, sung with gusto by school children everywhere.

The gaps will be filled with beads at the end

Here is where the design was last month:

and here's where I am now:

As well as Day 5 I have completed the top border, just for a break from the metallic!  Now I am working down the left hand side with the metallic thread again.  I'll stitch the vines in that side then do more metallic on the right and so on.

I also added yellow and green the Herald Angel on the left.  The plan is to do a little bit of her each month too.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

April - I'm Late

I'm late, but I did get my 4th Day done.

And as you can see, a few stitches of 5th Day as well.

Here's how the whole project looks at the moment. The fabric colour in the pictures is terrible - it's really a lovely opalescent green.

The row I'm on will have 4, 5 and 6, then I'll drop down and put 7 - 10, then drop again and centre 11 and 12. Hopefully it will have something like a Christmas tree shape when I'm done.

I also want to say I'm sorry I seem to have disappeared from the blogging world, but I'm dealing with a number of health issues and my energy levels are very low. Hopefully I will be back soon.