Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Feeling Creative....and thoughts of Autumn

I am in a cross stitching mood....... The last few week I made a return to something I enjoy doing, which I havnt done in a while.
I have been stitching a sweet little design called 'Cottage Garden' from Country Cottage Needleworks ,the photo above is how it looked about a week ago..........

Here is the progress so far...... Its been lovely enjoying the wonderful weather and lazy evenings cross stitching. I am loving this sweet gift from my friend Linda over at Somewhere in Tyme.......I think when its finished Ill make it into a hanging pillow? any other ideas I'd love to hear from you all?

Thinking ahead to Autumn......
Shopping for cross stitch is the best kind of shopping there is in my opinion!
Since I have the stitching bug really good at the mo, I have treated myself to a little something. I love Autumn, Crisp leaves, Orange Pumpkins, Halloween, I look forward to it all year, really I do! So I thought I'd start early with these two cross stitch designs, in the hopes to finish around late September (click the pics to enlarge)

The first is from Little House Needleworks - 'Acorn Hill' I just Love, love it!

The second is a Button and Bead Kit from Mill Hill - Bountiful Kitties I cant wait to start this one also! Just look what came in the kit! All those beads, and a cute Pumpkin Button, those beads made me dizzy! An amazing little bag of goodies!

Sharing the fun........

Sharing in the cross stitch love is my mum who also stitches, she picked up her projects again too, so we have been having a good old chit chat over tea and stitches! Mum is stitching a design by Thomas Kinkade - Christmas Cottage, it will be a gift for my grandma when she finishes it! Mum is hoping this Christmas, so she is busy is stitching away.......It is a beautiful design, quite large, I look forward to seeing it completed

Thinking.........

I have been thinking of what to make the finished cross stitch pieces into, I seem to get stuck on pillows! ha,ha can you tell I am not a pro at finished items? I am sure there is more to do with cross stitches than pillows so I would really love to hear your thoughts and ideas, for future projects........what do you do with yours?

See you again soon and thank you for your lovely comments on the Midsummer post, I hope you all enjoyed the magic too......... Have a good week

Priscilla x

15 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Priscilla, your garden stitch looks so pretty, you are making great progress. I love your two fall stitchies. LHN is a favorite of mine and the Kitties are going to be fun to do.

I love your mom's piece,what a treasure for your grandma. Both of you do beautiful work.

Last night was our get together....we didn't accomplish too much. We just talked way too much and then we stopped for dessert and then never got back to stitching...but it was fun. Happy stitching to you both...hugs, Linda

Teresa said...

I understand how you feel about finishes. I need to work on that myself. Your stitching is lovely and your mum's is amazing. Even if I don't comment, I always enjoy your blog. Happy stitching to you and your mum.

Rosemary said...

Cool!!
I have been making some Halloween stuff too!! Fall is my favorite time of year.
All of your things are so pretty.
Visit again soon,
Rosemary

Elaine said...

Lovely kits. I used to x stitch quite a bit. I even had a photo of my mom's dog printed out so i could do it. Even got all the threads. I need to make the time.. my old eyes just dont' work so well anymore!!

Jillian said...

How pretty, the pastels and the cottage look. Hard to think ahead to autumn though!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...the kitties make me smile too, and I'm glad they gave you a chuckle.

Jillian

Jessica said...

I love your cross stitching. It is on my list of many things I want to delve into this summer (however, I think I forgot to add it to my list-oops). I have been thinking ahead to autumn as well, even while trying to enjoy the long summer days!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend Priscilla! Love all your handywork! Just beautiful!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Priscilla,
I love cross stitch....I haven't done it in a while...guess the eyes are starting to give out a little...your cottage garden is sooo cute...did you ever think about framing your cross stitch....then you can hang it anywhere...I remember way back I made a cross stitch into a clock....I think I still have it somewhere.... Your Moms cross stitch is Fabulous...Your lucky grandma is going to love it.
Hugs,
Mo :-)

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Priscilla!! I hope all is well with you and I hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Robin

ohiofarmgirl said...

Hello Priscilla, Nice to see your blog again. I love to cross stitch too. I am going on vacation in a week and I know there is a wonderful store there that I can busy some supplies.
I often finish mine like you would a quilt. I sew material on all four sides (kinda like you are framing it in material) or even two strips. Then I put a piece on the back sew it together and hang it on the wall. Like a quilt wall hanging. I hope that makes since...lol. If I don't do that it seems they never get framed. Just an idea for you! Have a great week. Dianntha

cd&m said...

Oh my goodness you've made me come over all wintery, which is hardly surprising considering the weather here today.

Wild Rose said...

Hi Priscilla,

What lovely designs. I have just started a new piece and as it is huge, I think that it is going to be a long project. It is a coastal design complete with lighthouse, boat, lobster pots, puffins etc.

I generally get my pieces framed ~ I certainly will with this new piece.

Happy stitching!

Marie x

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your pieces are so pretty and I know how long it takes to complete such a project. Isn't Linda the sweetest? I actually got to meet her a few months ago, along with Michelle. Both are awesome and very loving women.

I always like to frame my pieces when all done. That way they don't get dirty.

Have fun!!

Becky
:)

ohiofarmgirl said...

check out fancithat.com they have the cutest patterns...I stitch them often. Dianntha

Wren Cottage said...

Hello Priscilla :)
Found you thru Rosemary's blog! Your little world is adorable!! Love your cross stitching projects and your shortbread cookies look divine! Also enjoying all your lovely garden photos... sooo pretty!!
The midsummer night post was great too, I need to check out the Peter Pan movie! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely thoughts and hobbies! ~*~*~ Madai

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