Sunday 19 July 2020

Let the People Choose! - July 2020

This is the first time that I've taken part in Jo's (Serendipitous Stitching) Let the People Choose! SAL but it was one that I could not miss - 'The designer that you have stitched the most'. Those of you familiar with me will know that my favourite designer is Just Nan so it is no surprise that she is the designer that I have stitched the most.

However I have a long way to go before I can compete with Jo's 80 finishes as I have 32 to date. All but 12 of these were given away in exchanges. Some of my finishes are missing from the collages below as there are at least four designs that I've completed that were given away before I took a photo. So here are my Just Nan finishes:

The top left design in the collage below is a WIP called Mermaid Heart. Pulling it out for this photo reminded me that it still needed to be finished.

Gifted Gorgeousness - July 2020

I'm pleased to have something to show for Gifted Gorgeousness (GG) this month. GG is hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching and is an opportunity to show your crafting where basically anything connected to the word "gift" is allowed, whether it was a gift to or from you. Full details on how it works can be found here.

I've finished the Silver Wedding Anniversary design gifted to me by Julie of Julie's StitchyKnitter Journal. This is a lovely design. Thank you Julie, I've enjoyed stitching it. I'm hoping that the card will arrive in time as post from France to the UK is taking 12 to 14 days to arrive instead of the usual 3 to 4 days.

Silver Anniversary - Nia cross stitch
Fabric: 40ct cream Zweigart Newcastle linen
Threads: Recommended DMC and Anchor Marlitt threads

I've stitched the design suggested by Christine in Needlecraft Haven's Stay Safe Exchange. I just need to decide on how it will be finished.

Think Happy Little Thoughts - La Comtesse & Le Point de Croix
Fabric: 32ct Crafty Kitten Murano Just Pink
Threads: DMC 729, 817;
Olde Willow Stitchery linen threads 222L Octagon Blue
and  unknown 2013 Bleu Pastel

Finally, I intend to finish this design by Hinzeit as a scissor fob. It was stitched one over one and I omitted the 'Cure' letters on the the key. The fabric is a beige evenweave that was gifted to me at my sewing group. This free design can be found on Hinzeit's website, here.

Hope Cure 2020 - Hinzeit
Fabric: Unknown 28ct Beige evenweave
Threads: Suggested DMC threads