Sunday, 29 March 2015

My cross stitch header!

My clever sister (who you can find here ) helped me to create my gorgeous blog header .
And I just love it ! My stitching looks even better then it does in real life !

Let me tell you about my favorite cross stitch projects and what they mean to me ...


This gorgeus poenix is by Joan Elliott from one of her cross stitch books . This was one of my first larger projects that I stitched , and one of the first times I stitched with metallics and varigated threads . I just LOVE the colours and how it came out in the end - although there was A LOT of backstitching...


 
This tulip design is from The World of Cross Stitching and was the design that got me back into cross stitching once I came home to Sweden . I saw it on the front of an English cross stitch magazine in a  Swedish newsagent , fell in love with it and just had to stitch it! And that was it ; I was hooked again !

 
This tiger is my favorite completed cross stitch picture so far ! It is soo stunning ! The pattern is from Cross Stitch Collection and was a joy to stitch . I would like to stich more wild animals in the future , especially when they look as realistic as this one ...
 
 
Finally, as a dog lover this picture was a perfect project for me ! It's a Joan Elliott design from Cross Stitch Gold . I decided to change the saying from ' A House Is Not A Home Without a Dog !' to 'A Flat Is Not A Home Without a Dog ' since it was more fitting to my own life :) Now it hangs in pride of place on the wall of my living room !
 
Happy Stitching ,
 
Annie

19 comments:

  1. Love your projects, the tiger is wonderful, but I love your bird the best. Reminds me of a Dr. Seuss book I use to read my kids about a bird who kept adding more plumbs to her tail until it too much. Can't remember the name of the book or the bird, just the pretty tail feathers.

    Sandy

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    1. It is gorgeous isn't it?! I had it in my bedroom for a while but when I took a photo of it yesterday I decided to bring it into the livingroom again to brighten up my wall:)

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  2. It's hard to pick a fave they are all so beautiful:)

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  3. You have been stitching some gorgeous projects. And they are all really big. And look so great. I love Joan Elliott's designs as well and have a couple of them waiting to be stitched. Some day.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I also have more Joan Elliott designs I want to stitch! And one of my WIPs is a Joan Elliott fairy...

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  4. Beautiful designs. I like the variety and you have stitched them beautifully.

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  5. Thank you! I can see some improvements in my stitching when I compare the early tulips to the recent tiger, but all in all I'm very pleased with them all:)

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  6. Ooh, I love seeing that Chinese Pheonix pattern completed. I just came across that one in my magazine stash recently and have been itching to start it. So many projects, so little time...

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    1. I know, right?! But you really should try to stitch it - it was a lovely, colourful and fun project:)

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  7. Your stitching is beautiful Annie! I especially love your Tiger. Look forward to seeing more.

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  8. Thank you! More is coming, I promise! I could do with with more hours in the day though at the moment - it takes time to set up a blog and document everything...:)

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  9. These are so beautiful with gorgeous bright colours in them! You have a lovely blog and I look forward to seeing what you will stitch next.

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  10. Thank you! Your kind words really warms my heart! I really hope that other x-stitch bloggers will enjoy my blog:)) AND come back to visit...haha!

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  11. All are lovely but the tiger is my favorite too.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  12. All are lovely but the tiger is my favorite too.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you! I know, I love the tiger soo much, and I'd like to stitch more big cats in the future:)

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  13. Beautiful stitching! Your phoenix is so lovely & your tiger is stunning.

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  14. Thank you for your praise, that means a lot!!

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