Simple Cross Stitch
I was given this lovely book called 'Cross Stitch Keepsakes' by Helen Phillips, which has over two hundred small designs "to celebrate the big occasions in life". It is full of lovely ideas for making gifts relevant to all occasions. It came with some graph paper to make my own designs, some embroidery wools and some canvases.
|Cross Stitch Keepsakes by Helen Phillips|
The book is full of colourful ideas and beautiful designs and with a full explanation of how to make the items, which colours to use, and even how to mount the finished articles.
|I loved this little sampler for a friend|
|These would look good on a wedding card|
|This would be a great moving present|
|Isn't this cute?|
|A lovely house warming gift|
I think I shall have such fun with this gift. Thank you G. xx I think I may start with something small - maybe a pin-cushion? I have never done any cross stitching for years so do not want to be too adventurous.
"Quick to Stitch Cross Stitch Keepsakes" by Helen Phillipps is available through Amazon.
More Blocks and Granny Squares
I am still working hard at my Amy Butler blocks and today managed quite a few more. I particularly like these colourways - pink and lime green always does it for me. (I am still stuck at home with the builders).
And this is my next knitted granny square. I just love the texture of this wool and the colour is really amazing. It is called Rowan SMC Select Rosas 1701 and costs £5.95 for 50 gram.