Thursday, 10 May 2012

Cross Stitch Keepsakes

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.


  1. The quilt is coming along nicely and I love the colour of the new Granny square.

  2. Hi Annabelle,
    I have look for your e-mail address as I would like to ask your advice about my blog I could not find it, would it be possible for you to send it me ?

  3. Good going - have fun with the cross-stitch x

  4. What a lovely pressie, look forward to seeing your embroidery!

  5. We're going to have to christen you the multi media queen at this rate! Lots of fun makings anyway.

    BTW, Kaspersky thinks there's a GIF on here that's a virus, you may want to check it out...

  6. Look forward to seeing your cross stitch projects. I have actually almost completed two, rather elaborate cross stitch projects. I began the first one 23 years ago ... lol.

  7. Love the Amy Butler blocks and the knitting :)


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