Saturday, February 1, 2014

Themalicious In a Garden.......

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Jardin January
The holidays were a little stressful...let's relax in a nice garden. Work on any piece with flowers or gardens.

It's that time..... Themalicious and anything that can be produced that has to do with a garden, however tenuously, lol!  And quite a lot, it seems, grew quite merrily this month!
Dusty's RR from Needlecraft Haven
Victorian Welcome Sampler
Debra Designs
Dusty did the beautiful bit in the middle
(including the backstitching!) before sending
it to me, so far all I have done is the curly B looking bit......

I was wondering why I was enjoying stitching on Dusty's piece so much?  It is very pretty but not something I would necessarily choose to stitch in either design or colours and then I realised...... it reminds me of Swinburne Lodge, Darlington, the house where the Wyoming Cowboy was born and where we spent four very happy years.

The Gift of Stitching 2006 Issue 7
Midsummer Night Designs
Sweet World
I am using a lovely Stef Francis silk instead of the called for
Anchor, it looks a lot better in real life.....

Nature's Alphabet
Elizabeth's Designs
A SAL with Julie
The Algerian eyes under the B will become flowers!

Mouse's RR
LHN Little House Neighbourhood
Didn't actually STITCH a flower but there are some
as well as grass on the piece so I decided it counts!

Grilles de Maryse SAL 2014
Forgot about it until the February part arrived
so not much accomplished in January!

Polly Wolly Doodle

Band Sampler by Sharon Cohen
Just Cross Stitch Jan/Feb and March/April 2009
Quite impressive, wouldn't you say, lol?  And onto next month and.....

Fantastical Fiction February
What kind of fantasy creatures inhabit your Works in Progress? Or perhaps some fictional characters have leaped from the pages to your needles? Let's stitch on projects inspired by imagination

Can't find quite so much for the subject of this month's theme, which, quite frankly, is just as well because one of the pieces is probably coming into its THIRD year of not being finished and the other chart belongs to Ms Liz of Oz (no blog, sadly) who would probably be VERY glad to get it back this side of heaven!

Shakespeare's Peddler
Magic Garden

The Primitive Needle
Cape Cod Girls
lent by Liz
and yes, I DO know where the original is (I think!), put away
for safe keeping as this particular chart is rarer than hen's teeth!

So onward and upward, my hearties, hope all is well with everyone.  I am still hoping to get to all the blogs in Grow Your Blog 2014 before the middle of February......

Love and hugs,


  1. Lovely update Gillie - some gorgeous pieces there.

  2. My goodness Gillie you have been busy
    Libbie :@

  3. Wow! However do you keep track of them all?! =)

  4. Gorgeous cross stitch Gillie....I love it, I really must get back into the swing of it as I have quite a bit here!

  5. Wonderful garden stitching Gillie!! Both Maggee and I have been stitching the Magic Garden as well on Friday nights! It's such a fun stitch!! I like how you started your up top since I started from the bottom :D

  6. Great projects!! Wow ~ the houses do look similar!

  7. Really lovely stitching there Gillie!! I love that thread in your Midsummer piece! I am fasincated by all the threads you have going on one piece....I always finish off a piece of thread completely....the "hairs" distract me and I'm always getting my stitches caught on them!

  8. Lots of lovely projects you have worked on this month Gillie.
    Your Nature Alphabet looks lovely, I've added an E this week, just about to do a blog post and show it... and then it's time to do another tomorrow... where did that week go to? xx

  9. Lots of beautiful projects, you certainly have been busy.

  10. Beautiful stitching, Gillie.

    I think with the word "Magic," the chart's just right for Feb's Theme-A-Licious!

  11. Gosh, well, that's all very lovely! You certainly don't waste your time.

  12. Wow, your stitching is so beautiful. It's been so long since I've cross-stitched that I'm not sure my eyes could handle it -- I have an old in-progress sampler I should cust off though. (I love the way that "Singing" sampler is starting out!)

  13. The Victorian House is so pretty and Polly Wolly Doodle looks fun!

  14. All your projects are looking lovely, you got a lot done. You have some nice ones selected for February.

  15. Such lovely things!!! Somehow this post slipped through the blog reader. I agree that with the word "Magic", it totally works for Fantasy. I hope you got a lot done on it this month!


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