Friday, 14 February 2020

Birdhouse cross stitch


I love stitching these 4" hoops and am always looking for different pictures which will fit into them. I have some old cross stitch magazines I got recently from somebody who no longer does cross stitch and sorted through the patterns, tearing out any I like the look of and then filing them into a ringbinder.  One of the patterns by Durene Jones is a large picture of birdhouses. I didn't want to stitch the whole things so chose one of the birdhouses to stitch.

Being from a magazine the picure goes across 3 pages so I copied the pages I wanted, then cut out and stuck the pieces together so that I had an easier pattern to follow.   There were a few butterflies in the picture so I added 3 of them to fill some of the white space.

I came back from my weekend away with a very sore throat which turned into a cold so had to cancel plans to meet my Mum in Norwich yesterday as I felt really awful and didn't want to give it to her. So we have rescheduled for next week as she wants to see a Maker's exhibition. Just hoping my cold soon goes and Graham doesn't get it.

19 comments:

meg said...

beautiful design in gorgeous colours, hope you recover from your cold quickly

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cross stitch picture Marianne, beautifully made.
Hope your cold disappears soon, take care, Kate x x

susiestacey said...

lovely little cross stitch, you do seem to get more than your fair share of colds Marianne x Susan x

Tracy Welham said...

A really pretty hoop design, such a clever idea to focus in on part of a larger pattern. I hope you feel better soon. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Stamps and Paper said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful Marianne....I've been suffering with a really bad throat and chest this week the doctor says it a Virus...so many things these days they say there Viral....hope you feeling better soon

Anne

Christine Dol said...

Absolutely beautiful Marianne...you are sooo good at making these cross stitch pieces!
I sure hope your cold goes away soon.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, I love the colours you have used for it. Hope you feel better soon, Hazel xx

Jackie T said...

Hi this is gorgeous. I love it. I do hope you feel better soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful I do love it when it is displayed in a hoop. kind of vintage feel to it, hugs Pops x

Kath said...

A beautiful cross stitch Marianne. I'm really getting back into cross stitch too, but no longer make the big pictures I used to make and prefer smaller designs. I've just bought two magazines from a charity shop for 50p each - and they even had the cover gifts with them too! I love a bargain!
Kath x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Marianne..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sarah said...

This is so pretty and the perfect size for the hoop. Hope you soon feel better.

Daffodil Cards said...

ALways such neat stitching Marianne, this is so very pretty.
Hope you feel better soon.
Faith x

Debbie said...

Really beautiful design Marianne. So pretty. Hope your cold improves soon Hun, fingers crossed hubby doesn't get it. Hugs . Xx

Lorraine said...

Beautiful stitching Marianne, lovely design and colours.
Hope you feel better soon
Lorraine x

Sandra H said...

Aw this is so pretty x

cotnob said...

This is pretty, lovely stitching.
I hope you feel better soon.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous and sweet cross stitch!! Love it!

Fikreta said...

Its beautiful !