Sunday, 30 September 2012

Winter Sampler

Long cold evenings are good for staying in and crafting. You wrap yourself in a blanket, hot cup of tea nearby, some nibbles and off you go in your craft world- cross stitch, knitting, embroidering.... or anything else if you prefer so. This is exactly what I love doing when autumn and winter come. Inspired by the Facebook cross stitch groups, after hours, I keep getting back to work more on my wintery sampler. Finished the 2nd decorative band and now moved to last part - the bottom band.



Still not sure if this stitch will end up as a picture or a bell pull. I'll decide on it when I've finished. 

Hey! Look what I've bought - Wendy, you may like this - a new issue of Craft Seller with a series of long awaited Scandinavian-themed papers! :)))


 First, there is Wendy's heart garland project - lovely to see it published! I feel temped to make my own!


Then, there are the papers! Wendy, you were right - I do love them! Don't wanna cut them up! Just want to keep them!


 The patterns are really great! Reindeer and birds and hearts are my favourites.






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18 comments:

  1. I agree, nothing better than cuddling up to the fire with drink, chocolate and craft work! I like white on blue, will have to try that sometime. Gosh, arn't those paper to drool over!

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  2. The blue and white cross stitch is gorgeous! I love the reindeer papers too! Thanks for the mention! x

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  3. Love your cross stitch. The white on blue is lovely.

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  4. That's the second time this evening I've seen craftseller magazine mentioned, I think I will have to try and find it! I love the white and blue cross stitch and can't wait to see it finished! x

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  5. I love your cross stitch. It is so nice and neat. Although I love the summer I am with you when it comes to cozying up inside.

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  6. Love the sampler, always my favourite for cross stitch.

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  7. The winter sampler is stunning, love the blue and white

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  8. The sampler is beautiful, the amount of work that has gone into it is commandable!

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  9. The sampler makes me wish I had the patience for such a project. Just beautiful. x

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  11. Beautiful cross stitch and I love the scandinavian papers too! Hoping my daughter will have a go at doing some Christmas Cards for me :-)

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  12. That's a gorgeous Christmassy sampler. I love the deer!

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  13. Oh, I so wish my woodburner was back in place!
    I love your sampler, reminded me I have a blue on white alphabet one hidden away somewhere that I must finish one day!
    THe Scandinavian papers are fab aren't they?! I think I will just keep them and look at them from time to time to cheer myself up!

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  14. your sampler is beautiful! i can just imagine you all cosied up working on it :)

    Craftseller papers are gorgeous aren't they! x

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  15. Sorry, I pad being horrid this morning. Loving all those designs and your cross stitch work is lovely

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  16. Your sampler is gorgeous. I really like the blue background. Have fun with all that lovely paper.
    Ali x

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  17. I love the white on blue sampler. It's ages since I did any cross stitch, but I'm thinking about it now! Sewing, knitting,crafting by the fire, drink and nibbles, lots and lots of blankets and quilts. Heaven!

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