29 December 2011

Just Chilling

So far post Christmas has been very relaxing.  I have started a couple of new projects.  I decided to try my hand at Cross Stitch after seeing one of Blackbird Designs new patterns on their blog. But I am still waiting on that pattern to arrive, what did arrive before Christmas was the new Blackbird Design book which had a large Cross Stitch pattern included so I thought that I would have a go at that.  

The thing that had put me off cross stitch in the past was the hard cloth that was the norm, however Lorraine at Hetties Patch put me on to Moda Praire cloth which is lovely and soft.  So I converted the DMC alternative thread to cosmo threads and have started stitching.  It is quite relaxing.

I have also been cutting out hexagons for the This Goes with That BOM.  One of the pressies I got from Kay was a tiny rotary cutter and I have to tell you that that makes cutting out these templates super easy.

I have also started a small quilt from a Fat Eighth pack of Athill Range, it is very soft and pretty... not me at all but it should look good when finished.


Kate said...

Wow! You've been busy. Can't wait to see all your projects in progress. Keep on relaxing!

Rustic Tarts said...

The cross stitch looks very tempting!!! - I will have to check out the cloth at Hetties when I get over next time.

Carmen said...

L'única estrella que prenc per guia és la de gaudi i de la música.
Feliç any 2012!!

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Oh hand stitching & embroidery, i'll be back to you soon.
Happy New Year Amanda!! Love Posie