Monday, March 14, 2016

Peregrine Falcon


 
 
Peregrine Falcon
Designer:  Lesley Teare
chart from World of Cross Stitching #139
stitch count = 126 w x 96 h



Sunday, January 10, 2016

Spring Fairy (RainbowFairy)

 



Spring Fairy (Rainbow Fairy)
Designer:  Joan Elliott
chart from Ultimate Cross Stitch Fantasy 2015 #6
Stitch Count:  119 w x 159 h
 
also chartpack called Rainbow Fairy, Joan Elliott Designs, #JE148
       available from https://joanelliott.wordpress.com/chartpack-gallery/
       available from http://www.123stitch.com/
 

 


Friday, August 28, 2015

Country Hens



Country Hens
Designer:  Polly Carbonari
The Needlecraft Shop leaflet c1995
Country Wares series
Stitch Count:  127w x 87h

Scotland

 
 
Scotland
Designer:  Maria Diaz
chart from Cross Stitch Crazy
Stitch Count:  147w x 122h



Venetian Scene

 
 
Venetian Scene
Designer:  Maria Diaz
chart from Cross Stitch Gold #37 2006
Stitch Count:  140w x 180h



Birdcage

 
Birdcage
Designer:  Lesley Teare
chart from Cross Stitch Crazy
Stitch Count:  87w x 108h
 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dutch Sinterklaas


Dutch Sinterklaas
Designer:  Martha Schmidt
Series:  World of Santas #13 of 13
Needle Maid Designs chartpack #NMC-37, c2003
Stitch count:  127w x 170h

Description:  Sinterklaas dresses in  bishop's clothes, carries a golden staff, and arrives by steamer from far-off Spain in mid-November long before his feast day of December 6.  He is accompanied by his faithful companion Black Peter (Zwarte Piet) and the horse that carries him around the country.  Children place their shoes filled with carrots and hay for the saint's horse near the hearth.  Children sing songs by the chimney to entire Sinterklaas.  Their homes are filled with the smells of the baked goodies so popular -- smooth fondant shaped into hearts; puff pastries formed into letters; marizipan in the shape of carrots, chicks, or pigs; spicy brown sugar cookies molded into windmills or people; and large chocolate candy letters.  Christmas Day is reserved for faith and the ringing of church bells.