Thursday, May 2, 2013

Latest, free Chart Stitches.

The April monthly, free chart was a fun stitch. It was a free choice for colour & fabric. I managed to complete the stitching in a few days. That inspired me to catch up on the January & March pieces I had not managed to complete at the time.

Below is April's, a  play on words,"Ewerphoria",
Varied colours all DMC threads, an extra hill on the left from me & stitched before I found a corresponding sheep button in my button collection, although the sheep is not leaping.

It is stitched on cream Linen, with multi coloured floral patchwork fabric from my stash, as the surrounding completed pillow shape.. I stitched the sheep's wool with blended threads.
I printed my own label, from a free design of a leaping sheep & added  my details. 

Next, I quickly stitched up the March "Dandy Hare."
Once again, a  free choice of colours & fabric. Cream linen again, guess it is a favourite, while I used similar themed fabric & a cotton reel button for the decoration of the small pillow. I also used DMC threads, along with a hot pink Marlitt, I also added a small  thimble to the design. A sideways view, I've just about aborted blogger, I'm really quite over the latest system.

I printed the label with my computer, then cut out a cotton reel shape, applying it to the back, anchored with buttonhole stitch.

This is "Silly Flake" the January design.

I stitched it on white  linen I dyed blue. I added a silver flake type decorative piece. My DH drilled two tiny holes in it so I could stitch it to the piece, after it was made into this small pillow. DMC thread, & label as per the same procedure  as the others.
I'm now up to date & keen to see the May chart.

 Here they are all together I hope you enjoy seeing my efforts..