Cross Stitch Rainbow Block 5

This might be my favourite Rainbow Block so far I think. I started playing with chevrons but in the end having just one chevron in the block looked the best. Once again the rainbow colours are lovely – although it has just occurred to me: what order do the colours go in a real rainbow?… Read More»

Cross Stitch Rainbow Block 3

Yay! The next Rainbow Block is ready to share! This one is not exactly based on a quilt block but it could certainly become an easy block. I took the idea of a quilt block called Chinese Coins and played with it a little. Chinese Coins usually has rectangles of fabric stacked up, sometimes with… Read More»

Cross Stitch: Rainbow Block 1

I pulled out some cross stitch projects recently and remembered how much I LOVE it! I find it very relaxing to stitch those precise little crosses and end up with a picture. My brain started ticking… Cross stitch… quilt along… St Patrick’s Day… rainbows… yes, my brain jumps here and there! But I put all… Read More»

Winter Stitching Progress

Isn’t this snowman the cutest little guy you’ve ever seen? He is another of the Winter Stitching Club stitcheries from Wild Olive. (I wrote about them previously: Snowflake and Sweater. You can also see one in this post about transferring patterns for stitching.) As you can see I’ve been adding the coloured borders on my hexagons. It… Read More»

Stitching: Kokeshi Doll

A while ago now I made a gorgeous kokeshi doll from a free pattern over at Melly and Me. Little Miss loved it but wanted hers in pink and purple. The end result was a very pretty softie! I must find the original one so I can share that with you too. This kind of project is great… Read More»