I can't believe it's Friday and another week is over,where is the time going. Anyway for Christmas,Hubby got me a book voucher as one of my stocking fillers,so on Monday I went into town and bought myself 'Stitch' by Cath Kidston and 'Simple Sewn Gifts' by Helen Phillips with it,they are two beautiful books and even though I probably won't do a lot of the projects they are a great inspiration and very pretty to look at.
By chance Week #41's challenge over at City Crafter Challenge Blog is 'Sew Fun' choosen by the lovely Linda who is this week's host. As the title suggests you need to have some sort of stitching or a sewing theme on your project and in my new book 'Simple Sewn Gifts' there is a pretty bird house cross stitch chart so I decided to do that and add it to my card.
I didn't actually use just the one chart,I used the combination of two and changed the colours to what threads I already had. I found a little bird button so added him instead of stitching one and added a variety of buttons for the flowers. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness' Mini Deck, I used the cloud paper and green gingham to get the effect of a sky and grass background..
I haven't done cross stitch for many years but have really enjoyed stitching this and quite pleased with the outcome. Maybe I'll do a few more stitched cards so thank you Linda for getting me back into cross stitch.
After making this card my internet broke so I didn't think I'd be able to enter it into the challenge but after buying a new wireless router and hours on the phone it seems to be working ok.touch wood!!!
Have a good weekend,I'm off for a curry tonight with some friends so looking forward to that otherwise a quiet weekend for me,maybe I'll get some more time in my craft room.
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