Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Pets Calender

My mother-in-law loves "The Boys", refers to them as her grandsons and never forgets their birthdays and Christmas presents/cards as well as treats when she visits, so I decided to make her this calendar with their photographs. I made all the outfits and bandanas they are wearing in the pictures and the papers came from Papercrafts Inspirations magazine.

I have just started some new stitching after finishing The Village. It is a blackwork design that has been in my stash for years. When I unpacked it the needle had rusted into the Aida and snapped off. That is how old it is. I saw Jazzlyn fabric in dusky pink used on a recent blackwork design in The World of Cross Stitching magazine so decided to stitch it on that. It doesn't look much at the moment but it is easy to guess what it is.

I was having a clear up in one of the outbuildings the other day, dragging things out to take to the local tip, when I found a bag containing cross stitch pictures. I think these were some of the first cross stitch I ever made and I had completely forgotten about them. They are not really to my taste these days and the frames are not very nice but in the interest of recording all my craft work I have taken snaps of them and am including them here for posterity!


  1. O wowwwww...you make the most beautiful things !!!!! ...............i really like it.......how can i order???? hahahhahah!! loev Ria....

  2. That is just the neatest calendar! Your mother-in-law is going to love it!
    And what beautiful framed work! I can't decide which is my favorite! They are all just lovely!

  3. What an amazing calendar, Shirley--each page is cuter than the next! I think my favorite is Valentine's Day with your pup in his top hat and tails--too cute!!

    Isn't it interesting how our tastes change over the years when it comes to cross stitching. I know that I have a few old pieces that I should just remove from their frames (to reuse the frames) since I don't display them any more!

  4. We want one of those!!!! And we NEED all those costumes!!!