Thursday, March 15, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Cross Stitch Kits and Doll Club

Latest Diamond Jubilee kit to arrive is this design from Bothy Threads. I think it will be easier and more fun to stitch than it looks. The charts are easty to follow with a seperate chart for the backs stitch. Beads and sequins are included to give a bit more sparkle. I bought my kit on the net from http://www.artsanddesigns.com/ their service and prices are first class and they take paypal.

Also from Artsanddesigns is this John Clayton kit of the Queen. I've made a start on this one but am very tempted to put it aside and do the Bothy Threads first. Twilleys have also just released a very pretty Jubilee design, I think I must have that one too. Picture bottom right.  I want to screeeeeeeaaaaaaaam, am i the only one having trouble with blogger's new format??? Words and pictures all over the place**^*^^##**              Next is Tempest Tapestry which would be finished but I am waiting for blue wool. Is there no blue wool #8684 in this country. I feel I am living in the colony of 200 years ago when all the blue wool was taken for British Army uniforms.      I don't dare start a new paragraph as my whole blog might vanish.  Picture on left is my 3rd prize certificate from Doll Club last Saturday. The section was'a set of coasters' and I entered my Silver Jubilee set I bought from a garage sale years ago. I also won Easter chocs. in the raffle but ate them before I remembered to take a photo. Yes I did share.                     I am about to press publish,    as they say in the classics.......Publish and be damned......here goes.

33 comments:

  1. There have been a bunch of changes with Google lately so you have done well to cope with them all.

    Your stitching projects look great and well done at Doll Club with your win. And the mystery of the disappearing blue wool? Surely can't be soldiers as they are all in khaki camouflage uniforms these days. Perhaps lots of little old ladies knitting blue cardigans??

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  2. This little old lady is innocent. Never knitted a blue cardigan. Have you found wall space for all these new items? I do like the look of the top item (Bothy?) but it looks difficult to my non crafty eyes.

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  3. I love that Bothy kit...that looks like lots of fun to do. Well done for your 3rd place certificate and honest I didn't take the blue wool:) I had the same problem with a certain colour of embroidery thread I needed. I had to get a friend to send me a skein from Vancouver.

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  4. The avalanche of Jubilee needlework designs is gathering pace, isn't it? I must do another roundup. You're getting lots done!
    Which brand of wool? I could check the shops around here. Send me an email if you like.
    Gave you tried phoning Victoria House in Mittagong or the Crewel Gobelin in Killara? Or I remember a needlework shop in Berry, long and thin and full of stock (but its name eludes me).

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  5. My Bothy Threads kit arrived today too! I prefer to put my floss in individual plastic bags to better hold the short pieces so it will take me a bit to organize, but then I'm diving in!

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  6. Sounds like those blogger bugs are making their rounds again! :(
    Such lovely detail in those cross stitches! Fantastic!
    xo Catherine

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  7. Congrats to your prize!!!
    Your stitching projekts looks really intersting. Love the Elisabeth2 portrait and looking forward to the finished picture.

    I hope they´ll puplish the Mollie Makes Magazine in Australia too. There are some fun DIY Projects inside.

    ♥Stefanie

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