From this ..to this

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The Sweetheart Tree NOEL Quadrielle: The Sweetheart Tree kit (cross stitch and speciality stitches + Mill Hill beads & paillettes) stitched on Zweigart lambswool Cashel linen with DMC threads

The Workbasket Quaker Holly: freebie chart from The Workbasket’s site stitched on 28 ct. natural/bordeaux Riviera Graziano linen with Gloriana silk threads, personalized with my initial in the middle

The Sweetheart Tree Holly & Hearts Sampler: The Sweetheart Tree kit (cross stitch and speciality stitches + Mill Hill beads & paillettes) stitched on Zweigart Platinum Cashel linen with DMC threads

Bent Creek The Littles Bunny: travelling pattern (cross stitch and French Knots + Mill Hill beads) stitched on Vaupel & Heilenbeck 28ct. light green/white gingham linen band with my own choice of Gloriana and Dinky Dyes silks and furry Wisper threads

My Happy Memories My Kitchen: Halloween freebie (cross stitch and spider button) stitched on Nina’s Victorian Cacao Light 40ct. linen with my own choice of Nina’s Threads. I also added stripes to the stockings and the small spider button from Just Another Button Co.

Antichi Ricami Broderie Suisse Scissor Fob: funky & traditional scissor fob (had sewn fob worked with Broderie Suisse technique) stitched on Grigoletto’s Adige checked fabric with my own choice of multicoloured Threadworx Pearl cotton thread and Anchor off-white Pearl cotton thread.

Make Do and Mend sewing pin pillow: sewing pin pillow made using the Benartex “Make Do and Mend” printed fabric collection, plus hand sewn Dress It Up buttons.

iStitch Designs – Sew Advent Band SAL Sampler: Advent SAL for Christmas 2013 (cross stitch, Long Arm Cross Stitch, 4-Sided Stitch over two, Satin Stitch, Montenegrin Stitch, Alternating Double Back Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, Double Back Stitch, Mill Hill Beads) stitched on 36ct. Christmas Wine dark red linen hand dyed by Nina with my own choice of Nina’s Threads (1 over 2).

Papillon Créations – A Welcoming Spot: Speciality Stitch version PDF chart sold on their website (cross stitch, Ray Stitches, Satin Stitch, Spider Webs, Algerian Eyelets, Double Back Stitch, Rhodes Hearts, Eyelet Flowers, Star Stitch, Modified Tied Windmill Stitch, Bargello Heart, Queen Stitch, Lazy Daisy Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, Rhodes Berry, Fishbone Leaf, Rhodes Square, Mill Hill Beads) stitched on 40ct. Victorian Rose Garden pink linen hand dyed by Nina with my own choice of Nina’s Threads (1 over 2).

Plum Street Samplers – Sunday Mystery Sampler/Mary II: free SAL for Thanksgiving 2013 (cross stitch, Scotch Variation Stitch) stitched on 40ct. Victorian Cacao light brown linen hand dyed by Nina with my own choice of Nina’s Threads (1 over 2).

The Shop Around the Corner – StitchME/In the garden on my mind: spring SAL for 2013 (cross stitch, Scotch Variation Stitch) stitched on 36ct. French Vanilla linen hand dyed by Nina with my own choice of Nina’s Threads (1 over 2). custom made BaBa button and butterflies by Elisabetta aka Fall Harvest/Raccolto d’autunno.

Les grilles de MaryseJoyeux Noël: bonus free chart from the main House Sampler for 2014 (cross stitch) stitched on 40ct. Stone light linen hand dyed by Nina with my own choice of Nina’s Threads (1 over 2).

The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – Summer Sparkler Party: mini pattern (cross stitch) stitched on 40ct. Cloudy Sky linen hand dyed by Nina with my own choice of Nina’s Threads (1 over 2).

Lizzie*Kate – Noël: 1st of 2 bonus designs included in the 2013 mystery series Holly & Hearts (cross stitch, Satin Stitch) stitched on 40ct. Marzipan linen hand dyed by Nina with my own choice of Nina’s Threads (1 over 2).

Lizzie*Kate – Sleigh: 2nd of 2 bonus designs included in the 2013 mystery series Holly & Hearts (cross stitch) stitched on 40ct. Marzipan linen hand dyed by Nina with my own choice of Nina’s Threads (1 over 2).

Forever Friends – Summer Swing: Anchor/Coats kit FRC 150, my very first cross-stitch kit stitched in 1997 and again in 2015 (cross stitch, backstitch, Straight Stitch) stitched on 36ct. #52 raw Zweigart linen using the kitted up Anchor threads (1 over 2).

Little House Needleworks – I Love My Home: free design I received with my recent order from Inspired Needle (cross stitch) stitched on 40ct. Marzipan linen hand dyed by Nina with my own choice of Nina’s Threads (1 over 2).

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