My Journey

From mind to paper and back again.

A Busy Week

on August 14, 2011

It really has been, I’ve had my operation – keyhole – and I’m back home now, a little worse for wear but I’m getting there.  I managed to get quite a bit of my secret stitching done while I was there but then lost my bloomin’ needles!  Since coming home I’ve been having 4-6 hours sleep in the daytime as well as the evening, so stitching time has been in short supply.  I’ve been working on a robot for my youngest brothers birthday card and I’m determined to finish it this morning before he gets here with mum and gran.  I can’t wait to see them all!

I’ve also done a little bit of designing recently too.  If you are looking for some simple charts for your Christmas cards look no further, these 4 below are available for a donation of £3.50 directly onto the Just Giving website.  All proceeds go straight to Tommy’s, the baby charity.

snomantommy penguin cardtommy santa cardtommy tree card

Please if you are thinking of using any charts donate to the page and I will send them through to the email address you use to donate within 24 hours.

I have also got a little freebie on here for you today, a little Russian doll.  I designed her to go with some beads I have but thought she was too cute to keep to myself.

She uses 5 colours (all of which you can swap and change)

I used (all DMC) 341, 445, 677, 704, and 3608 as I like the pastel colours.

The finished stitch count is 35 x 60 and there are a total of 1482 stitches in the chart – no backstitch, half stitches or French knots.

russian doll

Here is the chart Smile

russian doll chart


4 responses to “A Busy Week

  1. Cathy McLaughlin says:

    This is lovely Kirsty, thank you looking forward to stitching it.
    My Grandaughter would love it!

    • kirstyross85 says:

      I’m so glad you like the little chart Cathy! I would love to see it finished if you would be kind enough? I hope you’re grandaughter loves it too – you could do her a little family of them in different colours 🙂 have fun stitching!

      Kirsty x

  2. I know just the person to stitch this for.. A Christmas gift sorted..

    • kirstyross85 says:

      I’m so glad you like the chart Glynis and that it will make a lovely gift for someone x I would love to see a finished picture. When I designed the chart it was to go with some beads I got from (she sells through facebook and ebay ) of little Russian Dolls maybe they would go well with what you’re thinking for your gift?

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