October 30, 2011

Waiting for Santa & Ice Skating Penguin

Hi Everyone

I've finished stitching Margaret Sherry's new freebie "Waiting for Santa".  He's just so cute, I had to stitch him straight away.  Fortunately, I had all but one of the Anchor colours, but I found a similar colour to replace it.

Waiting for Santa

Just click on  Margaret Sherry Kits

I've also stitched an Ice Skating Penguin from "Enjoy Cross Stitch at Christmas!"  Issue no. 1, which came out in 2008.  This magazine supplied all the threads and aida fabric.  I used the threads provided and hated them.  I also used three strands instead of two, so that it covered the fabric better.  I love the designs but not the threads.

Happy Stitching Everyone


Spooky Finish

This is my little Halloween finish - Pumpkin Pie from Cross Stitcher Magazine, issue 232 (I think!) that I did for a SAL. I think he's the cutest and another one of my list of the Black and White cats.

X is for X-stitch and kisses!

Hello, long time no see!  Everyone has been so busy stitching lately - love the designs and finishes.  Welcome to our new bloggers as well.  I have a couple finishes to share with you today.  Hope you like them.

My first finish is the X-stitching cat.  I stitched this delightful little kitty for the Craftbubble "Crazy for Kitty's" birthday exchange.  While stitching kitty I had this overwhelming desire to finish the card in purple and orange.  Must be the Halloween influence, although I have to admit I do like purple and orange as a colour combination - they do go so well together!

This little fellow came from the Best of Margaret Sherry book, although I do also have the design from one of the stitching magazine in my chart stash as well.

The second finish that I have to show you is the freebie kit from the World of Cross Magazine, issue 181.  Although the kit came with a card blank and I'm not going to do it as a card.  I will probably do another Christmas MS design for the card.

I have decided to make it into a little pillow and finish it with a nice Christmas print that we have in the fabric cupboard.  I will show you what I do with it in a couple of weeks once I get around to finishing it off.

So that's it for now.  My next post will be an update about my latest start which is the MS Christmas SAL.

Pop on over to my blog for further stitching updates!

Til next time, happy stitching

Stitching Noni

October 29, 2011

also a free chart

At the new blog of Margaret Sherry, I found a lovely free chart
Enjoy it all!!

Hugs Annette

October 28, 2011

Margaret Sherry's Blog!! :)

I just left a message on the new Margaret Sherry's blog and I wrote about our fan group! Maybe we will have a special visit one of these days! :)

Stop by our favorite designer's new blog and leave a kind message too! I bet a warm welcome to the blogosphere will be nice to read :)

»» Margaret & Cathy's Blog

Happy weekend to all!!! :D

I like......... and you?

 News, news, news............  http://www.margaretsherrykits.co.uk/   I like that very much!  

October 26, 2011

2nd SAL

Today I finished my 2nd SAL. I finished the embroidery with a crocheted edge.
It was fun to work on this SAL. I hope there will soon be a new one.


October 25, 2011

Your cat loves you when no one else does :)

Heading to visit our friends, who have 2 cats I decided to prepare quickly something connected with our favourit topic :). I have combined 2 of Margaret Sherry's projects and here's the result:

Have a lovely evening all :)

October 23, 2011


Hello my friends
A month has passed since I published my first post.
Today I come to show you what I´m doing .

Snowman by Margaret Sherry

It was an experience that was fond of repeating, because it was very good embroider the same scheme with people from other countries and go see the progress of each one. I hope this group makes a new SAL so I can participate.
I love to be part of this group :)
To finish, kisses to all and continuation of a good Sunday.
My blog is monica-silva-28@hotmail.com, the name is 'O esconderijo da Mónica' :)


I'm So Excited..

I've been hoping for a copy of the The Best of Margaret Sherry ever since I first saw other stitchers talking about it on this blog. In fact, I didn't even know it existed until I started hanging out here. Well, a couple of weeks ago I finally saw a copy on Ebay that was within my price range (including shipping). And when I checked the mail this morning...

it had arrived! I'm so excited. I basically bought this sight unseen, with the exception of seeing the patterns on the cover and a few things posted here that people mentioned had come from the book. How wonderful to pour through it today and see all the gorgeous patterns inside. I've got so many ideas floating around in my head right now for gifts for friends and family (and for myself!)

Some new stitchings from me coming soon!!

October 21, 2011

Finished Santa!

At last!, I don't understand why I got the first breakthrough unfinished until I saw the design and found myself missing the plot of the snow ^ ^
A week and finished my snowman, after this, to work to make my Christmas decorations with felt.

To see more visit my blog http://miaficiondormida.blogspot.com/

October 20, 2011

Coffee and Cuddles on my apron

Hi everybody

Here is my second cat from Coffee and Cuddles  that I'm stitching on an apron
I still have the 2 brown cats to do but I'm finally happy with the result !
Big kisses

Coffee and Cuddles

Coffee and Cuddles

October 19, 2011

SAL part 1 and Pumpkin Pie

Hi All,

I just finished the last backstitches on my cute Santa. I love this pattern!! =))))
I also Finished the Pumpkin Pie from Margaret Sherry, this patterns was on my to do list for a long time...
Now only need to finish them off
I so love the MS patterns..
Nia thank you so much for this great SAL.
Next month I will stitch the next part.

Hugs Annette


October 14, 2011

SAL # 2 My 'Santa cloth' is finished


I have now finished SAL #2
It was a great pleasure to do it , I really enjoyed sharing my first SAL with all of you
I don't like very much to stitch white colour , can't really explain why,  but the cloth is nice anyway :D

Hugs from France

Snowman - SAL #2

'Santa Cloth'

October 10, 2011


Everyone is doing ever-so-well  with the Christmas SAL.  I have also finished my Santa.  I have really enjoyed stitching the pair.  I have decided not to put a pompom on top on them.  I think they look good either way.

Happy Stitching


Football Fan :)

Very active dog was a gift for a huge football fan:

14 ct DMC marble aida + DMC threads - colors piceked by myself,
project published in one of the Cross Stitcher magazine

October 9, 2011

Another little finish

This cute little princess is one of the sketchbook series in Cross Stitcher magazine - sorry can't remember the issue number. I loved adding the beads to her crown and collar (Katie chose the pink colour!).

October 8, 2011

2nd Part of the SAL

Finished the 2nd part of the SAL today, need to make them up into something now!

cucki's 2nd sal done :)

i am so happy for this.
i finished it today...
i hope you all will like him too..me so excited for him..
lots of hugs from ME
cucki xxx

October 7, 2011

A new cat :D

I started an apron for Christmas
Two of my aunts are found of cats and I'll offer them an apron with MS designs on them
Here is one of the first I made :D

You can follow the whole apron here  http://feelepoint.blogspot.com/  :-)


Cucki's SAL No.1 is done

Good afternoon dear friends,
here is my first christmas sal completed :)

it was really happy and fun stitching..now me running towards my second one..
watch the space :)
till then..
keep well
happy stitching
and love from cucki xxx

Part 1 of SAL done

I've finished part 1 of the SAL, on to the snowman now.

October 6, 2011

SAL * Finish

Hello! =)

Finally I come to display my culinary cats completed. They are in my kitchen.

Doing this SAL gave me a lot of fun.

Happy Stitching!

October 4, 2011

My First MS!:)

Hello girls! :)
I'm new around here and also new on stitching Margaret Sherry designs. This was my first one and i really liked to stitch, altough i'm not very happy with the finish..it could be more perfect, but we are always learning, right? I'm sure the next one will be better! :)

Coffee and Cuddles from CrossStitcher magazine (don't know the issue, sorry)
stitched on 28-count linen with DMC threads

Meanwhile, i have started the SAL#2 and i i'm loving to stitch it, because the design is very cute! I'll show them soon :)

Regards to you all!:)


October 3, 2011


Hello Everyone

It's been some time since I last posted.   We are having an "Indian Summer" at the moment.    And here I am stitching a Snowman, which I have now finished.   I have stitched it on blue aida and not red, to make it stand out better.  I'm now stitching Father Christmas to complete the SAL.


Until next time, Happy Stitching Everyone


October 1, 2011

When I finally posting!. Hahahahaha.  
Well, here's my first draft Margaret Sherry, I'm new to all this, cross stitch and blogs, but better late than never.
I'm doing Aida fabric 5 points per inch, so it's very small.
To see more: miaficiondormida.blogspot.com

Santa Claws

Hope you don't mind me showing you my finish but I am rather proud of him. He is the second of the Black & White Cats I've finished and having fallen in love with him, plan on doing a lot more of him in the coming months.