Mr Greenwood's Stitching

A Guest Stitcher!My neighbour Rob has recently retired and decided to take up cross stitching!   I've been helping him learn how to stitch over the past couple of months.  He is stitching the R.A.E.M.E Badge, which is an image close to his heart from his days spent in the Army.

R.A.E.M.E Badge:

Rob's Stitching Progress:

 Stitched on 14 count Aida (full cross on the main image and tent stitch on the background):

Rob's PVC Floor Stand ProjectAfter working with a hoop for several months, Rob has now switched to a Q-Snap frame and decided he would also like a floor stand.  So we made a floor stand out of pvc piping based on this tabletop stand (obviously with longer legs than the design specifies).  After assembling the stand it was spray painted to achieve a copper finish.

Waiting for the paint to dry:

To complete the whole set-up, we have "Bruce" the friendly frog...  Bruce does all the frogging so Rob doesn't need too lol! ;)

(All pictures posted with Rob'…

Zebra Stripes & Rainbows... Nice!

Challenge #4I've finished the Challenge!  Here it is:

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Challenge finish:

Cosy Stripe BlanketMy Cosy Blanket has gained more stripes but not as many as a Zebra!!! ;)  It's currently sitting on 18 different coloured stripes, with 36 rows complete.  I think it will need about 90 different coloured stripes, or about 180 rows all up... So I'll keep stitching lol!...  The colour scheme should begin to make more sense once colours start to tie back and repeat.  There won't be too many repeats though as I've got quite a few different yarns to use!  I'm loving the texture of the contrasting rows.  The pattern is from Attic 24.

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Happy Stitching! xxx

Challenge #4 & A Whole Lot More!

Challenge Update
I'm still going on challenge #4!  It's taking awhile because I've been working on other projects too!

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Spirit of Flight Diamond Painting
I've finished the top page on Spirit of Flight, which means I now have a row finish!  This makes the project 27,900 tiles down and 18.29% complete, which isn't too shabby for such a short amount of time!

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I can't wait to get back into doing more diamond painting once the Challenge is complete.

Diamond Painting Resources I've made an Information Sheet for the HAED Diamond Painting Facebook Group, which I'll also make available here and on my Downloads Page.  It includes information on how to calculate diamond amounts and canvas size.  It also includes steps for making a modified order on AliExpress and answers to some frequently asked questions.    Please note that the Facebook links will only be accessible to group members.  Y…

Diamond Painting

Flying Through the Sky I've been working on my Spirit of Flight diamond painting for the last couple of weeks.  I've finished the first three pages and I'm really enjoying it!  The confetti sections don't take as long to do and it's definitely quicker than stitching. What I've completed in two weeks would have taken me about three months to stitch!

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Challenge Number Four
I've been distracted by the diamond painting but I'm still working on the HAED Challenge!  I've skipped page 6 because it was a partial and the Challenge called for a full page.  Here is my progress on page 7.  I'm around the halfway mark at the moment:

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Hoping to be back with a finished challenge piece towards the end of the month!

Happy stitching xxx

Valentine's Day

Diamond Painting I’ve stumbled across the craft of diamond painting, which involves sticking resin tiles/diamonds to a sticky canvas.  The tiles are available in both round and square shapes in the whole DMC colour range. This means any cross stitch chart can be turned into a diamond painting! There are kits available but the quality of the kit will vary depending on the size and amount of colours used.  In any case, it is possible to make a diamond painting using a Heaven and Earth Designs chart, which really caught my interest!

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend… I’ve decided to jump right in and make Spirit of Flight my first diamond painting! This one was screaming “pick me” and I can really visualize it working well.  The diamonds are 2.5mm each which makes the canvas the equivalent of working on 10 count cross stitch fabric. The finished size of this piece will be about 85 by 113cm...  Just over a meter wide!

Spirit of Flight by Josephine Wall:
Charted by Heaven and Earth Desi…

Water Lily Pond

Butterflies Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been stitching another butterfly cushion!
This was the colour scheme of the first one I stitched some time ago.

Original Butterfly:

Monet’s Room I stitched another version of this butterfly as a gift for my Sister. The colour design of the cushion was inspired by Monet's painting "Water Lily Pond 2." My Sister has a room with a Monet inspired colour scheme, so I picked colours that would work in this room.
Water Lily Pond 2 by Monet: New Butterfly; Ready to be stitched to cushion:

Finished Cushion; 22 count Hardanger tented with 3 to 4 strands:

Lilly Butterfly The Pattern is available on the downloads page.  The colours used in this Monet version are:

Happy Stitching! xxx