Happy Christmas to everyone!
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by Janet Granger
2y ago
Thank you to all of you who have been following my blog during the year – I do love writing it, and of course doing all the stitching  ? Have a great Christmas, and here’s to a stitchy New Year for you with lots of lovely projects to make, both ‘full size’ and ‘dollhouse size ..read more
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Victorian Pincushion on spindle stand: 7 – assembling the ‘strawberry’
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by Janet Granger
2y ago
The little emery ‘strawberry’ is the final part that I need to stitch as part of the Victorian Pincushion on a spindle stand project that I am making from the Victoria sampler chart  booklet. This is a pretty little ‘small’ that didn’t take long to stitch. To make it up into the actual strawberry, I ..read more
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Victorian Pincushion on spindle stand: 6 – stitching the ‘strawberry’
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by Janet Granger
2y ago
This week  I’ve stitched the embroidery for the little ‘strawberry’ that will hang from the Victorian Pincushion spindle stand with the  needlebook. Here’s the front of the chart booklet, to show you what I mean: It’s the tiny thing hanging down on the left! It’s supposed to contain emery powder, to help clean needles, but ..read more
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You don’t have to have a dollhouse to stitch mini things!
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by Janet Granger
2y ago
This little framed picture is stitched on 40 count silk gauze, and is a unique version of my ‘Elizabeth’ rug design, which usually is stitched on 18 count canvas with Appleton’s crewel wool. But Lorna, one of my customers, decided to do this tiny petit point version, which only measures 4 x 4 inches, and ..read more
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Victorian Pincushion on spindle stand: 5 – assembling the needlebook
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by Janet Granger
2y ago
I’ve embroidered and assembled the Victorian pincushion on its turned spindle stand from a chart pack from Victoria Sampler, and now I’m starting to assemble the needlebook that will go with it. First, I made a template of the front area of the needlebook from tissue paper by placing the stitching and the tissue paper ..read more
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Victorian Pincushion on spindle stand: 4 – stitching the needlebook
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by Janet Granger
3y ago
I’m currently stitching this gorgeous pincushion on a wooden base from a Victoria Sampler chart booklet in my stash. Having stitched the pincushion itself, I’m now stitching the smalls – starting with the little needlebook. This pretty needlebook takes motifs from the pincushion itself, as well as a Bargello wave along the bottom. Three little ..read more
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Kitting up for an alphabet quilt
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by Janet Granger
3y ago
I have a soft spot for simple, old-fashioned cross stitch designs. I buy vintage ones whenever I can. This particular chart pack, though, has been in my stash for years, but I’ve only recently worked out what I can do with such a large design! The chart pack was a free gift that came with ..read more
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Victorian pincushion on spindle stand: 3 – assembling the pincushion
Janet Granger's Blog
by Janet Granger
3y ago
I’m currently stitching this gorgeous pincushion on a wooden base from a Victoria Sampler chart booklet in my stash. I’m up to the part where I need to assemble the stitching to make the actual pincushion. This is my completed pincushion stitching, before I started to make it into the pincushion. To make the pincushion ..read more
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Victorian pincushion on spindle stand by Victoria Sampler: 2 – beaded flower border
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by Janet Granger
3y ago
I’m currently stitching this gorgeous pincushion on a wooden base from a Victoria Sampler chart booklet in my stash. I’ve done the ribbon embroidery centre of the design, and now I’m up to the beaded flower border. As I said last time, I found, as I started to stitch this border, that it really helped ..read more
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All Our Yesterdays cross stitch collection project: 2
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by Janet Granger
3y ago
Here’s an update on the little cross stitch pictures featuring cute children from a series called ‘All Our Yesterdays’, designed by Faye Whittaker. I’m planning on doing several of the designs from Faye’s range, so that I can have a collection of them on the wall of my coastal-themed bathroom. As I mentioned a few ..read more
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