Shepherd’s Bush stockings have a huge following with Australian stitchers, their latest stocking is a dedicated to their British Aunt Roma who, with her husband Uncle Bertie, opened her home to a very homesick Tina over Christmas while she was at boarding school, a long way from home.
If you really wanted to have some fun, why not have it as a matching pair with Bertie’s Stocking.
Cannot believe how fast this year has flown by. If you are a little like us and still have some purchases to make, we can help.
We offer a same day dispatch for all orders received before 2pm and if you are ordering a gift to be sent to someone far away we will wrap it for you if the value of the order is over $50.00.
Here is a picture of what I thought I would enjoy doing at Christmas. I carted the threads fabric and pattern to my parents home in Tasmania, … and back without having opened it, other than to look at how yummy it is.
Thanks Courtney Glau, Black Work Show really is a stand out Blackwork sampler. I want it up on the walls in the shop, and despite the fact that I have too much to do and not enough time to do it. I WANT IT!
This is what I actually did in my Christmas break, … when the munchkin was asleep.
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that these are miniatures from the picture posted in our Christmas message on Facebook. These lovely designs Red Letter Ornaments from Blue Ribbon Designs can be made in the larger design which we had stitched for the shop. My fabulous stitcher, Margaret also stitched 5 of the 8 miniatures, but ran out of fabric. For those of you who missed it, here is the picture.
I did the other three. Then I fell in love with them and had to have a set for my own tree! The munchkin is also very keen on the Kreinik corder I purchased to completed the twisted cord around the outside. In the home stretch now and maybe I will be able to finish a few other stitching projects. (We stitched ours in the DMC on 32 count. My lovely Margaret may well have said rude things to me if I sent her 40 count linen to stitch on, I know I would have done if someone sent me 40 count linen.)
Also thanks to Mel from South Arm in Tasmania for reminding me to upload the palette for the Danish Flower Threads with their new colours. Hope these are all legible, if not download the chart, remember colours may differ on your screens and printers from what I actually scanned in. Here is their new palette.
There is just time to complete a Shepherds Bush Stocking before Christmas ’10, …
… and if you don’t you can always give it to them next year.
We have all the charts, fabric and charms you need to complete your stocking. Optional thread packs are available with each chart with the DMC, Angora, Weeks Dye Works and/or Crescent Colours you need to complete your stocking.
… better get your skates on!
School holidays are starting again soon. Weather in September can be so variable. Got a little someone with itchy feet and bored fingers? Needlepoint can be a very soothing activity, why not teach them? Santa’s Red Nose Helper is a simple design from Twill Designs and can be completed in time to add to Christmas decorations. With only 7 bright and cheery colours, this engaging pattern is of someone we all know and love. At $29.95, you have all the materials you need to complete the design and a handy pouch to put all the materials away when you are not stitching so everything stays together.
Needlecraft stuff we talk about
- Black Parrot Art Room
- CustomFit by Amy Herzog Designs
- Debi Birkin Designs
- High Maintinence Sewing Machine Services
- Jane Nicholas
- Liverpool Picture Framing
- Mimosa Embroidery
- Regal Craft Cards
- The Stitchery
- Thread Colour Converter