The World of Cross Stitching : 2020-09-04

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Over To You

Over to You Family tradition Perfect P esent H i, I wanted to show you this picture. It’s a photograph of me and baby Katharina (the newest member of our family) and her brother Maarten (almost four). We’re proudly showing my newest cross stitch creations. I make every new baby in our family a personalis­ed present. This time I chose bath towels with these cute ABCs from your magazine. All of my presents have been published in a cross stitching magazine. It really has become a family tradition. Mum Erika would be very proud to see her cuties appear in your magazine. I’m so proud of my crafting creations, too. Family tradition To welcome little ones to the family, Sarah creates a personalis­ed stitch UDDERLY ADORABLE W Holiday in stitches hen I saw this ‘Highland Cows’ pattern in issue 286 (November 2019) by Amanda Gregory I knew I had to make it. Not far from my home there live a herd of 30 of these cows. I regularly go to visit them because I love them very much. In spring there are also little ones. These Highland cows are used to people and are very friendly. Mrs Fletcher had a rather superb idea to surprise a friend Sarah Crabbé, Rotselaar, Belgium HOLIDAY IN STITCHES Thank you for sharing your stitching with us, Sarah. This is such a wonderful idea and something they’ll be able to treasure. We’re very happy to help and be a part of this lovely family tradition of yours. For any future new arrivals where you’re looking for a particular alphabet, do get in touch with us and we’ll help you find just what you’re looking for. Sue: Helene Olierhoek, The Netherland­s I I love this! Thanks for such a fun photo. Here it looks like your shaggy pal is trying to get a closer look at your fab stitching! Now you can enjoy and be reminded of the friendly nature of these Highland cows at home. Tina: thought other readers might like to try this idea for friends who like travelling or who work so hard they need a break! I have a dear friend who is a profession­al carer, selflessly serving so many people in the local community, she seldom makes time for a holiday. As a gift, I decided to inspire her with a travel set featuring a tropical motif and a ‘weekend away’ ideas book. To add that personal touch, I wrote a poem especially for her and designed a matching bookmark. It featured the poem, a butterfly, exotic blooms and a parrot’s tail, woven from black and green thread and cut diagonally to form a tassel! She was very touched and took the hint to spoil herself! Udderly adorable Helene visiting the cows which inspired her to stitch this piece Top dog Top dog Spring was delighted to see her little pup Pip in stitches I n issue 278 (March 2019), Durene charted my chiweenie for the Pet of the Month. I can’t tell you the joy I felt when I turned the page and saw Pip in living colour. I was thrilled to pieces and started stitching him that day. Here’s a pic of me, Pip and the finished stitching which I mounted in a hoop to hang on the family picture wall. I might be biased, but this was my favourite issue. I’m almost finished with Durene’s ‘Birdhouse Hanging’ and also stitched one of Amanda Gregory’s ‘Window Box Cards’ from the same issue. Mrs C Fletcher, Essex, UK Your friend is very lucky to have you. Anyone would be delighted to receive such a thoughtful gift. Hannah: Spring Fricks, USA Ballet beauties Alyssa’s thrilled with her prima ballerinas! We’re glad you love it, Spring! The best part of Pet of the Month is seeing the animals with their stitchy likeness – adorable! Emily: EMAIL US AT: theworldof­xstitching@immediate.co.uk or join our Facebook group: The World of Cross Stitching www.gathered.how/woxs 17 The World of Cross Stitching

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