Year of the Dragon Free Cross Stitch Pattern

I was hopping around the internet this afternoon while enjoying a cup of coffee and I landed on the Feeling Stitchy blog, as I frequently do when I’m looking for cool needlework happenings. And this Year of the Dragon design over there and totally jumped off the page at me….

New year 2012

And it’s a free cross stitch pattern! [Read more...]

Almost Done with Green Dragon Bookmark

I really thought I’d get him finished this weekend, but the universe had other plans. I did however come very close to finishing him.

Cross Stitch WIP Green Dragon Bookmark

This is Green Dragon Bookmark by Dracolair and I’m stitching him on 32 count Belfast Linen Silkweaver Solo Mini with the DMC threads as charted. I do really wish I had stuck to the 28 count fabric instead of opting for 32, it’s been a tight squeeze with all the fractional stitching, but I wasn’t thinking of that when I chose my fabric.

All the cross stitching is done on the dragon and about half the border is stitched. Once I finish the border stitching I’ll go back and do all the backstitching and outlining, then figure out how I want to finish the edges and insert him into the next book I pick up.

Then comes the really tough decision of what to stitch next… [Read more...]

Stitching WIP Green Dragon Bookmark

Still working on Green Dragon Bookmark (design by Dracolair) over here – feeling like the slowest stitcher ever lately. I’m stitching him on 32 count Belfast Linen Silkweaver Solo Mini – and I forgot how nice Belfast is to work with, it’s been awhile since I used some. Beautiful fabric. So here is my current progress…

WIP Stitching Green Dragon Bookmark

He’s actually starting to look like a dragon now. Compared to my previous progress on him.

So what are you stitching this week? [Read more...]

Started Stitching Green Dragon Bookmark

He was chart of the week last week and I ordered him promptly since I needed to order that skein of DMC 210 to finish the Lace Heart Wedding Sampler project. and of course once he arrived I couldn’t wait to start stitching him!

Start of Green Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch project

I’m stitching him on 32 count Belfast Linen Silkweaver Solo Mini. (This is from the original Silkweaver Fabrics, as is 99% of my fabric stash – they were recently purchased by Zweigart Fabrics so things may be a bit different now.) I’m stitching him as charted, no modifications, and he’s charted in all DMC threads.

I’m really looking forward to finishing him so I can use him as my page mark while I read the The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel – we just ordered the five book series, hubby has first dibs on Book One (The Alchemist) so I’ll have a few weeks before I can dig into it. [Read more...]

Green Dragon Bookmark is Chart of the Week

Dracolair's Green Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch PatternI nearly jumped out of my chair when I saw there was a new Dracolair pattern release. I’ve stitched Ouroborus and Red Dragon Bookmark is in my to-do pile along with two of the Days of Dragons patterns. My biggest wishlist item at the moment is Dracolair’s Gaelic Banner and all the supplies, and you know a couple extra hours a day to stitch it.

Green Dragon Bookmark was just released and makes a beautiful companion to Red Dragon Bookmark. Isn’t he handsome?!?

Model stitched on 28 count Stormy Gray (Marbled) Hand Dyed-Linen with DMC floss. Stitch count: 22w x 90h. Need supplies? Click here.

Green is my favorite color and I love Dracolair’s dragons, so I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that this fellow hopped into my shopping cart this morning along with the DMC to stitch him. I think I have the perfect fabric in my stash already. I needed a skein of 210 to finish the wedding sampler I’ve been working on, so I figured it was a good time to pick up some stash treats.

Now to stalk the mailman for a week…. [Read more...]

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