Wish List - updated February 2015

My Wish List

I am trying to stitch from stash as much as possible but these are  designs I have fallen in love with.   I am using this list to help me when the opportunity for a stitching related gift comes along.    So far I have been very restrained (for me) and  have only purchased  At The Met from this list - and I am actually stitching it as part of a SAL plus I was given Bluebell Fairy as a gift.

Updated wish list February 2015

If I had the time and money I would stitch almost all of the Mirabilia/Nora Corbett designs.  I have stitched quite a few but there are lots in my stash that still need attention.

However these 2 have to be included in my Wish List


Mari is one of the Bewitching Pixies range.  I already have Gigi and would love to stitch Mari and display them as a pair.

Then the latest design, released in February 2015 is, in my opinion, simply breathtaking.   The overall pose is similar to one I stitched years ago (but only recently had framed) but the colours of the new one are the main attraction.

Moon Flower

I doubt I am the only stitcher who has been inspired/enabled by reading other stitchers' blogs and as a result of reading Carla's blog in the DESIGN project I fell in love with this Cricket Collection design

Skeleton Crew

It's called Skeleton Crew and I just love the way the sails are ghosts.

I rarely buy kits these days as I prefer to choose my own fabric and threads and nor do I often stitch on aida but this new range of kits from Bothy Threads has really captured my imagination.  It's just a shame that they don't offer an evenweave version as the hand dyed fabric is integral to the design.  Not to mention the fact that there are fractional stitches which are so much easier to stitch on evenweave.

The range has 4 designs and I like them all but I think that these 3 are my favourites

Alice In Wonderland by Bothy Threads

Red Riding Hood by Bothy Threads

Sleeping Beauty by Bothy Threads

Shepherd's Bush is a design duo that has inspired me many times over the years and I really like this booklet of 3 small designs called Winter Trifles

Winter Trifles

And lastly for this update I think this new range of monthly designs is fabulous - so simple but so effective.  They are called A Year in Chalk by Hands On Design and I have only seen the first 2 months so far.

A Year In Chalk

The Scarlett House
Polka Dots & Alphabets


I've always loved dots and spots and the fact that I have some of this fabric in my stash makes this design top of my wish list.

JN272 Rhyme & Reasons by Just Nan

Nan Caldera has been one of my favourite designers for decades.  I have a wall devoted to some of her designs I have stitched and have lots of other charts in my stash that I would love to do.  So I tend to resist most of the new ones and then every so often one comes along that I really really love.

Needle Bling Designs
Stitching Comforts 

Summer Tree of Stitches  by Abi Gurden of Bee Needleworks

This is the latest Tree of Stitches - I was originally going to include the first one here on my wish list but then I saw this and decided I loved the little butterflies instead of the owl.  If time were unlimited I would love to stitch both ................................

Santa's Magic Key 

by Silver Creek Samplers
Santa's Magic Key - Cross Stitch Pattern

Lettre S comme Soie by Jardin Prive

This is one of a series of designs by the wonderful Natalie of Jardin Prive.   There will of course be 26 eventually and many of them are linked to our lovely needlework hobby.  It's very hard to pick a favourite but this is probably the first one I would stitch.
Natalie's free SAL design "The Way to Happiness" is one of my WiPs - it is available in 5 languages.

The Bluebell Fairy by Nora Corbett

Originally on my list of possible designs for the Mira SAL 2015 but as I don't actually have the chart I have moved it to the wish list.  Bluebells are one of my favourite flowers and I love the colours in this design.  Cries out for a background of hand dyed fabric, possibly opalescent.


I discovered The Frosted Pumpkin Stitcheries via posts on Instagram and have fallen in love....   They are so cute.

There is a SAL at the moment and I wish I had known about it at the beginning of the year as it is very late to join now.

There are lots of their designs I like but these are my current favourites:
Christmas on Gingerbread Lane

Winter Sampler


Witches Wheel by Glendon Place

As soon as I spot the right piece of hand dyed fabric this one is going into my Stash!

The Princess & The Pea by Cross-Eyed Cricket

Fell in love with this when I read the description on The Silver Needle site

The Princess and the Pea   *Seek The Genuine*
I have always loved this story... and this design honors my feelings so beautifully!!! Exquisite, darling, feminine and creative... you have two ways to execute this piece. 

Stitched on 20ct Lime Green Lugana (which I GUARANTEE you do not have in your fabric stash!) notice that the mattresses are either stitched or appliqued with actual fabric pieces!!! (No the fabrics are not available... you'll have to find your own favorites in a trip to the quilting shop you like best... but check out the charts... they match the featured fabrics!) There is even an embellishment pack of clay peas for this!!! 

Ms Princess and her famous mattresses finish approx 9-1/2 x 20... Your charming stitched piece will be filled with your genuine stitching love, time, and talents... and the little pea! Offered as the leaflet with peas offered separately!


Shepherd's Bush are one of my all time favourite designers and this purse kit is so lovely and would make a wonderful gift


Homespun Elegance
Santa Please Bring Me 2008 Ornament

I spotted this on WillowTree Stitcher's blog and love the variation she has stitched

I am going to take part in the Mirabilia SAL organised for 2015 by MrsMilkyBarKid and thought I had pretty much decided on one of the mermaids for my piece.

However I have fallen in love with the latest design from Mirabilia and this might be the one.

MD135 At The Met

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