A slight obsession with books

Crafts, cats and books

Finished cross stitch

Finished in 2021

Finished in 2020

Pumpkin Cottage – Chart by Country Cottage Needleworks. Started October, finished December

Precious Dreams – Chart from Etsy. Started Jan 2015, finished Oct 2020

Pooh’s flowers – kit by Designer Stitches. Started March, finished June.

I never finish – Chart by Nerdy little stitcher. Started and finished in March.

Finished in 2019

Fellowship of the Hooties – Chart by PinoyStitch. Started September, finished November.

Ice cream sundae – Chart by Country Cottage Needleworks. Started July, finished August.
Cappuccino – Kit by Little House Needleworks. Started June, finished July.

You can touch the dust – chart by Lizzie*Kate. Started and finished May 2019.

Aconites – kit by Pearsalls Embroidery. Started and finished April 2019.

Snowflake Serenade – Chart by Country Cottage Needleworks. Started January 2019, finished March 2019.

Finished in 2018

Crazy cat lady – kit by Heritage Crafts. Started January 2018, finished December 2018

Finished in 2017

A whole lotta latte – kit by Dimensions. Started March 2016, finished December 2017

Finished in 2016

Garden Cat – chart from Satsuma Street. Started June 2016, finished September 2016

Douceur de vivre – chart from Jardin Prive. Started Feb 2016, finished May 2016


Rose Boudoir – Kit from Derwentwater designs. Started July 2015, finished March 2016


African Sampler – Chart by Hanne’s Needlecraft. Started April 2015, finished January 2016.

African Sampler - 23

Finished in 2015

French Country Owl – chart by JBW designs. Started and finished June 2015

McLaren/Hamilton – kit by Stitchtastic. Started April 2011, finished May 2015


Miss Peepers – chart by Little House Needleworks. Started & finished in March


Natural Bow Sampler – kit by Sunken Treasures. Started January, finished March.

Flower Sampler Book
– kit by Jane Greenoff. Started April 2013, finished March 2015.



Finished in 2014

Not all those who wander – chart, designed by Wee Little Stitches. Started and finished in December


Pie Menu – chart, designed by CCN. Started and finished in September


Frappuccino – Kit, designed by LHN. Started and finished in February


Finished in 2013:

Song of The Seasons – Mystery SAL by LHN. Started in June, finished in September 2013


Fellowship of the Ring – Wee Little Stitches. Started and finished in July 2013


Mini Venice Street – Michael Powell. Started in 2011, finished June 29th ’13


Did you ever stop to think? – Lizzie*Kate. Started June 1st, finished June 5th.


Around the World in 80 days – LHN. Started in January 2013, finished in April.


Outrageous Owls – Glendon Place. Started in January 2013, finished in March.


Finished in 2012:

Cottage of the month x 12 – Cottage Country Needleworks




September's Cottage

August's Cottage - final update


June's Cottage


April's Cottage - finished




Too fond of books – PixyStitches. Framed with fabric.


The Great Escape – Abi Gurden. A SAL started in 2011

The Great Escape - Finished

Firefly -Wee Little Stitches. The first of several bought from them.

Firefly is finished

Finished in 2011:

I will always be a wildflower – Sam Sarah Designs.

Wildflower - Complete with buttons

I think I’ve lost my mind – My big toe designs

Says it all

The Bookshelf – Little House Needleworks. Finished and framed.

Framing The Bookshelf

Snowflake bookmark – Kincavel Krosses

Crossing comfort zones

Finished in 2010:

My little heart – a SAL in 12 parts

French knots, beads 'n all

Caffe Latte – Little House Needleworks. One of a set of three and done with luscious silks

Caffe Latte is finished

Eeyore with flowers – Designer Stitches. One of a set of four.

Eeyore. With flowers. Oh yeah!

Winnie the Pooh – Designer stitches. My first cross stitch project in about ten years.



17 thoughts on “Finished cross stitch

  1. Your needle work is a great inspiration. I really, really admire all of them. I hope to do at least one or two of them as they are time consuming. I only wishif I too had the time like you to do all these motifs. I really enjoy cross stitch embroidery.
    God bless u and give u more knowledge for sharing all your work with us. Thanks


  2. Je vous remercie pour ces merveilleux modèles . Il sont tous plus beaux les uns que les autres .Merci, merci, merci France


  3. I love your finished cross stitches and wondered if you ever sell any of them ?


    • No, I’ve never done that. You’d never get the true value back when you take into account the cost of materials and the labour involved. Plus it’d take the fun out of it.


  4. Did you finish the Tardis Starry night chart? I found it on your old blog and wondered if it was available for purchase?


    • I never did finish it. I didn’t like the fabric so stopped stitching with the intention of restarting on something different. I never did get around to it though.
      As far as I know, the chart is not for sale. It was done specifically for members of the Cross Stitch Forum.


  5. These are great! I love the Venice one and the owls!


  6. Congrats on all the great finishes! I especially love the coffee one’s and must look into getting one.


  7. Wow! You have finished a lot of projects. I love them all but I especially like the month by month designs. The quilter in me would never be able to resist making them into a wall-hanging. They would look gorgeous together 🙂 Happy New Year! Avis x


  8. I didn’t notice until after I sent my last comment that you read as well. I looked at your booklist for 2013 and can’t believe you have accomplished so much reading and stitching. I, too, am obsessed with reading. I have a Kindle full of books and shelves in my room full of books waiting to be read. Have fun. I’ll be watching your blog and waiting for updates.

    Karen B.


  9. Really nice work!!! The Wildflower picture, is that from Just Another Button Company, or whatever their designing name is. Can’t remember at the moment. I love seeing other people’s work. The months are pretty and look like Country Cottage Needleworks. I did the Cafe Latte picture and collect a lot of her patterns. At any rate, these are really beautiful.


    • Thanks for your lovely comments Karen 🙂

      I think I’ll add the designers to each piece in case anyone else is curious about them. I should credit them anyway, thinking about it.

      Wildflower is by Sam Sarah but yes, the buttons are JABC. The months are indeed CCN. I love both CCN and LHN – designer of Caffe Latte and The Bookshelf. I’m working on another LHN at the moment and have several more by both companies in my To Be Stitched pile.


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