SAL Update – DWXS1 #2

I’ve tried basting a piece of fabric to one side of the project – it makes stitching a lot easier. Thanks for the suggestion!


This is where I was last time –


And this is where I’m now –

dwxs1_03As always, you’ll find the links to the other SAL participants in the left sidebar. Not everyone is posting every time and we are in different time zones. Anyway, their sites are always worth visiting as they all have interesting projects on the go.

Introducing DWXS3

Now that my cross stitch project DWXS5 has been completed, gently hand washed and is currently drying (more soon) it’s time to fill one of the vacant virtual project baskets again.

For this, I have chosen another Doctor Who cross stitch project which I call DWXS3. This time I’m stitching a sepia portrait of the tenth Doctor, a kit from Designer Cross Stitch which came with a piece of 14 ct Aida. It has been lying around half finished for quite a while now, so I thought it a good choice.

Yes, I know. My blog’s a little bit on the Doctor-y side these days, but that’s also what I’m dealing with in real life currently – doctors. They’re still working on a proper diagnosis but on the brighter side, it doesn’t seem like anything life-threatening. You’re not getting rid of me. :D

OK, here’s what I stitched so far –


DWXS2 Finished


A kit by Serenity Designs that came with chart, 18 ct white Aida, sufficient DMC threads and needle.

I replaced some of the DMC threads with Anchor threads. DMC 950 and DMC 951 were so similar you couldn’t tell them apart after stitching, so I unpicked them and used ANC 1010 and ANC 1008, respectively. Also, I replaced DMC 642 by ANC 903 because I thought it matched the other colours a little better (a personal choice).

This is the third portrait of Ten I completed and I can feel another finish coming up soon. Only one more pattern sheet to stitch. :)

I have a vague idea about the cross stitch portraits of the Tenth Doctor once I have finished all seven of them. Hint: I’ve got some Doctor Who fabric waiting in my stash.

New SAL Project: DWXS1

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DWXS1 (in progress)

For a while I wondered if I should continue in this SAL as I’m a little indisposed these days but then I decided not to give in.

I’ve got a couple of running projects as well as some kits and patterns, so which one to chose? Finally, I went for my ‘problem child’ which hasn’t seen any progress for about a year. It’s my first Doctor Who cross stitch pattern which I have downloaded from, shared by user Solobacc. I’ve only got the pattern, but this is how it’s supposed to look like.

I’m stitching on a scrap of 18 ct. white Aida which is just big enough for the design but too small for a hoop. Maybe that’s why I left it untouched for a while.

After picking it up again, there has been a little progress already.


A Scent Of Lavender


Look what the postie brought – one of Claire‘s little surprises, an un-birthday present in January. It’s one of her little lavender sachets. Thank you! :)

And, also made by Claire – sorry, somehow I forgot to post this – a heart-shaped tree ornament which made it onto a seasonal bouquet for lack of a tree.