Friday, 20 March 2015

Meet and Greet Stitchers around the World - Cross Stitching (and a giveaway)

Many years ago I fell in love with cross stitching and even though my sewing machine often distracts me from it, every time I cross stitch again I wonder why I've waited so long. This sewing technique should be taught as a way to meditate and relax the mind...!

Madame Samm at Sew We Stitch has organised the meet and greet stitchers around the world event, where stitchers from around the world can meet and share our love for hand sewing.


My cross stitching projects are often an excuse to add a special detail to sewing projects. This is one of my favourites: the "Hang it up pincushion" made for a swap, with a fun pocket with and for a pair of scissors! 



Some cross stitch buttons made just because they looked so pretty in the patterns, have in the meantime found the right home...



This "I love tea" cross stitch button is perfect for the Zakka Teabag Pouch.


This is what the pouch looks like open:



Lately I have fallen for:
1. Embroidered writing. I always ask my daughter Ella to write out the words for me because I wasn't taught "twirly wirly" writing at school!





2. Giant cross stitching on burlap. Tried this for a giant tag decoration and it's really fun and it's also easy to count spacing on burlap. Will definitely be trying this again soon. 


Thank you for visiting and taking a peak at our blog. Please don't forget to join our giveaway here. We are giving away a beautiful Bird House Decoration by MIHO Unexpected Things:
The giveaway is open to everyone and we will post the prize anywhere in the world, closing on March 31st.

Visit Sew We Stitch for the full list of wonderful stitchers from around the world joining in on the fun:

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34 comments:

  1. Hello... I love that Hang me up Pincushion! and the tea bag holder is too cute! Thank you for being part of the Meet and Greet! You will have to come visit me. :)

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  2. Hello!
    Nice to meet you ^_^ I am so happy that I found your blog with all your bright and unusual ideas...I'll follow with pleasure))))

    I invite you to visit my Little room in the attic, I wrote "Meet and Greet" post today, too.

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  3. OHHHH I am so in love with your buttons...goodness me they are adorable...so glad you stitch..

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  4. I love your idea of using cross-stitch as an accent on other pieces, and those buttons are just the sweetest things ever!

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  5. I have never seen cross stitch buttons. Those are amazing!

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  6. Tutti molto carini! Anch'io ogni tanto torno al ricamo a punto croce, è rilassante, anche se, lavorando sempre sul lino, con la vista che cala con gli anni, devo concentrarmi!

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  7. Hi, Nesta! Nice to meet you and your nice blog with so many greatest ideas and lovely things! Thanks to "Meet and Greet" project I'd like to become your new follower!

    I'd be so much happy to see you in our blog as well. Our blog ZinaiDaAnzhe is also a mother-daughther project :))

    Wish you more great ideas to create lovely things!

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  8. Oh those buttons! They are so lovely!

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  9. Your buttons are adorable, as are your other projects! Wow!

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  10. I adore your teabag pouch! And your buttons are so cute!

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  11. The buttons are great, as well as all the other projects!

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  12. Your blog is lovely. All of your projects are so pretty, and that tea bag pouch especially speaks to me! I must learn to make one!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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  13. I love your burlap tag Nesta, great post!

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  14. Your cross stitch is beautifully done. I love them! I wish I could do it. I tried a few times but my eyes will not let me.

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  15. What sweet buttons! All of your stitchery is beautiful.

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  16. Beautiful stitching. Love the buttons. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. That tea bag holder is the cutest! And love, love all the cross-stitched buttons - how clever are they! You have made beautiful things. Thanks for showing them.

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  18. I loved your buttons! So very cute . . .thanks for sharing.

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  19. Such pretty projects. You have me intrigued by the burlap....I may have to go and find me some of that because it sounds really fun. Your buttons are adorable.

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  20. Hello Lydia,
    I am happy to meet you and I thank "Meet & Greet" that I found your blog. Your stitched little cuties are darling. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hilda

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  21. I am enchanted with your precious little stitcheries. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Stitchery Bliss...

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  22. Beautiful stitching!!
    I love your buttons - they are so great !!
    Greetings from Germany
    Marion

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  23. Love all your stitching. The buttons are just toooo cute.

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  24. I came to look for your Tree Bird Hop, but I was quickly distracted! So many lovely, original things to look at. Your little tea bag emergency pouch is a hoot!! See, birds on my mind anyhow.

    I'll quit so I can use the time to gander a bit. ; )

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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  25. So many fun projects. I love the idea of stitching on burlap and the Hang it up pincushion is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I am just starting to like tea - Camomile especially - and I adore those tea cups!

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  27. What beautiful cross stitch buttons!I'd love to make some too!AriadnefromGreece!

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  28. What beautiful cross stitch buttons!I'd love to make some too!AriadnefromGreece!

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  29. Hello!
    You have very interesting works, in them there is so much good. Especially I liked a handbag for tea)
    Antonina (Tonja), Russia.

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  30. Adorable buttons! And I love the scissors holder....but the burlap idea is awesome! blessings, marlene

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  31. Hello Lydia,
    I found your blog over Meet & Greet and I can see, you are very busy in different way. I like all your works, especially the hanging pincushion and the stitched buttons.

    Greetings from Germany
    Gabriele

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  32. Hello Lydia,
    I found your blog over Meet & Greet and I can see, you are very busy in different way. I like all your works, especially the hanging pincushion and the stitched buttons.

    Greetings from Germany
    Gabriele

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  33. So beautiful projects,Love all your cross.stich specially the pincushion !

    Have a great week.

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  34. Everything you touch looks beautiful! So cute Ella helps you out with the cursive writing, I am not very good at it either :)

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