Welcome Stitchers and Friends! This blog is about my wee cottage industry: Fearn Abbey Needleworks; and about my own personal stitching adventures. Have a wee look around and see if we can be stitching friends. Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Four for a Pound ~ That's £1!

I'm almost done!  The charts will be available for you THIS WEEK ~ Friday or Saturday, November 29th or 30th.  Please check back.  You will get all four charts for £1.  

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Super Deal!

Yes, only £1!  Coming soon... FOUR charts for the sweetest little Christmas ornaments you've ever seen (okay, I'm biased).  I will be posting a link to an instant PDF download, and you can get ALL FOUR for only £1.  I think that's a great deal, don't you?  Check back, and you will see photos of the finished ornaments, and by the end of November, you will get the link to grab your own charts.

Meanwhile, I am still working on the next two FREE CHARTS (both of which are also for Christmas). Please stop by frequently.  I will be getting all of these charts ~ the set of four for £1, and the two free ones ~ up in plenty of time for Christmas!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Doodle's First Snow, Among Other Things

YAY!  The Snow Fairies have come!  Doodle (and Snowball, of course), have been experiencing their first snow.  We've only had a slight dusting, but it really is lovely.  And Doodle, who does NOT like to get his back feet wet, seems to be coping quite nicely with it.  Of course, this means more cookies and hay and kibbles, so that could be why.

Little announcement:  My little lamb sampler has been taken off the blog as a freebie, but you can still get the chart in my Etsy shop for only £2.50.

I have just finished stitching a set of four Christmas tree ornaments.  I am in the process of finishing them off, and my plan is to offer them to you FOR FREE FOR £1 in the next week or so.  Also up will be a FREE SET of three Christmas ornaments, and a little St Nicholas for your tree.  These will be free for a short time only, so be sure to keep watch for them, and if you like them, grab them when you see them!

What's everybody stitching for the holidays and for Christmas?  I can just about hear the needles ~ of all kinds ~ flying!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

McLamby Christmas Extravaganza Here for You to Download!

I know it's not Thanksgiving yet, but we stitchers and crafters have to be working away on our Christmas things, don't we?  That's why I have been really pushing to get this chart out to you in plenty of time for Christmas.
You can see from the photos that this design employs lots of fun embellishments and specialty threads. I think you'll have fun stitching this chart!
You probably recognize them by now, but that's Doodle, Snowball, Shermy, and Rosebud (from left to right).  They're having their own McLamby version of a Merry Christmas, and they wanted to share with you!
If you would like to stitch this chart, for FREE, click HERE to go to the PDF Download.  This chart will only be available as a freebie for a short period of time, so get yours now!  HAPPY STITCHING!
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

McLamby Christmas Extravaganza

Here it is!  This is my first Christmas freebie for you.  I am working on the PDF tonight, so I hope to have the chart ready for you to download by Friday or Saturday of this week.  Please check back if you would like to stitch your own McLamby Christmas.  This design uses lots of fun extras.  And of course, those are the McLambies pulling the sleigh:  Doodle leads the way, followed by Snowball, Shermy, and Rosebud.  I hope you enjoy this fun Christmas chart!
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Guess What?

It is nearly 1:00 AM here in Scotland.  I've been stitching all night.  My eyes are crossing!  I don't mind though.  I'm stitching away because I have THREE (yes, that's 3) freebies coming your way for Christmas.  My Christmas present to you.  I will post them one-at-a-time, just as soon as I get the first one ready to go (almost there!).  Stay tuned...  And get your needles ready!
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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Highland Heather Has Moved to Etsy

Hi Friends,

Just to let you know, the chart HIGHLAND HEATHER is no longer available as a freebie.  It has moved to my Etsy shop where you can purchase it for only £2.50.  It is an instant download, and it includes color photos of the model as well as a little info on the heather of Scotland.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The FREE CHART for Thanksgiving is HERE!

Here is my latest FREEBIE in time for Thanksgiving.  This chart will make a finished design of approximately 6.5" X 3.5".  It uses DMC stranded cotton and DMC Light Effects (for the little gold stars).  I decided to go with something a little more traditional for this chart ~ no wild and wacky embellishments!  [Those will come on my next free chart:  A McLamby Christmas Extravaganza!]
The model was stitched on 14-count cream Aida, and all the cross stitches are done in 2 strands.  The long stitches are done with one strand of the gold Light Effects.  The idea with this design was to make you think of a pumpkin which was carved on the surface, but not all the way through, and then illuminated.  

To get your FREE CHART, click HERE for the PDF download.  The download contains a photograph, as well as the chart in both B & W symbols and in color.

Thanks for choosing my chart, and happy stitching!

NOTE:  I have been using Jumpshare for my file storage, but recently have discovered problems with it.  Please let me know if you have trouble downloading any of my charts.  I may switch to a different file sharing service. Technology is great when it works, and exceedingly frustrating when it doesn't! Thanks for your help!

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Thanksgiving FREE CHART Available for Download Tomorrow!

Here is something a little more traditional for you:  GIVE THANKS.  This free chart will be available tomorrow (Wednesday, November 6) to download.  Remember:  Free downloads are available for a limited time only (about 6 weeks or so), so be sure to download yours if you want to do this design.  Thanks!

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