Large Stash

Like many stitchers, I have collected far too much stash over the years. Shown here are the high priority larger charts I would love to stitch. A few of them have been presents but most simply due to the lack of willpower! I'm realistically not going to stitch them all in my lifetime but I still get a lot of pleasure from looking at them. There also seems to be a dragon theme...



CROSS MY HEART

Fire Dragon
I have had this chart for a-g-e-s but have been put off by the confetti stitching and knowing it needs to be stitched on black. Still, if I want the result I shall have to put in the effort!



CROSS STITCH COLLECTIBLES

Fractal 53
I wouldn't stitch the whole thing, just a fraction working from the centre outwards. 



DESIGNER STITCHES

Dolphins
If this was stitched on a suitable hand-dyed fabric I wouldn't have to stitch any the background. Now there's food for thought!



DIMENSIONS

Alluring Sorceress
This was a chart I bought way back in 2000 and HAVE to stitch it soon.

Midnight Enchanter
Ditto!



DMC

Dolphins
Given to me by my sister I would love to stitch this.



HEAVEN AND EARTH DESIGNS
(because of the confetti it is unlikely any of these will get stitched, but you never know!)

Mini Storykeeper
Absolutely enchanting.

Mini Among the Cherry Blossoms
To be stitched on 18ct Cotton Clouds hand-dyed Aida by The Crafty Kitten, omitting the background and reducing the stitching size to 175 x 175.

Mini Autumn's Promise
To be stitched on 18ct Foggy Morning hand-dyed Aida by The Crafty Kitten, omitting the background and reducing the stitching size to 175 x 175.

Mini Winter Magic
To be stitched on 18ct Icicle hand-dyed Aida by The Crafty Kitten, omitting the background and reducing the stitching size to 175 x 175.

Mini The Key
I'm tempted to crop the picture so long as the context wasn't changed.

So Many Books So Little Time
Of all the Randal Spangler dragon charts this is my favourite and one I would really really really like to stitch if I can get past my loathing of confetti!



HERITAGE CRAFTS

Hummingbird in Flight
I love the vibrant colours in this chart. I was originally thinking of stitching this on a hand-dyed fabric and omitting the green stitching but now think that doing so would lose that sense of movement.



I LOVE CROSS STITCH

Crescent Moon Dragon
Adorable but quite fiddly.



JANLYNN

Sudden Showers
Very artistic, which is strange considering I'm not an art lover!

Collecting Shells
A favourite since it appeared back in the 1990s.



KUSTOM KRAFTS

Little Snap Dragon
I've seen this stitched a few times, now want to stitch it myself!



LAVENDER AND LACE

Angel of Spring

Angel of Summer

Angel of Winter

Celtic Spring
Colours would be changed to the soft greens, lilacs, pinks and yellows of spring.

Celtic Summer
In my mind summer colours need to be vibrant yellows and blues. There will be another colour change when I stitch this lady.

Celtic Autumn
I much prefer the alternate orange and green colour version of this chart and will use that when stitching this. One chart conversion has also has the lady sprinkling autumn leaves. Perfect!

Celtic Winter
I have seen an alternate colour version of this stitched in blue, white and silver. The lady also has silvery hair and is wearing a cape with her dress. These are much more suitable winter colours and will be sought out when this project eventually becomes a WIP.

Angel of the Morning

Earth Angel

Guardian Angel



LOVE THY THREAD

Lyx
Love the chocolate-lime feel of this little dragon.



MAKE WITH YOUR OWN HANDS 

Night Town
Oh boy oh boy oh boy do I need to stitch this NOW!



MYSTIC STITCH

Baby Ghosts by Maxine Gadd
I want to start his NOW!



PAINE FREE CRAFTS

The Scribe
I'm probably going to make this more of a square design.



SHINYSUN CROSS STITCHING

Crystal Dolphins
To be stitched on Navy Blue Aida and possibly adding Kreinik blending filament to the crystal

Golden Dance
To be stitched on Black Aida. Guess why!!!

Purple Mist Falls
Something completely different.

Rapture
Stunningly beautiful.



STONEY CREEK

Haunted House Welcome
To accompany the Haunted House Bell Pull.



TILTON CRAFTS

Planets Align V
I'm thinking about doing just a section or cropping the top and bottom and making it into a five-piece tryptitch.



TRUE COLOURS

Two Dragons
I need to finish / restart the single Mythical Dragon first!



WITCHYKITT DESIGNS

Hunting
I would like to crop this design, but would have to be careful not to lose the balance of the picture.



MAGAZINE CHART

Elephant Stampede
I love the way the background has been charted to look as though the elephant is kicking up dust. It gives the whole piece a true sense of movement.



If you have got this far I hope you have enjoyed looking through my stash. Perhaps this list contains something which might give you inspiration?

Rachel x

2 comments:

Tama said...

Your stash really makes me drool, lol! I need to track down those black kittens breaking the crockery - I MUST stitch those :D

Rachel said...

They are some of my favourites too although the fact that I hate evenweave has really put me off doing them. One day I'll have to bite the bullet...