Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Sweet Treats for Christmas

If some of you didn't know, Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I love all of the pretty lights and sparkling ornaments decorating the streets, houses and malls. The smell of fresh baking always brings a warm and fuzzy feeling too at this time of the year because we have a few go to recipes that are made only at Christmas time, so it even tastes like Christmas!

The Christmas season is just around the corner and with that I have TWO patterns coming out in The World of Cross Stitching issue 223 on sale November 6, 2014. Both are cookie related and yet couldn't be any different from one another.

© The World of Cross Stitching magazine (issue 223), Immediate Media Co Bristol, www.cross-stitching.com
© The World of Cross Stitching magazine (issue 223), Immediate Media Co Bristol, www.cross-stitching.com

Speaking of Christmas cookie cross stitch patterns don't forget to join in on the Gingerbread House SAL fun on my Facebook group! ( Shannon Wasilieff Facebook Group ) There are many beautiful projects being stitched up! The last stage will be released around November 15th and will remain up and free until December 26, 2014.

© Shannon Wasilieff 2014 Gingerbread House SAL

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Sneak Peek!

Hey all!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been working on some commissions and even stitching them so obviously I can't show you them until they are published. The Cookie Sampler which I showed you guys a few months back will finally be in issue 223 of The World of Cross Stitching on sale November 6, 2014!

Since I can't show you my commissions I will let you in on my latest project. Currently I am designing and stitching a bunch of cross stitch designs to combine together to create a book. Once all of the models are stitched and finished off I will put my photography knowledge to work with a good camera and good lighting. When done, I will approach a few publishing houses with it or self publish it myself as an e-book and hard cover. Here is a little sneak peek at one of the many designs:

The colours are inspired by a vintage Christmas card I saw and I have to tell you it is stunning in person! I think I might have found a new colour pallet to work with in the future.