Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Rose Alphabet Sampler

Spring into Spring and Summer with this delightful new cross stitch pattern that is sure to put a spring into your stitch.

Rose Alphabet Sampler (c) Shannon Wasilieff 2015

This contemporary art deco cross stitch alphabet sampler pattern uses fresh feminine colours intended to brighten up your day. Each letter is decorated with its own arrangement of flowers and butterflies or hummingbird.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Spring Baby

Spring time always makes me think of babies, not because I want one right now, but because spring is the starting point of the cycle of life. And thus flowers are blooming, colour comes back into our lives and cute little animals are brought into the world to start the life cycle all over again.

Welcome a new baby into the world with this brightly coloured cross stitch design.

(c) Shannon Wasilieff 2015 Welcome Spring Baby
It can be stitched as a card or a wall hanging or a label for the front of a baby album, the possibilities are endless to make a special gift that will be cherished for many years to come as an heirloom.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Wishing Well Cross Stitching

The latest issue of The World of Cross Stitching issue 226 contains another chart of mine. This time around we have a carved stone wishing well that is surrounded by hummingbirds and flowers. It has a fairy tale feeling to it without being too obvious.

(c) The World of Cross Stitching issue 226, 2015 Designed by (c) Shannon Wasilieff

Fairy Tale Cross Stitch

I am happy to let you all know that the Fairy Tale gift set that was featured in The World of Cross Stitching October 2014 issue 220 will be available for purchase on my Etsy site in the next day or so. I am just transferring the pattern into my new program to allow for easier reading of the pattern.


I am also working on a new alphabet for spring that will be released in the next few weeks on my Etsy site. Here is a little sneak peek!


Monday, 5 January 2015

New Pattern!

I have a new cross stitch pattern out this month in The World of Cross Stitching issue 225 (on sale now in England). It is a baby sampler with the baby poem "Babies Don't Keep" and includes an antique style baby pram in the pattern.
© The World of Cross Stitching magazine (issue 225), Immediate Media Co Bristol, www.cross-stitching.com
It has been suggested that the pram could be stitched on its own as a baby card or a quick gift for a friend. I also stitched this one myself, so although I wasn't updating frequently I was stitching, just couldn't share it until now.

I can't wait to show you all my future designs as I am really excited for some that are upcoming!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

2014 HAED Goals Met!

My 2014 goals for Heaven and Earth Designs were met this year. My full year goal was to finish 2 full pages and 1 partial page. I had almost met this by June so I decided to go ahead and aim for a finish of the column to have her 75% done. Well I have managed to do a bit more on her and now only have 3 pages left to complete!!!

Ruth Sanderson's Artwork Cinderella, pattern by Heaven and Earth Designs.
She is so close to being done that I can feel it! Too bad I have a lot more work to do this month that she won't be picked up again until later in January.

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