Guess the Cross Stitch Volume 5 – Round 3

Moving on with my cross stitch guessing game…

Here’s what you had to work with last time:


And here are your guesses:

Elaine guessed that a yellow balloon is involved, possibly being held by a cute animal of some sort.

Storm guessed a clown, in blue plaid, holding a balloon.

Jowi guessed a train.

Beth said “Iโ€™m seeing Trumplethinskinโ€™s golden toilet and a jail cell, which you would definitely not send to a 1-year-old.” Obviously she is right about it not being suitable, but Trumplethinskin is just amazing and needs to be shared with everyone!

Erin said she still sees a castle, but decided to change her answer to a sail boat.

Kezzie also saw a yellow balloon and asked: “Is it a boy in blue checked dungarees holding a yellow balloon?”

And finally, someone calling themselves Lana Banana said “I see a tower with a yellow ballon attached to it.”

Such diverse answers! I love that about you guys ๐Ÿ™‚
Nobody guessed the entire thing, but I will give you this much: everyone who mentioned a balloon was correct! But what’s with the balloon?

Why don’t you give this picture a go?


What am I stitching? (Or rather what was I stitching, the card has long been with the recipient ;-)) Answers in the comments, as usual.


Guess the cross stitch volume 5

Hello everyone. Sorry I’ve been a bit absent this week – being off work I haven’t really felt like turning on the computer, and for reasons unknown to me I can’t post from my tablet! But I thought I would quickly pop in before the week is over with an easy kind of post. A few people have asked whether I’ll be doing a cross stitch guessing game this year, and I’m finally stitching something that seems suitable. I was quite surprised to realise that this is the 5th time I’ve done one of these!

The rules are simple: I post a photo of something I’m cross stitching and you tell me what you think the completed image will be. If nobody guesses correctly I post an updated picture and you try to guess from that. I will give you one clue: it’s a birthday card for a boy who is turning one (also yes it is the right way up!).

Here’s your first photo:


Have fun!

Guess the cross stitch volume 4 – the reveal

We will not be moving on to round four of this edition of guess the cross stitch because we’ve already had some correct guesses! Yes, that’s right, plural. More than one person got it right.

But before we move on with the reveal, let’s look at what you had to work with last time and your responses.


Beth from Ami im Schwabenland guessed a pony or more specifically, a rocking horse, although the head is kind of big. Possibly a rocking dragon, but Iโ€™ll stick with rocking horse โ€“ with a rider. One of those guesses was close…

Lady of the Cakes, who previously guessed a lake full of naked people, said “Oh no, the naked people have peed in the lake!“. Funnily enough, that’s not what I was stitching…

Maia guessed Yoshi, which I liked a lot.

Kerri from Life as Unusuals thought it looked familiar and maybe like Spyro, except he was purple (a purple dragon from a computer game for those who don’t know). She then went on to guess some kind of dragon and gave a pirate map as her second guess.

Elaine from I Used to be Indecisive thought it might be a seasick clown. Not quite…

BerLinda said that I was turning it into a tap-dancing frog. At least she’s consistent ๐Ÿ˜‰

Charlotte said she was going to guess either Yoshi or a winged dragon, but people had already said those. It still counts if you guess the same as other people, Charlotte!

Kezzie guessed two dinosaurs fighting up a tree. So creative!

Finally, TexErin listed every green animal she could think of and asked “Is it a parrot? Or a dinosaur? Or an alligator? Or crocodile? (because we know itโ€™s not a frog or a turtle โ€“ haha!)

So what on Earth was I stitching? Here’s your answer:


Well done Beth, Kerri and Charlotte! It is indeed a dragon, although not a rocking one.

Thanks for playing everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Guess the cross stitch volume 4 โ€“ Round 3

Nobody guessed right in round 2, so we can move on to round 3. But first let’s have a look at the responses from last time.

Here’s what you were working with:


And here’s what all my lovely readers had to say:

Lady of the Cakes said I had ripped off one of her photos and was stitching a swirly lake with naked people in it. The perfect card for a little boy, don’t you think?

Sarah from Life of Ryrie guessed a witch, possibly the one from Room on the Broom. As soon as I read that I immediately saw the witch! Unfortunately, that’s not the answer.

Kerri from Life as Unusuals thought it might be a ninja turtle. The recipient would love that, I’m sure, but nope.

Zoe guessed The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. A bit early in the year maybe?

BerLinda was mostly relieved that I’m not already doing Christmas things! And guessed a tap-dancing frog. I actually love that idea ๐Ÿ˜€

Erin from TexErin in Sydneyland also guessed a frog, based on her strategy of thinking of anything green! It’s actually not a bad guess, but it’s not the right answer.

Elaine from I Used to be Indecisive thought it might be the Loch Ness Monster. Since nobody actually knows what Nessie looks like it definitely could be ๐Ÿ˜€

Finally, Kezzie guessed a leprechaun, since she was on a boat to Ireland, and also asked whether I was deliberately stitching in an obtuse order to confuse you all with colours and shapes. As if I would ๐Ÿ˜‰

For round 3, I’ve added a bit more colour for you. Maybe that will help? What do you see in this picture?


Answers in the comments, via Twitter or on the Facebook page!


Guess the cross stitch volume 4 – Round 2

Since I’m away this weekend it seemed like a good time to put up round 2 of guess the cross stitch. But before I show you your new photo, let’s have a look at the guesses from round 1. This is what you had to work with:


And your guesses:

Cliff1976 of Regensblog guessed it was going to be a teapot.

Kezzie guessed The Incredible Hulk. The boy I’m stitching it for would love that, but unfortunately I do not have an Incredible Hulk pattern.

A popular guess was a duck. Charlotte, my friend K (via Twitter) and Emma from Ever Emma all guessed that (actually, K went with duck “because Cthulhu is probably not suitable for a small child”).

Kerri from Life as Unusuals guessed a green monster, which is actually not bad!

Finally, Elaine from I used to be Indecisive went with a dinosaur. Again a good guess, but not the right one.

Since nobody got it right straight away, we can move on to round 2. Take a look at this picture then tell me what you think I’m stitching:


Answers in the comments (or via Twitter if you prefer).

Guess the cross stitch volume 4

We haven’t played a game of “Guess the cross stitch” for a while and I’m currently working on one that seems suitable, so why not?

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while should already know how it works. For the rest of you, the rules are simple: Take a look at the picture below and try and guess what the the completed cross stitch will depict. Answers in the comments. I’ll give you a few days to guess then post a new photo with more of the image completed.

This time your clue is that the project will end up as a birthday card for a small boy. Here’s what you have to work with:


Now over to you. What am I stitching?

Guess the Christmas Cross Stitch – round 5

I promised you I would put up the next image for Guess the Christmas Cross stitch before I went on holiday, and since I leave tomorrow here I am keeping my promise. I don’t think this game has ever got to a round 5 before! Last year’s picture was nowhere near as intricate – and nobody ever did get it right ๐Ÿ˜‰

As usual, I’ll start this round by revealing everyone’s answers from the last one. Here’s what the guessers had to work with:

Guess cross stitchFirst up was Meredith, who said: “I had a new idea โ€“ maybe a Christmas sleigh with Santa inside a SNOWGLOBE?!” – I love the snowglobe idea!! Sadly, it’s not the right answer.

Becster said: “Iโ€™m thinking the brown and red is Rudolph or a reindeer now. And I like Kaffee und Kuchenโ€™s snow globe idea though!” – More love for the snowglobe ๐Ÿ™‚

Berlinda guessed “Itโ€™s a yeti in a Santa hat being attacked by bats โ€“ on a sleigh” – As usual, I have no words for her guesses.

As a reminder, Lady of the Cakes‘ last guess was: “Oh my! Itโ€™s a waterskiing body builder garden gnome on steroids!!!”. This week she said: “Oh myโ€ฆ now the gnome has crapped himself”. Poor gnome!

NancyTex said: “The dirty polar bear is not, in fact, surfing. He is riding a magic carpet.” – I can definitely see the magic carpet!

Holly guessed “Santa in his sleigh?”. A popular guess that one.

Elaine said “Iโ€™m sticking with my sledge/sleigh with curved structure at the back and a furry creature/teddy bear. Thereโ€™s now a sack of presents on the sleigh.”

And the final response was from Katrin, who previously guessed that I was stitching a squirrel wearing a Santa hat sitting on a sleigh. This week she said: “Now the squirrel is accompanied by a little ghost.”

So, there you go. Has anyone got any closer to the right answer? I’ll let you decide that for yourselves. I added a bit more stitching before taking the picture this time. Maybe it will help ๐Ÿ˜‰

DSCN3060Alright, over to you lot. What am I stitching?

I can’t publish blog posts from my tablet, so you have all the way until I get back to get your guesses in. Off you go ๐Ÿ™‚

Guess the Christmas cross stitch 2015 – round 4

It’s time for round 4 of Guess the Christmas Cross Stitch! But first, as usual, a round up of last week’s guesses for your amusement ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s what you had as a basis for guessing:

cross stitch 2015And your guesses:
Elaine said “Iโ€™m still going with the small furry creature, possibly a soft toy. It is on a sledge/sleigh which has a curving structure at the back with a star hanging from it.” – A very detailed answer. Will she change her mind this week?

Constance guessed “Christmas tree to the left side and a present.” – Is the Christmas tree grey or still to be stitched, I wonder?

Simone (Lady of the Cakes) said: “Oh my! Itโ€™s a waterskiing body builder garden gnome on steroids!!!” – yup, you can tell she’s German. It’s always garden gnomes with them ๐Ÿ˜‰

Zoe‘s guess was “Dancing monkey wearing a Santa hat with a king wave about to break on him (look out, little guy!)” – Oh no, poor monkey! I’m pleased to say it’s not this!

Becster said “Yeah Iโ€™m thinking that the brown might be a teddy bear with a Santa hat. The rest of it I donโ€™t know!” – Maaaybe. Or maybe not ๐Ÿ˜‰

Katrin said “Homer Simpson has vanished. Now it is a squirrel with a red hat on a sleigh.” – Cute! Sounds like something from Narnia!

Kezzie had two suggestions: “The obvious choice would be a curved sleigh at the back (white witch style) but in my head, I can imagine Father Christmas surfing on a Hokusai-style tsunami in red and white shorts!!” – I love both of these answers and can totally see the sleigh. In my mind it’s beautiful.

Jess said “I see an octopus, but thatโ€™s not very christmassy.” – I can see what you mean Jess, there’s definitely a look of an octopus (or jellyfish!) about it.

Kerri mentioned a chicken, but only to mess with me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chiara said “I see red and now all I can think is Rudolph!” – maybe this week’s addition will help her?

Holly had a similar answer: “I donโ€™t know..I did think Rudolf, I still kinda think that? Or the dog out of the Grinch?” – I had forgotten there even was a dog in the Grinch! Clearly I need to watch that again.

Meredith‘s response was “I still think it could be sledding of some kindโ€ฆbut maybe on a tsunami?” – sounds dangerous ๐Ÿ˜‰

And finally, NancyTex said “Clearly itโ€™s a dirty polar bear surfing in the azure waters of Antarctica.” – An excellent answer, but not quite right ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lots of surfing and sleighs this week. Will the next picture change your minds? We’ll see….
Here it is:

Guess cross stitchIf enough of you guess before Thursday I’ll get a new picture up then for you to work on while I’m away.
As usual, answers in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

Guess the Christmas cross stitch 2015 – round 3

Guys, I have a confession to make… I made a slight mistake on this cross stitch picture! By the time I noticed I’d done too much to unpick, so I had to start again. It was a really minor mistake though, so it makes no difference to our guessing game. I’m only telling you this in case some clever clogs notices that the fabric colour has changed ๐Ÿ˜‰ I started stitching in the exact same way as before, so everything that was there last time is back. Then I of course added more so you would have something new to help you guess. But first a look at last week’s answers. Here’s what you were basing your suggestions on:

cross stitch 2015Becster guessed “An elf riding a sleigh” – a good suggestion, but not the one ๐Ÿ˜‰

Alie went for “surfing santa” – there were a lot of water-based guesses this time round

Simone (Lady of the Cakes) went for “Pebbles Flintstone taking a bath”. A cute image, but not right.

NancyTex chose not to guess, bowing down to Simone’s greatness instead.

Katrin said “Now Homer is on a sleigh”. Looks like he’s gone a bit of a funny colour as well!

eadouglas asked “Is it Santa? Wearing a Haiwaiian shirt?” – nope, sorry!

CJ guessed “A toy boat in a puddle. It’s sail is red”. Interesting, but not right.

Elaine went for “A small furry creature (not sure which one yet) wearing a winter hat sitting on a sldge”. Oooooh, intriguing!

Meredith said “Ahh, the blue changes everything! Maybe a pair of kids on a toboggan/sleigh?”. Well Meredith, let’s see what this week’s picture does to your theory…

And finally, Kelly suggested “a rocking horse. With blue rockers and a red saddle”.

Blue clearly means water in most people’s eyes. Also, I have to admit I’m disappointed that nobody said a chicken. That’s all I can see when I look at this picture and last week’s – and I know what it’s supposed to be!

Anyway, I think this week’s picture is going to change a few people’s minds!
Well, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer…

cross stitch 2015

So, what am I stitching? Answers in the comments, as usual. I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up with this time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Guess the Christmas cross stitch 2015 – round 2

I’ve gathered a fair few answers from the first round of guess the Christmas cross stitch, so I think now it’s time for a new image. But first, a look at last time’s answers. The image I gave you for your guesses was this:

Cross stitchAnd here’s what you all said:

Lady of the cakes thinks “Itโ€™s one distressed crab approaching another crab that has been run over and flattened, with blood squirting out of it.” – Umm, very festive?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

BerLinda, of course, had to bring the tone down instantly: “A penis that somehow got trapped in an earring”. – I’m afraid to ask who she has on her Christmas card list!

Holly guessed a reindeer. Finally a sensible answer!

Meredith also thought a reindeer – maybe Rudolph. The red would be his nose, I assume ๐Ÿ™‚

NancyTex suggested “One of the wise men, running late, flagging a cab.” – I’m assuming this would be a camel cab back in the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

Elaine thinks it might be “a small child holding a Christmas stocking” – by the way, she’s good at this game so the competitive among you know who to watch out for ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Not necessarily saying this is right though…)

Emma said: “Iโ€™m going to guess that it is going to be a child, holding a stocking, near a fireplace, which is also dangerously close to the Christmas tree.” – I love how detailed this answer is ๐Ÿ˜€

Kezzie’s response was: “I think Santaโ€™s stuck in the chimney and an elf is pulling him out!” – Just like in the children’s song ๐Ÿ˜€ I love it!

Heather guessed “Santa de-icing the sleigh with a flamethrower!” – probably necessary up there in the North Pole!

Steven said “Smaug in flight! The red is FIRE!” – I wish my cross stitching skills could do this justice, because that would be AWESOME!

Katrin thinks it might be Homer Simpson holding a torch. I don’t see it myself, but okay.

And finally, Kelly asked “Is it a hamster wearing a Christmas hat?”. It’s not, but that sounds adorable!

And now for today’s image. I’ve added a little bit to the picture, so again I ask what do you think I’m stitching? Answers in the comments please.

cross stitch 2015And go! ๐Ÿ™‚