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Cross Stitch Progress (SAL)

I finally managed to unpick all of the backstitching on my Peter pan quote and can show you a proper picture of the finish. Here it is framed and hooped. I'm pretty proud of the fact I designed that and as always for any patterns I make it's available in my etsy shop as a… Continue reading Cross Stitch Progress (SAL)

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Mid Year Goals – How am I doing?

It's July! Where is the year going? It seems like only a couple weeks ago that I made my new years goals for the year but here we are six months later. I thought it would be good time check in with them (no point making goals if you forget all about them).   Writing… Continue reading Mid Year Goals – How am I doing?

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New Cross Stitch Project (SAL)

It's time for another link up with the stitch along. We post updates on whatever stitching projects we're working on every three weeks. Avis / Claire / Gun / Carole / Kate / Lucyanne / Sue / Constanze / Debbie / Christina / Kathy / Susan / Margaret / Cindy / Helen / Steph / Linda / Catherine / Wendy Check them out as they have some brilliant projects… Continue reading New Cross Stitch Project (SAL)

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Looking Backward

This is first half of my Looking Forward, Looking Backwards posts. The one focusing on the coming year will be up in a couple of days but for now, this is a look back at how 2016 was for me (hint= really quite good). This might be quite a long post as I think this might… Continue reading Looking Backward

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November Wrap-up

Lots has happened in November, mainly writing, but between the writing lots of other things have happened to. I'm going to start with the writing because it took up the main part of my month. I did Nano. And I went past all my expectations (which you can see here but what it boiled down to… Continue reading November Wrap-up

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It’s finally time to eat some cake

It's time for our stitchalongs three week post and I have a finished piece to show! Get the cake out:I'm going to be having some yummy lemon cake I think. How about the rest of you? What's your favourite cake? It's obviously not washed or ironed yet as you can see where its just come… Continue reading It’s finally time to eat some cake

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Let’s Eat Cake – SAL update

Cross stitch sharing time everyone. Gather round! (Can you tell I'm in a funny mood today?) I actually haven't done much cross stitching this month, heck, I haven't done much of any crafting this month. But I did manage to get some done over the last couple of days so I do have something to… Continue reading Let’s Eat Cake – SAL update

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Shop Logo (SAL update)

Since the last time I shared my cross stitching with you I've started a new project and finished it as well. It was only a small little thing. It's 2.5" wide on 22 count aida (yes i went back to the horrible fabric that I said I wouldn't use again but I didn't have any… Continue reading Shop Logo (SAL update)

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Finished Cross Stitch

If you're following me on twitter you have probably already seen this as I couldn't wait to share but I've finally finished my first ever cross stitch project! I ended up changing part of the pattern quite a lot and used 4 colours instead of the 5 the pattern called for but I think it… Continue reading Finished Cross Stitch

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Craft projects galore

I mentioned in the last post that I had some craft time to spare since finishing my blanket squares and like I normally do, I have greatly over estimated. The problem I have is that as soon as I allow myself to think, 'hmmm, what shall I do next?' my brain inundates me with a… Continue reading Craft projects galore