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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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Cross Stitch SAL

I have - kind of - a finish to show you! I've done all the cross stitching that I'd planned to do. So without further ado here it is:  I have two questions now. 1) shall I fill in the words with white stitching to cover up the rather holey looking fabric or leave it… Continue reading Cross Stitch SAL

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Another mini finish

I have another small finish to show you all! I'm really quite enjoying having small projects on the go whilst I'm doing a large project, it's great to have some finished along the way. The Ravenclaw pin cushion that I had started for the last update is now done. Here it is fully stitched: I'm… Continue reading Another mini finish

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First Cross Stitch Finish of 2017

I have a finish to show you! Not only did I manage to finish the stitching for my pin cushion, I also managed to actually finish the pin cushion. Here it is fully stitched and also fully finished. And some close ups: I'm really happy with it, I hashed the counting a little in that… Continue reading First Cross Stitch Finish of 2017

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Cross Stitch Sal Update

It's been another three weeks (what?!?) which means another post for our stitchalong. We've got a couple of new stichers joining in this time. Welcome! Amazingly I have managed to squeeze in some stitching around Christmas. I've manly been going back and adding back stitching (there's a lot of it!) and details which means it… Continue reading Cross Stitch Sal Update

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Cross Stitch Pin Cushion

I have done more stitching than last month but not as much as I wanted. Life got in the way and by that I mean making dozens of Christmas cards takes up a lot of time and energy! I started on the lovely Christmas ornament kit that Claire sent me as part of her giveaway.… Continue reading Cross Stitch Pin Cushion

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Memo Pad: Book Reviews

I've been Nanoing all month which has meant I haven't read much at all. I miss reading so much. I'm really glad I saved the Harry Potter short stories for this month but I only managed to read one other book. Here's hoping I can read more next month.Read: 4 Short Stories from Hogwarts of… Continue reading Memo Pad: Book Reviews

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Cross Stitch Update

I haven't gotten much stitching done this month, I've been really busy with other things (mainly writing) bit I did manage to spend one afternoon making a little progress on my Slytherin pin cushion. Here's where I am now next to where I was when I shared with you in the last update: I'm really… Continue reading Cross Stitch Update

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Cross Stitching SAL

Last Sal I showed you my finished piece but I've got it in a frame now (I did it myself so its not very brilliantly done) and I thought I'd show you it again! If the frame looks familiar it's because I've only got one and they each take their turn in it for a… Continue reading Cross Stitching SAL

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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