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Keep Calm and Cross Stitch

I’ve said it many times but sewing is my therapy. My escape, my opportunity to zone out from everything and enjoy what I am doing. I have never been very good at sitting and doing nothing, and of an evening I must have a stitchy project of some sort on the go! I’ve also mentioned…… Continue reading Keep Calm and Cross Stitch

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Birthday Stitcher’s Swap

Last year I took part in a fun Birthday Stitchers Swap. It basically meant on your birthday you received a surprise parcel full of handmade goodies and in return you send a parcel to someone for their birthday. My partner’s birthday was at the end of December and so I thought I’d share what I…… Continue reading Birthday Stitcher’s Swap

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One simple trick to help keep the back of your cross stitch neat

After what seems like ages I have picked up some cross stitch and it feels so good to be stitching again! The trigger that got me started again was that my absolute favourite cross stitch designers The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery have released a new pattern The Nutcracker Parade. After Swan Lake The Nutcracker is my…… Continue reading One simple trick to help keep the back of your cross stitch neat

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Halloween..

I am trying hard to embrace Halloween but (and I may surprise a few folks here) I actually hate it. I want to lock my door and hide away from everyone! The whole walk past the houses without a pumpkin seems to get ignored where I live and last year we were still getting callers…… Continue reading Halloween..

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Apple Green Cottage – Kalina Wallet

Summer is never a good time to plan lots of projects or think about getting much sewing/blogging done. I’m learning to shrug my shoulders and enjoy the time and not stress about it. However when Damjana emailed me asking if I would like to test her new pattern I knew I had to squeeze in…… Continue reading Apple Green Cottage – Kalina Wallet

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July Round-Up

You can tell summer is well and truly here because there has not been much sewing getting done. However I haven’t been completely inactive, I try and squeeze some sewing time anywhere I can, even if it’s a just a few minutes while breakfast is being eaten so I do have a couple of little…… Continue reading July Round-Up

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Once Upon a Rhyme Cushion

Do you remember the Bluebirds on Roses Cushion I made a couple of weeks back? You know the one destined for Mabel’s room… well it is still sat in our lounge and I must admit to being rather fond of it! In my defense it is rather on the large size for a little girl’s…… Continue reading Once Upon a Rhyme Cushion