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Slow stitching

Most of this week has been about taking things slow, drinking tea and cross stitching. Going slow is not something I’m particularly good at, but for my mental and physical health it’s what I’m doing. I’ve been working on various cross stitch projects at the moment, simply as there is nothing more I feel like…… Continue reading Slow stitching

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I thought we could all do with a bit of luck at the moment, and what better way to share that then on St. Patrick’s day, one of the luckiest days! This Lucky pattern I stitched up last year is from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery (who else!?😆). I’ll admit though, I have only just framed…… Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Into the Jungle SAL – Completed!

Two years and 3 months after I first started this cross stitch and a year and 3 months behind the sew along I have finished my Into the Jungle! I can’t tell you how satisfying it was to put that final stitch in place! I think this fabric is telling me it wants me to…… Continue reading Into the Jungle SAL – Completed!

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With Love Australia

If you saw my post on Friday you would have seen a selection of patterns I have found from designers who are supporting Australian Wildlife charities. Well I have wasted no time in getting started and couldn’t wait to stitch up this super cute Koala! It breaks my heart every time I see a picture…… Continue reading With Love Australia

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m not normally quite so patriotic in fact you have to go back to my Great-Grandmother to find my Irish roots, however I simply could not resist this oh so cute pattern from my favourite cross stitch designers The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I mean how could I not resist?? It has rainbows and kawaii clouds!…… Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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My Favourite Embroidery Supplies

With the Stitch and Sew SAL just around the corner I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite embroidery supplies. As with anything it makes it a lot easier to learn and to practice if you have the right supplies. Fabric My favourite fabric for embroidery is linen, in particular Essex linen by…… Continue reading My Favourite Embroidery Supplies

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Stitch and Sew SAL (Sew-along)

  I am excited to tell you I am hosting my first SAL (Sew-along), and your are all invited! Theme: Aneela Hoey’s new book Stitch and Sew When: Thursday 1st November – Friday 30th November What’s involved?: The aim of this sew along is to have fun, gain confidence and new skills in embroidery and…… Continue reading Stitch and Sew SAL (Sew-along)

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September Round-up

It seems I’ve blinked another month has passed us by and we’re now in October with Halloween and Christmas rushing towards us! September a month where the leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler but still warm enough to not have to layer up. I’ve never really been a fan of the cooler months…… Continue reading September Round-up

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Into the Jungle SAL – Month 6

Can you believe we are halfway through the year already!? It seems like only yesterday I was taking down the Christmas decorations! I may have fallen a little behind on my Into the Jungle cross stitch but I am pleased to say I’m now all caught up and ready to start July’s. How cute are…… Continue reading Into the Jungle SAL – Month 6

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Hello Spring! Finally!

If I’m allowed to be truly British for a moment and talk about the weather? Finally we have some sunshine, hip, hip hooray! What perfect timing for this lovely embroidery project! When I first started picking threads for this just over a week ago it was wet, cold, and very grey, definitely not spring weather.…… Continue reading Hello Spring! Finally!