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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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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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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!

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Happy Easter!

I hope you’re having a lovely Easter! We’ve been busy this weekend celebrating my mum’s 70th birthday that was yesterday (blog post for that coming soon). So today as it’s cold and wet we’re snuggled up indoors watching Disney films and eating chocolates and birthday cake! I had this little bunny bag on my to…… Continue reading Happy Easter!

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Happily Ever After SAL Completed!

Hello there! I know it’s been a while! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and a happy new year! I must apologise for my lack of blogging of late, my little monkey Mabel decided that naps are no longer for her and is literally on the go from the minute she gets…… Continue reading Happily Ever After SAL Completed!

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Happily Ever After SAL – Little House on the Prairie 

With all my other sewing projects going on I’ve fallen a little behind on my Happily Ever After SAL. It has been nice to pick it up again in the evenings and slow down for a bit. Here is June’s block – The Little House on the Prairie. I’ve not actually read this story so…… Continue reading Happily Ever After SAL – Little House on the Prairie