Category Archives: Christmas

All the Trimmings QAL

Having dilly-dallied a bit with this quilt I cracked on with it this week, this is the free QAL by the Fat Quarter Shop, it appealed (apart from the fact that I love Christmas!) because it took just one layer … Continue reading

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Christmas QAL

Last month I started a quilt-a-long – another one! This is just a short free one from the Fat Quarter Shop. It’s called All the Trimmings. It appealed partly because I’m a sucker for Christmas stuff, but also because it … Continue reading

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A Christmas Dress for Violet

The theme for the fourth round of the Great British Sewing Bunny was patchwork. Right up my street you might have thought but I was surprisingly uninspired, I nearly didn’t enter, I think I was overthinking it a bit, patchwork … Continue reading

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Anthea Calender SAL

This morning I put the last few stitches in ‘December’ for the Anthea Calendar, this is the last one in the series of twelve beautiful flower designs by Faby Reilly. It’s been fun trying to guess what the seasonal flower … Continue reading

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I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment, finishing various projects. In the autumn I stitched a Dimensions cross-stitch kit called Believe, the stitched border was like a patchwork quilt, at the time I was mulling over how … Continue reading

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Advent Rings

For me the first Sunday in Advent heralds the beginning of Christmas, we usually have an Advent candle, when the children were little we had Advent story books and we’ve always had an Advent ring. An Advent ring has four … Continue reading

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A Holly Jolly Christmas

I seem to be getting quite a bit of cross-stitch done at the moment, I’m self isolating for an operation just before Christmas, so I’m using my time productively! I usually cross-stitch during coffee breaks and tea breaks or when … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

For many years I’ve decorated gingerbread houses for Christmas. It started when the children were small, I bought them flat packed from Ikea and decorated them with sweets and icing. I started making them for friends until I was decorating … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas…

I think I’ve finally got all my Christmas decorations up, it usually takes a couple of days to get them organised! In amongst the Christmas trees and the Father Christmases are my Christmas cross-stitch smalls. Some years I hang them … Continue reading

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A Square of Fudge

I mentioned yesterday that I had two cross-stitch finishes to share, so this is the second one, stitched over the last few days. A couple of weeks ago I finally got round to stitching November from the Joyful World SAL, … Continue reading

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