Category Archives: Crafts

Nineteen for 19

It’s about time I checked my progress with my nineteen challenges for 2019, we’re two-thirds of the way through the year, some remain not even started, though that doesn’t mean I’ve given up hope, others are completed, so a mixed … Continue reading

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Splendid Sampler 2

I finally dug out my Splendid Sampler quilt box again, it’s been on a bit of a back burner for a couple of months but I’m in the mood for a couple of finishes – I seem to have rather … Continue reading

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Lots of Leaves

I’m just coming to the end of over three weeks off work, two weeks annual leave and then days off either end. It’s been lovely! I didn’t have anything planned, just sewing, gardening, walking, a bit of socialising, just enjoying … Continue reading

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September Windows

Wild Daffodil hosts a photo challenge every month, this year the theme is windows, so I’m keeping a look out as I travel round for interesting windows. We’ve been walking on the east coast this month and I spotted a … Continue reading

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Silk Purse

My little purse has been in dire need of replacement for several months now, it was getting to be a bit of an embarrassment and the crunch came when the clasp was so weak all my change kept falling out … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

We’re nearly half way through August already so I thought I’d better see how I was doing with my nineteen challenges for the year, so this is the end of July report… July was a busy month as I worked … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Finery of Nature cross-stitch and if I say so myself, I’ve made pretty good progress! Three weeks ago this is where I was… I’ve now finished the cross-stitch on the last bit … Continue reading

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A Miscellany

Sometimes I have things I want to share here, but they’re not quite big enough to make a full post, so I thought I’d lump them together as a miscellany, a collection of unrelated items! I’ve recently heard a bit … Continue reading

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Two are Too Tempting

“I can resist everything except temptation” Oscar Wilde I have a reel of ribbon with this quote on, given to me by a stall holder, she obviously saw me coming! A few months ago I was tempted by another stitch-a-long … Continue reading

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Nerdy Needlecase

My boss told me I needed to get a life when she asked me what I was stitching one morning before work – a needlecase with different pages for different needles! Needless to say she’s not a sewer! I’ve been … Continue reading

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