Category Archives: embroidery

Busy Bees

Last year I made my mum a cross-stitch small with a beautiful bumble bee on it. The pattern is still available on Etsy, I think it’s gorgeous! I found some cheerful quilting fabrics with sunflowers and bees on to titivate … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s time for a mini happy dance again as I’ve just finished another quarter of my Finery of Nature Dimensions kit. I think I’m getting a bit quicker the nearer to the end I get, this quarter took just over … Continue reading

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Zen Time

I got a bit behind with my zen cross-stitch, it’s actually called Enlightenment and it’s a mystery SAL which publishes the next section every two weeks. Last time I showed you I’d just finished part 7, but I then neglected … Continue reading

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Unseasonably Small

I started this little cross-stitch back at the start of November, it was a kit I bought at Bonds in Farsley – three for £5, I found two pretty blue designs and was struggling to find a third kit for … Continue reading

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Christmas Stitching

Towards the end of November I saw a mystery Christmas stitch-a-long advertised. It was a freebie by Hugs and kisses, it was only for Advent, so I wouldn’t be committing myself to a long project, and a little bit of … Continue reading

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Last Minute Presents

Last night I finally finished making my last Christmas present! It’s for my mum, I do find it difficult buying presents for someone in a carehome, for birthdays I usually take her out for the day to a quilt show. … Continue reading

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A Dance for Zoe

I have just finished my Zoe box and I absolutely love it! It’s gorgeous, I love the colours, the design, everything! The Zoe box was a mystery SAL by Faby Reilly, she released part of the pattern every two weeks … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

I’ve got a bit behind on my posts again – a mixture of Christmas and sewing I think! Anyway, I decided it’s time I shared my November update for my Nineteen for 19 challenge. I’ve got to that point in … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

I’ve managed to do a surprising amount of this cross-stitch project over the last three weeks, considering the run up to Christmas and other sewing stuff. Three weeks ago I was half way round the background flowers of the humming … Continue reading

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The Stitchbook Collective

I’ve just completed another month’s project for the Stitchbook Collective, this is a monthly on line course organised by Helen Bellingham of Untangled Threads which is teaching us different techniques each month, she sends a box out which contains everything … Continue reading

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