Category Archives: Serendipity

April Smalls

It was nice this month to get all the spring themed cross-stitch smalls out. There’s an abundance of rabbits, I seem to recall a collection of rabbits is a fluffle, I’ve definately got a fluffle here! The hopping bunnies and … Continue reading

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Community Stitch Challenge

At the end of last year I promised myself I wasn’t going to do any stitch-a-long projects, I was just going to stitch whatever I wanted…so how come just three months in I’m doing not one, but three weekly stitch-a-longs! … Continue reading

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Leafy Tree SAL

Having finished my Stitching for the Soul book last month I then spent a few days deciding what project to stitch next. Having done a few more of what I would call textile art embroidery projects recently I was in … Continue reading

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Stitch Wheel

Cathy Reavy released another three stitch videos on YouTube today and as I was a day off I decided to stitch them straight away. First to be stitched was Turkey Rug stitch, we’ve already done velvet stitch (the one that … Continue reading

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Stitch Wheel

I’ve learnt three new stitches with the Stitch Wheel sampler by Cathy Reavy. Cathy releases the new stitches every Thursday. Last week I was just over half way round the second ring… The first one to be stitched this week … Continue reading

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Stitch Wheel Sampler

Last time I shared my stitch-wheel I was still stitching the first ring of leaves. This is the SAL organised by Cathy Reavy, she is releasing videos of new stitches every Thursday, I initially thought we would have one stitch … Continue reading

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Raggedy-Ruff-a-long!

I have two stitch-a-longs on a three weekly cycle, an embroidery one and a hand quilting one. I’ve decided on the Sunday in between I’m going to do a post on a quilt kit. To begin with these are going … Continue reading

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Quilted jacket

A couple of years ago I went to one of the Dewsbury sewing meetups organised by Ali (of GBSB fame!) These are basically one big fabric shopping spree, Dewsbury is pretty good for fabric shops, I usually go saying I … Continue reading

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Stitch Wheel SAL

Yesterday I caught up with my Stitch Wheel SAL. This is the stitch-a-long by Cathy Reavy from Threads, she’s releasing videos of different stitches every Thursday. This week there were three new stitches, this was my wheel before… This second … Continue reading

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February Faby Fest

I try and have a seasonal display of my cross-stitch smalls, changing them each month. The obvious theme for February is Valentines Day, but we have our wedding anniversary in March, so I tend to have the lovey-dovie ones out … Continue reading

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