Category Archives: Serendipity

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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A Square for October

I’ve two cross-stitch finishes to share with you, they’re both pretty quick makes so I stitched them over the weekend, finishing the last one just now… Firstly I stitched the wordplay for October. This will be opposite the colourful cyclamen … Continue reading

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Button Back Skirt

Last week I finished making a skirt for the autumn, it’s a pattern I’ve used before, back in 2017, Newlook 6876. I made it then in a beautiful teal blue tweed… …it still fits me nicely so I just made … Continue reading

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Anthea Calendar SAL

In the last couple of days I’ve finished the October design for the Anthea SAL by Faby Reilly. I would have finished it a few days before only I mislaid the dark maroon I needed for back-stitching the flowers, I … Continue reading

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Anthea Calendar SAL

Last weekend I managed to stitch the wordplay for September to go with the autumn crocus design for the month. Once I get the design sorted it doesn’t usually take long to actually stitch as a lot of it is … Continue reading

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Dancing to Bethlehem

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Bethlehem embroidery, I was still prevaricating over the filling in designs round the spirals and I was still only half way round the outer border… Well it was the first thing … Continue reading

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2020 Vision

It’s a while since I last checked how I was doing with my 2020 Vision, I’ve just looked back and it was May – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!! As we are now three quarters of the way … Continue reading

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Florence makes an appearance…

Last year I made a ‘Luna Lapin’ for my great-nephew, well actually I made an Alfie, same rabbit, different clothes… They’re from a gorgeous book by Sara Peel called ‘Making Luna Lapin’. Luna has a whole wardrobe of beautifully made … Continue reading

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Bethlehem Embroidery SAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Bethlehem embroidery, this is the one I started at a workshop by Deborah Mullins at Fabbadashery last year. The design is inspired by the style of embroidery from Bethlehem. Deborah spent a … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Totter Round the Garden

The garden is still looking full at the moment but autumn is clearly on it’s way, I’ll have to start the big tidy-up soon. There’s not a huge amount of flowers, but there’s a few… Down by the conservatory door … Continue reading

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