Category Archives: Stitch-a-long

The Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

Happy dance time 🙂 Sometimes the nearer I get to a finish, the more I stitch. I’ve worked a fair bit on my cottage garden quilt over the last three weeks. When I last shared my progress I was half … Continue reading

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Catbells coming into view

I’ve just caught up with the free Peppermint Purple SAL, it’s a blackwork one and a new pattern is released every Wednesday via facebook for either a square or a rectangle in the design. This is where I was last … 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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Stitching 4 the Soul SAL

I was late to the party with this SAL, it was organised by Anne Brooke during the first lock down, she’s now doing a 52 week one of little embroideries to go on a luggage tag. I managed to resist … Continue reading

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Anthea Book of Days

It’s happy dance time! Yesterday I finished my Anthea Book of Days and I’m very happy with it! I started this project last January when Faby Reilly started her Anthea Calendar stitch-a-long, each month she released a beautiful cross-stitch of … Continue reading

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Covering my Book of Days

After working out how to bind my fabric book, the next stage was to make a cover. Having found how attractive the binding can be, another time I might make the covers the same way and just bind the whole … Continue reading

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Stitch Wheel SAL

Over the weekend I’ve managed to catch up with the Stitch Wheel SAL. This is a stitch-a-long on YouTube organised by Cathy Reavy of Threads. Every Thursday she is releasing a video or two of a different stitch to stitch … Continue reading

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Peppermint Purple SAL 2021

Four weeks in to this SAL and I’m up to date, though I still haven’t started my borders, mainly because I still haven’t quite decided on colours. This is the free stitch-a-long by Claire of Peppermint Purple, there’s two layouts, … Continue reading

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Anthea Book of Days

I’m making good progress with my Anthe Book of Days, having completed all twelve flower pages and wordplays I started stitching the pages together last week. However I still needed a front title page and a back page, otherwise January … Continue reading

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Making my Book of Days

When I made my stitchbook a couple of years ago a few readers asked me to write a tutorial on how to make the actual book. Life got in the way and apologies but it was never written. The double … Continue reading

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