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A Partridge in a Pear Tree cross stitched ornament

Hi everyone, here is my latest cross stitch finished, I just need to make it into a small pillow and trim it accordingly. I plan to make all Twelve of these ornaments to put on… View Post

Mirabilia Royal Holiday progress

Hi everyone, here is my latest progress on Mirabilia Royal Holiday. I have stitched her face and a little more on the next part of her cape, she is looking quite pretty, just need to… View Post

Small ORT bag.

Hi everyone, here is my latest stitching for this week, it is a little ORT bag to place my old ragged threads into when I am stitching. I am a little unsure if the fabric… View Post

Framed at last!

Finally, my framed cross stitches were ready to collect after months of waiting! I don’t think I will take them to this framers again, although they did a great job and the finishing is excellent,… View Post

Summer stitching and crochet, plus mini quilt swap.

Hi everyone, I have been doing lots of different things over the past few weeks, I have managed to stitch a little more on this Summer project, I have not much to do on this… View Post

Flowers in my craft room and Summer cross stitch progress

Hi everyone, we were in a gardening mood this week, I cannot tell you how long I have wanted  window boxes on my house but it must have been about thirty years in the making!… View Post

Cross stitching, recent stash buying and a pattern in progress.

Hi everyone, here is my latest stitching, it is a lovely pattern by the designer Cross Eyed Cricket here.  There are a number of patterns in this collection, Summer is the first one I have… View Post

Gooseberry Pie Cross Stitch

Hi everyone, here is another finish from the Dale Burdett vintage cross stitch book, now that I have both finished I will take them to the framers this week. Edited: You can now see this… View Post

Preserve With Love Finished

Hi everyone, here is the cross stitch I started last week, as you can see it stitched up pretty fast! I made this for my sister years ago and when I decided to stitch it… View Post

Exchange gift has arrived at the destination

Hi everyone, here is the gift I made for my partner Heike in a recent exchange on Ravelry. I made this little selection of gifts for Heike, I was supposed to make something knitted but… View Post