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Glow-in-the-dark Halloween cross stitch

Many years ago, I bought some glow-in-the-dark thread, but I didn’t like it because it was hard to stitch with (it was essentially thread wrapped in/with thin plastic) and it came in weird colours (think florescent colours, but in pastel). … Continue reading

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Recent cross stitch pieces

It occurs to me that I should share some of the cross stitching I’ve done recently, especially as I’ve been stitching almost every day for about 2 weeks. Let’s start with The Immaculate Heart piece. It’s a limited edition kit with a chart … Continue reading

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Sew Advent 2014 SAL update #13

I’m participating in the 2014 Sew Advent SAL (stitch-along) hosted by Dragonflylotus Designs Handspun Threads, using the band sampler from iStitch.  For more information, visit Liz’s blog. See my intro post about this project here. I didn’t do the divider band, but the … Continue reading

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Safari Quilt

My co-worker and unofficial gym cheer leader had a baby before Christmas (9.9 freaking pounds!) and I offered to make her a baby quilt. A lot of people think that you should surprise the mom-to-be with a quilt, but I … Continue reading

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Update: 2014 SAL iStitch Sew Advent Band Sampler

I’m participating in the 2014 Sew Advent SAL (stitch-along) hosted by Dragonflylotus Designs Handspun Threads, using the band sampler from iStitch.  For more information, visit Liz’s blog.  It arrived! While I was writing a ranting post about how my package of threads … Continue reading

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2014 SAL iStitch Sew Advent Band Sampler

This year, I was going to join iStitch‘s Sew Advent Band Sampler SAL (Stitch-along). But, the mail gods had it out for me and Canada Post has decided that the package of hand spun threads I ordered from Dragonflylotus Designs … Continue reading

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Alphabet Sampler

I am participating in the Year of Specialty Stitches Stitch Along, hosted by Dragonflylotus Design Handspun Thread. I sort of finished the sampler a few weeks ago, except that I had decided to replace the pretty pale orange with a … Continue reading

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WIP: Christmas Stitch Along

As mentioned the other day, I’m participating in Carina’s Christmas Stitch Along. I didn’t get as much done as I’d hoped yesterday, but part of that was because I was trying a new stitch that I had some difficulty with. … Continue reading

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When bad chart instructions happen

Just about every cross stitch pattern I’ve used has been good: accurate diagrams, easy to follow and complete instructions, good sample images, etc. But, every now and then you find a kit/pattern booklet that is either lacking something or has … Continue reading

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Squirrel’s Night Out: Done!

Two weeks ago, I posted about my Halloween cross stitch project, Squirrel’s Night Out, by Primitive Jewel. I made quick work of the piece. Except for the crow. The crow is stitched 1-over-1. I’ve never done this before and really … Continue reading

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