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Stitch By Stitch: The World Map Part 1

It took me a couple of weeks to pick the map up again, after the struggle with the blending filament. But I did. I managed to trick myself by saying I would “just” do the fish, and then that part of the globe would be done, back-stitching excepted. That seemed perfectly doable: a one-evening task.… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: The World Map Part 1

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This Week in Crafts: Signs of Spring Card Kit

According to the language of flowers, snowdrops mean hope. A fitting sentiment for this time of year generally, and definitely for this year. Signs of Spring Card I don’t think I’ve seen any snowdrops out in the wild yet, though. I’ve had to content myself with the ones I make, first the die-cut ones last… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Signs of Spring Card Kit

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TWIC: Finishing the Christmas Ornaments

With Christmas plans developing apace, it’s been quite nice to sit in my corner and stitch some festive ornaments. I’ve completed Popcorn the Bear, and this robin, which goes with a holly one I did last month, and I decided to skip the French knots and get out the sparkly fake gemstones from my card-making… Continue reading TWIC: Finishing the Christmas Ornaments

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Christmas Card Cross-Stitch Patches

Even though the last lot of mini cross-stitch kits I got from Hobbycraft involved lots of hideous fractional stitches, and even though I have a whole bag of mini kits still to be stitched, when I saw this year’s Christmas kits, I couldn’t resist. Imagine my surprise, and joy, therefore, when I got them home… Continue reading Christmas Card Cross-Stitch Patches

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TWIC: New Cross-Stitch Beginnings

Back at the beginning of home-working, all the way back in March, I thought I’d help to cheer up the time at home with a cross-stitch magazine subscription. I’ve had one previously, but for the last few years I’ve mostly just been buying cross-stitch magazines on an ad-hoc basis, depending on whether I liked the… Continue reading TWIC: New Cross-Stitch Beginnings