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Stitch By Stitch: Sailing By

Ten to one in the morning used to be a good time for falling asleep. Radio 4 had Sailing By followed by the Shipping Forecast. I’d normally be asleep by the time the Shipping Forecast was relevant for me, not that it really made much sense. It just has a soporific sort of rhythm to… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: Sailing By

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Stitch by Stitch: The Corner Chieftain

There’s been a lot of furlough so far this month. It’s the normal quiet time for work, anyway, when we’re usually Looking Busy with various training things. Or “reminder” training, like repeating braille training to keep it in our heads. Being at home for it, and having furlough, has lessened the Looking Busy aspect of… Continue reading Stitch by Stitch: The Corner Chieftain

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Stitch By Stitch: Round the Corner

Having done not much stitching last month, I’ve done considerably better this time. Even taking into account having to unpick a lot of gold and restitching it because I’d miscounted and couldn’t easily fudge a cover-up. I also changed my mind about what I was stitching. At present, I’m focusing on the outer border. I… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: Round the Corner

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This Week in Crafts: Mouseloft Hummingbird

One of the reasons I took up cross-stitching as a hobby again was because of Mouseloft. If you haven’t come across Mouseloft cross-stitch kits, you’re missing out. They’re the sort of kits which can be completed really quickly, by beginner and advanced stitchers alike. They fit on cards, in scrapbooks, or as patches on pockets.… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Mouseloft Hummingbird

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Stitch By Stitch: All the Sea-Creatures

After the success of February, and completing the Old World part of the map, I took a breather to do some smaller kits. And then had to do the whole “Just this sea-creature” thing all over again. It’s mostly worked, again. Sadly, there was no Ring Cycle on Radio 3 this time. Instead, I’ve been… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: All the Sea-Creatures

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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