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Card of the Week: The Christmas Stocking Mouse

Last year, I finally got around to stitching a few Hobbycraft Christmas cross-stitch kits. A couple were from the previous year, which I'd put off because of the dreaded fractionals, and the others were new. The intention was to use them for Christmas cards. Naturally, that didn’t happen, then. They've been hanging around my craft… Continue reading Card of the Week: The Christmas Stocking Mouse

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Card of the Week: The First Christmas Card

Back about Easter-time, I thought I’d be all prepared and start my Christmas cards, since the summer is sparse for birthdays. Of course, beyond a few demos, that never happened and instead I made the autumn birthday cards. Now, however, I have begun the Christmas cards, with this lovely freebie kit from The World of… Continue reading Card of the Week: The First Christmas Card

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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