Category Archives: Cross stitch

SAL update October 


Not much done this time, just a bush, I’ve been busy at School & starting off my canvas work for the royal school of needlework.

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SAL: September update 


I finally chose a new SAL project to finish, the stitch a long I started with the frosted pumpkin. January & February’s were already finished. Yes, those are 3 billy goats.  I hope to have that square finished by next time.

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SAL: zodiac sampler finished


The last one is finished😁

The whole thing.

Is has been installed in my kitchen, between the fridge freezer & the back door. I managed to squeeze my ‘wheel of the year ‘ prints in too, I glad they fitted into the space as they have been sitting on s shelf for a couple of years after redecorating ( they didn’t fit in with the colour scheme)

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Dachshund project 2


We’ve been away on Holiday cruising around the British Isles, it was a great chance to see Orkney & Skye, as well as Southern Ireland & some other places we’ve been before. It was nice to get away & get some sewing done ( apologies to anyone I missed replying to). I didn’t enjoy this cruise as much as some of the others we’ve done as the passengers were a little older than normal ( I suppose that’s because we cruised round our own Island), it had a ‘waiting for God’ feel about it. It also rained most days, but I have had a well earned break & been fed rather too well. 

I’ve made great progress on Luna’s picture. I do wish people would leave you alone, without making stupid comments ( men of a certain age & a few women) probably because I’m using a lap frame in a bag, people don’t seem able to comprehend I’m sewing ( what they think I’m doing I have no idea) I would also be better off using a hoop too, sorry I don’t get this comment either. Most people thought I would finish the picture be the end of the cruise (seriously) or perhaps by the end of the month, they really have no idea!!

Finally if you are ever in the situation of lots of pathetic & stupid comments I suggest you reply. “You make your assumptions, I’ve already made mine!” . It really works, they wander off & leave you alone. 

Now to get on with the washing & I hope the Sun is shining all day & I can get it dry. I have already booked space on Mum’s washing line too. I wouldn’t be surprised if the water board isn’t listening for a leak at the end of our road. Off to hang another lot out. 

SAL: August update


Only one more to go, should be finished next time.

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Dachshund project 


Look her new project looks like me! I do like to take her scarf & take it too my bed. 

She has a new project case & frame, it’s too big & I can not get my head on her lap, if it comes to it I will have to gnash those wooden structures, when she is not looking.  I do like the colours, it is the same colour as me. 

SAL: July update


It’s been a long three weeks & apart from finishing my Jacobean piece for the royal school of needlework, I haven’t done much, ( that’s apart from school stuff, kids reports mainly, I do not understand why one kids report is ok, and another’s is not, what do I know, I teach physics!) , it did get me down in the end. It’s done now, & I will move on.

I managed to get a little stitching done after Claire’s reminder appeared. I only have one more to complete after this one.

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