Intro ...

Crafting - next to writing - is one of my favourite things. I have turned my hand to knitting, crotcheting, painting, and all sorts of stitching. I found though, that I could not do everything, especially when I bought myself a 'magic' sewing machine, therefore I had to pare things down.

Now I just concentrate on my machine work (quilting as well as making other things) cross stitch and needlework. On this page I will post my progress on different things as I work my way through the year. I hope you enjoy seeing it.

Picture shown - I started this early last year ... Linen and Threads SAL (stitch along)


There's always plenty to do in my house so when I get some time to cross stitch it's a bonus. Regardless of frogging and a slow postal system due to Covid-19, I have still managed to make some progress on Stewart Cunningham's Letters from Hogwarts SAL. Love this CYOA project.  

A bit of cross stitch

I'm currently working on this stitch along called Letters from Hogwarts by Stewart Cunningham. It's one of those choose your own adventure things ... a new thing for me. I must admit I'm really enjoying the challenge, and the the way that other stitchers are interpreting the chapters of this design. I'm way behind but there is a reason for that ... or several. I have other projects on the go, plus I like to see what other options are thrown into the mix. Here's my progress.

Something different

As I stated in my intro I like doing crafty things. Lately I have been putting my efforts into crewel work ... just to keep my mind free from counting squares for cross stitch. This pattern was kindly donated by Nanda Gomes to encourage people to pick up a needle. The Covid isolation time has been an ideal time to return to those things we cannot normally find time for.

Progress on Linen and Threads SAL 2020 January

I don't get a lot of time to stitch but this is my progress on this piece. I say 'this piece' as I have a tendency to work on a lot of different things throughout the year, as you will see.