Category Archives: Finished Cross Stitch

Home of a Quilter

When life gets busy, our craft time is the first to suffer. I finally finished Home of a Quilter last week. Doesn’t leave me much time for Christmas Craft but there is a month to go yet! I’ll also be on holidays soon so that opens up opportunities to craft away to my hearts content. Happy Stitching!


Blackbird Exchange Group … Cross stitch exchange group


I am now able to share my partner Stitcher’s gift sent last week as part of the exchange group I joined on blogspot. I’m glad she liked it. Once she gets a taste of those Caramello koalas she may wish I never sent them. Gracie lives in Sun City, Arizona, USA. Happy Stitching!

Snowflake ….

A good 5 hours at the hoop today sees the snowflake finally done. What a challenge it’s been, but like all challenges, the struggles become a distant memory when it’s done. I’m pretty happy and it’s very pretty on the opalescent evenweave. Every year I make at least two decorations so I can happily cross the first one off my list. Christmas decoration … tick! Happy Stitching!

Snowflake tragedy …


Ok, so with heavy heart and solemn voice, I report a recent discovery made on a sunny day from my sewing chair. Settling in for a few hours of sewing, I pick up my glasses and stitching to discover, albeit too late, that a large section of my stitching (this challenging snowflake), boasts two different shades of red on my work!!!! Do I stop? Do I keep going and pretend I didn’t see it?? Damn my trip to the DMC counter without my glasses! Damn my eyesight shortcoming!

So, I decide here and now ….. who cares!! It’s going to grace my house for 5 weeks max over Christmas and even if someone does see it, I will boldly declare, ” I think you may have had one too many eggnogs, it’s the same colour, are you mad!” You’ll back me up, right?

Sometimes life isn’t perfect and neither is our art or craft replication, no matter how good our patterns or skills are. As Oscar Wilde once said “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life!” From now on I will have to carry my glasses at all times, maybe I’ll buy one of those neck chains? Are you mad? I’m far too young for that! Happy Stitching!

Snowflake .. Progress


There are those days when all you seem to achieve is lot of unpicking. Put it down to preoccupation, being tired, or just the time of day you pick up your work in progress. This evening has been one of those sessions where I’ve unpicked more than I have stitched. It may also having something to do with the fact that I write this at 12:50am! Which in turn is that compulsion to do “one more row!” Happy Stitching!