Monday, 13 July 2020

Mini Magical Mystery SAL 9 - Part 8

Welcome back for day eight of the ninth round of mystery stitching! Having mentioned yesterday that we were past the half way point today I can tell you that there are only four parts left - the last part is Friday! Time has really flown this time!

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Mini Magical Mystery SAL 9 - Part 7

Welcome back for day seven of the ninth round of mystery stitching! I'm so used to part seven being the halfway point that I completely forgot that with this mystery being two parts shorter than usual the halfway point was at the end of stitching part six! So you are already halfway!

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Mini Magical Mystery SAL 9 - Part 6

Welcome back for day six of the ninth round of mystery stitching! Today's post is very, very late. After yesterday's bad night and day I was exhausted and today I slept right through my alarms - I managed to turn them off but I didn't actually wake up to do it. I woke up shortly after midday - my usual posting time - and made a post on fb so nobody would worry overly much. It generally takes me a while to do get up and as it was lunch time I was late with meds and had to deal with them first as well. And I needed coffee! In between all that I did the stitching for yesterday and today - I didn't want to be more behind and writing usually takes me longer than the stitching.

Friday, 10 July 2020

Bookmark SAL - July

Welcome to the seventh part of the Bookmark SAL! I'm sorry this post is also late. This month there are again two variations! I have given a pattern for use on perforated paper or plastic Aida, and I have given a version for use on any fabric. The reason being that the version for on plastic Aida includes cut out bits that you probably don't want to do on fabric. Not all areas are cut out as if you do that the bookmark would become too fragile and break quickly - so only a few spaces are cut, they are marked in black on the pattern.

Mini Magical Mystery SAL 9 - Part 5

Welcome back for day five of the ninth round of mystery stitching! In case you missed it yesterday I thought I'd mention that I'd made a post with my plans for 2021 - you can find it here. Today's post is short, and without a photo - I had a bad night, and so far a bad day and stitching isn't possible right now.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

2021 Plans

It's super early to be talking about this but never too early for me to start plotting. This is NOT an official information post - I won't be giving amounts for anything - I'm going to be dropping hints so you can perhaps not throw away something you might need.

Mini Magical Mystery SAL 9 - Part 4

Welcome back for day four of the ninth round of mystery stitching! Today is my youngest's 17th birthday - he didn't want a special birthday dinner cooked by me (they usually get a choice of what they want to eat - and where if money allows) he wants to cook it himself. He's been dreaming of making KFC style chicken at home and has asked for a whole chicken for him to cut up and use for that. Who am I to complain about not having to cook? He's even going to go buy the things he needs for the meal himself which makes my life easier too. I can definitely tell he's missing the practical classes of culinary school!

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Mini Magical Mystery SAL 9 - Part 3

Welcome back for day three of the ninth round of mystery stitching! You will have noticed by now that if you'd not done part one correctly you'd have found out while stitching part two. Hopefully no ripping was required! Today we will continue down the path that was started on Monday.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Weavers Animals Band Sampler SAL - Part 7

Welcome to the seventh part of the Weavers Animals Band Sampler SAL! I'm afraid this is rather late, I'd fallen asleep on the sofa after dinner instead of finishing the programme I was watching and wanted to finish. This month the amount you get to stitch varies depending on your chosen size as for the people doing the standard size there is a border that is skipped for the small size. Both sizes will finish the current band and start at least one new band.

Mini Magical Mystery SAL 9 - Part 2

Welcome back for day two of the ninth round of mystery stitching! I hope the unsymmetrical start didn't throw you off yesterday! The good news is that you will be able to continue with what you started so don't have to do a lot of counting today. I didn't get the backstitched outline completed last night as planned - I had to start it today and, as I have to get the post up on time, I had to stop stitching before it was finished. Stitching before sufficient coffee is a **very** bad idea so starting sooner isn't really an option.