Sunday, 18 March 2018


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I feel like I'm about to go to some sort of addiction meeting...

Hi! It's been 3 months since my last TUSAL post...

Great start isn't it! I've been stitching so much I've not really had time for extra posts - even the WIP Wednesday posts have suffered the results of my stitch-a-thon!

Friday, 16 March 2018

Friday Freebie: Needle Keeper

We all use needles and need a way to store them - I have both a needle book and pincushions. Over the years have discovered I am a pincushion parker when it comes to needles. The problem with this, of course, is that as I use many sizes of needles they all get mixed up together - a royal pain when you need a specific size for something.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Spring Magical Mystery SAL: Pre-stitch 2

Welcome back! Hopefully everyone had time to stitch the first part before today! I saw lots of wonderful versions all over social media so I think many of you have! If you missed the other posts about this SAL please look here first: The Next Mystery SAL: The Spring Mystery

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Part 11

Welcome back! This week its time for the second part of band 2! I know some of you have been impatient to do it as yet again I have seen photos of the completed second band before I have posted this part *sigh*. I even didn't post any of my WIP pictures to see if it would help... but alas it did not. If things don't improve by the end of the third band I may have to be a bit more drastic about things - but hopefully the crappy size of the image I made last week will help. Onward to happier things!

Friday, 9 March 2018

Friday Freebie: Fob a Month - March

Welcome to the third instalment of the Fob a Month for this year. The theme of the year has become flowers - though it wasn't an intentional thing when I started this at the beginning of the year, I'm quite happy to have decided to go this route. This month's flower inspiration is the hyacinth - I have blue grape hyacinths growing in my garden and they are so very pretty. I love the normal ones too, but I can't grow them as they set off my allergies a lot more.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Part 10

At last it's time for the second band! This is a very short band - just two weeks so you will also get a preview of the next band this week! Remember: don't post pics ahead of what you have been given as a PATTERN. Also... did you see the blog post I made on Sunday with other people's embroideries? If not check it out!

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Other People's Embroideries

I asked in the Facebook group if anyone would mind if I shared their photos in a post so everyone could admire their work and perhaps get some inspiration for their own versions. I got a LOT of positive responses so here are a few of them - I'll be making other posts with more photos of people's work soon. I picked the names randomly from the post, just to keep things fair.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Friday Freebie: Ornament of the Month - March

Welcome back for the third Ornament of the Month! When you have finished this one you will be 1/4 of the way! This month we are moving on to a new colour: dark blue. I chose my favourite darker blue for this: DMC 820

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Spring Magical Mystery SAL: Pre-stitch 1

A new SAL and a new banner - of course I couldn't use the current mystery as that would be a spoiler hehe. Welcome to the first pre-stitch for the Spring Mystery! Hopefully you have all picked 6 colours already and remembered to mark them A - F according to the list given in the first post: The Next Mystery SAL: The Spring Mystery. If not, now would be a good time to do so as the patterns are probably not in the colours you picked so it will be easier to remember what is what by the time the mystery proper starts.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL: Part 9

Welcome to the last part of the first band! I'm sorry this post is late - life happened as they say and things did not go to plan. At last you get to finish those toes and make the boundary between this band and the next! I have an important announcement added to this post so please don't skim but read it all carefully!