Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Medieval Owl SAL - January

Welcome to the January edition of the Medieval Owl SAL! Hopefully you saw my message in the Facebook group that said that I had added a picture showing how the parts will be given to the information post - if not have a look here. This month you get half the border to stitch - next month the rest.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Friday Freebie: 50 x 50 for 2019

Welcome to the first ever edition of the 50 x 50 pattern series! If you don't know what it is about you can read more here. This year it's all about patterns with a single colour that give you options - you can do it in two or more ways! Life has been very hectic this week and this afternoon and evening I was helping youngest build a new wardrobe after first making space in his room to be able to build it so I didn't get the stitching I'd planned finished.

2018/2019 NYE Mystery SAL - And The Winner Is...

When I posted the part two post I announced that I would be awarding a prize to one of the people who finish finished the NYE Mystery. Last night I went round and looked for all of the finish finished embroideries. I found 18 in total and wrote all of the names down.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

NFSAL 2019 - January

Welcome to the first planned posting of the NFSAL on my blog (as time goes by I plan on adding the previous patterns to my blog in such a way that they show up in the correct time for when they were posted). If you have looked over on Deviant Art already you will have seen what today's pattern is, if you haven't then you are in for a surprise!

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

NFSAL Overview

This post will explain more about the NFSAL before I start posting the patterns this Thursday. I'm going to shamelessly copy parts of the post that Carla made over on Deviant Art (with permission of course!) to help explain things as she is a big part of what the NFSAL is and has become over the years.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Mamluk Cross Stitch SAL - Part 1

Welcome to the first part of the slow stitch SAL that is the Mamluk SAL! This month we are starting in the top left corner of the embroidery (those of you who like starting at the bottom can just rotate the patterns and work like that.) I started mine out on PTP Gingerbread 32ct linen but soon found that my eyes hated this particular colour on linen, so I had to stop. I started again using Zweigart 18ct Aida "Fein Vintage Beige", which my eyes liked a whole lot better.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Friday Freebie: Ornament of the Month - January

Welcome to the first Ornament of the Month for 2019! This year is going to be fun and will give you the ability to customise your ornament if you choose. As mentioned in the overview post this year the theme is sparkle. I also said that the pattern would be square... with a difference. This month's colour is copper.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Finish It In...2019 - Check In Post for January

Welcome to the first Finish It In... 2019 post for the year! In this post I'll show you what I have planned as my goals for this SAL. Not all of the projects are old ones and not all are new. I'm starting with what I hope will be achievable and once I have achieved this then I can add more things to the list. It's better to set up for success than for failure and I know myself well... if I want too much I will be overwhelmed and not be able to do it.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Weavers Birds SAL - Part 1

Welcome to the first part of the Weavers Birds SAL! With a new SAL comes a new header! I waited till today to show it as this is also the first part of the SAL. One thing you will notice on the pattern is that it has lines - red on the colour version, black on the black and white version. These lines are every six rows and indicate how much to stitch if you want to stitch a bit of the pattern every week.

Happy New Year, The Christmas Giveaway Results and a Freebie!

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a great New Year's Eve even if you didn't join in with my little NYE Mystery SAL. I wish all of you a wonderful year with plenty of stitching and other crafts that you enjoy and no reverse stitching. In an hour the first SAL of the year is going to be posted: Weavers Birds.