Friday, 18 October 2019

Friday Freebie: 25 x 25 for 2019 - October

Welcome to the tenth 25 x 25 for 2019 pattern! This month I also managed to not only stitch it but finish finish it! This was, like last month against all odds as I cleared out the shed on Tuesday, made a couple of trips to the dump on Wednesday, followed by the cleaning of the rental van on Thursday. My arthritis is not impressed, nor is my rheumatism, but I now have space in my shed and garage - and the junk in the garden is gone too - I'm happy.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Medieval Owl SAL - October

Welcome to the October edition of the Medieval Owl SAL! This month you get the last bit of body: the chest! The next two parts are the head that you can see above! This month's pattern didn't get completely stitched - it's been a busy few weeks with the KLT vs Jodyri challenge AND in day to day life. Between a day trip to Utrecht with oldest to check out the new Lego shop (first in the country!), let oldest go to the skateboard shop to buy a shiny new skateboard, and a bit of roaming around checking out the many shops and buildings yesterday, and clearing out the shed in preparation for tomorrows trip to the dump with a rental van, I've worn myself out and wasn't able to do much stitching.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Autumn Mystery SAL 2019 - Pre-stitch part 1

Welcome to the first pre-stitch part of the Autumn Mystery SAL 2019! If you don't know what this is have a look at the information post where you can read what you need to join in this free and fun SAL!

Important notice! I made a mistake with the date and gave the date for the Thurday instead of the Friday which is was supposed to be.

The correct start date for the main mystery is FRIDAY 15th November. 

Also if you got the pattern shortly after this post went up you will have two incorrect colours in the pattern - this has now been changed.  To get the correct information please re-download the pattern OR:
  • Change colour E to DMC 921 
  • Change colour F to DMC 816

Friday, 11 October 2019

Friday Freebie: 50 x 50 for 2019 - October

Welcome back for the tenth edition of the 50 x 50 pattern series! This month I was able to stitch over half of the main pattern but not the alternate version - not surprising really since I lost yesterday's stitching time for this pattern to the October NFSAL that took much longer than expected to finish finish.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

NFSAL 2019 - October

Welcome to the tenth NFSAL of 2019! This month I used two colours in my embroidery because the thread I'd done the cross stitch with didn't show up well when used for backstitch.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Mamluk Cross Stitch SAL - Part 10

Welcome to the tenth part of the Mamluk SAL! This month we are continuing the final row that was started when we did part three. This month I am up to date despite joining in with another of the Team KLT vs Team Jodyri challenge months! They are such fun and I get so much stitching done - it's really good for me.

Monday, 7 October 2019

The Next Mystery SAL: The Autumn Mystery SAL 2019

Great news: There will be an Autumn Mystery SAL this year! Since Halloween is still a bit difficult for me since it was my brother's birthday (who died last year) I want to avoid starting a SAL on or too near that date. I'm aware that few people will have days off in the weekend I am hosting this but want to give it a go anyway - if it ends up with too many people struggling to keep up I'll take that into account next year. This post has all the information you need to stitch it - well except the patterns hehe. Please take the time to read everything carefully. Dates are right at the bottom of the post!

Friday, 4 October 2019

Friday Freebie: Ornament of the Month - October

Welcome to the slightly late (but still on Friday for me) tenth Ornament of the Month for 2019! This month's colour is pumpkin - October really called for a nice orange and the one used in the pattern reminds me the most of pumpkins. Today's post is, as mentioned slightly late. I was trying to get the ornament finish finished before making the post but oldest came home early and wanted to get the apple jam made this evening rather than waiting till tomorrow. Since he rarely wants to do stuff with me I decided not to say no as its good time spent together and it's nice to just chop apples together and talk. We got 3 and 3/4 jars of jam from this batch - and we will be making strawberry apple jam tomorrow!

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Finish It In...2019 - Check In Post, TUSAL, and More for October

Welcome to the eighth Finish It In... 2019 post for the year! (Since I skipped July and August). This month didn't have as many health issues as the three months before but I did wear myself out a few times - especially as my fridge decided that it was about to croak and I had to get a new fridge (I'm so glad I save money for emergencies like this!) and that required cleaning the old fridge and preparing the space for the new as it's a bit bigger than the last one. I also ended up making a batch of jam from the frozen fruit (Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, black currents, red currents and cherries all put together in the pan at the same time to make a single jam) that defrosted as they didn't fit in the cool box and the way I'd insulated them wasn't sufficient for the six hours they were out of a freezer. The jam is awesome!

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Weavers Birds SAL - Part 10

Welcome to the tenth part of the Weavers Birds SAL! This month you get the first part of the last band! Yes, that's right! We are working on the last band now - with just three parts left including this one!