Friday, 17 January 2020

35 x 35 for 2020 - January

Welcome to the First 35 x 35 for 2020! I *did* consider doing 20 x 20 for 2020 but I wanted to work on something bigger than the 25 x 25 for 2019. The plan this month was to do just the one pattern but I ended up with two as I couldn't decide which I liked the most - so you get the choice instead!

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Blackwork SAL 2020 - January

Welcome to the first part of the 2020 Blackwork SAL! This year is quite a bit different from last year as you can choose the shape you want to stitch - If you don't know what I'm talking about I suggest you read the information post first as that has everything you need to know to join in with it. I'll be doing a separate pdf per shape so you don't need to print off any more than necessary.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

The Spring Magical Mystery SAL 2020 - Information Post

Great news! As mentioned in the Magical Mystery SAL group (I tend to put sneak peeks and stuff there hehe) there will be a Spring Mystery SAL again this year! I'm posting this information nice and early so you have plenty of time to plot and stitch the pre-stitch parts.

Friday, 10 January 2020

Bookmark SAL - January

Welcome to the first of twelve bookmarks that you can make over the course of 2020! This month I'm starting with a not quite standard shape - an arrow! I have not only made the pattern but also two versions of pattern showing the outlines for two ways to give it a same fabric back, and I'll give some alternate suggestions on how to stitch this.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Weavers Animals Band Sampler SAL - Part 1

Welcome to the very first part of the Weavers Animals Band Sampler SAL! I'm sorry this is a little late, my rheumatism is playing up and sitting at my desk is unpleasant, so I put off doing stuff till a bit too late. I hope you are all ready for the stitching to come - this year I'll be giving two versions - the full sized one and a smaller version. Both get a colour and black and white version of the pattern to make your stitching life as easy as possible however some months the pattern section will be the same - as it is this month which means I'm only giving one pattern this month.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Tutorial: Double Ornament of the Month Construction and Options

I thought that this year I would get the tutorial on how to construct this year's ornament shape up at about the same time as the first pattern so that you can see what's possible and decide how you want your ornament to be. I'll show you how I made mine and what else you might be able to do with yours.

Ornament of the Month 2020 - January

Welcome to the first Ornament of the month for 2020! I'm sure you are wondering what shape this year's ornament will be! The good news is, as already mentioned in the overview post: no holes! The second bit of good news is that there is a tutorial for this year's shape too! It's here. But first some other things...

Thursday, 2 January 2020


In-between the mayhem of the NYE Mystery SAL my long awaited for order arrived - it had been delayed for 2 reasons - firstly due to the huge number of orders Michelle from Jodyri Designs had to lengthen the time from order to posting from 15 days to 4 weeks and secondly I'd said that if it was easier to just send all of my November and December stuff together - it was. So it was all put in the post on the 11th December and after that the postal gods decided I didn't need all this stuff till after Christmas - as if!

Seasons SAL - Winter

Welcome to the winter edition of the Seasons SAL! A bit later than planned but I had some teething issues with the Temperature SAL that needed sorting out properly first - it's my first time doing something that's very specific and I had to learn how to do it properly. I also had all these plans for showing off a stitched, finished item but of course I also thought I had a time machine and could do more stitching than there were hours in the day - with the NYE Mystery SAL only finishing at lunchtime today I just didn't have time to do more than collapse for a bit, make the New Year's post, the Temperature SAL post, watch Doctor Who, and now this.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Temperature SAL - January

Welcome to the first of 13 posts for the Temperature SAL!  This first post will be the place to start the SAL properly after you have read the information post that has fabric sizes, floss etc in it. Now you get the pattern, stitching order and other information required to get going!