Thursday, 28 February 2019

The Next Mystery SAL: The Spring Mystery SAL 2019

Great news: There will be another Spring Mystery SAL this 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.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Tutorial: Cording

I'll be giving a tutorial on how to make an ornament like the one above some time next week and thought it would be helpful if I also explain how I make cording and tassels. Today's tutorial is how to make cording.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Blackwork SAL - February

Welcome to the second part of the Blackwork SAL! This month we will add a little more to the central part of the star - just two triangles but you will get two more patterns added to your sampler. Together they are 10 x 10 stitches so not much to be done this month!

Friday, 22 February 2019

Friday Freebie: Blue Flowers

This week there is no SAL so I get to share something a little different! This week's pattern is put together using ten stitch square sections that can be added to as many (or as few) times as you like. Above you can see the 40 x 40 stitch pattern as given.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Medieval Owl SAL - February

Welcome to the February edition of the Medieval Owl SAL! Hopefully those of you who have decided to do the border managed to get the first half finished as today you get the second half!

Valentines Competition: Results!

Last Thursday I posted a photo of this box and set you a challenge to guess which threads were going to be in the box with a few other nice things my fiancé had selected to put in it.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Friday Freebie: 25 x 25 for 2019 - February

Welcome to the second of the 25 x 25 for 2019 patterns! This month I went for a tiny overall pattern - I hope you like it and have fun with either by using the colours I set or by using your own colours! I swapped the red and yellow around on the back of my biscornu.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Valentines Competition!

Happy Valentines Day!

I hinted about this in a previous post here and in the Facebook group yesterday and here it is: The post I said was coming!

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Mamluk Cross Stitch SAL - Part 2

Welcome to the second part of the slow stitch SAL that is the Mamluk SAL! This month we are going to do the second odd shaped part next to the part we already did at the top.

Monday, 11 February 2019

News: Ornament of the Month for 2015, NFSAL, and More

This is just a post to let all of you know that I have completed moving all of the Ornaments of the Month 2015 to my blog. I have posted them on the dates they were originally posted on the old site. The links in the sidebar now link to the new posts. The patterns are no longer on the NCC International Headquarters site, which also no longer exists. RIP to the site - it was good while it lasted but due to a lack of being able to make comments possible things did not go so well there.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Friday Freebie: 50 x 50 for 2019 - February

Welcome back for the second edition of the 50 x 50 pattern series! This week you not only have two choices but you get a pattern for each choice! It will make stitching the alternate pattern just that little bit easier. I have added the alternate pattern to last month's post too!

Thursday, 7 February 2019

NFSAL 2019 - February

Welcome to the second NFSAL of 2019! This month not only did my friends Carla and Gayle stitch it but I did too. I'd challenged them to a stitch off, however as they haven't finished stitching theirs yet we will have to wait to see who won it!

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

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

Welcome to the second Finish It In... 2019 post for the year! In this post I'll show you what I have done since the first post... well some of it as of course there are some things I can't show yet. Those things will show up sometime this month, or in some cases, next month! Yes that's right I even got some stitching done for March! For now I'll start where I started last month showing you the older things I want to finish.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Weavers Birds SAL - Part 2

Welcome to the second part of the Weavers Birds SAL! This month you get to see more of the birds and what's around them. I do hope the key I included last month helped you decide what colour to put where. No key this month as its all clear now.

For those of you wondering: I did make it to the post office last week - I had some fun and games as the intern I spoke to wasn't all that bright and couldn't seem to remember two things: 1) it had to have a track and trace 2) it had to be the cheapest possible (sometimes parcel is cheaper, sometimes normal mail... it depends) so he only did 2) and left me having to insist on it having track and trace too - not fun when the place is packed.

TUSAL and a Google+ Reminder

Not sure what a TUSAL is? Click the picture!
Last time I posted about the TUSAL I said
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...
And now it's been almost a year! YIKES!

Friday, 1 February 2019

Friday Freebie: Ornament of the Month - February

Welcome to the second Ornament of the Month for 2019! This month's colour is Sapphire! I love the stone so much - ever since I was little it's been my favourite stone for jewellery - I couldn't resist using this colour early on in the year.