Monthly Archives: February 2016

Florentine Fancy – Testing Colours

I’ve been trying to get a little more adventurous with my stitching lately. Earlier this month I finished up my first goldwork piece, and then there was the canvaswork class piece I finally finished (nearly 4 years after starting it…). … Continue reading

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Smalls SAL – February 2016 Check-In

Hello, Smalls Stitchers! It is time for this month’s Smalls SAL check-in! Are you wondering what the Smalls SAL is all about? Head over here for all the details. (I hope you decide to join us!) This month I stitched … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday – Bows and Garlands

Hello, stitchy friends! It is Wednesday again, and time for more work-in-progress (WIP) sharing. While I did manage to meet my goal this week, I wasn’t as productive as I would have liked. The bows and garland above the door … Continue reading

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Book Review – Crochet Stories: Grimms’ Fairy Tales

I am really enjoying the Crochet Stories series from Dover. The latest volume is called Crochet Stories: Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Vanessa Putt. Just like the previous volume, Crochet Stories: E. T. A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker, this book intersperses stories … Continue reading

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Instragram Week In Review

Hello, Stitchy Friends! I’m sure you know by now that I’ve finally started to make use of my Instagram account. Generally speaking, I post a couple of pictures every day, giving you a peek at all the projects I’m working … Continue reading

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Creative Persuasion

Thank you so very, very much for all the kind words about my Punto Antico finish the other day. Both pieces are just lovely, and I definitely need to get a nicer pair of scissor to go with the fob. … Continue reading

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Punto Antico Scissor Fob

I am so pleased to have finished my third piece using a technique called Punto Antico. This is Lilies Scissor Fob, designed by Kathryn Drummond of Gingerbread Girl Designs. It is a companion piece to Lilies Biscornu, a piece which … Continue reading

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