A slight obsession with books

Reading and Fibrecrafts

Cross stitch


I struggled to find time to stitch for the last quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of this year. Working full time was starting to take its toll but now that I’ve reduced my hours slightly I’ve found the time to sit down and stitch.

I’m still doing the SAL with several other blogs, doing a project update every three weeks, although I did use it for crochet for a while as that was what I had the most time for. The SAL is really motivating and I’ve enjoyed seeing what everyone else has been doing too.

As usual I have several kits and charts that are calling to me to be new starts, but I really must finish at least one of my WIPs first.

This is my stash list. Some of these have been on the ‘to be done soon’ list for a few years. Hopefully this year is the year they’ll finally get done.

2017 finishes:


2016 finishes:

Garden Cat (Satsuma Designs)

African Sampler (Hanne’s Needlecraft)

Rose Boudoir (Derwentwater designs)

Douceur de vivre (Jardin Prive)

Charts and kits that are ready to do:

Precious Dreams
In progress

A Whole Lotta Latte (Dimensions)
In progress

Fellowship of the Hooties (Pinoystitch)

Crazy Cat Lady (Heritage crafts)

Let’s do coffee (Ursula Michael)

Pumpkin Cottage (CCN)

Sunflower Inn (LHN)

April Showers (CCN)

The Library (LHN)

Ice Cream Sundae (CCN)

Snowflake Serenade (CCN)

I never finish anything (Nerdy Little Stitcher)

Koala – blackwork beasts (Jane Greenoff)

You can touch the dust (Lizzie*Kate)

Cappuccino (LHN)

Aconites (Pearsalls Embroidery)
kit – not cross stitch

Kits that need fabric changing:

Masterpiece (Forever Friends)

Off to school (Forever Friends)

Name that tune (Country Companions)

Anemones scissor keep

The Victoria Sampler Level one, #3 Rhodes Stitch

The Victoria Sampler Level one #4 Smyrna Stitch

Mini Venice Bridge (Michael Powell)

Mickey Mouse bookmark (Anchor)

Tigger bookmark (Anchor)


Pooh’s Flowers

Tigger’s Flowers

Piglet’s Flowers

Eeyore’s new friend

Pooh’s new friend

Tigger’s new friend

Piglet’s new friend

Best Friends

Hello Pooh!

Tall Stories

Pooh’s Millennium Fireworks Display
(guess how long I’ve had this one)

The Castle (Janlynn)
huge complicated kit. Plan to replace aida with linen

Charts that need kitting up:

Pretty little Barcelona (Satsuma Designs)

Pretty little Paris (Satsuma Designs)

Pretty little London (Satsuma Designs)

Pretty little New York (Satsuma Designs)

Pretty little San Francisco (Satsuma Designs)

Pretty little Italy (Satsuma Designs)

Death before decaf (Wee Little Stitches)

The book was better (Nerdy Little Stitcher)
Have fabric, need to sort out threads

The Eleven Doctors (Wee Little Stitches
Has fabric, need threads

Summer Tree of Stitches

Zombie cross stitch
booklet with fabric and threads

Buffy the vampire slayer (Wee Little Stitches)

Harry, Ron & Hermione (Wee Little Stitches)

The Big Bang Theory (Wee Little Stitches)

Hobbits (Pixystitches)

There is no try (Pixystitches)

Timey Wimey (Pixystitches)

Invisible Demon (Pixystitches)

Heart of my heart (Abi Gurden)

We’ll be friends until (Nerdy Little Stitcher)

Harry Potter Foes (Wee Little Stitches)

Harry Potter Friends (Wee Little Stitches)

Doctor Who Companions (Wee Little Stitches)

Daffodil Wood (John Clayton)

Pot of flowers (Michael Powell)

Joan Elliot charts (some of the many)

Spring Fairy

Summer Fairy

Autumn Fairy

Winter Fairy

Castle Princess

Unicorn and the Maiden

Water Goddess

Fire Goddess


Sleeping beauty


Abandoned projects (that may or may not get resurrected at some point)

Around the world in 80 stitches – Papillon (SAL)

Tree of Stitches (Abi Gurden)

Winnie the Pooh Calendar

Song of the weather – Mabel’s Fancies (SAL)


2 thoughts on “Cross stitch

  1. Cross stitch, books and a sprinkling of cats. Could this blog get any better? 😀


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