A slight obsession with books

Crafts, cats and books

Cross stitch


I really struggled to find the time to stitch last year. If not for the SAL organised by Avis and Claire, I doubt I’d have got any done at all. It’s really motivating and I love seeing what everyone else is stitching.

In 2018, once again I only finished one project – Crazy Cat Lady. I loved doing it but never seemed to find time to do more than a few stitches for each SAL update. I have a stitch list for 2019 of five projects. Ambitious maybe, especially given my track record for the past two years, but they’re all ones that called to me when I sorted out my ‘to be stitched’ box.

I’m also hoping to start finishing them with some sort of framing so that they don’t need to go into the box with all the other stitched but unfinished projects. From now on, they go on the walls!

Edited to add: I’ve popped another project onto this year’s to do list, as I’m feeling very optimistic having just finished the first one in record time LOL

Completed 2019

Snowflake Serenade (CCN)

Aconites (Pearsalls Embroidery)
– not cross stitch

You can touch the dust (Lizzie*Kate)

In progress:

Cappuccino (LHN)

2019 stitch list:

Ice Cream Sundae (CCN)

Fellowship of the Hooties (Pinoystitch)

Kits that are ready to do:

Pumpkin Cottage (CCN)

Sunflower Inn (LHN)

April Showers (CCN)

The Library (LHN)

The Castle (Janlynn)
huge kit, very intimidating.

Strawberry Sampler book (Jane Greenoff)
– might change fabric to larger pieces for ease of working

Charts that are ready to do:

I never finish anything (Nerdy Little Stitcher)

Koala – blackwork beasts (Jane Greenoff)

Let’s do coffee (Ursula Michael)

Kits that need fabric changing:

Cats and Biscuits (Heritage crafts)

Anemones scissor keep

Mini Venice Bridge (Michael Powell)

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)

Charts that need kitting up:


The Big Bang Theory (Wee Little Stitches)

There is no try (Pixystitches)

Timey Wimey (Pixystitches)

Invisible Demon (Pixystitches)

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

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

Doctor Who Companions (Wee Little Stitches)

Buffy the vampire slayer (Wee Little Stitches)

Zombie cross stitch
booklet with fabric and threads

Harry Potter Foes (Wee Little Stitches)

Harry Potter Friends (Wee Little Stitches)

Harry, Ron & Hermione (Wee Little Stitches)

We’ll be friends until (Nerdy Little Stitcher)

Hobbits (Pixystitches)

Summer Tree of Stitches (Abi Gurden)

Daffodil Wood (John Clayton)

Pot of flowers (Michael Powell)

French country squirrel (JBW designs)

Happy Haunting (Plum Street Samplers)

Wise old owl (Raise the roof designs)

Not printed:

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)

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


Oriental collection

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

Precious Dreams

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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