A slight obsession with books

Crafts, cats and books

Cross stitch


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

Part of the reason why I haven’t spent as much time stitching is that the stand I was using for my millennium frame, was getting very uncomfortable and I disliked being so hemmed in. I’ve now replaced it with a floor standing one. I’m finding it much quicker to set up and put away now and much more comfortable.

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. I’d love to get more finishes than I did last year, which won’t be hard as I only managed one. (And that was close as I did the last few stitches on the 29th December).

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.

2018 finishes:

2017 finishes:

A Whole Lotta Latte (Dimensions)

Charts and kits that are ready to do:

Precious Dreams
In progress

Crazy Cat Lady (Heritage crafts)
In progress

Fellowship of the Hooties (Pinoystitch)

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:

Name that tune (Country Companions)

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)

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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