Tag Archives: CrossStitcher Magazine


I keep working on little projects to fill gaps on our walls. The more recent ones have yet to make it onto the actual walls…. but that is beside the point. I want colour on those walls! Colour! This was a pretty quick stitch from CrossStitcher Magazine, on simple white aida, but with all the […]

Wedding Camper Stitch

This was a labour of love. One of my best friends from the UK was getting married, and I wanted to make them something as a wedding gift. I had a little something in mind, but it was a project that I knew was going to take a long time, so I was initially kinda […]

A gentle reminder for forgetful people.

You know how it is. You think to yourself “yep, I must do that later” and then the thought completely vanishes from your mind. Yup. I got a new car (first and probably only time I will ever have a brand new car in my life!) at the end of last year, and since then […]

You can’t have a party without Party Rings.

This afternoon I had a little baking session. This little baking and decorating session was inspired by a quick little cross stitch project I completed this week. This was from the June 2013 issue of CrossStitcher Magazine, bookmarked (literally) for (2) years and not yet tackled! On our recent trip home for a wedding we […]

The Red Red Robin……… : Erithacus rubecula

I guess with this pattern being the freebie for December, it was meant to be a bit seasonal… but alas. I didn’t finish it back then! Done! He is kinda cute. But yey! I did it. I finally caught up with my birds and completed the set.   So now they are all up on […]

Hedwig: Bubo scandiacus

Sometimes fixing a mistake is so depressing and time consuming. I guess that this is an example of when it is acceptable to trash something and start over. I started this penultimate bird in the CrossStitcher Magazine series a couple of months ago, messed up part of it early on, and then it took so […]

Golden Eagle: Aquila chrysaetos

Just another couple of birds to go after this one, then I think the CrossStitcher series is done! I have been a little busy of late, and finding time for crafting has been a challenge. Weekend before last we went to Seattle to visit some friends, I got to try a Kouign Amann (and think […]

Huffin’ and a little Puffin: Fratercula arctica

2 weeks off from cycling to work? My legs of steel have dwindled in power to legs of……… lettuce. Ack. Anyhow, this little guy I stitched on Sunday, while I was having a completely lazy not-getting-out-of-my-pyjamas-for-anybody sort of day, a day of relaxation so I could finally readjust and recover from the jet lag! Ta […]

So… what have I been upto?

This week has been yet again, uncharacteristically lovely. Weather-wise anyway. It’s almost like it is actually summer, rather than this rubbish, rainy, cold stuff we have been used to over the last few years. I hope it stays for a little while at least. But while it’s so nice outside, it seems a waste to […]

Cute Camera.

We had a visit from Mr and Mrs M (Snr) last week on their way back home from Somerset. Mrs M left us… well me… the gift of a stinking cold, which led me to wreck my almost perfect sickness record and have 2 days off work. Ugh. Sinuses blocked. Nose running. Irritating cough. Check. […]