Wednesday 29 April 2020

In need of an update!

Gosh, it has been a while and a lot has happened since I last posted.  We are living in a completely different World!  Although there has been a lot to worry about, I have been trying to focus on the positives of the situation that we find ourselves in and, from a stitching point of view, one of the most wonderful things to come from the current situation is that there are a lot of very talented designers with time on their hands who are offering fabulous free stitch-a-long projects to keep us busy.  Of course, I can never resist a stitch-a-long opportunity, so I have joined in one or two..... in fact I may have overstretched myself a little!!

The first stitch-a-long I am participating in is one which actually started before the restrictions but which I am really enjoying joining in with.  It is a 2020 Challenge set by Anne Brooke of H-anne-Made.  This is such an easy project as it uses scraps and you can just pick it up and put it down whenever you want to or whenever you have the time.

Another project that I am really enjoying is by Sarah Edgar of Pretty Fabrics and Trims and basically involves adding a little stitched or appliquéd motive to a square on a drawn grid each day.  I have really enjoyed thinking of what to stitch and adding it! If you scroll down on Sarah's web page you will find a link to the project details which is called 'sew a little happiness every day'.

Yet another project I have joined is another daily stitching project being offered by Sue Spargo on both her Facebook and Instagram pages. It is called the 'Toned Down Sampler'. Sue is demonstrating stitches and adding a stitched sample circle to the sampler each day.

I have also completed two individual stitch-a-long projects designed by Hannah's Room and demonstrated live on their Facebook page.  The videos remain accessible after the live demonstration so are available for you to follow along if you would like to.

Lastly, I have also finished another pretty little stitch-a-long project offered by Laura Wasilowski on her website.  It is called 'Tools of the Trade'.  Laura is now running another stitch-a-long called 'Home Sweet Home' which I am also hoping to stitch!

Well, that's about all that I have been up to since my last post..... better catch up with today's stitching now!!

Stay safe and well!


  1. Hi Christine wow I always love visiting your page and seeing all the beautiful projects that you are working on.
    Love it all ,well done my friend. Cheers Shez xx

    1. Thank you so much Shez! Hope all is well! Christine xx

  2. You really have stayed busy! All your projects are pretty as usual, but I really love what you've done with the circles, and those Hannah's Room projects are beautiful! Take care Christine. :)

  3. Wow! What a lovely post today. Love it. So much beautiful eye candy of what you have been stitching. Thanks so much for sharing - it was so nice to see all kinds of wonderful stitching.

  4. One word ..WOW! Looks like I am missing out on a few stitch a longs not having facebook or instagram but maybe it id best that way or I wouud never complete the projects I am doing lol. Yours are amazing.

  5. All of your stitching projects are just wonderful! It is difficult to keep a positive with so much discouraging news coming at us. Lucky for us, we have lots of generous designers sharing their talent with us! Enjoy your stitching and take care!

  6. Wow - you've been busy!!! I love all your projects but my favourite has to be the first one. That one speaks to my crazy quilters heart!

  7. My goodness, you HAVE kept busy! Your projects are all so beautiful. Thanks for all the links to explore during down time. Stay safe, stay well.