Wednesday 1 July 2020

What's been happening?

Hello! It has been another long while since I last posted and I can't believe we are still living in this rather strange World!  Hopefully you are all coping and are keeping safe and well.  

I have found that stitching has certainly taken my mind off of what has been happening and would like to share with you the progress that I have been making with some of the stitch-a-long projects I have joined in with and which I mentioned in my last post.

I have filled in a lot more squares on my 'Sew a little happiness every day' project which has been hosted by the lovely Sarah Edgar of Pretty Fabrics and Trims.

I have completed all except one of the daily circles on my 'Toned Down Sampler' project which was a stitch-a-long designed and offered by Sue Spargo.  This project has now finished but, I think the pattern and kits are available from Sue's website. I am hoping to get the last circle embroidered and the project quilted (which will smooth out the background.... I used a piece of felt which really hasn't been strong enough to support the embroidery) later this week.

I have also completed a further stitch-a-long project offered by the very talented Laura Wasilowksi called 'Frieda's Nut House' which I thoroughly enjoyed.  Laura is currently offering another stitch-a-long which I am also joining in with.  It is called 'Queen Poppy' and is a lot of fun!

I am still working on some other projects including my 2020 Challenge piece hosted by Anne Brooke of H-anne-Made.  I am currently deciding what to make this piece of embroidery into.  I am thinking of perhaps a book cover.

Well, that's most of my news so I'll finish my post here and wish you all a very happy rest of the week! 


  1. Beautiful work Christine, you certainly have been busy. All these projects are so different but my favourite is the Queen Poppy and the pretty embroidered future book cover, which has lots of different stitches and details to admire.

  2. Wow - you've been a busy stitcher! So many pretty projects too. I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish the poppy. It's one of my favourite flowers.

  3. So many beautiful projects you are doing. A book or journal cover is a great idea for your 2020 challenge. All the projects are so unique and I can see they would be fun to stitch. Keep stitching and smiling.

  4. Wonderful results!
    Been watching others doing Sues circles and they look so much fun to do and so striking together too. The perfect way to learn stitches as well

  5. Oh my goodness--so many charming little projects! The nut house is just too cute and your Sew a Little Happiness is wonderful! It's been such a strange few months but I think very productive for some of us. Take care and have a great weekend! Karen

  6. I am SO impressed with your stitcheries, Christine! Makes me want to dig out my supplies!


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