Just Cross Stitch Subscription!

I have fallen into the rabbit hole; the Just Cross Stitch digital subscription rabbit hole!

I have also joined Annie’s Half Price & E-Bucks club – OMG! I am in love with these subscriptions!

I have seen some many people stitching from the magazines; but as it is an American publication, I thought that I would not be able to receive it! This was until I saw a post in a Facebook group saying that they had stitched a piece from it – however, this person from the UK! I was super excited and asked them how they got the pattern – digital subscription was their answer. I was over the moon; I went over to the website and ordered that very moment!

I am have decided that October I will be doing ‘Halloween/Autumn’ themed pieces – I cannot wait! I have received the first two part of the Halloween SAL from Lakeside Needlecraft; it is looking fab!

Have you seen my latest FlossTube episode? FlossTube #22?? Head over to YouTube now!

I have less than two weeks to finish and frame my Grandfather’s birthday piece; I better crack on with it!

Until the next row…

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Since June…

…a lot has happened! Personal life, camp life and illness have all got in the way of my stitching time!

I have been buying a LOT of stash! Terrible I know, but what needs must! I have not filmed many FlossTube and I have not been able to stream on Twitch – both saddens me!

I have realised that I have completed a lot of projects and I have not shared them with you all! Naughty Jemma! I have been thinking about creating a Flickr account to store all my completed images in – what do you all think? Or should I just them all here?

Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chambers is looking for some model stitchers; I have contacted him and said that I am interested. I just need to decide on what images to send to him…

I have signed up for the “Happy Halloween SAL” at Lakeside Needlecraft; which has been exclusively designed by Ursula Michael.

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I am so excited about doing another Halloween SAL – I have never done a design by Ursula, so I hope that it going to be fun! I have fallen in love with the cat already…

Also Kate at Lakeside Needlecraft has ordered some of these…

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Which is another reason why I am so excited! Halloween is a fab time of year and it is important to me! I have already downloaded the border from Linda’s (aka Lizzie Kate) website. I was sad to hear that she was retiring – I need to start collecting her charts and stitch the all! I do already have some of her charts; some free off the website and some I have bought via various sellers.

I have been “attending” some events that have occurred via The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group; some I have “completed” and some I lost my ‘Stitchy Bug’ – however, it is now back!

I have been thinking about doing a Stash Show ‘n’ Tell on a future FlossTube; who would be interested? Let me know!

Until the next row…

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Another finish!

Oh yes! Yesterday; 27th March 2018 – I completed “Pumpkins A Plenty” by Homespun Elegance Ltd

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I stitched it on 14 count Aida from Fabric Flair – it is either Cafe Au Lait or Cloud Stone (the piece did not have the name on it); which I bought via Lakeside Needlecraft. I really enjoyed stitching this piece; as I have been using it for to “Stitch A-Longs” with The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group on Facebook. As a group (I may have already told you all this…); with have two monthly SALs – one counted and another not counted. An extra ‘event’ has been happening this month; “Mega Million Stitches to Oz” – we are trying; as the group, to stitch TWO MILLION stitches! We are getting there! At the time of writing this post; I was nearly at 3,000 stitches. I will be working on more today; as I am on “annual leave” from my Supply work until 23rd April. I feel a stitch binge happening – along with a binge watching session on FlossTube. I have recently subscribed to another ten FlossTubers – I have over 100 people to watch; luckily some of them only have a couple of videos.

FlossTube #17: From the Stitchy Spot…again! is now available on YouTube

Until the next row…

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March is going slowly…

Is anyone else feeling that March is going slow? Even though I have been a naughty stitcher; as I’ve not done much stitching since the begin of March. However; tomorrow I will be spending the day stitching as I need to catch up on my Stitch A-Long with The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group and I also need to prep for the St. Paddy’s Day SAL with Stitch Maynia.

I have been busy with work; I’ve been doing a lot of job hunting and applying for some more online teaching jobs.

I have now started adding Subtitles/Closed Captions to my FlossTube videos; I am thinking about doing a video in Sign Langauge – what do you all think? I thinking about doing it during Deaf Awareness week here in the UK; which will be in May – keep your eyes peeled!!

I better get my butt in gear; see you all soon!

Until the next row…

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2018 – what a start to the year!

cropped-21248426_352985481818798_512589887364767204_o.pngI cannot believe that I have not told you all about my stitching since November 2017! I am so so sorry about that! I have so much to tell you!

I now have a Facebook page – which is where I have been sharing all my projects; it is very active. My Instagram account is also very active, as I have been posting many on my projects there recently.

My Twitch Channel is now up and running! I am still trying to get a Streaming Schedule all organised, but it all depends on my work schedule – both for Online and Offline work.

The Etsy shop is now back open for business; I will be uploading my Cross Stitch charts soon!

I have been binge watching FlossTube; there are many channels I am getting my way through. The channels that I am now up to date with are:

However; I do have to catch up on Lindy Stitches, Bendy Stitchey Michelle and…well, there are a few! Today; while writing this post – I am currently at 146 subscribers and I need to post a FlossTube video later today – so keep your eyes peeled for that! I would love to have many more subscribers!

I made a “goal” for 2018 (I am not going to say ‘Resolutions’) to stitch more –  a lot more stitching! So; I had the bright idea to do as many ‘stitchy events’ as possible! Are you ready to see what I have signed up for?

Stitch Maynia has ‘one day SALs’ which I have signed up for most of the; the Winter Olympics Challenge (which ends today) and Tour de Designers. There are so many!

As for The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group; there are two monthly SALs – one counting stitches and the other is just a “show and tell” type of event. I sign up for them every month. There are also extra events that occur; for example another Winter Olympics challenge; I try to take part in them too!

I am in the process of creating photos albums on my Facebook page to keep a record of everything; from my finishes to my TUCSG ‘badges’

I will stop there; so until the next row…

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Recent projects, New Starts and more!

As you remember, two posts ago – I was not well and I watching a lot of Twitch and FlossTube. I realised that I did show what I finished during that time. Other than the Spooky Halloween SAL from Lakeside Needlecraft I completed some other pieces. If you have watched FlossTube #13 – you will have already seen these; I apologise for this.

I completed the “Rainbow Birth Sampler” designed by Faye at Little Dove Designs.

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I gave it to little Fife on the 18th November.

I had a new start; the Class Schedule SAL designed by Kirsty at Armada Designs. I started for the “Colour A Day” SAL from Stitch Maynia.

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I received my October Cross Stitch ATC:

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I also completed my November Cross Stitch ATC:

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I had another small finish…

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I think I may have started down a long and crazy road! I have joined the ‘Fabric of the Month Club’ via KLT Charting. This is October’s Fabric. It is called “Hocus Pocus”!

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Until the next row…
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Ultimate Froggie Bingo

Yes you did read that right! For the last twenty days I have been taking part in a “Stitch A-Long” with the wonderful member of The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group on Facebook. The “event” was called ‘Ultimate Froggie Bingo’.

As stated in the rules, we all had to stitch a particular number of stitches – a square of the Bingo card – we could stitch more if we wanted. Some days, I just stitched what was required and there were others where I did LOADS of stitches. If I had stitched the exact amounts of stitches, daily, I would have stitched 2,975 stitches. However, I actually stitched 3,869 stitches over the twenty days! AMAZING!

Over the twenty days I worked on the Russian Doll SAL by Kim from KLT Charting.

Here is what I did:

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And of course; the event was completed. I received my “badge” this morning:

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I ABSOLUTELY loved this event, as I loved having a target (per se) I had to reach every day. Accountability was the key for me – I thank the admins who organised the event.

To find out more about the group, head over to the group page.

Until the next row…

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