March Update…

I completely forget to tell you all that I joined the School of Magical Stitches & Literature group on Facebook. As a group we are reading (or in most cases re-reading) the books in order; while completing weekly “Homework” pieces and smashing our WIPs Piles.

My Stitch From Stash journey is going pretty well! I did buy some things in February; but I also sold a lot of things while I was away at the Crewe Retreat.

I know that this Instagram post mentioned a Secret Project for my workplace; don’t worry! I will be sharing my progress; as I don’t think any of my work collegues are in the FlossTube or Stitching Community…

Since I last wrote, I have working hard on a piece I bought while at the Retreat. I have been using it as” Homework” and for the Monthly SALs of The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group. I am in the process of filming FlossTube #28; so you will be seeing my ugly mug again soon!

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Welcome to 2019!

I cannot believe that I have not posted anything since NOVEMBER! Terrible I know; I had been having issues with my laptop – I was unable to stream on Twitch and record my FlossTube episodes; however – “Father Christmas” (aka my Grandfather) gave me some pennies and I bought a lovely new laptop! I am so happy that I will now be able to get myself back up and running!

As we are now in 2019 – I know?! Already? I made the decision when planning for my latest FlossTube (Episode #26 – the Stash Edition), I found that I had MANY, MANY charts and lots of fabric! I made the decision that I will Stitch From Stash for the year. I have joined a group on Facebook where I can record my Finishes etc. The group is based on the original (I am guessing that this blog was where it all started?!) idea created by Mel of Epic Stitching. The scary thing, is that I have already completed THREE pieces! Can you believe it? Three in January…

I have been posting my process on Instagram; but if you have not seen them – here they are:

Amazing right? I am wanting to do all the Mini Bunnies from the Just Cross Stitch magazine – so keep your eyes peeled for more.

I have also joined the School of Magical Stitches group; where we are reading Harry Potter and stitching! This group; along with the usual monthly events from The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group, I know that I will beat me stash down. I have decided just to purchase thread from Kate at Lakeside Needlecraft; as it is so affordable. I have not cancelled any of the subscriptions that I started in 2018 – Just Cross Stitch and Cross Stitcher

What was your New Year’s Stitching resolutions? Come on, share them!

Until the next row…

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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!

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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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Twitch Stream Schedule & Discord…

twitch_logo3I have created a regular Twitch Stream Schedule; it will come into force on May 1st (sadly not the 4th; but close enough!) – this is due to a change in my current work commitments. The days have not changed; but the times have! I know that I will be clashing with some of my fellow Creative Streamers; but we can always Raid them! Hee Hee!

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Join The Discord

Discord? What is this? Well, Discord is a newcomer to the chat scene, but it’s made a big splash. The app provides voice and text chat for groups, with an emphasis on gaming – however; it is used by many Streamers.

I will be filming a “Stitch With Me” and FlossTube #18 in a few days; ready to be uploaded by the weekend! So, keep your eyes peeled!

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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

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