FlossTube is LIVE and some more!

Oh yes! I have done it! I am now a proud member of the FlossTube community – may channel Dreaming in Aida currently has three videos and 57 subscribers (*at time of writing).

Here are the videos:

FlossTube #1 – Intro, WIPs, Finishes & Plans

FlossTube #2 – What have I let myself into?

FlossTube #3 – a little later than planned!

From watching other FlossTubers, I have been recommended many more – my list is getting longer and longer. Are there any you would reconmend? Please let me know, either here on the blog or at my channel.

As I have finished both “The Story Time Sampler” and “You’re Dino-mite” from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery; I am now working on “A Very Merry Christmas Town” as a Christmas present for my grandparents. I am still working on this piece at least one hour a day as part of the #TheStitchingHour2017 tag on Instagram. I have so many patterns I want to get started on. I feel that a pattern rotation may be in order; especially when you see what I have signed up for!

I have some exciting news! I have joined the following Stitch A-Longs (SALs):

KLT Charting – Russian Doll SAL – this started yesterday, 12th July. I am waiting for my DMC and Aida to arrive and then I will crack on with this. I cannot decide if I should do them in one long piece or in individual dolls. This is a fortnightly release; so I will need to gt my head down for this one.

Lakeside Needlecraft – Spooky Halloween SAL – this SAL does not officially start 1st August; but I am ready to start this SAL. This is a weekly release! I have my DMC and Aida – just need the boarder; which is released on 1st August.

I have ordered MANY needle minders from The Everyday Stitcher, a Heaven and Earth Design – Brigid’s Shamrock and a Rainbow Birth Sampler from Little Dove Designs. I am going to make the sampler twice; one for a close friend and the second for a former student. I hope that they like them! I can’t wait to show you all in my next video!

Until the next row…

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Addicted to FlossTube?

As I am working more evenings and nights at the moment; I have more time to stitch in the day! Yippie! This is why I have brought up the topic of FlossTube. I have been watching some more channels; than the one I mentioned in my previous post – JustKeepStitchin; a mom/daughter combo. I love these girls, they make me laugh.

Pam & Steph of JustKeepStitchin have mentioned quite a few FlossTubers that watch and of course I am intrigued to know who these people are. One of these lovely people, the girls mentioned was Buckeye Stitcher. Nicole; what a lovely lady! Crazy cat lady, like myself! I am almost up to date with her videos.

I have also subscribed to the following channels:

AZ Needlworker

Ginger Gerald Stitcher

McKenna at Every Stitch Counts

Stitcherista

The Twisted Stitcher

There have been many designs from designers that I have never heard of; I am guessing that they are American designers and as I live in the UK, we may not have had these designs over here yet. I am plodding through my local HobbyCraft stores to find some of these designs. There have been websites for me to check out too – like for example 123 Stitch, Just Another Button Company and Lizzie*Kate. I cannot believe that there are so many cute and amazing designs out in the Stitching world! I WANT them all!

Are there any other FlossTubers I should be subscribing to? Or are they are other designers I should keep my eye out for? Let me know!

I have come to the conclusion that I am not that addicted to FlossTube yet, but it only a matter of time until I am!

I will be posting an update on the “Tea & Cakes” SAL from Lakeside Needlecraft soon – keep your eyes peeled!

Until the next row…

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A lot has happened…

Since my last post, I have completed TWO more pieces!

The ‘Story Time Sampler’ and ‘You’re Dino-mite’ are now ready to be framed! I do apologise about the images; they will look so much better when I have the pieces framed. I am so excited about that!

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I completed ‘You’re Dino-mite’ in less than SIX DAYS! I started it on Monday 12th June in the afternoon; I was away for a few days with my family and I needed some “me time” and I completed it on Saturday 17th June around lunchtime. This inspired me to finish the ‘Story Time Sampler’ and I finished the last frame in about three hours yesterday afternoon.

While I have been stitching; I have also been watching some FlossTubers – I have been inspired to create my own channel; so keep your eyes peeled for that!

The FlossTubers I have been watching are JustKeepStitchin’ – a mom/daughter combo Pam and Steph. I follow them on Instagram and I have fallen in love with their channel. The patterns the have been showing – I need them in my life! There are so many designers I have never heard of and I love the designs!

Now that I have finished two pieces; I now need a current project. I have started the ‘Tea & Cakes’ Stitch-A-Long from the beautiful Kate of Lakeside Needlecraft – I am a little behind, but I am very determined with my stitching. Keep an eye out for some progress photos on my Instagram account!

#30For30Crafting Challenge is complete!

Yes, my #30For30Crafting challenge is complete! Tomorrow I will be starting a new challenge.

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I have been inspired! #TheStitchingHour2017 hosted by @ambitiousstitches; bring on June 1st! I am already doing an hour at time, let’s make it two! Hee hee! I will be taking my stitching with my on my holiday with my Tribe – I am very excited! There is WiFi where we are staying, so I will be able to keep you all up to date on everything!

I want to complete The Story Time Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery as soon as possible; as the girls have created a dinosaur themed piece that will be perfect for my nephew!

I have also started A Very Merry Christmas Town by the girls; I felt that I will do this project for this challenge – I have got the evening off today; so I see stitching in my future!

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Until the next row…

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First Completed Piece of 2017!

Yippie! Yes, you have read the title correctly! I have completed my first piece for 2017. It is only a small piece but it was a relief to me when I had completed it!

It is the ‘gift’ with Cross Stitcher (Issue 219 – Summer 2017) – it is a festival style cuff bracelet! Super cute! As a subscriber, I have already received this issue and I have already created a VERY long shopping list!

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All the colours; except the lightest of the green were in the kit. However; it is a little too big for my wrist, but I still like it!

It thought that I would stitch this quickly to break up the #30For30Crafting challenge that I am doing with The Story Time Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.

Until the next row…

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#30For30Crafting Update!

Wow! I cannot believe that it is Day 22 of my #30For30Crafting challenge! I felt that it was time that I shared my progress with you:

Day 1

Day One – Peter Pan

I was surprised how focused I was on this challenge from the start. At first I started a timer so I would stop and have a rest after 30 minutes; but by Day Two that had gone out of the window!

Day 5

Day Five – Peter Pan

As you can see, even after five days I have almost completed this frame. I am happy with this progress.

Day 10

Day Ten – Peter Pan is complete; now on to the Lady of Shallot 

To be honest, I have never read The Lady of Shallot; so I had to do some research on the story. Let’s just say, that I have added it to my To Be Read (TBR) pile…

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Day 20 – The Lady of Shallot

I was attending a vendor event on the 20th of May; sadly it was VERY quiet! I completed this frame that day. I will let you know how I am getting on soon…

Until the next row…

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#30For30Crafting Challenge and a whole lot more…

Hey everyone. Just a quick post to let you know that I have signed up for the #30For30Crafting Challenge, created by the wonderful Jess aka CraftingGeek.

For May, I have agreed to stitch for a minimum of 30 minutes 30 days – I will have a free day as May has 31 days

This is the push I need to complete my Story Time Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. For my keen followers on Instagram, you would have all seen my latest progress.

Sprite Stitch has been quiet recently and I have made a list of the challenges I have not completed; you can see the list under the “Sprite Stitch Challenges” page here on the blog.

I know the quicker I finish the Story Time Sampler, the quicker I can crack on with my Stitching For Charity piece for Sprite Stitch.

I will post my updated here and on Instagram – let’s do this!!