My LNS is closing down!!!

My Local Needlework Store (or LNS); Threads and Patches are closing down.  I am sad 😿 – however, Sally is having a sale! I am going to grab as much Aida and DMC threads as I can! Sally announced this at the start of April; however I have been away and unable to get myself down to the store and buy all the things; so I can stitch all the things!

It is a shame really; as I only found Threads and Patches a few months ago. I was hoping to be attending the Cross Stitch Group that meets on Mondays again soon – I wonder if there are going to move venues? I need to ask them! Due to my work commitments; I was unable to attend every week. I missed sitting with fellow Stitchers; that could be why I have been watching FlossTube and Twitch a lot when I have been stitching. I have some exciting news; but I am waiting to see if I am still on the Waiting List as I have paid a deposit for a Retreat here in the UK…

If anyone know if there are any local groups in the Northamptoshire area; please let me know!

Until the next row…

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Confessions of a FlossTuber!

unnamedGerald in the USA – aka Ginger Gerald Stitcher on FlossTube has been busy! He has created a new series on his FlossTube (YouTube) Channel. I am so in love!

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You have to start watching it now! It started on April 10th

Here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE8WMXEh8XY

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!

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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