Being on mailing lists…

I do love being on mailing lists from Cross Stitching blogs and shops – it is interesting to see what the blogs are writing about and what the shops are currently or will soon be selling.

I love getting the Free patterns email from DMC; however, there have been some designs I don’t like and will never stitch. The latest email was “Floral Wreaths”; which I feel would be wonderful for weddings and birth announcements. Have you stitched anything from the free patterns from DMC?

I am also a lover of Lord Libidan; his blog posts and articles in XStitch Magazine are wonderful. I have recently received my “Green” edition of the magazine arrived only a few days ago – and this article arrived in my inbox – Why are Glow in the Dark threads Green? I have never thought about why glow in the dark threads are green and I found this article interesting.

I used some glow in the dark threads on my “Halloween SAL” from Lakeside Needlecraft; I found them a little difficult to work with.

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Ever hungry when stitching?

lord-libidan-logoAfter reading “The Weird World of Cross Stitch Food” at the glorious blog of Lord Libidan; I found that I have never thought about it that I am never hungry (or I never noticed?!) when I am stitching. I normally use Cross Stitching to forget about food; I have been struggling with my weight since my late teens (I am now ‘mid-thirties’!!) and I found if I am concentrating on something that does not involve eating food – I am good! It is also good for my mindfulness too! It is strange right? I am fall into the stitchy world and my Stitchy Bug leads me deep into this world. Having FlossTube or Twitch Creative on helps me too! Have you ever found yourself hungry when stitching?

There are many charts, kits and patterns that involve food these days; just look at some of the designs that I have completed from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I have also found that The Geeky Stitching Company has some super cute Food Pun designs! I have been thinking about creating some Foodie patterns msyelf; but where to start! Do you guys have any ideas?!

Please let me know; comment below!

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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!

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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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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!

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