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    • chickywiggle
    • By chickywiggle 8th Sep 12, 1:10 PM
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    Cross Stitch Cafe - stitching out of 2012 and into 2013...
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    • 8th Sep 12, 1:10 PM
    Cross Stitch Cafe - stitching out of 2012 and into 2013... 8th Sep 12 at 1:10 PM
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    Welcome to the Cafe's new thread.

    Have you got some UFO's (UnFinished Objects) still to finish??

    Setting yourself deadlines for stitching cards and pressies?

    Half way thro a huge project and needing motivation to finish?

    Found a fabby stitching bargain that you want to share??

    Just really want to get something off your chest?? share happy or sad news, or just ask for advice without being judged?

    Then grap a cuppa tea and come and have a moan, come a borrow ideas, or just look lovingly at everyone else's projects.

    Don't forget to set yourself up a Flikr photo album account - and join the group over there to share your projects easily.

    Quote:
    How to share your pics from FLIKR:
    1) Go to the picture you want to show us click the 'Share This' button on the top left of the picture, this will show you a number of options and the one you need is called 'Grab the HTML/BBCode', Tick the button for BBCode and it'll convert the code to what you need.
    2) Copy the text in the box and paste it into a new post on MSE and it should have everything you need to insert the image into your post. You can check this by clicking Preview Message.
    We also have a facebook group here which is great for sharing discount codes/ fab links etc for any FB addicts.


    This is a continuation of our 2011 cafe (which can be found here and here ) but don't worry you don't need to have actively participated in that to join us now.
    and then our 2012 cafe - here


    So what are you waiting for?? Grab yourself a cup of tea, a shiny new needle (as is the law with a new cafe thread) and share your latest project.

    Please remember copyright rules are there for a reason. we are more then happy to share ideas and help out where we can however we have recently had a lot of people expecting copywritten charts for free or for members to hunt out ideas for them and then never give so much as a thank you. This really doesn't fit in with the groups ethos, please think before making requests.
    Last edited by chickywiggle; 08-09-2012 at 1:15 PM.
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  • sweetcarer
    Feeling

    See my stitch has not arrived at its destination yet. Hubby posted on the 3rd. Tried the tracking number on website but website can't track at current time. Sent it recorded delivery, it might be at sorting office - might be worth a phone call.

    I am sorry

    sweetcarer
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No25 - COMPLETE 2014 - journal cover, Iain, Lynne, Fiona, Marty - wedding; Easter, Sampler World exchange; Claire, Kirsty - baby; wee stitch book (20 stitches done); up to part 10 of learning sampler done; 11 bands of twisted band sampler done (in memory of my Mum x) - 14 projects in 2014 - 6/14 projects
  • tellmeitsfriday
    The rash is still just as bad, but it is drier now so not bleeding or weeping anymore. The open wounds must have healed as well as it doesn't annoy him when he pees or poos anymore. The doctors now think he took an allergic reaction to the penicillen which means he will be allergic for life.....xx
    Originally posted by caroline78
    I'm allergic to Penicillin - apart from the original reaction (which was horrible) I haven't had any other problems at all

    I just need to check that when I am prescribed any anti-biotics I remind them I'm allergic to it. I know they write it on your notes, but sometimes they are in a hurry

    Glad your little fella is getting better, and at least you know the cause of it...!
  • Ailsb
    Caroline - you made me smile this morning call ing your little one a rugrat - I haven't heard this phrase for ages. Hope he's a little better today, for some reason I can't see your photo although from what others have said this may be a good thing

    Sweatcarer - don't feel awful these things happen and you did all you could to make sure it got through the post. I'm sure it will arrive today.

    I remembered last night that I am supposed to be stitching a small meerkat card from my boss for his Christmas card so managed to get a bit of that done. apart from that no stitching from me.

    I had my flu jab on Tuesday and haven't felt right since - what a wimp Can't shift my headache even took a migraine tablet yesterday which got rid of it for a couple of hours but it came back. Also had a very sore throat yesterday thought it was all psychological but when I looked it was all yellow and I have an infection so at least I know why my head hurts. Going to try to get a doctors appointment as too busy to be ill and think I will need antibiotics to clear this one. Forgot to say I'm allergic to penicillin as well so erythromycon here I come.

    Have a good day everyone.
    Last edited by Ailsb; 07-12-2012 at 8:23 AM. Reason: Forgot about allergy info
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  • mrs-moneypenny
    morning all
    im on hubbys laptop as our stupid computer doesnt want to play today, its full and keeps crashing and being unresponsive. GRRR
    as a result the scan i took of chickys card is now trapped in the puter and i cant access it from the lappy. im hoping when my 12 year old who is far better at techy than me can take a photo via his camera and plug it directly into the lappy and do it that way.
    sorry to be a pain,
    cant wait to see everyones cards and i do hope the ones still in the post arrive soon

    did a bit more angels wing last night
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  • Flat Eric
    I have one very grumpy and sore cat this morning. He got into a fight in our kitchen with the cat that keeps thinking our house is his second home. They must have fought in the kitchen as there is fur everywhere ! I thought it funny that I wasn't woken for breakfast as is the norm with our cat. He was instead asleep at the end of our bed.

    I have tried to see if he is injured at all, nothing in the usual places but he does have a sore paw and he won't let me touch it without giving me hell. I think he has a claw from the other cat in it. I've tried to remove it but he won't let me and he is getting stressed and upset so I will leave him for now and hopefully I can do cat first aid later. Its not easy for us to get him to the vets otherwise I would take him and he is only a little cat so struggles to stand his own ground sometimes although gives it a damn good go.

    So apart from that stressing me out this morning, I'm planning on doing some more row of cats at some point today/over the weekend. Also to see if there are any other projects I want to get stitched up. I had all these fine plans for different stitches and none have materialised. Either they are half finished/almost finished/or not started at all!
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  • tricksie
    I'm looking forward to see the David Bowie picture. Only one UFO left? How do you mange that? Wish I could get my to-do pile down that low.
    Originally posted by Ruth_honey
    David Bowie finished, so as soon as I find a suitable frame will post picture. I also have an Aladdin Sane chart to do!

    Yes the Greek scene is now my only UFO. Have a box full of unopened kits, and a lever arch file full of magazine charts on my to-do list but only count things I've started as UFO's

    DH on 2-10 all next week so should get loads of stitching done. Get home from work about 5.30, something on toast for tea and then stitch uninterrupted until bedtime
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  • tricksie
    4) Had a thought that I want to do this for our wedding in April, so I'd better put it down! I don't know though, is it bad form to do a sampler for your own wedding?
    Originally posted by sk00bie1
    I don't think it's bad form at all. I stitched one for our wedding last year as I don't know anybody else that cross stitches! It also serves as a reminder to DH of our Anniversary date
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  • subtle_minx
    Just popping on quickly as have to go shopping and pack for trip away heading off to farm again in a cpl of hours, this time for crimble meal... yum!

    Weekend out of London is heaven!

    RE: cards - I agree that it is a good idea to post pics after weekend. Glad to see so many have safely arrived and sure the others will arrive shortly. Quick q... Am I posting pics I took of card I made or taking pics of one received from NMM? confuzzled.

    Caroline, glad rash is easing, least you know about the allergy for future ref now. Like the others, my bestie has an allergy and never has had probs just check and double check to make sure docs take note when prescribing meds as she has had to return to say again that she can't have those...

    Have a lovely weekend all!
  • blue_eyed_girl
    Flying visit for now - sweetcarer - Ruth_honey, just to let you know I posted a card first thing Monday morning to my aunt (first class) in Northern Ireland and just had a phone call to say that it has just arrived. Usually she gets her mail from us the following day. Fingers crossed your card will arrive soon. x

    Catch up with all your posts later.

    Byyyeeeee

    b_e_g

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  • shelly
    Hi ladies.

    Ruth. Very cute paw print!

    JCS. Cute kitten, look forward to progress pics.

    Louise. Well done on your craft fayre earnings! Very cute Christopher Elf, his antics made me smile
    No thanks needed, was just happy that you took it in the way it was intended. Iv'e never PM'd a fellow stitcher before to point out a possible mistake and I was worried you would think me rude and critical
    If I hadn't been admiring the symmetry I probably wouldn't have noticed.

    Caroline. Glad your LO is feeling better and healing well. Exactly the same as TMIF my brother is allergic too and apart from the initial reaction he hasn't had any problems.
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  • firefly369
    Hi Girls,

    Can't stop, this is the first dry day in a while so loads to catch up on the farm. just wanted to let you know that my card from Subtle minx has arrived safely this morning.

    Subtle Minx - Your card is absolutley Lovely. Thank you very much. It is also the first card to arrive. All your effort is greatly appreciated.
  • Ruth_honey
    Caroline - you made me smile this morning call ing your little one a rugrat - I haven't heard this phrase for ages. Hope he's a little better today, for some reason I can't see your photo although from what others have said this may be a good thing

    Sweatcarer - don't feel awful these things happen and you did all you could to make sure it got through the post. I'm sure it will arrive today.

    I remembered last night that I am supposed to be stitching a small meerkat card from my boss for his Christmas card so managed to get a bit of that done. apart from that no stitching from me.

    I had my flu jab on Tuesday and haven't felt right since - what a wimp Can't shift my headache even took a migraine tablet yesterday which got rid of it for a couple of hours but it came back. Also had a very sore throat yesterday thought it was all psychological but when I looked it was all yellow and I have an infection so at least I know why my head hurts. Going to try to get a doctors appointment as too busy to be ill and think I will need antibiotics to clear this one. Forgot to say I'm allergic to penicillin as well so erythromycon here I come.

    Have a good day everyone.
    Originally posted by Ailsb
    Hope you feel better soon. I didn't realise being allergic to penicillin was so common.

    Sweetcarer-you couldn't have done much else to ensure your card got there. It was sent recorded, so unless you hand delivered it, what else could you have done?

    I have one very grumpy and sore cat this morning. He got into a fight in our kitchen with the cat that keeps thinking our house is his second home. They must have fought in the kitchen as there is fur everywhere ! I thought it funny that I wasn't woken for breakfast as is the norm with our cat. He was instead asleep at the end of our bed.

    I have tried to see if he is injured at all, nothing in the usual places but he does have a sore paw and he won't let me touch it without giving me hell. I think he has a claw from the other cat in it. I've tried to remove it but he won't let me and he is getting stressed and upset so I will leave him for now and hopefully I can do cat first aid later. Its not easy for us to get him to the vets otherwise I would take him and he is only a little cat so struggles to stand his own ground sometimes although gives it a damn good go.

    So apart from that stressing me out this morning, I'm planning on doing some more row of cats at some point today/over the weekend. Also to see if there are any other projects I want to get stitched up. I had all these fine plans for different stitches and none have materialised. Either they are half finished/almost finished/or not started at all!
    Originally posted by Flat Eric
    Aw...poor kitty. Hugs from myself & Blossom.

    David Bowie finished, so as soon as I find a suitable frame will post picture. I also have an Aladdin Sane chart to do!

    Yes the Greek scene is now my only UFO. Have a box full of unopened kits, and a lever arch file full of magazine charts on my to-do list but only count things I've started as UFO's

    DH on 2-10 all next week so should get loads of stitching done. Get home from work about 5.30, something on toast for tea and then stitch uninterrupted until bedtime
    Originally posted by tricksie
    Well done!
    That's exactly what a UFO is (in the stitching world, anyway), but you've doing soooo much better than me. I have lots of UFOs as well as all my unopened kits & charts.

    Just got home from my stitching/knitting groups Xmas meal. Am now stuffed and sleepy. Film & nap this afternoon? Hope my heating comes on soon. It's freezing!
    Last edited by Ruth_honey; 07-12-2012 at 3:52 PM.
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  • sweetcarer
    Hi Girls

    Meant to say thank you earlier re: comments on my boss. I just panic if I make a complaint she will make my life harder as she watches me from afar and I am so scared I might lose my job.

    Well went on royal mail website just now and got this message -

    Your item with reference #### was delivered from our CARRICK Delivery Office on 07/12/12 .
    Thank you for using this service.

    So I assume it is there but have no word - I know the person is busy.

    Well its the weekend, waiting on hubby coming home, he is doing me a wee errand - getting a couple of extra copies of WOXS for people on Facebook who can't get them - its the one with the free Joan Elliott diary. I am sending one to the Phillapenes and one to the States. That is if he can get them.

    Will try and finish purple work soon - one of the guys at work has hinted its ages since I done any millionaire shortbread for them all - so guess I am baking too.

    Kind wishes to all

    sweetcarer
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No25 - COMPLETE 2014 - journal cover, Iain, Lynne, Fiona, Marty - wedding; Easter, Sampler World exchange; Claire, Kirsty - baby; wee stitch book (20 stitches done); up to part 10 of learning sampler done; 11 bands of twisted band sampler done (in memory of my Mum x) - 14 projects in 2014 - 6/14 projects
  • flowerofscotland
    I've just read back and the original plan was to post pictures on the 7th (tomorrow). I don't suppose it matters doing it one day later?

    I'm dying to see everyones cards though

    My 2013 stitching plan looks like this;

    1) Do Snowflake Sonata, Be Jolly & the decorations I haven't yet finished as I've had the threads/kits etc sitting around for ages and they are bugging me!

    2) Do the patchwork horse design as a birth sampler for my friend (one of my bridesmaids ) who's due in May.

    3) Start a HAED, likely Winged Companions although I'll probably change my mind. Am not going to buy any more though (I've got 5! ) until I at least start one.

    4) Had a thought that I want to do this for our wedding in April, so I'd better put it down! I don't know though, is it bad form to do a sampler for your own wedding?

    After these are done I'm just going to keep working though 'The List'

    Am so glad your card arrived F_E, was starting to worry I hadn't weighed it right Am glad you like it too, after I'd stitched it I saw you post that they were your favourite subject so I mentally high-fived myself at my choice of design

    Don't think my angel is going to be done for 12.12.12, but I suppose you never know, I might pull my finger out and get everything done really fast
    Originally posted by sk00bie1
    I love the design you have chosen and no I don't see anything wrong with stitching your own sampler. I think lots of people do this. The design I stitched with our wedding date on was also white thread on raw linen . It was done long after the event though
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  • *Louise*
    Ok, own up who's off to look at *Louise*s photo to try and spot the mistake???
    I know it's annoying to find a mistake, but rather now than after its been framed.

    Edited to add: I think I've found it. In the bottom right corner, the loop isn't quite the same as the others. Is that it? It's like a puzzle! It took me a few minutes to spot & I didn't notice before, so well done, Shelly. I think I was just amazed at how nicely you've incorporated the names into the border that I didn't notice. It shouldn't take you long to fix, though, should it? Enjoy your weekend away, too.
    Originally posted by Ruth_honey

    Yep that's it

    I only have to unpick bout 10 stitches and make the loop a bit bigger so 15 mins and it will be sorted




    Is Monday okay for the big reveal for everyone...Hopefully everyone will have received by then...xx
    Originally posted by caroline78
    Monday suits me just fine - might try and pop on over the weekend, but it will be quickly during breaks, and the wi-fi is very patchy

    Can't wait to see all the pics
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  • mrs-moneypenny
    will do my best to get one of the kids to post a piccy of chickys card on monday, hoping the puter is behaving then if not it will be via lappy if DS can get a photo loaded onto this

    have a good weekend all and stay warm
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    • chickywiggle
    • By chickywiggle 7th Dec 12, 7:55 PM
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    chickywiggle
    i'm sorrrry mrs-m. it completly slippped my mind to do it until after i posted.

    hmmmm do I do a stash/ stitch/ ufo inventory and plan or stitch some dinosaur ABC - i guess if I stitch dino it'll be one less thing to put on the inventory

    I MUST do my inventory before the end of the year tho as I want to do a calnder from Jan 1st. Might do it tomorrow the boys can 'help'
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  • brednall
    Wow Louise - great craft fayre earnings there. DId you take pictures of your 'stall'? Hoping to do another one in the New Year and make more than 4 (not bad when the stall cost me 15 in the first place!?!?!)

    Looking forward to seeing all the pics of the card exchange. Sounds like you've all put some real effort into the finished items.

    On the stitchy front, I have 2 completed coasters and 3 more part finished ones so should be OK for the Christmas table. ALso nearly finished Jemima for Mum but wish I'd worked from the side of the chart that shows the backstitch because I would have used part-stitches as I am not keen on stitches showing outside backstitch but it won't be hanging on my wall when it's finished but I know I will look critically at it every time I visit my Mums!!

    Regards

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  • caroline78
    Everyone has now received their cards except for Ruth-honey, which was my fault...well I am blaming hubby for giving me the wrong address...however it should be with her soon.

    I think we should hang on until she had received hers and then do the reveal...is this okay with everyone else..

    Oh, and I love my card, thinking of making it into a wee decoration to use every year....xx
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  • Flat Eric
    I didn't manage any stitching yesterday as we ended up going out for the day and by the time we arrived home and cooked tea, it was time to catch up on masterchef.

    We still have a sore and grumpy cat so we are making the trek to the vets this morning just to get him checked out. Hopefully a shot of bug busting what not will make him feel better.

    Then I may brave the shops or I may shut the door on the world and do some stitching

    Hope everyone has a lovely day planned.
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