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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 1st Jan 17, 9:17 PM
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    Cross Stitch Cafe 2017 - do more of what makes you happy
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    • 1st Jan 17, 9:17 PM
    Cross Stitch Cafe 2017 - do more of what makes you happy 1st Jan 17 at 9:17 PM
    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to a shiny new Cross Stitch Cafe thread for 2017. As the title suggests, this thread is all about doing what makes you happy. I love to stitch and I look forward to seeing all your makes this year. Please feel free to post photos of your works in progress (WIPs) and any unfinished projects (UFOs) you would like to complete.

    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Gingerbread Trio by Little House Needleworks
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    • nmm
    • By nmm 25th Feb 17, 11:09 AM
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    I hope everyone is well and not to battered by the weather.

    Nice update Coxy, I'm the same not much spare time as we are opening a shop and it needs quite a bit of work. Thankfully the end is in sight and we should be open soon. I have managed some stitching and crochet so will post an update later today.
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 25th Feb 17, 12:13 PM
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    Gingerbread men are looking good coxy.

    Hope the shop opening is all going to plan nmm, what kind of shop is it to be?

    Did a bit of stitching on an angel bell pull I bought started at the car boot but I unpicked the small area that had been done as there We a couple of stitches in the wrong places and they did there crosses the opposite way round to me so I knew I'd forget and slip into my way and make it look off kilter. Iykwim
    That has lots of gold and bkended filament thread in it.
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    • nmm
    • By nmm 25th Feb 17, 8:26 PM
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    Its going to be a computer repair/video games shop, if that fails my OH said I can open a wool shop, haha. Its going fine atm, the shop has no electric meter so have to wait till 16th March to get it installed, then the phone/internet on the 17th, so hopefully open not long after that. Look forward to updates on your bell pull.

    Here is my latest Wild Wolf update finally!!!

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    Current Challenges - Complete Leopard & Mothers Day
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 25th Feb 17, 9:15 PM
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    Good luck with the shop, it's sounds just the sort of thing the men of my house would be interested in if we were near you.
    I'm being fickle and have taken angel bell pull off the frame for the mo and I'm joining you in a wolf stitch. It's called spirit of the wolf, it's a kit I won a few years ago. One of ds1s friends sings under the name Wolfe Sunday so I think I may give it to him when it's finished. I will see as I've only started it tonight and I may be a while. Lol

    Nice update on your wolf it's certainly gain in area since you last updated.
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    • nmm
    • By nmm 25th Feb 17, 9:41 PM
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    thanks mrs_mp, I can't see the different colours when i'm stitching the wolf, its only when I see a photo that I notice it. Is your spirit of the wolf the Kustom Krafts one? if so its lovely from the same designer as my Beautiful Dreamer.
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 26th Feb 17, 8:42 AM
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    It's a Chinese/Japanese kit the photocopy if the chart is quite basic and difficult to read but it's got dmc threads and nice quality adia, I'm going to have to unpick today as I miss counted a couple of rows. Grrr
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    • nmm
    • By nmm 5th Mar 17, 9:53 PM
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    How's the spirit of the wolf coming along mrs m_p? no more unpicking I hope.

    Here is my latest update on Wild Wolf

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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 6th Mar 17, 2:45 PM
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    Nice updated nmm and good luck with the shop opening, how exciting.
    I've done a little more on the gingerbread trio - slow progress as I don't always have time at lunch to do any - depends what I'm eating (sandwich = ok, microwave jacket potato = no time).
    No further progress on Collecting Shells - watched a movie on Friday night, out Saturday night, phoned my Dad last night - not enough time in the week! She will get finished eventually I'm sure
    Hope all others are going well.
    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Gingerbread Trio by Little House Needleworks
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 7th Mar 17, 9:42 AM
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    Morning all
    Lovely update nmm, nice progress
    I've put my wolf right now but haven't done any this week.
    A baby I promised to knit for arrived 5 weeks early so I had to do some speed knitting.

    Hope all are well
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 13th Mar 17, 2:18 PM
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    Hi all,
    Hope you are all going well? I received the second of my "5 issues for 5" cross stitch crazy on Friday. For once there are a couple of really nice designs to add to the list.....
    Gingerbread Trio is coming along - nearly finished the second of three gingerbread men but have a feeling I am going to run out of the colour for this - really frustrating as the threads are from an American company (Crescent Colours hand dyed floss) and I picked them up at Ally Pally a few years back. I wouldn't mind but I'm really stingy with it and use it until the needle won't move any longer!
    Have purchased a Mothers Day card for this year - made them last year using nmm's design. No time to stitch them for this year. DH needs to buy his Mum's one - don't see why it should be left to me!!
    Take care all,
    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Gingerbread Trio by Little House Needleworks
    • nmm
    • By nmm 14th Mar 17, 9:54 AM
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    Coxy, that's a shame about the floss, i'd contact the company and ask for some more, I ran out once as i'd done full X's instead of half, luckily it was DMC though.

    Oops I forgot about mother's day *rushes off to find a quick stitch*
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    • nmm
    • By nmm 18th Mar 17, 9:22 PM
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    Found this free chart doesn't look like it will take long to stitch http://www.cross-stitching.com/chart/free-card-chart-mum

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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 15th Apr 17, 10:04 AM
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    Hi all, hope you are all enjoying the long weekend. I have an update on Collecting Shells - been trying to do the hair which is 8 shades of brown (aaaargh). Need to finish her arm and then it's just (just!!) the background. I've been going with this since January 2016 so want it finished now so I can frame it along with the other two I finished earlier. We are redecorating the hallway, stairs and landing this week so these may well go there eventually.
    Gingerbread trio is coming along although this is my lunchtime piece and I had the last week as annual leave.
    Looking forward to seeing your updates
    Coxy xx

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    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Gingerbread Trio by Little House Needleworks
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 17th Apr 17, 9:31 AM
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    Love the Mother's Day card mmn
    And the collecting shells update is really good coxy.
    I've not really done much on my wolf as I've been busy doing other stuff.
    Hope everyone is well
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    • ERICS MUM
    • By ERICS MUM 17th Apr 17, 11:07 AM
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    The Collecting Shells is fab ! Reminds me of my nearly 2 year old great niece - little girls really do squat like that and poke with their fat little fingers, so sweet.
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