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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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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 3rd Aug 17, 3:28 PM
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    Hi all,
    Yes still here Welcome back Dorastar! I hope you manage to find a new job soon - my DH was out for 13 months so I feel your pain, it's not good.
    I haven't stitched this week....yet! Gym tonight and the ironing pile is calling. We go away for a week on Saturday so I will pop a small project in the case with me. I'm just getting used to have varifocals (first week) so this will be a real test if I can craft with them, and actually see what I'm doing lol!
    Hope all are well.
    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Gingerbread Trio by Little House Needleworks
    • Dorastar
    • By Dorastar 4th Aug 17, 12:00 AM
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    Dorastar
    Thanks, change in career and lifestyle beckons after 25 years in one field so pretty scary but know I've made the right decision. Not sure what lies ahead but it will work out.
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 4th Aug 17, 11:24 AM
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    Good luck Dorastar xxx
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Gingerbread Trio by Little House Needleworks
    • Dorastar
    • By Dorastar 4th Aug 17, 2:27 PM
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    Thanks, not looking till things are resolved at old work place so have to take it easy till then which means plenty of time to craft. Sorted out the craft stuff the other day so don't need to buy anything for a few years!
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 15th Aug 17, 12:15 PM
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    Hi all,

    We are back from a weeks holiday in Somerset. I took my work project with me (gingerbread trio) and did precisely none of it during the week. We had a family scrabble game each evening after dinner and then watched the athletics and other tv. We were out all day visiting various towns and markets.

    I did visit a couple of craft shops. One just outside the outlet village at Street. Got a couple of crochet hooks and some blue aida. Not sure what the aida will be for but bought it anyway! Also visited Frome and there was a lovely little wool shop and the business was for sale. It got me thinking how lovely it would be to have a little business like that. Pipe dreams!

    I am at home this week. Various errands and jobs to do around the house but hoping to have some stitch time too.

    Hope you are all going well
    Coxy xx
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Gingerbread Trio by Little House Needleworks
    • Elizabeth Braun
    • By Elizabeth Braun 29th Aug 17, 11:02 AM
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    Elizabeth Braun
    Hi everyone! Long time no post!

    I haven't done much stitchery of late. I've been more into knitting and friends keep having babies. I still need to finish my old Paradise Island project and hope to attack it this autumn - when 2 of my current knitting WIPs are done.
    Elizabeth
    Long-term No Buys: print books, make-up, art/craft items
    Lost 8 of the 20lbs I need to shed
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 12th Oct 17, 11:39 PM
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    Long time, no posting! I was able to do some stitching at the weekend - my gingerbread trio is coming along. I have some of the garland border done and just one gingerbread man still to do. Will it be done for Christmas? Well maybe, but I will still have to press and frame it, so I guess realistically I'm looking at Christmas 2018.
    Anyway, exciting news! I'm off to Alexandra Palace tomorrow to the knit and stitch show. Mega excited and will try to restrain myself! Not looking for anything particular but I'm sure some goodies will come home. I will report back so watch this space
    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Gingerbread Trio by Little House Needleworks
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