Cross Stitch and Craft Cafe 2019

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  • nmmnmm Forumite
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    Hi guys, hope you are keeping warm and stitching loads in this cold weather. Still plodding along on Elvis, i've finshed the MD card so may start a christmas one as I intend to have a few ready before December this year :rotfl:

    Here is the latest Elvis update.
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    This is the finished Mother's Day card
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    WIP: Cross Stitch: Seascape Kit - Crochet: Granny Squares/Cotton Summer Top
  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    Hi all,
    Love the Mother's Day card nmm. I have been pinning designs on P!nterest and will make a start next week I think. Elvis is looking vey handsome :)
    I have done some more crocheting this week but had a couple of nights where I didn't feel up to it. Was meant to be the monthly craft group on Thursday, but had several people cry off and given the weather is so cold, I cancelled it. Shame really but not worth setting up the room for three of us (used to be 12-15 at the start).
    I met my Mum today for a coffee and she had been in The Work$ and had bought a knitting pattern book of scarves - only £4. Some really nice designs. Might have to borrow that sometime! So many projects and not enough time, like always!
    Hope everyone is managing to keep warm - the beauty of crocheting a blanket is that it keeps you snuggly at the same time :)
    Have a good weekend all,
    Coxy

    PS. have asked the mods to move this thread to the Crafting section. Hope that does the trick.
    Cross-stitch WIP: PL Italy by Satsuma Street
    Knitted hats for homeless charity - 5/10
    Knitted scarf for Lewy Body Dementia - wip
  • nmmnmm Forumite
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    Hi guys, hope you are all well. In all my years of Cross Stitching I have never come across this issue before. I was running low on DMC 613 so I ordered it with a few others I needed, however the colour is wrong its much lighter (see picture). I originally bought the full set of DMC colours years ago and haven't needed any colours but black & white, it turns out that DMC had to stop using certain chemicals on some shades so they are now a slightly different colour and older ones are marked with either a dot or underscrore, etc. I found a DMC 613. (with a dot) so i'm hoping that's the same one as I need as its for Elvis on his face :rotfl:

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  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    Wow nmm I didn't know that! How frustrating but good that you noticed before using any!
    I did some more crochet last night - just three rows (173 stitches in each). Was exhausted after visiting rellies during the day. Luckily only mash and veg to cook as we put the slow cooker on before we went out.
    Doing some more tonight. Out tomorrow night for DS2's birthday and also out a Thursday at a meeting. Hoping to finish the main section by the end of next week. The edging looks challenging, so I'm not looking forward to that!
    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP: PL Italy by Satsuma Street
    Knitted hats for homeless charity - 5/10
    Knitted scarf for Lewy Body Dementia - wip
  • JCS1JCS1 Forumite
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    Worth an enter, prize is complete set of DMC threads worth over £5k


    https://www.sewandso.co.uk/threaduary
  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    Thank you JCS1 - have entered (and said No to contacting me - wonder how many spam emails I will now get lol!).
    Hope all are okay? Only 1cm of snow for us last night and now all gone due to steady rain all day. Glad really as although I don't mind the snow, I can't bear the ice it turns into.
    Hoping to do some crafting this weekend. Fingers crossed.
    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP: PL Italy by Satsuma Street
    Knitted hats for homeless charity - 5/10
    Knitted scarf for Lewy Body Dementia - wip
  • nmmnmm Forumite
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    I will enter that too can never have enough floss thanks JCS1. Frosty and cold here but at least its been sunny. My 613. thread arrived today and thankfully its the correct shade, I was getting worried that I wouldn't be able to complete Elvis.

    pic to show the difference in shade
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  • JCS1JCS1 Forumite
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    This was here earlier in the week, ended up being snowed in Tuesday afternoon and all of Wednesday.

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  • nmmnmm Forumite
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    That's a bit of snow, I don't really get much where I live it was a light covering here.

    My latest Elvis update, I've completed page 2 sorry about the dodgy photo colour.

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  • JCS1JCS1 Forumite
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    New project, first time doing a SAL

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