Cross Stitch and Craft Cafe 2022

edited 29 December 2021 at 7:41PM in Crafting
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edited 29 December 2021 at 7:41PM in Crafting
Hi everyone and welcome to the Cross Stitch Cafe 2022!
Please come on in and share your makes and ta-dah moments with us. We love to see photos of your work. All crafts welcome - most of us also knit, crochet and sew, but our passion is cross stitch.
Looking forward to sharing in the joy of your makes. My list for 2022 to follow.
Coxy
Cross-stitch WIP: PL Italy by Satsuma Street
Knitted hats for homeless charity - 5/10
Knitted scarf for Lewy Body Dementia - wip
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  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    My 2022 list is as follows:

    1. Pretty Little Italy - have chart, fabric and threads, ready to go
    2. Haberdashery Shop - have chart, need to check for fabric and threads
    3. Let It Snow, HSC - have chart, need to check for fabric and threads 
    4. Sequin art Christmas Pudding baubles x 3 - started in 2017 and now almost finished 2! 

    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP: PL Italy by Satsuma Street
    Knitted hats for homeless charity - 5/10
    Knitted scarf for Lewy Body Dementia - wip
  • BetharooniBetharooni Forumite
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    Hi

    Can I join in for 2022? My initial three projects for 2022 are:

    1. New England Homes: Summer - backstitching only left to do
    2. Beauty and the Beast rug kit - only done 9 rows so far, loads and loads left to do
    3. Lilac jumper for Mum - sleeves, neckband and sewing up left

    B x

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  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    Hi Betharooni,
    Lovely to see you here, all welcome. Love the diverse mix of crafts on your list and I look forward to seeing the photos!
    I am hoping to start PL Italy today - well, I technically started it a couple of weeks ago (managed 10 stitches) but will get it out and have another go today as not much planned.
    Have a good day all,
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP: PL Italy by Satsuma Street
    Knitted hats for homeless charity - 5/10
    Knitted scarf for Lewy Body Dementia - wip
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    edited 31 December 2021 at 9:46PM
    Happy New Year to you all, may it be crafty :)

    I don't think i made a list this year, but i'm happy with what i managed to complete, i finished The Junction and all UFO crochet projects. No list for 2022, my goal is to use up as much stash as possible, making thinks to gift, sell use, or donate.

    Currently stitching the little seagull gift from my friend, almost finished just BS to do, then i need to make it into a little hanging cushion.
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    WIP: Cross Stitch: Seascape Kit - Crochet: Granny Squares/Cotton Summer Top
  • flipflopfloflipflopflo Forumite
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    Happy New Year All 🥳 

    Hope you all had a good Christmas and new year. 

    My apologies for being MIA but I am sure that you have all surmised we had C19 in the house including myself. We didn’t get up country to see the family and I actually spent Christmas in bed. I got out for a couple of hours yesterday but it knocked me out so I’ve been back in bed today. My two youngest seem to have bounced back, they weren’t too ill at all. My eldest (20) is still quite ill and my husband still finds himself getting exhausted if he does too much. 

    This year I’m going to start working on disappearing my stash. I inherited two lots of relatives stashes and I need to try and use it up before buying any more. I’m going to set myself a budget of £200 for notions and such like. My DH is encouraging me to sell my things but I wouldn’t know where to start with charging for things and how would I do tax etc. especially as it’s with stuff I already own so I don’t know how to cost it out. 

    But first I need to finish all the Christmas presents. 
  • MademoiselleMademoiselle Forumite
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    Hello, I could do with joining you to keep myself accountable. 

    I have 2 large bags of T shirts that my DD1 wants me to make into a memory quilt for her, I did one for her younger sister a few years ago, sadly this time it's a double size that has been requested. 

    I am also crocheting solid granny squares out of wool I had bought years ago, greys and blues so will hopefully turn them into a blanket too this year.  I'm fairly new to crochet so not yet sure how to join them together.  
  • Charly27Charly27 Forumite
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    Happy New Year everyone and welcome Betharooni. 
    Sorry to hear the household was struck by COVID Flipflopflo, I hope you all make a good recovery as we move into January. Here was last year’s list, way too ambitious as always!

    1. I do wedding sampler cross stitch for DSS & DIL began 2.03.21 completed 30/5/21
    2. I do wedding sampler cross stitch 
    3. Make 21st birthday quilt for DS
    4. Complete 2 Robin bookmarks 28.2.20
    5. Pretty little Dublin WIP 19/7/21
    6. Pretty little London
    7. Two cushion covers
    8. Complete French garden BOTM quilt
    9. Make all cards this year for close friends and family: DM (birthday & Mother’s Day), DD, DS and BF
    10. Learn to crochet 
    11. Make a pair of socks
    12. Make my wedding outfit and learn to use my overlocker 
    13. Christmas card Coxy
    14. Christmas card Nmm
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    Read 52 in 2022 all from TBR or library: 31/52
  • Charly27Charly27 Forumite
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    List for 2022, the year of no buy:
    1. complete PL Dublin
    2. Caterpillar cross stitch SAL How does your garden grow
    3. French garden BOTM quilt 
    4. Quilt for DS - now needs to be a double! 
    5. Cushion covers - now 3 as another one wore through (don’t know what DH does to them)
    6. Any kits from stash which could be PL London, HS ‘A year in the life of’, Cactus, Advent calendar, I Do wedding sampler, Cotton & Twine Nov (on black Aida so needs to be summer project) & Dec 2020 design, and finally Adventure Awaits, another Caterpillar cross stitch kit
    7. Any dressmaking, home making or stash busting for which I have patterns, fabric or wool

    ‘One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things’ said Mole.
    WIP How does your garden grow Caterpillar SAL part 5, HSC Cactus
    Read 52 in 2022 all from TBR or library: 31/52
  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    Hi everyone,
    Happy New Year to you all.
    So sorry to hear the FFF household had Covid and it scuppered your Christmas plans. Hope you are all on the mend now x
    Welcome Mademoiselle - the memory quilt sounds a lot of work, but how amazing. We look forward to seeing your progress.
    We had NYE at a friends house (just 8 of us) and I drove which meant we got home safe and sound. Have had an interesting few days with extended family issues (won't bore you with it all lol) and went for a lovely walk this morning with my neighbour. Back at work tomorrow but needs must.
    I will attempt a deadline of end of April for PL Italy as we are once again going to the cinema a fair bit and have several family and friend celebrations this first quarter. Now I've typed it I can't go back lol!
    Have a good evening all,
    Coxy xx
    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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    Welcome to the new members.
    FFF sorry your family had Covid, i hope you're all feeling better soon.
    Charly, you completed loads last year, you forgot to strike through 13&14, if you were serious about making my CS into a cushion, i'll happily pay for fabric, postage and time spent, etc.
    Mademoiselle, memory quilt sounds great, to join the granny squares just lay them out then go straight from one side to the other joining them in big lines, either with a darning needle or hook using slip stitch.

    Really pleased that most of you are wanting to use up stash, i have purchased more wool (i know i know, lol) I needed cotton 4 ply for a summer top that a lady from K&N group gave me, but i got it cheep off ebay :) I've also completed my first project of the year, a gift from my friend.


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    WIP: Cross Stitch: Seascape Kit - Crochet: Granny Squares/Cotton Summer Top
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