Cross Stitch and Craft Café 2024 - pull up a chair and join us!

Coxy11
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Hello everyone and welcome to the Cross Stitch and Craft Café for 2024!

All are welcome here – whether you stitch, knit, crochet, felt, tatt or machine sew. We love to see your makes and share in your successes, plus catch up on each other’s news.

Pull up a chair, grab a drink and some snacks, and make sure to share photos of your progress 😊

My 2024 list to follow…… 😊

Cross-stitch WIP: Durene Jones Haberdashery Shop 365 1p challenge member No.6 Read 24 books in 2024 - currently reading The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill 1/24
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  • Coxy11
    Coxy11 Posts: 4,827
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    My 2023 list was:

    * Haberdashery Shop by Durene Jones - have chart, fabric and threads – have completed around 1/3 of this. It is very slow going with multiple thread colour changes and on 16ct aida ☹ My eyes…….

    * Let it Snow - have chart and threads – haven’t started this one yet

    * Frame HSC Rudolf Sampler for Christmas 2023 (made 2021!!) – haven’t managed to get to the framers – will remedy that in January 2024

    * Frame PL city series x 6 in embroidery hoops - maybe sell....... – done – won’t be selling. Need to find some space to display

    * Make some padded lavender hearts with the fabric fat quarters I got from the CS - maybe sell..... Nope not done BUT my sewing machine was serviced last summer so I’m all set – just need the time…

     

    My 2024 list will be:

    *Finish Haberdashery Shop

    *Frame HSC Rudolf Sampler

    *Display PL city series (need some picture hooks)

    *Finish crochet slipover

    *Let it Snow

    *Make some items to sell for charity - lavender hearts/gonk garland/snowflakes


    Cross-stitch WIP: Durene Jones Haberdashery Shop 365 1p challenge member No.6 Read 24 books in 2024 - currently reading The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill 1/24
  • Hi

    Please can I join in for 2024? I have a ridiculous number of craft projects to do but hoping for a frugal year so will use the craft projects to keep me occupied and stop me spending on other things.

    My 2024 craft to-do list is as follows:

    • Backstitching on House cross-stitch
    • Beauty and the Beast rug
    • Beauty and the Beast cross-stitch
    • Beauty and the Beast crystal art kit
    • Black cardigan
    • Paris cross-stitch
    • Pyjama top
    • Pyjama trousers
    • Skirt
    • Torey the Tiger amigurumi kit
    • Elly the Elephant amigurumi kit
    • Pink jumper
    • Burgundy jumper
    • Woodland Thatch crystal art kit

    Not sure if I can get all of those completed this year but will give it a good try.

    Thanks, B x
  • Definitely joining again!

    Current projects:

    Green forest dragon - need to post a picture, really. It's slow going in various shades of green, but I am determined to finish it 
    Lap blanket - about halfway done.

    Wish list in 2024

    Frankenstein x-stitch (uses pretty much the same colours as the dragon)
    'Orange Tree' tapestry kit
    Unicorn tapestry kit
    Finish Strip quilt
    Finish knitted bolero
    'Minnie the Minx'-style jumper
    Definitely more actual sewing
    At least one more of the numerous kits I have (Star Wars, Starry Night, Ice Dragon and the Christmas one my mum started but never finished)

    Should keep me busy!
    2024 Fashion on the Ration - 10/66 coupons used
    Crafting 2024 - 1/9 items finished
  • nmm
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    Thanks for the new thread coxy 

    Welcome everyone so far, keeping my list simple this year

    My 2024 list
    1. Complete Seascape cross stitch kit
    2. Use up stash
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1WIP: Cross Stitch: Seascape Kit - Crochet:
  • nannygladys
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    Hi everyone, I'm hoping to complete

    1 a jumper I've been knitting for the last three years
    2 a x-stitch house picture
    3 knit a jacket for next winter
    4 have a go at 'canal' style painting. I've a couple of kits from a few years ago, never touched!
    5 an old fashioned x-stitch picture of a Santa for next Xmas

    I've been thinking about some of these the last few years, so I'd better get going on them 🤣
    Happy crafting
    Nannyg 
    2024 is going to be a positive year for me, and it's starting now!! 
    Buys: All budgeted and paid by cash!
    Jan - fridge/freezer
              Hoover
    Feb - milk frother, curtain pole x2, roller blind, toilet seat, bath sink taps, kitchen sink waste unit and an extra double electric socket.
    March - 

  • Charly27
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    Thanks for the shiny new thread Coxy and welcome everyone to 2024. 

    This year I completed:
    1. HSC Cactus - started 12/5/22; Completed 18/02/23
    2. Cotton & Twine Dec 2020 welcome needs mounting 
    3. Count with me sampler Begun 14/04/23 - 04/10/23
    4. Mother & Child Gustav Klimnt mini masterpiece for Mother’s Day 
    5. Christmas card for exchange 
    6. Take up curtains 
    In 2024 I would like to:
     - mount welcome sampler
    - stitch something for my boss who retires in April, have my eye on an Emma Congham design in one of my books - the best is yet to come
    - stitch something for my DD who gets married to her girlfriend in April
    - sort out my stash before we move
    - do some sewing, maybe block of the month French Garden quilt I’ve had for years before the fabric rots!

    Anything will be a bonus combined with renovating new house, selling our current family home, downsizing and turning 60!


    ‘One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things’ said Mole.Cross stitch cafe WIP ‘The Best is yet to come’ Emma Congham & ‘A Year in the Life of’ HSC. TaDa Welcome
  • Forgot to include:

    Finish Art Deco Bugs Bunny x-stitch.

    It went wrong, so had to restart and I lost interest. But I will hopefully pick it up again this year.

    2024 Fashion on the Ration - 10/66 coupons used
    Crafting 2024 - 1/9 items finished
  • rosie51
    rosie51 Posts: 257
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    edited 31 December 2023 at 4:18PM
    Can i join the new challenge for 2024. Not been on here for years. Loads of wip to finish Happy New Year  Target 50
    2020 Stash makes/destash 61/150
  • Evening everyone 

    Still in pain from my tooth, swelling started today so got the antibiotic script filled and started them. Can see another trip to the emergency dentist coming up this week. Annoying, I have a trip to London planned with my youngest, to meet my eldest, may have to postpone it.

    Anyway what do I want to achieve this year 

    Finish current Emma Louise project
    Finish Savannah Sunset that has been in time out since March.
    Start and finish the map of flags kit I have for son's birthday in Feb 😬😬😬
    Finish my Delft tile wall hanging (am almost 1/4 of the way through)
    Do my black work project.
    Start and complete Angel of the morning.
    Buy, kit up and start a Heaven and Earth Design pattern. Still deciding on which one.

    I also have three other kits I would like to start and possibly complete. Not sure how any of this will go, but I feel I managed to finish quite a lot this year, and learnt masses which has helped me become a much faster and neater stitcher.
    Debt free Feb 2021 🎉
  • nannygladys
    nannygladys Posts: 3,040
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    I haven't done many x-stitch projects in 2023, but I did manage some Xmas cards, an 'autumn' picture and made a start on a 'home sweet home' picture, so this year I would like to finish the 'home sweet home' and stitch a green robed Santa one I've seen for next Xmas. I'm a very slow worker as I garden, read, knit and sew as well 🤣
    My youngest daughter has bought me a subscription for a x-stitch magazine as part of my Xmas present, so I'm hoping to complete the little gifts from off the front of that as well.
    Nannyg 
    2024 is going to be a positive year for me, and it's starting now!! 
    Buys: All budgeted and paid by cash!
    Jan - fridge/freezer
              Hoover
    Feb - milk frother, curtain pole x2, roller blind, toilet seat, bath sink taps, kitchen sink waste unit and an extra double electric socket.
    March - 

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