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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 28th Dec 18, 3:37 PM
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    Cross Stitch and Craft Cafe 2019
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    • 28th Dec 18, 3:37 PM
    Cross Stitch and Craft Cafe 2019 28th Dec 18 at 3:37 PM
    Hello all,
    Welcome to the opening of the 2019 Cross Stitch and Craft Cafe. I've renamed the cafe to include 'craft' as lots of us do other crafts as well as cross stitch.
    We love to see your makes, so please do post photos so we can see your lovely work.
    The 2018 cafe thread is here
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5766731
    Here's to a productive year!
    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
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    • nmm
    • By nmm 24th Apr 19, 9:41 PM
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    That was quick, its brilliant and so colourful

    I managed about 20 stitches tonight better than nothing, had my Knitting group on Tuesday it was a great laugh, just what I needed.

    Elise, to add photos upload them to photobucket/flickr etc then post the url here. Flickr instructions on posts 62 & 65 https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5766731&page=4#topofpage
    Last edited by nmm; 24-04-2019 at 9:47 PM.
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 6th May 19, 8:10 PM
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    Hi all,
    JCS1 - love the fishes - very quick stitching!
    I managed some stitching last week and also frogged some of the sand background which was wrong. Must try to stitch this week as the end of June is looming eeek!
    DH and I went to Rome on Thursday and got back last night. the tapestries in the Sistine Chapel were amazing - so detailed and so old! Have spent most of today doing laundry and also visited the in laws who moved house on Wednesday. Back to work tomorrow but at least a short week
    Hope everyone is going well,
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • nmm
    • By nmm 6th May 19, 8:18 PM
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    Coxy, your trip to Rome sounds wonderful, one day I might get a holiday I've also not done much stitching, managed a little bit over the last couple of days. I finished my first sewing project, turning some worn out old jeans into a bag. Its the perfect size for taking my crochet to K&N





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    • nmm
    • By nmm 13th May 19, 9:21 PM
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    Oh bad form replying to myself but here is my latest Wild Wolf update.

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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 14th May 19, 8:57 PM
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    Hiya gang!
    So sorry, no time to post over the past week. Now that DH and I are no longer volunteering we have been binge watching the TV that we never got around to seeing. Can't stitch and watch Line of Duty as every facial expression leaves you wondering who is the goodie and the baddie lol!
    Great update nmm! I have been asked to knit a raven and a dove for a friend's Noah's Ark display. Not needed until Christmas but trying not to start before finishing Collecting Shells
    Out tomorrow night for a friend's birthday and fat club on Thursday so likely won't be stitching again until Friday/the weekend.
    Hope everyone is going well,
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 15th May 19, 7:40 PM
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    Finally got around to having some pieces framed



    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 15th May 19, 7:41 PM
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    And caught up with stitchalong, just one more chart to be released in two weeks

    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 17th May 19, 7:31 PM
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    Wow JCS1 they look amazing. Can't decide which is my favourite as they are all so good. Lovely the colours on the lady with the birdcage but the little girl with kittens is stunning. Loving the stitchalong piece too, fantastic work.
    Just about to pick up Collecting Shells having been on a walk for an hour after dinner. DH out tonight so went on my own but felt good!
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 17th May 19, 10:14 PM
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    The girl with the kittens reminded me of me 35 or so years ago.....

    Hope everyone has a good weekend x
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 18th May 19, 6:38 AM
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    Morning! Yes JCS1 I see what you mean - aaaaahhh!
    Well I think I've finished the sand (finally) and worked some of the sea last night whilst watching (listening) to Ru Paul's Drag Race and Queer Eye (DD in charge of the remote!). I have to say the end of June is looking unlikely for a finish as we are due to visit universities most weekends in June with said DD. We've so far signed up for 5(!). Never mind - it's been WIP since January 2016 so a little longer won't hurt.
    The usual housework and food shopping planned for today but I hope to pick up my sewing again this evening.
    Wishing you all a great weekend.
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 26th May 19, 9:49 PM
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    Hi everyone,

    Hope you're enjoying the BH weekend. Here is the latest update from me:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47938199758_d6c5a2bc58_z_d.jpg

    Can see the end in sight now but as I mentioned before, I'm doubtful this will be by the end of June eeek! I'm looking to start a Christmas design next as have several in my stash. Have been to get my eyebrows threaded and dyed today as they were going a bit grey - now I look a bit like Burt/Ernie Oops!
    Coxy xx
    Last edited by Coxy11; 26-05-2019 at 9:59 PM.
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • nmm
    • By nmm 27th May 19, 6:44 PM
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    Coxy adorable update, keep chipping away at it and you never know you might complete it in time, I assume there is some BABS to do? I can see where its going to pop.

    My latest wild wolf update.

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    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 2nd Jun 19, 5:25 PM
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    Part 1 of new SAL complete

    • nmm
    • By nmm 2nd Jun 19, 9:52 PM
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    Oh I like that SAL JCS1
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    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 3rd Jun 19, 7:46 PM
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    It's from sewandso, designed by Historical Sampler Company (you probably knew this though, their style is quite distinctive).
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 5th Jun 19, 6:39 PM
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    Hi all,
    A bit of stitching achieved on Sunday night - still chipping away at the blue/green sea background. Just feels a little overwhelming to the point where I could gladly just put it down and never pick it back up again I really want to start something else but mustn't be beaten!!
    JCS1 - that's a lovely SAL. It won't surprise you to know that I have 4 HSC charts in my stash - all Christmas themed, and I will be starting one as soon as I am able!
    nmm - lovely update of Mr Wolf
    DH and I have been going for an hours walk each night after dinner. This means getting home around 8.30pm and watching a bit of TV before bath and bed at 10ish. Feels like I don't get any time to stitch at the moment....however, DH is not back from work yet and when he is, he will be going to the pub to meet some friends soooo..... stitching for me tonight. Yippee!
    Coxy xx
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • nmm
    • By nmm 5th Jun 19, 8:14 PM
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    Enjoy your stitching time Coxy I've not done much all week either as my dog has been bad with seizures again, even missed my K&N group, I hope the rest of the week improves for us all.
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    • nmm
    • By nmm 10th Jun 19, 10:28 AM
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    My latest Wild Wolf update, doggy fully recovered so hoping to get some more stitching done and complete this by the end of June as planned, also doing a 18th Birthday Card for my Niece.

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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 11th Jun 19, 5:56 AM
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    Morning all,
    Glad to hear your dog is a little better nmm - so worrying when they are poorly xx No further progress on my stitching. We are now in the throws of university visiting for DD. We went to one on the south coast at the weekend - lovely and new and wouldn't have an issue leaving her there and knowing she would be happy. We have a further three to visit. Leeds this weekend which requires an overnight stay. I have a feeling Leeds will be her favourite as it's known for its party atmosphere!
    DH is out tonight so stitching will be on the cards. We have sunshine this morning after torrential rain, thunder and lightening from morning to midnight yesterday. Garden looking a lot greener this morning but my shoes are still a little soggy!
    Have a good day all,
    Coxy xx
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
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