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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 28th Dec 18, 4:37 PM
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    Cross Stitch and Craft Cafe 2019
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    • 28th Dec 18, 4:37 PM
    Cross Stitch and Craft Cafe 2019 28th Dec 18 at 4:37 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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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 13th Jan 19, 9:28 PM
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    Aw JCS1 that's adorable. Can't believe how quickly that's come together - you put me to shame!!
    Elvis looking good nmm
    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • nmm
    • By nmm 23rd Jan 19, 11:54 AM
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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

    Here is the latest Elvis update.


    This is the finished Mother's Day card
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
    Current Challenges - Monthly Card
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 26th Jan 19, 4:19 PM
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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 #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • nmm
    • By nmm 28th Jan 19, 4:14 PM
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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

    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
    Current Challenges - Monthly Card
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 28th Jan 19, 7:18 PM
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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 #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 1st Feb 19, 3:03 PM
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    Worth an enter, prize is complete set of DMC threads worth over 5k


    https://www.sewandso.co.uk/threaduary
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 1st Feb 19, 5:38 PM
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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 #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • nmm
    • By nmm 1st Feb 19, 5:49 PM
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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
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
    Current Challenges - Monthly Card
    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 2nd Feb 19, 6:10 PM
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    This was here earlier in the week, ended up being snowed in Tuesday afternoon and all of Wednesday.

    • nmm
    • By nmm 3rd Feb 19, 7:40 PM
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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.

    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
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    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 7th Feb 19, 9:45 PM
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    New project, first time doing a SAL

    • nmm
    • By nmm 8th Feb 19, 11:19 AM
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    I love blackwork that looks great JCS1, what SAL is it?
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
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    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 8th Feb 19, 3:44 PM
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    Blackwork feathers by Lakeside needlecraft


    https://www.lakesideneedlecraft.co.uk/rainbow-feathers-blackwork-sal-and-kit-options-35726-p.asp
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 9th Feb 19, 9:28 AM
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    Hello chums!
    Loved the snowy scenic photo JCS1. Hope it didn't curtail any plans you had? We had approx 1cm of snow which I was a little disappointed with but meant business as usual for school and work luckily.
    Love the Elvis update nmm. When do you need to finish it by? The SAL looks lovely JCS1. I do love black work it's so methodical.
    I have finished the main body of the crocheted blanket (40 colours, 3 rows of each). Now need to sew in the ends which shouldn't take too long. We are at a quiz night tonight and I have plans for a haircut and a costco trip today so it's not looking likely I'll be able to do it today. Tomorrow i am helping at a church function but would hope to do some craft whilst the rugby is on later.
    Have a good day all
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • nmm
    • By nmm 9th Feb 19, 11:20 AM
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    Hi coxy, sounds like you have a busy weekend planned, congrats on finishing the blanket. I originally wanted to finish Elvis by 31st Dec last year, clearly that didn't happen so I guess it'll be a birthday present this year instead, leaves plenty of time to finish and frame it.
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
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    • Elise1912
    • By Elise1912 9th Feb 19, 2:47 PM
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    Hi everyone and thanks for creating this thread! I've been working on a few different crafts and cross stitch projects so far this year. Some of my recent stitches are durene jones ballerinas, a satsuma street one and a birth sampler from Caterpillar cross Stitch. My next project will be something for mothers day.
    • nmm
    • By nmm 9th Feb 19, 4:41 PM
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    Hi Elise, welcome to the caf!
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    Current Challenges - Monthly Card
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 10th Feb 19, 7:43 PM
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    Hi Elise,
    Welcome to the thread x Sounds like you've been busy. Which Satsuma Street design did you do? I bought pdfs of the city scenes and have completed New York and Sydney so far. I am currently working on London, amongst other things - currently finishing off a crocheted blanket from black sheep wools.
    I'm going to make a start on sewing in the ends of the blanket tonight as DH is off to see his pub buddies. After that I need to steel myself for the challenging edging eeeek!
    Have a good evening all
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • nmm
    • By nmm 10th Feb 19, 8:18 PM
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    Coxy, I hate sewing in the ends so good luck with that and hopefully the border is not as hard as you think.

    JCS1, can't wait to see the SAL continue

    My latest Elvis update

    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
    Current Challenges - Monthly Card
    • Elise1912
    • By Elise1912 12th Feb 19, 10:23 AM
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    Thanks so much for creating this thread - what a lovely idea! I have quite a few projects on the go at the moment!
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