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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: Pretty Maids in a Row
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    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 22nd Jun 19, 9:09 PM
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    I've picked up some more from the framers






    • nmm
    • By nmm 22nd Jun 19, 10:35 PM
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    The cat is adorable, its like a lighter colour of my kitkat and I love the colours of the peacock
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 27th Jun 19, 5:54 AM
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    Good morning lovelies!
    It looks like a gorgeous day out there, shame I will be stuck in an office all day lol! It's at times likes these that I miss being a gardener, a job I did for 7 years whilst the children were little.
    Lovely framed finishes JCS1 - how is the SAL coming along?
    nmm - hope pooch is doing ok and that Mr Wolf is progressing.
    I have my dad staying this week but have managed 1-1.5 hours each night of stitching. It's the sea background now, so lots of turquoise and light/medium blue, cross stitch using one strand. Small progress but I'm getting there. Obviously I won't hit the end of June deadline but I've resigned myself to that now! Fat club tonight but I won't stay as DH has drinks after work and don't want to leave dad on his own.
    Had an email about the NEC craft show, too far for me but might take a trip to Ally Pally in October, just to look you understand! Anyone else going to any shows this year?
    Have a good day all
    Coxy xx
    Cross-stitch WIP: Pretty Maids in a Row
    • nmm
    • By nmm 3rd Jul 19, 8:50 PM
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    Hi all, hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine if you have it I'm onto the last page of Wild Wolf here is the progress so far.

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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 7th Jul 19, 8:47 AM
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    Morning all,
    I bit cooler here today as we've had rain overnight.
    Lovely update nmm - last page eeek! Not long to go now
    I spent a good solid four hours stitching last night. Felt like I was motoring along. Will take a photo when I'm back from dropping DD at her Sunday job.
    We are decorating the dining room as this will become DS1s bedroom. He has his gym equipment in there so might as well take over the whole room and we get a spare for visitors. Talking of visitors, my dad should make an appearance sometime soon, either later today or tomorrow.
    Photo to follow in half an hour or so!
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP: Pretty Maids in a Row
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 7th Jul 19, 9:17 AM
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    Latest photo update:
    https://flic.kr/p/2gsZHmE
    Cross-stitch WIP: Pretty Maids in a Row
    • nmm
    • By nmm 7th Jul 19, 10:20 PM
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    Four full hours!!! well done coxy it's coming along great, not long to go for you either. Well I rather stupidly got my arms completely sunburnt today, my friends and I went for a hike up a mountain, it took longer than expected and I forgot the sunscreen
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 8th Jul 19, 6:01 AM
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    Ouch nmm, that's sounds painful! Take it easy.
    No further stitching yesterday as we finished all the woodwork and bought the wall paint. Then made up a new wardrobe for DS2 and moved his old one into the spare room. Can't believe how much stuff is in two wardrobes! Just need to hoover around tonight and it will look great. Might paint the walls tonight too if I can. I'm on a course with work today so early 3pm finish yay!
    I've just been planning a walking trip to Hadrian's Wall with my sister. We are attempting Carlisle to Newcastle, camping along the way eeek!
    Hopefully will get to stitch on Tuesday fingers crossed.
    Sorry for very non-stitch related post!
    Coxy xx
    Cross-stitch WIP: Pretty Maids in a Row
    • nmm
    • By nmm 8th Jul 19, 10:46 AM
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    Have fun on your walking trip sounds like fun, I live down the West Coast from Carlisle near Whitehaven.
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 15th Jul 19, 5:34 PM
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    Hi all,
    I've been motoring on with the background (sea/sky?) these past few days. DH was away with work for three nights then away Friday and Saturday camping, so I could really get stuck in! He phoned at lunchtime today to say work want him to go away again tomorrow just until Weds night, so I will continue to crack on towards finishing yay!
    I now have all my equipment for my hadrians Wall hike including a bar of lu$h shampoo. Looking forward to treating myself in the grotty campsite showers eeeek! I go a week on Wednesday - it would be lovely to have Collecting Shells finished before I go.....now there's a challenge!
    Hope you're all going well.
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP: Pretty Maids in a Row
    • nmm
    • By nmm 15th Jul 19, 7:39 PM
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    Sounds like you got loads of stitching done, good luck in finishing before you go. Not done much stitching the past week but hoping to get back to it, I would love for it to be completed this month.
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    • nmm
    • By nmm 26th Jul 19, 8:38 PM
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    Coxy, I hope you are enjoying your hike and the camping isn't too bad for you the weather has been very mixed over the last couple of days here.

    My latest updates for you almost finished wild wolf, i'm so close now The second photo is the crochet card I made for my mum's birthday, I put safety pins on the flowers so she can wear them if she wants to.





    EDIT: Oh I forgot to tell you guys, my comment is appearing in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 260 on the stitch & chat page, sadly you will see my ugly mug too, but anything for a freebie
    Last edited by nmm; 26-07-2019 at 8:50 PM.
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 31st Jul 19, 5:44 PM
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    Hi gang!
    I'm back from my epic adventure - just shy of 60 miles trekked over 3 days along Hadrian's Wall. Hips, back and feet held up suprisingly well. DSis has a sore ankle - possibly achilles heel injury(?) so she will need to get that checked out before we walk JoGLE next year - it's all go!
    Lovely updates nmm - your're so close to finishing Mr Wolf and the card is lovely. Wish I'd have thought about the brooch idea.... I had a quick look in MrTs yesterday and they had CSC issue 258 on the shelf so I guess I need to wait a while longer as I'm resisting taking out a subscription. I have a wad of mags from years back and could do with Ebay!ng or charity shopping them. There's only a handful of designs I'd really like to stitch.
    I managed some stitching on Monday last week but was away Weds-Sun. Got it out again last night and will do the same tonight. Just ploughing on with great swathes of the same colour now then there's a little BABS and it will be done. We are away next week in the Yorkshire Dales - that's if the rain hasn't washed it away. Might take it with me but worried that I will be anti-social and tbh holidays are the only times we get to play scrabble/rummikub/cards etc. with the teens.
    My next project will be a Christmas design - so looking forward to starting that as I have everything I need for it.
    JCS1 - how's the SAL coming along and have you found homes for the framed pieces yet?
    Take care,
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP: Pretty Maids in a Row
    • nmm
    • By nmm 31st Jul 19, 8:59 PM
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    Coxy, the trek sounds great shame about your sisters sore ankle, hope shes better soon. JoGLE?

    Mum loved the card and said she was going to wear the pink flower out on her birthday I got the 5 issues for 5 email again today, thinking it might be worth signing up as that is cheaper than buying the single issue, but like you there is not a lot of designs I like in them. Wolf will be finished by the weekend, I got gifted some light blue aida so might look for some Christmas designs to use that on, I also have loads of white floss.
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 1st Aug 19, 8:22 PM
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    JoGLE - Johno'Groats to Lands End 😊 for charity in memory of my nephew/her son

    My life is so bizarre. Went to the American Embassy this afternoon for drinks and nibbles. Invite through work so thought I might not get the chance again. Amazing building. Going to a spa day tomorrow then off to Yorkshire on Saturday. Lost 1lb at fat club despite ALL THAT WALKING! Now for stitching time
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP: Pretty Maids in a Row
    • nmm
    • By nmm 4th Aug 19, 7:28 PM
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    Coxy, good luck on your JoGLE, my life may be changing soon too we're thinking about living on a narrow boat

    Well the big news of the day Wild Wolf is complete, ta~da

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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 7th Aug 19, 7:25 PM
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    Yippee nmm - love the finished wolf, he's gorgeous! Are you keeping him or is he a gift, can't remember.
    We are in the depths of North Yorkshire this week. No phone signal at the cottage but wifi thank goodness otherwise the teens would've had a sulk! Been out and about to Ripon, Harrogate and Thirsk (home of the Yorkshire Vet and also James Herriot museum). I've been in Duttons for Buttons in Harrogate plus a wool shop in Thirsk and have been very good and just looked. I'm not a speculative stash shopper, I need to know I'll use stash for a particular project. Off to York tomorrow where there's another's Duttons plus Ramshambles wool shop. Will see what they've got to tempt me!
    Didn't bring a project with me so will be getting stuck in when I get home at the weekend.
    Ooh nmm to living on a narrow boat. Where will you hang all your projects?! My aunt used to have one and lived on it for three years. She's an artist and used to moor up and paint and sell her pictures by the waterside. She now has a house but also a small converted tug that she goes away on every few months. Best of both worlds.
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP: Pretty Maids in a Row
    • nmm
    • By nmm 8th Aug 19, 10:32 AM
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    Yorkshire sounds lovely Coxy, window shopping is best especially as we have huge stashes to use up, well done on restraining yourself. The first thing I've been looking at in boats is the wall space, haha beautiful dreamer will definitely be with me. We are putting the boat move on hold for a little while not really practical atm but it will happen at some point.

    I've finished a card for my sisters birthday, I was testing my new scallop pinking shears, now to decide on a new project.

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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 8th Aug 19, 7:52 PM
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    Lovely card nmm - sure your DSis will love it x
    York today. Ramshambles wasn't there! Just googled it now I'm home and it closed in Feb 2017! Did visit Duttons for Buttons with DD for a looksie tho. York was extremely busy with tourists and the Shambles seems to have been turned into Harry Potter world for some reason. All very odd being as the films aren't anything to do with York??!
    Thunder and lightening due tomorrow all day so will go on a brewery tour and might leave for home tomorrow after dinner instead of Saturday. We need to wash the bedding and towels for the next hirers so could get some done during the day whilst we are out.
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP: Pretty Maids in a Row
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 10th Aug 19, 11:22 AM
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    We are home! Decided to leave yesterday as woke up to non-stop rain so stripped and washed the beds. Went to local brewery for a tour, but only had space on the 3.30pm tour so ended up having lunch and a leisurely walk around the village. The day got hotter and sunnier so the weatherman got that totally wrong! Managed to buy a cross stitch kit at the brewery which I will do for my sisters cottage as it's very similar to her place:
    https://www.tomjoe.com/products/cross-stitch-kits/thomas-joseph-cross-stitch-pretty-maids.html
    Left Yorkshire at 7.30pm and got home at half past midnight. Was very glad of my bed!
    Will be tidying and washing today but will be picking up Collecting Shells this evening after dinner.
    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP: Pretty Maids in a Row
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