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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 28th Dec 18, 4:42 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 4:42 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 4:42 PM
    So here is the new thread for 2019! Hope to see lots of photos and updates throughout the year (speaking to myself here of course!).

    My goals are:
    1. Finish Collecting Shells that I started 10.1.16 (yes I am sad enough to keep a list)
    2. Finish my crocheted blanket
    3. Make some exciting and beautiful cross-stitched Christmas cards for my buddies (so I don't get embarrassed by lack of time/skill/inclination in December 2019)
    4. Frame gingerbread trio for Christmas 2019
    5. Resist temptation to take out yet another 5 for 5 issues subscription as I have far too many projects waiting to be started as it is (nmm I'm looking at you here tut tut!)
    6. Take photos of progress and update the thread regularly
    7. Finish RSN stumpwork 'Beehive' design

    Will add to this list as the year goes on but that's enough for now!
    Happy crafting everyone
    Coxy
    Last edited by Coxy11; 11-03-2019 at 8:06 PM. Reason: Added to list!
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 30th Dec 18, 7:18 PM
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    • #3
    • 30th Dec 18, 7:18 PM
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    • 30th Dec 18, 7:18 PM
    Afternoon,

    I've been AWOL for a long time, must start posting again.

    Do MSE still insist they hold copyright to any pictures we post and that they can use for whatever they want? That's why I stopped posting before.

    x
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 30th Dec 18, 7:28 PM
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    • #4
    • 30th Dec 18, 7:28 PM
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    • 30th Dec 18, 7:28 PM
    Hi JCS1, good to see you posting. I have no idea about the copyright question? Annoyingly I have started this thread on the wrong board - have asked the mods to move to 'Crafting'.
    Look forward to your updates throughout the year.

    In other news, a poorly knee has seen me crocheting with my foot up for most of today (what a shame...). Blanket coming along nicely though

    Coxy x
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 30th Dec 18, 7:47 PM
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    • 30th Dec 18, 7:47 PM
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    • 30th Dec 18, 7:47 PM
    Here's the background to it

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=65702953#post65702953
    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 30th Dec 18, 7:50 PM
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    • #6
    • 30th Dec 18, 7:50 PM
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    • 30th Dec 18, 7:50 PM
    Hi JCS1, good to see you posting. I have no idea about the copyright question? Annoyingly I have started this thread on the wrong board - have asked the mods to move to 'Crafting'.
    Look forward to your updates throughout the year.

    In other news, a poorly knee has seen me crocheting with my foot up for most of today (what a shame...). Blanket coming along nicely though

    Coxy x
    Originally posted by Coxy11
    Plus side to the poorly knee :-)

    i've started a baby girl birth record for a colleague whose baby is due March.
    • nmm
    • By nmm 30th Dec 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 30th Dec 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 30th Dec 18, 8:24 PM
    Hi, JCS1 welcome back, which birth record design have you decided on?

    Coxy, love the new title, glad the sore knee has an upside Your goals are all doable, in my defense to number 5 its only money saving if you were going to purchase them anyway I have so much stash to use up and 1000's of patterns, I don't think i'll subscribe either.
    I agree with number 3, I too leave them to last minute then give a rubbish pre-bought card. Maybe we could start a monthly card challenge it can be for any occasion. On that note, my first birthday card made this week and already given to a friend.

    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
    Current Challenges - Monthly Card
    • nmm
    • By nmm 1st Jan 19, 5:06 PM
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    • #8
    • 1st Jan 19, 5:06 PM
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    • 1st Jan 19, 5:06 PM
    Happy New Year to all the cafe members new & old.
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
    Current Challenges - Monthly Card
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 1st Jan 19, 7:36 PM
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    • 1st Jan 19, 7:36 PM
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    • 1st Jan 19, 7:36 PM
    Happy New Year everyone!
    We spent the evening with friends and got home around 2.30am. Just got back from BILs and now relaxing pending work for the rest of the week
    Might do some more crochet tonight - I've done about 1/3 of the main blanket now. The edging looks challenging so not looking forward to that!
    nmm - love the card, so cute.
    JCS1 - I'd forgotten about the photos issue. I'm boring in that I only follow designs/patterns rather than create my own, but understand your point about personalised items. I've done some anniversary and birth samplers before and didn't photograph them on here for that exact reason.
    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
    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 2nd Jan 19, 9:57 PM
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    Evening,

    It's this one:

    https://www.sewandso.co.uk/product/unicorn-and-rainbow-baby-sampler-cross-stitch-kit/2007888

    not much to show at the moment, just lots of shades of pink. Suspect it's one which will look like nothing until the batch stitch is done.
    x
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 4th Jan 19, 7:47 PM
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    That's lovely JCS1, looking forward to seeing your progress. More crocheting for me tonight as it's nice to have the blanket on my lap - a win win as it's very cold tonight! I still have my gingerbread candle from Christmas - not quite ready to see the back of the festive season yet.
    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • nmm
    • By nmm 5th Jan 19, 8:15 PM
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    JCS1, that's adorable, I know what you mean about the back stitch, I love when it makes a design pop

    Coxy, what blanket are you doing or is it a custom pattern?
    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
    Current Challenges - Monthly Card
    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 7th Jan 19, 1:27 AM
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    • nmm
    • By nmm 10th Jan 19, 9:24 PM
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    Looks lovely JCS1, you can already see the design

    Would anyone like to join me in a monthly card challenge? The next special occasions are Valentines Day and Mother's Day, as I have no birthdays till June I shall do a Mother's Day card.
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    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 10th Jan 19, 11:10 PM
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    All done, just the back stitch which will bring it to life.

    • nmm
    • By nmm 11th Jan 19, 12:45 PM
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    Love it, can't wait for the backstitch
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    Current Challenges - Monthly Card
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 13th Jan 19, 9:51 AM
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    Hi everyone,
    Sorry for the lack of posting. Had the first full week of work and didn't even manage that as had a migraine on Tuesday so had to take to my bed. Thankfully I don't get them very often and bosses were lovely about it, but means one day less pay next week as I'm a temp
    I've been sticking with my crocheted blanket this week as it's easy doing it and watching telly. Was also out two nights in a row (pizza with friends on weds and fat club on thurs - wished I'd done it the other way around!).
    Nmm it's the Kasbah pattern from black sheep wools if you want to google it. I'm about 2/3 through the main body of it. Will need to sew my ends in at some point but putting it off! I'll join you with the card making although not a valentine card as I bought one last year but didn't give it as we drove to the french alps for skiing on that day and didn't really celebrate! Think I'll have a look for some Mother's Day designs and make a start as two needed by 31 March and it'll soon come round!
    JCS1 the cross stitch has come on really quickly. Can't wait for the BABS to bring it some definition - fabulous.
    Today we are going for a walk around the country park. Since we lost our dog we haven't done this so it'll be a welcome breath of fresh air. Have a few fresh bits to get from the SM, and a little ironing to do as did most of it yesterday. Hoping to continue with crochet this evening.
    Have a good day all
    Coxy
    Cross-stitch WIP #1: Collecting Shells by Nancy Cole
    Cross-stitch WIP #2: Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street
    • nmm
    • By nmm 13th Jan 19, 4:28 PM
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    Coxy, glad you are joining me for the card challenge, I aim to make at least one a month including Christmas and birthday cards. I don't do valentines day it would be a waste of materials, haha. I will google the blanket design in a mo.

    Here is the latest Elvis update

    Cross Stitch Cafe Member No1 / WIP: Elvis & Wild Wolf
    Current Challenges - Monthly Card
    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 13th Jan 19, 7:40 PM
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    Hope everyone is ok.

    Fresh off the hoop (and now in a folder in the cupboard as baby isn't due until March).

    • nmm
    • By nmm 13th Jan 19, 7:58 PM
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    Adorable JCS1, i'm sure the recipient will be really pleased with it
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