Colour and Cotton Club – July

Yay my Colour and Cotton Club is here. I get both the threads and the Linen because how lovely are those colour s right there!!

First the threads


Earth Day

African Violet

Fairy Ring


Now the Linen oh I love this Linen, it's lovely shades of pale blue and lilac. This is my first month of getting the Linen and it's seriously wowed me. It's 40ct so should do a couple of projects and I got the 13×18 size so that if something does come up I should have a big enough size.

Belated Birthday treats

Hey so I finally got myself a couple of belated birthday gifts from Patchwork Rabbit!

I got myself Scary Mouse to stitch up for my sisters for Christmas but have gone with a different idea now so will be starting to save to get stuff for this as it's so cute! Though I think it might be a while before I do 40ct again so decking small!

The second patten I got is a Lizzie Kate Ltd Cushion. I kinda have a thing for these and already stitched up one but have to still make it into said Cushion! This was bought because as an extra treat I subbed myself the Christmas Mystery sampler and I'm getting everything, so in excitement I bought this cushion. I don't know when I'll stitch it, guess it will be when I get the treats. I'm excited to see/hear more on the mystery sampler though!!

It’s a wrap – July & August Goals

Golly it seems I really didn't get enough spare time to cross stitch this month, I blame that on the two weeks I spent making my dad a pair of socks!

Anyway July actually was a great month! I finally finished Part one of Frosty Forest and I made super head way on my Prancing Pony and the had the new start of my Vintage Cushion. What's not to like about that?!? I also made up the World of Cross Stitching Birthday card that came free with the most recent mag for my dentist. I think he was rather shy about it!

So August I have big plans for you, no wait MASSIVE plans for you!!! Next weekend I'm going away with my sister to Festival of Quilts and this time it's going to be amazing as I won't be in a wheelchair getting hit by everyone's backpacks, seriously people the bruises I came out with!!! Anyho, yep FOQ, I've already started a shopping list of things I'd like to get and of cause there will be Vegan food and Japanese treats abound. Looking forward to telling you all about it. Just unsure on what to take with me. I know I'll be taking an EPP project, just need to decide on whether to take a current cross stitch project or make up a new one, especially as we have a 3 hour boat trip and a train from Liverpool to Birmingham, and vice versa on the way back. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Goals for August are very simple I'd really like to get the second part of Frosty Forest done and make headway on the third. I'd also like to continue with Prancing Pony and either finish of her tail or her head or magically both……..or not! I'd also like to finish one block on my Vintage Cushion at least.

I would also like to start 1 new start. What I am unsure of but I think if I continue on one new start a month, maybe just maybe I might start getting through my one day maybe I'll do them all pile. I've been considering getting up the supplies to start an ornament a month next year so will hopefully start writing up lists of what I need.

So what at your plans Stitchy or not for August? Will I see you at FOQ?

I’m back, back again – update

Hey so yeah, hello again!! I have no idea what happened but I do know now that I remember this little place I'm wanting to use it more. I find you cannot say enough on Instagram (and I hate hate hate trying to remember all the hashtags!) and I did try flosstubing but I just felt so silly talking to nothing, maybe one day I will re-start, maybe as a New Years resolution. We shall see.

So since we've last talked I've done a lot and the I haven't done a lot. I've worked on Prancing Pony when I get around to it but she's starting to become a desk job so I can work on her beading. I am really wanting to make the effort and have her finished by the end of September/early October as I'm away to the other half's parents and I would like to make the effort of getting my sisters Christmas presents done, you know on time lol.

I finished part 1 of Frosty Forest and loved every minute of it, I've moved straight onto the next one which is the deers to the right. Still very glad I autoshipped this!

I finished shed three card kits from the magazines I get on Subscription with the hedgehog coming from the most recent The World of Cross Stitching. I really love getting these monthly and think I will continue to if I find a good deal again. I'm hoping to give the hedgehog to my dentist for his birthday on Monday.

I started Just Big Enough for Love that's all. Currently lost steam as using a bigger sized linen that I'd like and even though it looks super pretty it's sucking up thread like no tomorrow. I'm already on my second WDW background thread and think I'd need a couple of more to finish it! On a plus point once this is finished I know it's instantly going in a frame (once I find one I'm happy with) and I'll be starting another one. Maybe a Christmas themed or Halloween themed or both so I can change them around as this is going to sit on our mantle not on a wall.

I also started this Vintage Style Cushion from The World of Cross Stitching. I'm pretty much in love with everything "granny chic" so it was a must for me to stitch, to be honest I thought I would be Stitching Wallace and Gromet first but I still cannot decide on background fabric!

So I think that's it! I've gotten lost of haul but think that's a post for another day and time. Though I have been thinking about having a master stash page on here of all my "pending" patterns as I'm really wanting to get a system up and running. So expect some heavy hitting info soon!

Hello June

Oh hello there June, you’ve sprung up on me very quickly. I seem to wonder where has all the time gone! This is one of my favorite months what with it being the TT races now and then my birthday later on, what more could you ask for.

Last month I managed to finally finish my Apple Picking and I’m hoping to get a few finishes this month. I am hoping to actually start getting a rota or something of that sort into place so that I know what I’m working on when, especially as I have a few big projects in the pipeline.

So this month I’m planning to,

Continue with last months Frosty Forest and start/finish this months Frosty Forest.

Start making progress on my “Hill House” I bought all the specialist threads so should be able to make decent headway.

Hopefully actually get more of my Pracing Pony done. Since I bought the bigger frame and decided to do the beading as I go this has started to take ages. It’s the first time I have used beads and metallic thread and I really super duper love the effect it’s giving, it just bloody takes ages!!

I would also like to do some more on my Traveling Stitcher, I’ve started to draw up the bag I want to make to go with it so it would be really nice to call this one a finish!

I’ve also started two different cards last month, both were free gifts from The world of Cross Stitching and Cross Stitch Crazy. The hedgehog shown above and a rose. I’m hoping to get a little collection of already made cards to use for birthdays/ thank you’s.

Not photo’d is my Pok√©mon cross stitch, which I have made no progress over which makes me feel sad. I really need to set up the lounge better so I actually want to do some. The frame is so big and clunky I just don’t know most days!

I would also like to start kitting up my other projects so that I have a few ready to go.

So yeah that’s it at the moment, I am wanting to get a more streamlined rota going so I know what’s where, we shall see.

Right onto Stitching!!

Traveling Stitcher to Liverpool

Well just got back from a day tip to Liverpool and decided to take my cross stitch with me, sadly I managed to leave my current WIPs at work with my q-snap frame and thought that it would be the perfect time to bring out my Traveling Stitcher by Little House Needleworks. I bought it because a) seriously how cute is that pattern and b) because I got seven “free” Classic  Colorworks threads (Tufted Yellow, Ladybug, Brandied Pears, Cocoa Bean, Cobbled Peach, Bean Sprout, Peanut Brittle) which I always need. I also bought two other colours to make the houses more me but for the life of me cannot remember what and I’m too tired to move! So will put that in an update sometime. Fabric is lemon sorbet by crafty kitten as always!!

In other news Liverpool was great bought my weight in Hotel Chocolate as always, ate loads of Vegan food (my sister is Vegan and I try to keep the same while on holiday makes it easier for everyone!) and I managed to throw up my pizza on the boat back as it was so rough. Ahhhh well it’s a small price to pay for living in the best place ever.

New Start – Hill House

Yay! New start. So excited by this one (sorry for the legs in the photo, it’s damn hot here so I have short shorts on lol), mainly because I call our little home Manx Cottage on the Hill! Unsure yet if I am going to change the writing but I feel like I’m probably 70% sure I probably will.

Pattern is Hill House from Little House Needleworks and I’m stitching it on 40ct Newcastle – Antique White. I’m finding this 40ct a hundred times better than the 40ct I used for Apple Picking, wonder if it’s because this one is white lol.

Oh and also wish I had all the colour, which I don’t! Just the chives for now but I have been paid so am going to get the others soon.

Apple Pickin

Oh I am so so so in love with this beauty, it did take a while to finish and half way to finishing I lost my stitching mojo, thankfully back now.

Pattern is called Apple Pickin by Little House Needleworks, hoping to finish into a small with some deep red rick rac around the edges. The pattern came with Wagon Wheel and Hayride by Classic Colorworks and suggested with Barn Door or Cherry Cobbler as a suitable red, of which I went with the later.

Already started anothe WIP around 10 seconds once this was of the q-snap lol!