Friday, 3 April 2015

Surprises and organized stash!


I'm soo frustrated right now !
I've realised that my timing could have been a lot better . .!!
I've just started a cross stitch blog when I'm at my busiest stitching SECRET projects for a couple of birthdays coming up in April . That means I cannot show you any progress pictures of all that I'm doing until I have given the items away ( the recipients know about this blog so I don't want to risk ruining the surprises ! ) . But believe me , except for working on the content of this blog I'm beavering away every day with lots of stitching. . .that I cannot show you right now. . . I hope you stick with me until I can start showing some up - to - date progress pictures of  what I'm stitching : )) All I can say right now is that I have recently stitched with Kreinik # 4 braid for the first time and I love it!! It is soo much easier to stitch with compared to DMCs metallics, and it is so incredibly sparkly! I've got a few kits to stitch that include Kreinik # 4 such as the Lavender Fairy by Joan Elliott. . .

. . .and now that I know how easy Kreinik is to use I cannot wait to use it in more projects!
Reading all your lovely blogs and seeing the beautiful projects you stitch really helps me to feel braver and venture out into different kinds of cross stitch material and charts . My sister would say  ' It's about time! ' LOL! She is totally different than me ; not scared to try new crafty things and with an unwavering confidence that she can do everything just as well as anybody else . Although she cannot see herself cross stitching. . .she fears all those xxxx 's would drive her crazy , haha! And I don't mind ; that means she's suitably impressed with my cross stitch projects!
Speaking of cross stitch projects , I have now finally documented most of my stash on this blog so please feel free to check out my WIPs and my charts-to-do and all the other things . I love having everything listed here , since it will make it so much easier for me when I find myself between projects or in a mood for change . Instead of digging through boxes and spreading out all my stash all around me in the whole livingroom , I can just klick a button and have all my various projects in front of me on the screen to choose from! My stash has NEVER been so well organized :)) YAY !
Happy stitching everyone!


  1. I just looked at your pages Annie. I love all of the projects that your working on. Your magazine charts are awesome and I want all of them.


  2. They are, aren't they?! I just wish there were more hours in the day to stitch them all....LOL

  3. Well, I don't know about "unwavering" confidence, but It's fun to try different things:) Love you big sis!

  4. Lovely new blog. Look forward to reading more. X

  5. Thank you! I look forward to your 'visits' in the future!

  6. Just found your blog, you do beautiful work. I find that using "Thread Heaven" makes using metallic threads sooo much easier, it's a wax, and I find it makes the thread softer, have not been able to buy it here in Denmark, so I ordered it from England. Keep up the good work.

    1. How exciting with a reader in Denmark! Welcome! Yes I've read about Thread Heaven. Now that I've 'found' Kreinik I'm going to try to use that as much as I can instead of DMC, but if that is not possible maybe I'll have to get some thread heaven too...

  7. Beautiful stitching Annie , I love all of your work hugs.

  8. Thank you! Glad to have you visiting!!


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