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Posts made in February, 2011

Guess What

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in Cross stitching, Train of Dreams | 2 comments

Guess What

FINISHED!! I didn’t expect to be saying that just yet, but yes it’s true Train of Dreams is finished.  The last stitch has not long been stitched and my adventure with the train is complete.  I’m a little sad because I’ve had so much fun stitching it and watching those little dragons appear.  I don’t think I shall ever get tired of looking at it and I can’t wait to find the perfect frame.  In total there were 102,500 little stitches. I’ve finished in...

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Are we nearly there yet?

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Train of Dreams, Website news | 1 comment

Are we nearly there yet?

I have no idea why it happens but as I get to the end of any of my sewing projects it all seems to slow down.  Each block seems to take longer to stitch than the one before it and I end up thinking that I’m never going to get there.  So it was a huge shock to me this week to find that not only had I finished the last full page I had also managed to get started on the last partial page and all in the space of a week. I don’t know how long it will be until the whole thing is finished...

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Back to the Train

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in Cross stitching, grumpy cat, Train of Dreams | 0 comments

Back to the Train

I feel really bad for neglecting poor Whispers but I really must stitch Train of Dreams.  I’m halfway through the penultimate page now which isn’t bad considering the amount of confetti stitches in the planets.  But they do look so gorgeous though, beautifully charted. The next blog update for this piece should have a picture of this page finished (fingers crossed).  I’m hoping that as it gets to the end of the page there will be more blocks of colour.  I really enjoyed...

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Stitching Along

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Cross stitching, Curl Up With A Good Book | 2 comments

Stitching Along

This week has been a week for the stitch along and I’ve managed to get page 1 finished on QS Curl Up With A Good Book.  The second half of the page had nowhere near as much confetti as the first half but it was slow going around the dragon’s ears.  He’s just making an appearance at the bottom of the page but it will be a little while before we see much more of him.  The next stitch along is the beginning of March so now is time for my decision of what to stitch until then....

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Another Page complete

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in Cross stitching, Train of Dreams | 0 comments

Another Page complete

It took just over a week to complete another page on the Train of Dreams.  Yes, page 16 is now complete and the whole thing is nearly 86% done that’s just two more pages left to stitch.  I’ll be sad to get it finished in a way because I’ve enjoyed stitching it so much.  The last two pages look like they could have quite a bit of confetti in them so I’m sure I’ll regret that statement. I love the detail on the pencil and on the sky marble, usually you have to step...

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