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'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

A new year, a new start.....

 

Happy New Year friends, hope you're all safe & well.

I wonder what the New Year will bring? Hopefully a slow, steady easing of restrictions and
a return to a new  normal.........whatever that may be.

A new start is needed for me.......I seemed to have lost my paper crafting mojo recently and
have been spending time cross stitching.......oh my, I'm ashamed to admit it but I have
so, so many unfinished pieces. I have so many charts I want to stitch and I've also 
designed a few of my own but I don't want to give up on papercrafting so with that in 
 I've decided to change my blog name to:

StitchPaperCraft

The first project to finish is an outline of a cat......a cup of peppermint tea and I'm ready
 to go. Did you notice the needle minder? So useful, don't know how I managed without it.
What are your crafting plans for the New Year? Do you even have any plans or do you
just go with the flow?

xx





15 comments:

  1. Loving the new name Jo. Like you I have loads of cross stitch pieces to finish. I really must try and get back into them this year. I bought a load of patterns at the beginning of last year to make a new panel for each of the Christmas stockings. Did I get any of them finished..........did I hell. Big Hugs Kimx

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  2. I rekindled my love of cross stitching last year too. It's great to take away our campervan - when we can, of course! Looking forward to seeing your finished cat project.
    Kath x

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  3. The cat cross stitch looks amazing, would love to see it finished as a fellow cat lover. I used to work for a stitch craft company so I have an abundance of kits knocking about and non finished lol. Take care x

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  4. No doubt I will stitch a bit more to my crosstitch lady. I started her in 1999, I think she's called Millennial Stitcher!!! I am down to the back stitch outlining and I have promised myself a day sitting under the parasol in the Sumnmr (remember that!).....stitching away. In the meantime I'm knitting.
    Love the new name for the blog.

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  5. This Jo looks amazing can’t wait to see the finished creation x

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  6. This is cute. I used to love to cross stitch. I don't know if my eyes could do it now. [Bunny]

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  7. Hi Jo love the new name-it did throw me at first.Love the cross stitch cat and the needle holder-my daughter has given up her painting and is now into embroidery.Best wishes for the New Year
    Carol x

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  8. You've picked my two favorite ways to craft - card making and stitching, Jo. I love this cat! Great needle minder, too. :-D

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  9. Way to go Jo - I too have picked up my cross stitch of late. Light relief after the sampler/runner I finished last year. The cards are still being made, a case of having to as I discovered last year when I was packing etc, that buying cards is very expensive, and you cannot always find just what you want!
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. I have been getting back into my first love of sewing and have joined several groups on face book anddoing swaps again. I love your cat btw. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. Lovely to see you Jo and I hope you are doing okay. This is a gorgeous piece and I can't tell you how many UFO's (Unfinished objects!!) there are hidden away on my house. Shame I am still working otherwise I could have made a start at finishing them xx

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  12. Congratulations on a relaunch of your blog with this fabulous new name. It's a good one! Love your cat X-stitch!! I used to do a lot of cross-stitch but I don't think my eyes are up to it anymore.
    Stay healthy and creative!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  13. Lovely to see you enjoying crafting again Jo and the new blog name covers it all! Your stitched cat looks amazing! I used to do cross stitch years ago but got sore on my eyes but I really did enjoy it. Have fun!!

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  14. It's that time of the year when I loose my Mojo too so I usually have a little rest and a review of last year. Don't worry it will come back though by the look of it you're keeping well occupied. Hugs, Angela xXx

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  15. Amazing post, Thank you for share with us. clipping path

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