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If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt then please visit Kirst’s blog to see how this all began. I’m acting as guest host again this month, and I hope you find everything to your liking!
I’ll start off with a list of those people who are taking part – please do visit their blogs and have a look at their entries for this month. If they haven’t posted their photographs yet then please be patient and check again on the 31st!
I’ve been poring over magazines again this month, as well as books, and especially CrossStitcher which is my new favourite thing…
Something I Made
I’m ridiculously proud of this piece of cross stitch
Perhaps more vintage than retro, but it’s the thought that counts, yes?
Sunlight on a wooden floor which really caught my eye.
You’d think I’d be spoiled for choice for this category, but I actually really struggled! In the end I took a slightly different view of things…
Clearly I had a bit of a yen for the sepia filter this month…
In a few days, once I’ve had a chance to view all the entries for this month, I’ll put up my favourites – please do pop back to have a look! In the meantime Jeneveve over at Timballoo will be guest-hosting for April (it’s my birthday next month so I figured I’d have a break!), so please pop along to her blog on Monday 2nd April to see what topics she’s chosen
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It was inevitable really because I do seem to have an insatiable need to learn new crafts, but I have picked up a new hobby: cross stitch. My interest was piqued last year when a friend sent me a minature cross stitch kit, I enjoyed it a lot but didn’t have the time to look into it further when I’d completed the kit.
A year on and I’ve definitely caught the bug. When I visited Stitch & Craft a couple of weeks ago I was fascinated by the variety of cross stitch patterns that were available, and did buy a pattern which I’ll be attempting soon. I also ended up getting a subscription to CrossStitcher magazine, and on my way home picked up a copy of the March issue too.
The March issue of CrossStitcher has got loads of vintage style patterns in it and I was particularly taken with these vegetable ones. I thought that, as they’re small, they’d make a good starter project for me before I attempt the larger pattern I bought at the show.
I started off quite well really although I didn’t have all the right colours. I had to make do with the selection of threads I had in the house so there were a lot of substitutions and trying to match colours as closely as possible by eye. I finished the first one this afternoon and I’m really proud of it. It’s not perfect but it’s pretty good!
I think I’ll tackle the tomato one next, and as an added bonus these little cross stitch patterns have given me another idea…
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