Joining a cross stitch SAL

As if I don’t have enough sewing to for Christmas I came across a fantasy SAL (sew along) run by Lakeside Needlecraft that has been designed by Durene Jones.

It actually started in August so I’m 3 pictures behind and after tomorrow it will be 4!

What is fantastic about this is every month now on the first I will be emailed the next picture and I won’t know till then what it is!!

They have a new SAL starting in January with the theme Under the sea!

I have already decided to sew the pictures on this afghan pictured below (modelled by my sewing mascot Stitchy) so it is my first SAL and my first afgahan

Are any of you doing or considering a SAL? Maybe you are doing this one or planning to take part in the Under the Sea one? Let me know


Wish Christmas Picture Complete

Just two months today till Christmas Day and I have finally finished my last Dimensions kit. Now I just need to look through everything else I was planning on making and see if it’s possible!!

Completed Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2016

I am very happy to announce that I have finished my second reading challenge from Pop Sugar and now I can read exactly what I like! That is till next year….

A book based on a fairy tale


A National Book Award winner


A YA bestseller

Red Queen

A book you haven’t read since high school


A book set in your home state

The Light Years

A book translated into English

The Blinded Man

A romance set in the future


A book set in Europe

Mary, Queen of France

A book that’s under 150 pages

Too Good To Be True

A New York Times bestseller

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

A book that’s becoming a movie this year

Me Before You

A book recommended by someone you just met

The Past

A self improvement book

Eat Pray Love

A book you can finish in a day

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

A book written by a celebrity

Back Story

A political memoir

Please Mr Postman

A book at least 100 years older than you

Great Expectations

A book more than 600 page

Hold The Dream

A book from the Oprah Book Club

Great Expectations

A science fiction novel


A book recommended by a family member

Picture Perfect

A graphic novel

Star Wars Episode One Phantom Menace Vol 1 Manga

A book that’s published in 2016

Too Good To Be True

A book with a protagonist who has your occupation

Hold The Dream

A book that takes place during summer

And then there were none

A book and its prequel

The King’s Concubine

The Uncrowned Queen

A murder mystery

And then there were none

A book written by a comedian

Back Story

A Dystopian Novel

Red Queen

A book with a blue cover

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

A book of poetry

Poems of William Blake

The first book you see in a bookstore

Red Queen

A classic from the 20th century

And then there were none

A book from the library

Slimy Stuarts

An autobiography

Please Mr Postman

A book about a road trip

Eat Pray Love

A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with

Eat Pray Love

A satirical book

The Uncommon Reader

A book that takes places on an island

And then there were none

A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy

Lord Robert

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