Cross Stitch, Knitting

One Down, Still Many To Go!

As you can see, I’ve finished my little cross stitch, so that's one down of my many projects. I actually finished it on Saturday evening, but needed to get organised to get a photo taken. I still need to find a frame for it. This project was small and straight forward, and I found it… Continue reading One Down, Still Many To Go!

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner

Bits And Pieces

So, yesterday (June 21st) was the shortest day here, and we are nearly halfway through the year. How did that happen! I have had a lot going on since we returned from our trip around the South Island. On my first day back at work I received a text from someone I had caught up… Continue reading Bits And Pieces

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Christmas Projects Finished

This post is a little later than I had planned, but that’s okay because I got my Christmas projects finished. The photo at the top is of a handmade, cross stitched card which a colleague of mine gave me. It is very special because, although I have given away many cross stitch pieces over the… Continue reading Christmas Projects Finished

Karen's Korner

Holiday Questions By NothingButKnit

These questions were posted on December 15, 2018 by nothingbutknit2 (copied from NothingButKnit blog) I thought it might be fun to ask some holiday related crafting questions. If you’d like to answer in the comments feel free. If you’d like to post the answers on your blog please leave a link in the comments so we can all… Continue reading Holiday Questions By NothingButKnit

Crochet, Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Lace Making

A Little Bit Of Everything Over Easter

I was lucky enough to find time to dabble in a little bit of everything over Easter this year. I managed to get a few small crochet novelty items made for my grandchildren in plenty of time to accompany their Easter Sunday chocolate treats. Unfortunately the yarn I had available for the beaks of the… Continue reading A Little Bit Of Everything Over Easter

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

A Busy Start To 2018

I don’t know about you but I have had rather a busy start to 2018. It has involved family, friends, knitting and cross stitch, so it has also been a very good start. One of the special things about Christmas is being able to catch up with family, and this year was no different. Following… Continue reading A Busy Start To 2018

Cross Stitch

Birthday Cushions Completed!

I am pleased to report that both the birthday cushions have been completed. (See “Two Extremes of Cross Stitch”.) This is the first time I have used this kind of kit and I have found it very enjoyable and satisfying. The coarse canvas and the printed design have made the projects easy to follow and… Continue reading Birthday Cushions Completed!

Crochet, Knitting

Yarn Bombing – a Global Phenomenon

Have you heard of Yarn Bombing yet? Yarn bombing is an activity which is spreading around the world. If you Google yarn bombing you will come up with some amazing images. For me one of the most impressive ones would have to be a train consisting of an engine and four carriages, all of which… Continue reading Yarn Bombing – a Global Phenomenon

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

A Comparison of Pattern Grids

Last month a friend of mine gave me a special book on knitting. It is called “Knitologie” by Lucy Main Tweet, and contains some pattern grids which I found really exciting. I have quite a variety of cross stitch alphabet patterns, but this book has two different sized knitted alphabets, one being 14 rows high… Continue reading A Comparison of Pattern Grids

Cross Stitch

The Magic of Outlining

I am always fascinated by what I regard as the magic of outlining when it comes to cross stitch. I have recently finished a special project for a very special friend. We have been friends since just before starting high school. This year a group of us are turning sixty, so we have obviously been… Continue reading The Magic of Outlining