Haul: Christmas Gift + 2015 Pattern/Chart Stash Challenge

For Christmas, I received a beautiful handmade gift. It is a little stitching caddy made to look like a house!

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Stitching Plans for 2015

Welcome to the post-Christmas, pre-new year lull! My husband is working night shift at the moment, so that gives me an excuse to not do much in the mornings because I don’t want to disturb him while he is sleeping. This has meant that this morning I have been reading blogs, doing a little stitching, a little blogging of my own and playing my digital piano.

It is that time of the year so I thought I would update you all on my cross-stitching plans for 2015.

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Tutorials and Helpful Links: Parking

A few people are interested in the technique of ‘parking’. This is a useful technique for working on large projects with full coverage. It involves leaving your thread in tact at the corner of the next stitch of that colour. I am relatively new to the technique myself and haven’t quite worked out my favourite way of employing it. However, I have put together a few videos and pages I found helpful when wrapping my head around parking:

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