Stitching challenge



After a busy weekend entertaining my adorable nephew Louis – you may have seen him in our September issue – I’m looking forward to putting my feet up, and having a rest this the weekend! And there’s nothing I like better than starting a new project. I’ve set myself a bit of a challenge, as I’m going to be using my RSN skills to stitch my parents’ gorgeous black lab, Indy. She’s going to take over 100 hours to stitch, so I’ll let you know how I’m getting on over the next few months.

And what about you? I’d love to hear about your most challenging stitching projects. How long did it take?

Cross Stitcher goes green!


We’ve been working on ways to cut waste and help the environment over the past couple of weeks, after Sally and I went to a ‘Go Green’ meeting. As you can imagine, we get through masses of paper every day, and even though we recycle any waste, we’re also trying to cut back on how much printing we do. I also heard on the radio this morning about Tony Blair using energy-saving lightbulbs in 10 Downing Street, and encouraging all office workers to switch off their computers overnight and weekends – which we can all start doing straightaway. 

Cross Stitcher competitions and giveaways


We’ve had a couple of questions from readers having problems entering our giveaways and competitions on this new blog site. They’re all listed under the Competitions link on the left (under categories). Click on this, and then scroll down the page ’til you find the one you want to enter, and fill in the entry form. If you want to enter more than one, your computer may save your name and address details so you don’t have to type this out every time.

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Cross stitch dilemmas


Latest issue – September issue 177


Summer sale

Margaret Sherry cross stitch calendar


Thank goodness for a nice relaxing weekend – it’s been so busy in the Cross Stitcher office recently, putting the final touches to our biggest and best issue of the year – the one with the Margaret Sherry AstroCats calendar (on sale end of August). Sometimes people think our job involves spending lots of time stitching, and we do make time to enjoy ourselves, but much of the time we’re working hard to make every issue of the magazine as special as possible.

New Quick&Easy Cross Stitch here!


So hello fellow stitchers and now I can properly say fellow bloggers too!

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Cross stitching blog



Welcome to Cross Stitcher’s new blog!   This is a first for me, and what better way to start, than to tell you what’s been happening in the Cross Stitcher office. We’ve been working hard to bring you some fab, new designs that we’re sure you’ll love as much as we do. We’re already working on our October issue,and this year is our best-ever! I won’t spoil the surprise for you just yet, but lets just say you’re in for a real treat! 

My family of cross stitchers



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