About Nikki

A crafter of many years, now using this blog to share my ongoing projects and tips for others to enjoy. I mainly concentrate now on Heaven and Earth cross stitch designs - with several projects on the go at any one time. Also often found knitting shawls and socks, papercrafting. Easily distracted by new cross stitch patterns. Slave to a tyrannical black n white cat called Yuen.

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QS Yexian Festival Night July 2022

August 14, 2022 Nikki
QS Yexian full July

Early in the month I reached my first page 1 milestone. I have a lot of light background colours to stitch and the white stitches look a little messy in places to me. I’m not used to working with two […]

Nightmare July 2022

August 7, 2022 Nikki
Nightmare July header

My first month with Nightmare being a focus piece. It didn’t take long to finish page 12, Sally’s face was not as tricky to stitch as Jack’s face had been so I finished the page much quicker than I had […]

Winter, Porth Dinllaen June 2022

July 31, 2022 Nikki
Winter, Porth Dinllaen June 2022

Winter, Porth Dinllaen, kit by Geckorouge HoHoHo 4 limited edition for Christmas 2021. Artwork by Dorian Spencer Davies. Stitched on 28 count Easy Count fabric using 1 strand of thread. After re-arranging the rotation I had a spot in the […]

QS Yexian Festival Night

July 31, 2022 Nikki
QS Yexian Festival Night June 2022

QS Yexian Festival Night designed by Heaven and Earth Designs artwork by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. Stitching on 20 count Easy Count Aida and using two strands of thread. April 2022 1,941 stitches I started this project in April just before […]

A Stitch In Time 2022 Update

July 30, 2022 Nikki
A Stitch In Time Beginning 2022

This project has moved around on the rotation this year. Initially it was going to be the project to stitch after Trick or Treat which it was for February but in April I moved it to alternate with Bizarre Bookshelf […]

Bizarre Bookshelf 2022 update

July 30, 2022 Nikki
Bizarre Bookshelf January 2022

I started this project back in 2021. It’s a huge kit from Geckorouge artwork by Colin Thompson. I’m stitching it on 25 count fabric with one strand of thread. This is a really big project and initially I was using […]

Nightmare 2022 progress

July 29, 2022 Nikki
Nightmare February 2022

Since finishing Unicorn I have moved Nightmare into the 21 day focus slot but I had been working on it at the weekends and lunchtimes in January, February before stitching on it for the end of the month of April. […]

Trick Or Treat 2022 Update

July 27, 2022 Nikki
Trick or Treat Beginning 2022

Trick or Treat is another of my 21 day focus pieces being worked on alternate months. This is currently my largest project and I’m also having a lot of fun with it. So here we are at the beginning of […]

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