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February 28, 2018


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linda schiffer

Oh, Lucy, I quite like your brown mantel as a background neutral! Brown is my favorite neutral color - I find it so much friendlier than black or gray (which are both more popular than brown here in the US:). Truthfully, you house looks more like an everyday home to me in your photos than any of those 'styled' blog posts. :)

Winter here in Maryland is mostly like Daiwabo Japanese fabric prints - brown, beige, dark green, pale gold ... very, very neutral. We have snow but it usually melts rather quickly. Muddy cold rain is much more usual in the winter, here. Very, very boring!

:) Linda

Jacqui Fenner

Don't ever worry about your brown mantel, it always looks beautiful. Those little balls of colour are fabulous and as I have quite a collection of small bits of yarn it will be a lovely project over the next few days. Thanks Lucy, stay warm xx

Linda from Boston

Ooohh I love cross stitch. I started out many years ago doing colonial samplers. I recommend getting plastic floss bobbins to wind your floss on. Little stickers mark the color number and you can put the colors you are working with on a split ring to keep with your project. I have a plastic fishing box that keeps the colors in rows in numerical order. I love organization!! Can't wait to see your project.


So glad to know that you are safe and warm. The weather news is not good from your patch. Love your wooden mantel and fireplace. Stay warm.


Lots of glorious inspiration and colour is good for the soul especially at this time of the year. I can feel your enthusiasm in every line of your blog post. Your words and pictures are infectious in the best possible wayy.. Enjoy your new love, l always wear something light when I'm stitching on dark fabric it helps a little, you can buy small portable light boxes too. Nothing like diving in at the deep end. Very best wishes for the coming month. Gez xx


I'm trying to wrap my head around -6 and all that snow and SWIMMING lessons...How? Why? Where? Beautiful blog, photos and cross stitch and baubles...I love your Woodland and I finished mine a couple of days ago. Can't wait to see what's next.

Loretta Vandenberg

I love your fireplace. 😊 everything looks so cozy and comfortable. Love the colours of the yarn you use and the dmc colours. Ive never seen black aida cloth before. That is so cool


Have never seen black crosstirch cloth. Using bright colors sounds so exciting. I am in US and it reminds me of the Amish quilts made with black and other solid colors. You have inspired me to take up stitching again.


Love, love, love your garland. And I know exactly what you mean about a repetitive and meditative project for a bit of winter calm. I love the icy colours of winter sky, the palest blues, greys and pinks. The Winterberries are gorgeous though, I am always drawn to deep reds and lovely structural natural shapes. Nicely done as always. CJ xx

Gillian Roe

Oh Lucy, so much to love here! Like you I found that Winterberries hoop utterly addictive and meditative, and yes a little finicky to begin with as well, but well worth persevering with. The crochet garland is just lovely, it adds the perfect amount of cool winter colour to your warm fireplace, and I heartily approve of your mantel faffing! A girl after my own heart. I cannot wait to see how you get on with that cross stitch and that black aida. I did one on black linen a couple of years ago and it was hard work, although the overall effect was stunning. Happy stitching my friend! xx

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