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Happy New Year!

Just a quick recap of some of this year’s finishes to say goodbye to 2015 😊 See you in 2016! 😀 Lots of love and happy xxx, Chiara

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one finish, one start, one drama

that’s how it works, right? you finish something, you tell yourself you’re allowed to start something new rather than picking up an old WIP, and BANG! colour issues arrive! 😤 – – – let’s start with the finish 😉 in 5 days or so I stitched the lovely Little House Needleworks freebie that I received…… Continue reading one finish, one start, one drama

Little House Needleworks · Victoria Sampler


first and foremost, I want to clarify that my previous post from the other night wasn’t part of what has been called a “media attack” of any sort. I was given those comparison shots of Sara Guermani’s designs and Little House Needleworks designs, together with the information that there was a dispute of authenticity going on.…… Continue reading clarification

Little House Needleworks · Victoria Sampler

!!! a sad and urgent post

[edit: February 7th] after the publication of this post I received info from fellow readers and stitchers of at least two more designers involved in this presumed* scam: Moira Blackburn for the outer border and alphabet you see in the first of the following images, which comes from her Time and Season Sampler, just google a picture of…… Continue reading !!! a sad and urgent post

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and enigma it is!

the poll for this year’s blogaversary challenge has just been closed and the results are in! you can see them here:  by one vote only, the stitch enigma has officially won!! – win win, cause this means I’ll have to start something new pretty soon! WOOHOO!! 😀 I know it was part of my New Year’s resolutions not to start…… Continue reading and enigma it is!

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Chapter forty-one – BaBa buttons

previously on The grey tail: I know, I know. my startitis is hopeless. – – – so what is it that I’m going to add to Manu’s Marquoir? well, during the summer I asked Elisabetta if she could fulfill this crazy request, and she did. masterfully! I gave her BaBa’s pictures and she gave me these in return!…… Continue reading Chapter forty-one – BaBa buttons