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Stitching Pirates!


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Star Light Star Bright Humbug
This was a free pattern kitted up with floss for me that I received from Sullivan's.  It only took 6 hours start to finish!  I had a piece of 18 ct white aida and some pretty beads I threw on for some bling.  The metallic floss provided by Sullivan's is GLORIOUS to work with.

You can find the free pattern here:…
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:iconkaidayinthyme:   Cross stitched ornament 2018 by KaidaYinThyme

:iconlouiselibrarian:   Snowflake Ornament by LouiseLibrarian

:iconfairystoryteller:   Candle by FairyStoryteller

:iconmattsma:   No Peeking! by Mattsma

:iconjijikit:   Side Track - Christmas Doggie by jijikit

:iconkatjakay:   Dashing Through the Snow/Woods by Katjakay

:iconfusainne:   In the Bleak Mid Winter by Fusainne

:icontyrannorus:   Holiday Exchange Ornament 2018 by tyrannorus

grog, grog, grog by TanteTabata

Ahoy maties!! If ye kin believe it, it's been five long years since the ornament exchange began with good ole' Pirate Booty! Arrrrrrr! 

Here's what yer gonna do:

:bulletblue:  If yer in, just all caps PIRATE BOOTY in the comments below and let them judges know if yer mailin' anywhere, Europe only, or US only.

:bulletwhite:  Stitch up yer best ornament and post it under "Clubs and Contests".

:bulletblue:  Send it to your exchange partner.

:bulletwhite:  Start date is September 23rd (First Day of Autumn) and ends on November 11th (US Veteran's Day).  

:bulletblue:  Katjakay will pair up the entrants on November 12th (Queen's Birthday NZ).

:bulletwhite:  SpitfireFae will note each of you with mailing addresses.

:bulletblue:  All mailings will be complete by November 20th (Universal Children's Day).

Here are some ornaments to inspire you! :ahoy:

  Christmas Ornaments by Katjakay   Christmas tree hand made ornament #3 by lovebiser      Secret Pirate Ornament by Narmita08      Father Winter by Katjakay     Peres Noel 3 by Shiori500     Christmas tree hand made ornament #2 by lovebiser    Christmas Ornament by tyrannorus    20150728 Snowman Ornaments (4) by Jane9715   cross stitched ornament exchange finished by KaidaYinThyme   Stockings by cloudrat   Cross Stitch and Blackwork Christmas Ornament by natapaz   Santa Heart Ornament by Anarionthemage   Skinny Santa Ornament by Anarionthemage   Christmas Ornament 2014 by CampbellsCrossStitch

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In search for answers  What is Neglected Floss Stitch Along?  It is a wonderful way for everyone to utilize that floss that has been hanging around your stash.  For some, it probably bothers you just a tiny bit that you have these flosses that never get used or there is just a tiny bit left of some specialty floss that you may never use again from a kit. Here is the best way to ensure you use every one of your stashed flosses at least once, or finish them off entirely!  Gifted floss, those bobbins that sit quietly in your floss boxes, bags, or drawer never getting used or are forgotten; this stitch along is a lovely way to get that floss used. 

Mini Avalarian Orb   NFSAL is now in it's 3rd year and for the 3rd year running Magical525  has changed things up! Mini Avalarian Orb 

Bullet; YellowThe first year it was an anything goes thing when it came to colour.
Bullet; Green The second year Magical525  gave an optional key so that if you had an idea of where to go with the colours if you liked them.
Bullet; Blue This year Magical525 is going to do something very different for the NFSAL: not only is she going to give 12 biscornu/pincushion patterns BUT she is also giving an optional whole year frame in case you'd like to do a larger thing.

The entire design is in 3 colours - Magical525  did this to be able to show how she thinks the colours could go and so she could tell you in advance what you will need should you decide to do the pattern including the frame as this is the moment when you need to know how much to dig out from your stash!

The stats:

Stitch size:

  • Single monthly pattern: 47 stitches square
  • Whole year frame: 153 x 202 stitches


3 colours or 3 colours per month.
  • If you do each month without the frame you will need around 1 skein each of the 3 colours. 
    • If you use more colours you will need less per colour - you should have enough with 0.1 skein of floss per colour per month.
  • For the frame you will need 0.6 skein each for the 2 main colours and 0.1 skein for the secondary colour.
    • If you are only using 3 colours for the entire thing with the frame then you will have enough thread if you have 2 skeins of each colour.
    • If you are using different colours per month then see the bit without the frame.


Any colour fabric works!
The sizes are given for 14ct Aida/28ct evenweave - if you want to use a different count fabric an online fabric calculator will help.

  • If you do each month as a pincushion/biscornu you will need a square of fabric of about 5" square (the patterns are 3.5" each).
  • If you want to do it with the frame then you need fabric at is 17 x 20.5" which includes 3" framing allowance on each side.

The patterns:

  • Magical525  will give each months pattern on the 1st of the month around midnight her time so that's the last day of the month 6 pm EST in the US.
  • The border pattern can be found below as it will not be included as part of the monthly pattern.
 Avalarian Orb 

NFSAL - November 2018 by Magical525   NFSAL - full year frame 2018 by Magical525


Bullet; Green   Submit your finished piece to the stitchingpirates Contest Folder, even though this isn’t a contest, just a little SAL Bullet; Green

Welcome F-ers
My brother lives on a boat in Alaska and is a huge fan of Unconventional X Stitch patterns.  When JodyS created this pattern he DEMANDED that I stitch it.  So I took a left over piece of blue 18ct aida and shaving cream dyed the fabric, and had my brother pick the color for the words (normally DMC 310) and off I went to stitch.

I don't normally stitch swear words.  But this is so funny, and to hear the joy in my brother's voice as he demanded it, I couldn't resist. :D  If you like the pattern, you can grab it up at the UXS website:…

or on Etsy:…


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Carla Eldridge
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United States
A little of this and a little of that and you have some art!

Current Residence: Colorado



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LouiseLibrarian Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for favorite-ing my Snowflake Ornament! Heart 
KaidaYinThyme Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav. :D
Mattsma Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
MY pleasure!
KaidaYinThyme Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Vetriz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
Thank you so much for the favourite :).
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