30 for 30 Creating

Since we are all at home and we need to keep our minds busy, it’s the perfect time for #30for30creating!

#30for30creating is simple. You create something for (at least) 30 minutes for 30 days. Work on as many or as few projects as you want throughout the month.

What counts as creating? A LOT. Cross-stitching, painting, cooking, drawing, writing, etc. People have created everything from apps to cakes to quilts over the years. 

If you miss a day, don’t worry! Just try again the next day. This is supposed to be fun!

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There are no sign ups! The challenge will start on April 1st and run throughout the whole month. Just use #30for30creating and be sure to check out everyone’s posts!

(Yes, this used to be called #30for30crafting, but it’s changed a lot over the years. I want anyone creative to feel welcome!)

Be Well and Stitch

Over on Instagram, there is a delightful hashtag #bewellandstitch where a lot of designers are posting free patterns so that everyone has something to do during this time when we find ourselves social distancing/being under a shelter in place order.

I decided to make a quick little chalkboard-style pattern. The pattern hasn’t been tested so if there are any issues, please let me know. Obviously this pattern is pretty open for customization so go with any color(s) you want.

Stay healthy. Wash your hands. We got this. ❤

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As always, I love to see what you make so if you do decide to tackle this project please feel free to tag me @craftinggeek or use #forty11stitches

Happy crafting!

I See What You Did There

For those who play Destiny 2, you know that Trials came back this weekend. For those who know how I play Destiny 2, you know that I wouldn’t play Trials ever. I’d hate to go flawless so many times that Bungie would think I’m cheating and ban me forever. Yeah, that’s it.

Still, that doesn’t mean that I can’t cross-stitch something to celebrate Trials coming back. So, in the famous words of Kuzco, Boom, Baby!

I know you all know I love variegated thread, but I REALLY love this color of variegated thread. I mean, I don’t even like yellow, but I adore this color. Unfortunately, it’s a color that is discontinued — DMC Color Variation 4073, but you should be able to find it at some online retailers. If not, you can always use 90 or just any yellow if you don’t want the variegated look.

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As always, if you have any questions, please let me know! You can find me on Twitter and Instagram.

Destiny Emblem Master List

Year 2 coming soon.

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WeekEmblem NameLink to Chart
Jacobson’s
Staff
Chart | Key
Planet of
Peace
Chart | Key
Try the SpecialChart | Key
Adventurous
Spirit
Chart | Key
Pushing
Forward
Chart | Key
Lost SectorsBlue: Chart | Key
Green: Chart | Key
Red: Chart | Key
Brown: Chart | Key
Kadi 55-30’s
Blessing
Chart | Key
Ace of SpadesChart | Key
Take the
Throne
Chart | Key
New Pacific
Access
Chart | Key
Make Us ProudChart | Key
Jade Rabbit
Redux
Chart | Key
Light of the
Dawning
Chart | Key
VEIST UpgradeChart | Key
Hero of the
Infinite
Chart | Key
Gather Your
Fireteam
Chart | Key
At the
Vanguard
Chart | Key
Rune of the
Adept
Chart | Key
Sign of Mutual
Combat
Chart | Key
Legend of
Saint-14
Chart | Key
Fire of the
Crimson Days
Chart | Key
Red Legion
Aegis
Chart | Key
Laurel
Triumphant
Chart | Key
Exodus CrashChart | Key
25Arcology
Interface
Chart | Key
Vex DestroyerChart | Key
Meridian of
Destiny
Chart | Key
Vex ScholarChart | Key
HellspawnChart | Key
30Secret of
the Vex
Chart | Key
31Mentor of
Light
Chart | Key
32The VisionaryChart | Key
Cutting EdgeNewsletter (with instructions)
Felwinter FrostChart | Key
Rally the FlagChart | Key
36IKELOS
Imperative
Chart | Key
Four Times
a Ruler
Chart | Key
One Orbit
Remains
Chart | Key
Zero FutureChart | Key
Chasing
Perfection
Newsletter (with instructions)
The Inverted
Spire
Chart | Key
42Glory to the
Emperor
Chart | Key
43WormslayerChart | Key
Vigilant
Console
Chart | Key
45Covetous
Emperor
Chart | Key
Spire StarChart | Key
Apprentice
Guide
Chart | Key
48Renewed
Triumphant
Chart | Key
Bonus 1C-T-A-T-O-D-LChart
Bonus 2Heart of the CityChart
Bonus 3Good DogChart
Bonus 4Prophetic
Arsenal
Chart
Bonus 5Technological
Singularity
Chart
Bonus 6Two Enter, One LeavesChart

What’s in a name?

So, you might be wondering…Forty-11? Is that even a word? Is that her weird way of saying 51?

Not quite.

My Nana, when she would talk about a big number, would simply say that there were forty-eleven of that thing. And since I have been cross-stitching a long time, I figure that I’ve probably stitched close to forty-eleven stitches.