Monday, 4 April 2016

C - A-Z Cross Stitch Style

C is for Charizard and Castiel

Day 3 of the A-Z Challenge, where hundreds of bloggers across the internet are writing posts featuring a different letter of the alphabet throughout April.  It is being hosted here if you want to check out some of the amazing blogs people are writing this month.  I'm cross stitching two of my alphabet patterns for the challenge - a Pokemon alphabet and a Supernatural alphabet.  All of my patterns are available from my Etsy store if you want to check them out.
The Pokemon Alphabet
C is for Charizard, the third evolution of Charmander, one of the "starter" Pokemon in the original red and blue versions.  Charmander was usually my choice for starter Pokemon, so I occasionally got to see Charizard - depending on how long I managed to play for before deleting the game, having to hand it over to my brothers, etc.  I'm a little bit of a pyromaniac (love lighting matches and candles and just watching them burn, or adding things to campfires) which is probably why I loved the fire aspect of Charizard.

The Supernatural Alphabet
C is for Castiel the angel, and one of my favourite characters in Supernatural.  I love his monotone and dry wit.  Castiel is the angel who pulled Dean from hell, and who helps (to a lesser or greater extent) the Winchester brothers fight the demons and save the world.  My favourite episode with Castiel is when the brothers were transported to the alternate reality where Supernatural was a TV show - Micha's grin and "let me play too" attitude was priceless.

After a quiet Sunday catching up on some stitching, I'm feeling a little more organised and less paniky about this challenge.  I have this week of work so should be able to get myself enough ahead that I manage to make it through the challenge unscathed!  Only time will tell.

I'm also completing the A-Z Challenge over at Travel Like a Geek where I am working my way through an A-Z of the filming locations used in the Harry Potter series - all locations that I visited while I lived in the UK.  C is for the Cathedral and Castle in Durham.

Happy Stitching,



  1. Another great post

  2. I do not stitch but your patterns look very good. If I did, I know where I would get my patterns.
    All the best in the A to Z Challenge.
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

  3. Castiel is my favorite too!

  4. Lovely stitching Roslyn.


  5. Great post! I am really loving the Pokemon alphabet. (I may just have to get that pattern from your shop and make it for my son for Christmas.)
    Enjoying the Supernatural characters, too. (Just started watching the show on Netflix, thanks to your posts.)

    Crafting Paws

  6. I loved Castiel when he first showed up. Like everything else, his character has gotten messy in the later seasons, but in the beginning, he was one of my favorites too :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary

  7. Ah...Castiel and his classic trenchcoat. Well done!

  8. Good luck feeling back on track again with your work this week. It's nice you have a week off work to catch up! I need a week off too :)

    Ink & Stitches -

  9. These are adorable and I love them. I just recently started watching Supernatural and I have not been disappointed. By recent I mean I've been binge watching for a little while and I'm currently at season 6! Great post idea :)

    Chelsea @ Books for Thought

  10. I love Castiel, but I am really hoping that D is for my favorite, Dean! Nice stitching.

  11. Charizard is my favourite because he's a fire type and he flies and follows you and helps you everywhere. I really like your cross stitch. My Nan does cross stitch but she doesn't do Pokemon! I think you're really clever.

    1. Thanks Louise :) you should get your Nan to teach you and then you could stitch your own ;)