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Cross Stitch Update (Part 2) and a Wintery Walk

We’re now a week into lockdown; with lots of fun to be had, movie watching, cleaning the craft room, and getting out when we can! I thought this week, I’d share a recent walk, and a little creative cross stitch update too!

This Week

Before I get to the cross stitch update; I wanted to share a recent wander we had; at the beginning of lockdown; along a pretty woodland walk, right here in the heart of the city.

The Old Newham Railway Walk.

Also known as The Truro Circular Walk, or the Blackberry line. If you are local, the Newham trail leads from the river (by Tesco) to the Newham quays and along; the route then joins the path along the former track of the old Newham railway. The path eventually emerges beside County Hall (By Sainsbury’s).

Old Newham Railway Walk

This trail is now part of the National Cycle Network, and is popular with runners and walkers. For starters, there is plenty of room; and the few people we encountered on our walk, we were able to keep safely distanced from. There are narrow sections; but it is largely quite a wide path – after all it used to be a railway line.

Me on the path of the Old Newham Railway Walk
As you can see it’s not too busy!

We walked from home, through town; and ended up doing the majority of the whole of the circular walk from the I Walk Cornwall app. We actually ‘discovered’ the walk via a YouTube video that came up in our recommendations!

Overall the walk took around 90 minutes; and was mostly flat and fairly straight in terms of path; if a little muddy in places, and frosty in others! It was an easy wander; and quite pretty with wildlife to be seen, and gorgeous scenery; which is still amazing when you consider just how close to town and the city centre you are!

Cross Stitch Update

I’ve also been working a little more on my cross-stitch project of choice; Love Tree, you can read part one in this post.

cross stitch update - Love Tree - silver branches

It’s actually not too bad working with the metallic thread at the moment; and I’m usually not a fan of it! It’s coming together quite nicely, and I’m starting to feel like I’m making some progress with it; though I’m only doing a little bit each week… Which may be why I’m not minding the silver thread!

Love Tree Kit - Cover showing finished pattern

I still can’t wait to get this silver out of the way; and get to work with some more of the pretty colours though! I’m going to be sharing regular cross stitch update posts in the hope it keeps me going!

Are you working on any creative projects in lockdown? Or getting outside anywhere new or fun? Let me know in the comments, or you can usually find me on Twitter! (My other socials are below too).

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2 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Update (Part 2) and a Wintery Walk

    1. Thank you!
      I love using up scraps, but I can never think of anything to do with them! I have so many odd bits of almost everything from thread to fabric!

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