I'm 21 and British. I cross stitch. It's either Pokemon or Tolkien, two things which have absolutely nothing in common except for the fact that they are both AMAZING.

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So on Friday, we were playing Cards Against Arda (found here I believe), and some discussion led to writing down a load of ideas for a possible expansion pack. So I made it :D

This contains ideas from kanafinwhy, xredriverx, markedasinfernal, hereff and myself, written on the back of an envelope and various receipts.

I can’t wait to actually play it!


I KNOW!!! there needs to be more silm/discworld crossovers just so I can live my lifelong dream of having Fëanor and Granny Weatherwax team up and take on EVERYTHING.

The thing about words is that meaning can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.

No one ever said elves are nice.

Elves are bad.


I’m trying to do a series of Tolkien relevant Discworld quotes because there are a LOT.

So here, have a wip. This quote is from Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett. All the text is now finished. I really debated using a different alphabet, but all the others simply didn’t have the look I was going for, or took up too much space. So I used this one again. I am terrible, but it is comfortable now :D

I’m really happy with the colours on this one. In order, from top to bottom we have DMC 4214 (Cotton Candy), 4215 (Northern Lights), 4250 (Berry Parfait), 4211 (Azalea), 4212 (Mixed Berries) and 4205 (Caliente).

I was trying to get a ‘bleeding to red’ sort of effect, and I think it turned out awesome :D

As usual, I’d love feedback!


You know when Silmarillion people meet up, shenanigans will ensue!
These are some of the best combinations that came up during some of our Cards Against Arda games!
Thank kanafinwhy, markedasinfernal, f-ennekins and hereff for the hilarity! XD

This was so much fun! I can’t pick a favourite :D

Finished! Along with my Fëanorian Bingo Card! Woohoo!

So this quote is from the Silmarillion, credit to here for the alphabet. All done in DMC 4122 (Fall Harvest). I decided to keep the border really simple because the colour speaks for itself, and I didn’t want a repeat of the Miriel disaster!

And now for some links.

Amrod and Amras: here


The Silmarils


Free Space

The Oath




Text is done for the twins :) You know the drill, alphabet from here, quote from the Silmarillion, done for the bingo. Colour used is DMC 4122 (Fall Harvest). I wanted to go for a naturey look without it being green, and the colour is SO PRETTY.

Did some heavy duty blog alterations, and it now looks about 1000000x better :D

“It was sad music. But it waved its sadness like a battle flag. It said the universe had done all it could, but you were still alive.”
― Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
For Maglor. Definitely stitching this too. ←

“Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.
Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
Elves are terrific. They beget terror.
The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.
No one ever said elves are nice.
Elves are bad.”
― Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

For when the bingo is finished :D All this thinking about elves had me thinking about Discworld elves…

And once I’ve stitched this, I’m going to look through the Discworld series to find quotes that can relate to SIlmarillion characters. I already found some incredible ones for Maglor in Soul Music that are really powerful imo.

Celegorm for the bingo :) Quote is from the Silmarillion. Somewhere. I cannot remember exactly, forgive me. Maybe Chapter 5? Sounds about right.

Alphabet is from here. The colours used are DMC 4047 (Emerald Isle) and 4069 (Margarita). In person they are quite bright, but lighting was against me once more.

Not overly relevant, but I was stitching this in the company of the-sarcasm-fairy and toffeecrisp13 who are THE WORST and kept trying to make me stitch ‘he got great knowledge of the birds and the bees’. And were almost successful in this endeavor. I hope you are both happy.

Bingo is DANGEROUSLY close to being finished now :D

Back to the bingo! This is supposed to be a trio with my Maedhros and Maglor pieces. This is obviously from the end of the Quenta Silmarillion.

I’m sorry about the lighting on these photos! This is actually natural light, but the usual cloud cover wasn’t around when I took these, apparently.

The alphabet is from here, and I used four colours for this - DMC 4015 (Stormy Skies), 4017 (Polar Ice), 4025 (Caribbean Bay) and 4200 (Wild Fire).

I really love this! I was worried at first that the different colours mught make it look odd or childish, but I think it worked really nicely.

As always, I’d love any feedback.

Finished! This quote is from Chapter 9 of the Silmarillion, and is for this week’s Team Fëanorians challenge, involving Fëanor’s relationship with one or both of his parents.

This quote was just too perfect. I tried something new with the text over the blood spatter and I think it looks really good!

The pattern for the blood spatter can be found in ‘Twisted Stitches’ by Paul Davison, which is a super awesome cross stitch book. I found the alphabet here.

This is done in three colours, DMC 349, 817 and 4245 (Mystical Midnight)

I’m incredibly happy with this! It’s definitely one of my favourite things that I have done so far. I’d be happy to hear any questions or comments!

Have some Finwë blood splatter before I put the words in. This is for this week’s Team Fëanorians challenge, which was to do with Fëanor’s relationship with either or both of his parents. And I remembered a gorgeous quote from the Silm…

The pattern for this is from the awesome cross stitch book ‘Twisted Stitches’ by Phil Davison, which you should check out :)

Tagged by: hereff

If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.

Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!

I’ve done this before but I did it again, and I got the same, so there’s that :)

My Result Type(s): ISTJ (Inspector)

Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan excuse you i am nowhere near cool enough for this

Susan Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia I always thought Susan really got the short end of the stick! I liked Susan.

Hermione Granger from Harry Potterthere is some serious coolness on this list that I am not sure I can live up to. But really, I have always identified with Hermione (as I know a lot of others have)

Tenzin from Legend Of Korra I can kinda see it? But not really

Inspector Javert from Les Misérables  LOL

Akihiko Sanada from Persona 3 Again, I wish I was cool enough for this

Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica DITTO

Edward Cullen from Twilight Even on a bad day, I am 100000x better than this creep

Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh This is it. The character I identify THE MOST with on this list. Thankyou.

Um I don’t like tagging, but if you want to do this, go ahead and say I tagged you!




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The Ring of Barahir and another piece of jewelry from this shop

A DVD copy of your favorite movie from the Three Houses Film Fest

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Two Silmarillion-themed bookmarks from thetimetrick

One prize pack from undoherdamage containing cards, buttons, and charms!

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One piece of jewelry from this shop

One pewter starred pendant from klokwerkheart

A drabble from houseofhaleth

A small art piece of your choice from crownlessam

A fanmix of your choice from eowyning

One Silmarillion-themed bookmark from thetimetrick

One prize pack from undoherdamage containing cards, buttons, and charms!