Category Archives: embroidery

Anthea Calendar SAL

Last month I started the latest SAL from Faby Reilly, it’s called the Anthea SAL and it’s a sort of flower calendar, it can be stitched as one big picture or twelve little ones. I decided to do them individually … Continue reading

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Christmas HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my new hand quilting project, a Christmas runner with 24 embroidered squares. The embroideries were a surprise SAL from Hugs’n’kisses before Christmas,their suggestion was to use them for an Advent calendar, we don’t … Continue reading

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A Faby Fest for February

I was thinking about which cross-stitch smalls to put on display for February, last year it was all lovey-dovey ones for Valentines Day, but we have our wedding anniversary in March so most of them stay out for next month … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

These three weeks seem to fly by, last time I showed you my Finery of Nature cross-stitch I was skipping merrily round the room having completed the third quarter… It took me a while to get going on this final … Continue reading

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January Smalls

I’ve just realised it’s the 25th January and I haven’t shown you my smalls yet!! OK so I was a bit late putting them out, what with Christmas and the like, but here they are… I seem to have lots … Continue reading

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Zen Enlightenment SAL

Last year I started a SAL by Tempting Tangles called Enlightenment. The patterns are released every two weeks and there’s still another two patterns to go but I’ve finished it!! Last time I showed it to you I was here… … Continue reading

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Anthea SAL

My plan this year was that I wasn’t going to do any stitch-a-longs or quilt-a-longs, I was just going to do projects I already had in the pipeline! Then Faby Reilly released details of her next stitch-a-long, the Anthea Calendar, … Continue reading

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Anne Bronte P200

On Monday my friend and I had a lovely drive over to Scarborough, a seaside town on the East Yorkshire coast. We were going to see a piece of my work in an exhibition – it was pretty exciting as … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

The advantage of doing courses like the Stitchbook Collective is that you can try new techniques out without major expenses, a bit like attending workshops, you can decide if it’s something you want to try more of. A couple of … Continue reading

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Christmas HQAL

Last month I finally finished my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt so it was time to choose a new project for my Hand Quilt-a-long posts. I was planning for a while to start a different quilt, but having started this … Continue reading

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