Category Archives: embroidery

Mothers Day Gift

Apologies if this is a bit of a proud Mum post!! My 19 year old daughter Helen is in Uni at the moment but she came home for Mothers Day weekend. She gave me the most beautiful present, I’m so … Continue reading

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Mothers Day

Here in the UK it’s Mothering Sunday today, or Mothers Day as it is usually called these days. My mum is in her 80’s and her birthday is in a few days time as well, so you do get to … Continue reading

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Handmade Cards

Doesn’t time fly when you’re happy! It’s our tenth wedding anniversary tomorrow, we’re celebrating with a weekend in the Lakes, staying near Ullswater. After all the disruption at home it will be wonderful to escape for a couple of days … Continue reading

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Stitch-a-long 8

It’s three weeks since I last posted photos of my flower lattice, this is what it looked like then; Since then I’ve spent a morning at Embroiderers Guild and an evening at home working on it. It’s surprising how quickly … Continue reading

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Mothers Day Card

Here in the UK it’s Mothering Sunday on 26th March and three days later it’s my mothers birthday as well. I’m always in a bit of a quandary as what do you get someone in their 80’s, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Jenny Wren Embroidery

I’m feeling well chuffed with myself, I have designed and stitched a proper embroidery all by myself! I even remembered to take photos of my progress!! At Embroiderers Guild we are doing a Travelling Sketchbook project, we’re in groups of six, … Continue reading

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Looking back at February

February seems to have whizzed past, I know it’s a bit shorter, but even so! We’re knee deep in decorating at home at the moment so sewing has pretty much been restricted to evenings when I collapse in a heap … Continue reading

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Sweet Roses

I wanted to make a wedding anniversary card and when this design popped up on facebook I immediately clicked over to the webpage and bought it. It’s perfect! It’s a design called Sweet Roses by Faby Reilly, I discovered her … Continue reading

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Stitch-a-long 7; Flower Lattice

It’s three weeks since I last posted my progress on my Flower Lattice. It’s a design by Di van Niekirk which uses ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. I’ve done a little ribbon embroidery before, but I’ve never tried stumpwork, so I’m … Continue reading

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Another Sketchbook

There does seem to be a few Sketchbooks featuring here at the moment, there’s the international one organised by Anne Lawson in Australia, it’s called The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook, there’s about 14 of us contributing to it, all … Continue reading

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