Category Archives: embroidery

Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

I’m enjoying making the Cottage Garden Quilt, the pattern is in a book of the same name by Kathryn Whittingham, it’s so pretty. Three weeks ago I’d just finished the first two blocks of the bottom row… I’m stitching the … Continue reading

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Kookaburra Cross-stitch

Last month on facebook I spotted a lovely cross-stitch of a kookaburra which someone had stitched. My OH is Australian and loves the sound of a kookaburra so I decided to stitch one. The design I had seen was a … Continue reading

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Grasses and Flowers Workshop

A couple of months back I spotted a course run by Jo Hill which looked rather interesting. With so many teachers going on line it does make for a lot more opportunities to attend workshops, whilst there is something special … Continue reading

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Stitching 4 the Soul SAL

This week I turned my attention back to my #stitching4thesoul book. I started this in the summer, already late to the party and then got waylaid. Luckily it’s all on YouTube. It’s a stitch-a-long organised by Anne Brooke who lives … Continue reading

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Anthea Calendar SAL

Over the weekend I finished stitching this month’s design for the Anthea Calendar, a SAL by Faby Reilly. Each month has a seasonal flower and I was wondering what November’s would be and it’s physalis. Physalis is otherwise known here … Continue reading

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A Square of Fudge

I mentioned yesterday that I had two cross-stitch finishes to share, so this is the second one, stitched over the last few days. A couple of weeks ago I finally got round to stitching November from the Joyful World SAL, … Continue reading

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A Square for October

I’ve two cross-stitch finishes to share with you, they’re both pretty quick makes so I stitched them over the weekend, finishing the last one just now… Firstly I stitched the wordplay for October. This will be opposite the colourful cyclamen … Continue reading

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My Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my cottage garden quilt, so it’s time for an update. This is the quilt designed by Kathryn Whittingham, she has published a book with all the patterns and instructions in. I’m throughly enjoying … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour

A couple of years ago I started stitching the Joyful World series of cross-stitch designs. This was originally a free SAL on the Snowflower Diary website. I got as far as October and stopped – I think the month overtook … Continue reading

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Stitching 4 the Soul Book

During the summer I discovered Anne Brook (designer of Harold the Hare) had started an on-line SAL called Stitching 4 the Soul, I was very late in starting, but better later than never! All the tutorials are on YouTube, I … Continue reading

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