Category Archives: embroidery

Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

It’s three weeks since I lasted posted about my cottage garden quilt, it was a very brief post as I was freshly out of hospital, I’m now thankfully feeling much better so I’ll elaborate a little on the blocks I … Continue reading

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Making my Book of Days

When I made my stitchbook a couple of years ago a few readers asked me to write a tutorial on how to make the actual book. Life got in the way and apologies but it was never written. The double … Continue reading

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A Stitch-a-long or Two

Every year I tell myself no more stitch-a-longs, and every year I fall for one…or two! This time though they should both be fairly quick to do! I’ve been tempted to try blackwork ever since Claire and Avis started a … Continue reading

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December Wordplay

I’ve finally stitched the final wordplay for my Anthea Calendar book. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, I could think of lots of words or phrases, but most of them were Christmas rather than December, I … Continue reading

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Stitching 4 the Soul SAL

Ever started something to find further down the line it makes things tricky? When I started my #sewing4thesoulbook in the summer I decided that rather than making a book from batting and then embroidering directly onto each page (as Anne … Continue reading

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A Robin Sings

I finished another cross-stitch small today. I’m trying to break my 2020 bad habit of completing a piece of stitching and then not doing anything with it! I started this one whilst I was in hospital between Christmas and New … Continue reading

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From Little Acorns…

…mighty oaks do grow I’ve developed a bit of a bad habit over the last twelve months of finishing a piece of needlework and then not doing anything with it, my pile of things waiting to ‘finished’ is growing. Though … Continue reading

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First Finish of 2021

Yesterday I finished off an embroidery I started just before Christmas. It is called a Strawberry Pot, it’s a kit by the Historic Needlework Guild which I bought for £3 from a Facebook destash page last year. I suspect it’s … Continue reading

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Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my gorgeous Cottage Garden Quilt, it’s a design in a lovely book by Kathryn Whittingham. I’d just finished the bottom row so just one more row to do and then the border… These … Continue reading

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Stitching4thesoul SAL

I started the ‘stitching 4 the soul’ project very late in the day, I think it ran over the first lockdown. It was organised by Anne Brook of Hanne-made, her videos are still on Youtube together with the subsequent Christmas … Continue reading

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