Category Archives: embroidery

Jacquie Needlecase SAL

It’s happy dance time, though it nearly wasn’t as I was stitching until about 11pm last night to get it finished. This morning I managed to press it of sorts to make it look a little neater. Three weeks ago … Continue reading

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Peppermint Purple SAL

I got a bit behind with my blackwork SAL, this is the one designed by Peppermint Purple with a block released each week, There is a recommended colour scheme which is rather nice, but I decided in January to make … Continue reading

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Seaside Quilt HQAL

I cracked on with my seaside quilt so I’m having a mini happy dance this week as I’ve finished the main part of the quilt, I’ve just the borders to decide on. This is the quilt in the book by … Continue reading

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Jacquie Needlecase SAL

It’s getting quite exciting now with the Jacquie needlecase, we’ve got to the putting it together bit! Three weeks ago I was just about to start making wings for my dragonfly… The wings are made by over-stitching wire onto organza, … Continue reading

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Brazilian Embroidery

I’ve occasionally seen work described as Brazilian embroidery on facebook but I’ve never known really what it entailed. Last week at Skipton Stitchers monthly meeting we had a mini-workshop run by one of our members, the lovely Claire Ketteman. She … Continue reading

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Jacquie Needlecase SAL

These three week cycles of the SAL seem to fly by, I’m stitching the Jacquie needlecase by Faby Reilly, she’s releasing a new section every two weeks, last time I had just finished stitching the organza wing for the dragon … Continue reading

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Doodles and Growing Old

Over the last 18 months when my stitch group, Skipton Stitchers (formerly Embroiders Guild) met over zoom many of our members started stitching 4″ squares to make a display.The idea was that each month people would do a little embroidery … Continue reading

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The Seaside Quilt HQAL

I’m making good progress on my Seaside quilt, this is the quilt designed by Kathryn Whittingham, the same designer as my favourite Cottage Garden quilt. This one is a similar layout but with seaside themed blocks, it reminds me of … Continue reading

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Peppermint Purple SAL

I spent a lovely few days last week in the Lake District with my daughter Helen. We walked during the day and as usual I had a little sewing with me to do in the evenings. I managed a bit … Continue reading

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Jacquie Needlecase SAL

These three week cycles seem to come round awfully quickly! Three weeks ago I’d just finished another section of this gorgeous stitch-a-long by Faby Reilly… At the beginning of this SAL Faby explained that there would be two levels of … Continue reading

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