Category Archives: embroidery

Tall Year Square Etui SAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my etui, it’s a design from the Classic Inspirations magasine by Betsy Morgan. I was still embroidering the final pieces then… I’ve been working hard on it since then, I was ready … Continue reading

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January Smalls

I rather like the idea of having a seasonal display of cross-stitch smalls. Now I’ve finally put the Christmas decorations away I decided it was a good time to start, hopefully this will become a regular monthly post. We’ve been … Continue reading

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A Spring Wreath

On New Year’s Day I decided to concentrate on my Spring Wreath quilt. This is a BOM from Andrea of Raggedy Ruff Designs. It’s a beautiful quilt of woodland animals, stitched with free motion machine embroidery. This is very new … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18; How Did I Do!

Last January I set myself eighteen challenges to do in 2018, they were a mixture of sewing, quilting, embroidery and general lifestyle ones. I really enjoyed having something to aim for, especially as I didn’t stress or beat myself up … Continue reading

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Final Small of the Year!

A couple of years ago I was given a little cross-stitch kit, a pretty little chamomile flower, I felt it had quite a vintage feel to it with the general style of the design. When I opened it last week … Continue reading

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Giving and Receiving

From being very young I always tried to instill into my children the idea that handmade gifts were treasured, they always made presents for Grandparents and aunts etc, it might be a tray of mince pies, or a decorated matchbox. … Continue reading

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Tall Year Square Etui – Nearly There!

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Tall Year Square Etui, it’s a design by Betsy Morgan which I’ve been working on for what seems like ages! Well I finally feel I’m almost there!! Three weeks ago I … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Finish

On Monday it was my Embroiderers Guild meeting, we usually spend the morning stitching our own projects so I always pack my box the night before with whatever I’m planning to stitch. I decided to crack on with my Etui … Continue reading

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Christie SAL

I’ve just finished the fourth and final Christmas cross-stitch from Faby Reilly’s Christie Stitch-a-long. It’s a beautiful design of a heart shaped wreath. The designs are all designed as Christmas cards but I chose to make them into little Christmas … Continue reading

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Knitting & Stitching Show

Last month I had a wonderful day at the Knitting & Stitching show in Harrogate (I’m a bit behind with writing my posts again!) It’s the biggest show we have round here, four large halls of quilting, embroidery, sewing…heaven! Though … Continue reading

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