Category Archives: embroidery

April Smalls

It’s a new month and we’re not long into a new season as well, so I’ve a fresh set of cross-stitch smalls on display. I’m trying to keep it fairly seasonal so there is a lamb, a gosling and a … Continue reading

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Busy Bees

It’s my mum’s birthday tomorrow, I took her to a quilt show last month as an early birthday present, we had a great time looking at all the beautiful quilts on display and mooching around the stalls. This was our … Continue reading

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From QR to SAL

I didn’t know what a QR code was until last week, well I knew what they were, I just didn’t know they had a name! A QR code is one of those funny little square codes for scanning that pop … Continue reading

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Tapestries and Vikings!

At my Guild meeting we had a fascinating talk about the Stamford Bridge Tapestries. Most people have heard about 1066 and the Battle of Hastings, all gloriously illustrated on the Bayeux Tapestries. 1066 was quite a tumultuous year here in … Continue reading

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Vintage Maps

It was my Embroiderers Guild meeting on Monday and we were due to swap our Travelling Sketchbooks for the next round, so at the weekend I thought I’d better stitch something to go in the book. It was my turn … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Finery of Nature cross-stitch. This is a Dimensions cross-stitch kit I bought at an Embroiderers Guild meeting. I’ve changed the fabric from black aida to a soft duck egg blue even-weave. … Continue reading

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Spring Smalls

A couple of weeks ago on facebook a cute cross-stitch design popped up, well it was an instant impulse buy! The design is by the French designer Dany Chevallier, it’s called Ambience Printaniere, which I think would translate as Spring … Continue reading

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A Fluffle and a Gaggle.

I’ve got five new smalls to show you, one new one and four recycled ones, a fluffle of rabbits and a gaggle of geese, oh and a sheep too… I started this cross-stitch about three weeks ago, I’d grabbed the … Continue reading

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Spring Wreath Quilt

I’ve just finished another block for my Spring Wreath quilt BOM, this is a gorgeous design by Andrea Walpole of Raggedy Ruff Designs. It’s been a very steep learning curve as I’ve not tried free machine embroidery before but Andrea’s … Continue reading

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March Smalls

It’s the first day of a new month today so I’ve changed over my display of cross-stitch smalls. Last month was predominantly Valentine themed ones, some of these have stayed as it’s our 12th wedding anniversary on the 17th March. … Continue reading

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