Category Archives: embroidery

A Medieval Pincushion

We’ve just had a few days away in a little cottage in Northumberland, it’s the same cottage we went to last September,it’s an old railway cottage called Whistlestop in a little hamlet of Redesmouth, it’s relaxed and comfortable, well equipped … Continue reading

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The Seaside Quilt HQAL

It’s just three weeks since I finished my Cottage Garden quilt, it still makes me smile every time I look at it! My next quilt is by the same designer, Kathryn Whittingham, she’s published a second book called The Seaside … Continue reading

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Birth Sampler

I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment, having felt last weekend that I had rather a lot of different projects on, I’ve got another finish! A few weeks ago a friend from Skipton Stitchers (formerly Embroiderers Guild) … Continue reading

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Stitch wheel Sampler SAL

Last Thursday the final two sections of the stitch wheel were released, so over the weekend I managed to finish it. The final two were knotted blanket stitch and Quaker stitch. I didn’t get on with the knotted blanket stitch, … Continue reading

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Leafy Tree SAL

I’ve not spent a lot of time on my Leafy Tree recently, mainly because I’ve been concentrating on other projects so I could get a few finished – I’d reached that point of realising I had too many embroidery projects … Continue reading

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A Birth Sampler

A couple of months ago a friend from Embroiderers Guild (or Skipton Stitchers as we are now since the demise of the Embroidery Guild as we know it!) asked if I would do a cross-stitch birth sampler as a commission. … Continue reading

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The Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

Well it’s happy dance time and I’ve got my best dancing shoes on as I love this quilt so much! It’s the Cottage Garden quilt from the book of the same name by Kathryn Whittingham. Three weeks ago when I … Continue reading

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Stitchwheel Sampler

I’m managing to keep up to date with my stitch wheel, the SAL sampler by Kathy Reavy. I’ve just realised that last time I posted about this SAL was the middle of March! At that point I’d just finished the … Continue reading

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The Leafy Tree SAL

Last month I started the Leafy Tree embroidery by Mary Corbett, of Needle ‘n’ Thread I’d bought the e-book last year and finally got round to starting it. I love the way the colours gradually change through the tree from … Continue reading

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April Smalls

It was nice this month to get all the spring themed cross-stitch smalls out. There’s an abundance of rabbits, I seem to recall a collection of rabbits is a fluffle, I’ve definately got a fluffle here! The hopping bunnies and … Continue reading

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