Category Archives: embroidery

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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Finishings

I’m in a finishing sort of mood at the moment. I happened to look at the fabric folder where I keep quilt blocks waiting to be made up and embroideries waiting to be made into something and it’s bulging at … Continue reading

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September Smalls of the Month

Each month I change the little display of cross-stitch smalls on the sideboard. Usually I choose things relative to that month, but in August I decided to do a bee theme – I have lots of smalls with bees on… … Continue reading

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The Seaside Quilt HQAL

I’ve made pretty good progress on my Seaside quilt over the last three weeks, this is the quilt from the book by Kathryn Whittingham, the same designer as my gorgeous Cottage Garden quilt. I organised myself slightly differently this time … Continue reading

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Stitching on the Move

I always have a little something to stitch in my handbag – I almost get anxious if I don’t after spending five hours stuck on a commuter train a few years ago! It’s usually one of my cross-stitch smalls and … Continue reading

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Daisy Chain

A few months ago I stitched one of the Raggedy Ruff kits I had in my stash, it was called Susie the Cat, it had a black and white cat surrounded by echinacia flowers. I made it into a cushion … Continue reading

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