Category Archives: Serendipity

Wednesday Wanderings

Last week my friend and I ticked off another of the Dales 30 challenge, we were hoping to do too but the weather conspired against us! We were climbing Ingleborough but we were also hoping to do Simon Fell too, … 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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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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All the Trimmings QAL

Having dilly-dallied a bit with this quilt I cracked on with it this week, this is the free QAL by the Fat Quarter Shop, it appealed (apart from the fact that I love Christmas!) because it took just one layer … 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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Walking in the Lakes

Helen and I had a few days in the Lake District last week, staying in a lovely flat above the Wheatsheaf Inn in Lorton. Lorton is nicely situated in between Keswick and Buttermere, so all my favourite places to walk … 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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Seaside Quilt HQAL

I’ve made reasonable progress on my seaside quilt, though not as much as I hoped as I ended up distracted this week by the Little Book of Comfort and Flossie the Barts Bunny! This is the quilt design by Kathryn … Continue reading

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Peppermint Purple SAL

I’ve just caught up with the Peppermint Purple SAL, this is a blackwork sampler stitch-a-long which lasts all year, one block a week, we have just completed week 30! I find it easier to do several at a time as … Continue reading

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