Category Archives: Serendipity

A Quick Stitch

Last night I put together some threads for a little piece of stitching to go in the project bag I have in my handbag. I started stitching whilst waiting for my physio appointment and finished it this evening! It’s only … Continue reading

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David Austin Roses

I’ve just finished my embroidery of some of the David Austin roses in my garden…I have quite a few! David Austin started breeding roses back in 1961 and he managed to breed roses which both looked beautiful and had a … Continue reading

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David Austin Roses

I’ve got rather a lot of David Austin roses in my garden, at a rough estimate I’ve probably got about thirty different roses and about fifty actual rose bushes. David Austin was I think the first rose breeder to mix … Continue reading

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Stitch a Garden SAL

A couple of weeks ago I started embroidering a standard rose bush, I have two in my garden, Claire Austin which is a gorgeous creamy white and Roald Dahl which quitea lovely shade of peach. I stitched Claire Austin a … Continue reading

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Unbalanced

It’s Balance Awareness week this week so I thought I’d do my bit to try and raise awareness and understanding of how a lack of balance can affect our lives. There are three main things that help us to keep … Continue reading

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Stitching my Garden SAL

I’m still making reasonable progress on my stitching of the patio area of our garden, this is going to be part of a textile book about our garden. This whole idea has been inspired by an excellent on-line course called … Continue reading

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A Flower Wreath

A few weeks ago I bought a surprise bundle of linen and designs from SoukieSoo, I follow her on instagram and I like her style. Quite a few were immediately earmarked for my garden book. Once I’d finished my ladybugs … Continue reading

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Cartography Course

Several of our Skipton Stitchers members have done on-line embroidery courses with Zara Day and they’ve always enthused about them so one of them mentioned she had just signed up for her cartography course I decided to check it out. … Continue reading

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A Winter Wreath Quilt

Three years or so ago I stitched a Spring Wreath quilt, it was a design by Andrea Walpole of Raggedy Ruff Designs. I’ve made several of her designs and kits now, they all raw edge applique with free motion machine … Continue reading

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Textile Book SAL

Well my stitch-a-garden project has had to take a back seat over the last three weeks, what with trying to finish the cot quilt before Hugo was born, trying to sell the house and the worry since the little one … Continue reading

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