Category Archives: Serendipity

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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Summer School

Earlier this month I had a wonderful weekend at Bishop Burton College where the Yorkshire region of what used to be the Embroiderers Guild hold their summer school. It’s an annual event but it was the first time I’d attended. … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I was sure I pressed the publish button on this post yesterday, never mind, one day later… We were forecast thunder and lightening this weekend, but it’s been pleasantly warm and dry, a little cooler than the last week or … Continue reading

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Flower Power

A couple of weeks ago I shared my progress on my denim jacket, embroidering flowers along the back… This is a white denim jacket I bought at Sainsbury’s, our local supermarket. It was only £22, cheap enough to try something … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

This week it’s the Otley Walking Festival and it’s 20th Anniversary. It’s a week where there’s several guided walks each day from a couple of miles or less to twenty miles, there’s pub walks, history walks, teashop walks, cake walks … Continue reading

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Jacquie Magic Needlebook

I’ve just signed up for another stitch-a-long, I know, I’ve got lots of projects on the go but I can never resist a Faby Reilly SAL! I’ve done several SAL’s with Faby, they’re always such beautiful designs and they’re very … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

If last week was iris week then this week is peony week, the hot sunny weather has brought all the flowers out. Over the years I seem to have planted a bit of a collection of peonies. Their flowers may … Continue reading

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Leafy Tree SAL

It’s happy dance time with my Leafy Tree embroidery. This is a design by Mary Corbet of Needle’n’Thread. It’s available in an e-book which I found worked really well for this project, I could print off the necessary pages but … Continue reading

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