Category Archives: Stitch-a-long

Anthea Book of Days

I’m making good progress with my Anthe Book of Days, having completed all twelve flower pages and wordplays I started stitching the pages together last week. However I still needed a front title page and a back page, otherwise January … Continue reading

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Making my Book of Days

When I made my stitchbook a couple of years ago a few readers asked me to write a tutorial on how to make the actual book. Life got in the way and apologies but it was never written. The double … Continue reading

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A Stitch-a-long or Two

Every year I tell myself no more stitch-a-longs, and every year I fall for one…or two! This time though they should both be fairly quick to do! I’ve been tempted to try blackwork ever since Claire and Avis started a … Continue reading

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December Wordplay

I’ve finally stitched the final wordplay for my Anthea Calendar book. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, I could think of lots of words or phrases, but most of them were Christmas rather than December, I … Continue reading

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Stitching 4 the Soul SAL

Ever started something to find further down the line it makes things tricky? When I started my #sewing4thesoulbook in the summer I decided that rather than making a book from batting and then embroidering directly onto each page (as Anne … Continue reading

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Stitching4thesoul SAL

I started the ‘stitching 4 the soul’ project very late in the day, I think it ran over the first lockdown. It was organised by Anne Brook of Hanne-made, her videos are still on Youtube together with the subsequent Christmas … Continue reading

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Anthea Calender SAL

This morning I put the last few stitches in ‘December’ for the Anthea Calendar, this is the last one in the series of twelve beautiful flower designs by Faby Reilly. It’s been fun trying to guess what the seasonal flower … Continue reading

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The Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared with you my progress on the gorgeous Cottage Garden quilt, I am so enjoying making this one, I keep looking at it on my design wall and smiling to myself! It’s a design … Continue reading

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Stitching 4 the Soul Book SAL

It’s three weeks since I shared another two pages for my #stitching4thesoulbook which was a SAL organised by Anne Brooke of Hanne-made during the first lock-down. The videos are all still on YouTube so I’ve been working my way through … Continue reading

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Words for November

Over the last couple of days I’ve stitched the wordplay to go opposite the flower page for November in my Anthea SAL book. The SAL is organised by Faby Reilly and her designs are beautiful. This was the penultimate month … Continue reading

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