Category Archives: TAST

…and Crosses

During the first week of our holiday we drove from Adelaide to Sydney, travelling along the stunning scenery of the Great Ocean Road. In the evenings I would do a little stitching whilst we chatted over a glass of wine. … Continue reading

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Knots and Crosses

Over on Pintangle Sharon has started a new series of TAST, 100 stitches to learn with one released each Tuesday. I’ve based my stitch sampler on the last TAST list so I’ve been trying to do the ‘Beyond TAST’ where … Continue reading

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Domesticity in Stitches

It’s our Embroiderers Guild meeting on Monday and as I’m away for the weekend in London I thought yesterday I’d better crack on with my Travelling Sketchbook entry. It’s the final swap of these travels, I get my own book … Continue reading

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Running Away with Running Stitch

Well who would have thought I could stitch a whole page just on running stitch, that simple little stitch I learnt on binca as a three year old! Like many simple things in life, I think it’s simplicity makes it … Continue reading

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Two January Smalls

At the eleventh hour I’ve just completed two little cross-stitch smalls for January! I finished piecing the centre of my Kaffe Fassett quilt this afternoon and having decided I really didn’t have enough scraps to make a piano key border, … Continue reading

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Chevron Stitch

Last night I finished another page for my stitch sampler fabric book. It’s a long term project which I’ve based on last years 100 TAST stitches on Pintangle. Sharon from Pintangle has just started another TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) … Continue reading

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Memories in my Stitch Book

I’ve just had a few days away in the Lake District, walking the fells with a friend. We had a great time, if somewhat tiring! Of course I had to take a little stitching to keep me amused in the … Continue reading

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TAST Stitch Sampler Book

A couple of months ago I started a stitch sampler book, I’d recently discovered TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) over on Pintangle where Sharon has an amazing stitch dictionary. She’s made a collection of 100 stitches from this and the … Continue reading

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Buttonholes and Blankets

It was Craft Club afternoon with my WI on Friday, we usually just take our own projects and enjoy stitching and chatting with of course a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. I decided to start another … Continue reading

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Feather Stitch Sample

Earlier this week I started a new, long-term project, a stitch sample textile book.  I’m working through the TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) list of 100 stitches on Pin Tangle and adding any extra’s I come across. I’m stitching a … Continue reading

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