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Coney Lane

I’ve been working on my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt this week and I’m making good progress! My main task is to applique all the leaves on my flowers. Sarah (the designer) has 52 leaves on hers!! I think I … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole Quilt

I’m making steady progress on my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt now, it’s a quilt-a-long by Sarah Fielke and I’ve got a  couple of months behind, but I’m catching up! Last week I stitched the bias binding stems on, so … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole

I’ve just had a fantastic weekend at Denman College learning how to do hollyhocks with ribbon embroidery. Denman College is a wonderful old manor house owned by the Women’s Institute, they run all sorts of courses, historical, fitness, craft, music, … Continue reading

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Anderson’s Farm Quilt

  My sewing room has been unusually quiet this week as I’ve spent most evenings hand-sewing and last night I managed to finish the final block of my Anderson Farm quilt, a block of the month by Lynette Anderson. The … Continue reading

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Half Way Point!

Over the last couple of weeks whilst I’ve been busy decorating, I’ve spent a few evenings (when not stripping paint or wallpaper to a deadline!) in my sewing room, my little sanctuary! As well as making a new set of … Continue reading

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The Splendid Sampler

At the beginning of the month I took a deliberate step back from The Splendid Sampler as it was beginning to take over a bit, sewing is meant to be enjoyable and when you start sewing under pressure to keep … Continue reading

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Our Garden in Stitches

Last winter I went on a two day course organised by the Women’s Institute up at Alma House in Ripon, it was called something like Textile Pictures. The tutor was Janet Browne from Addingham, she suggested that we went on … Continue reading

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Christmas Wish Santa

I finished my Father Christmas yesterday, I think he looks great! I made him from a pattern called Christmas Wish Santa, it’s designed by The Button Angel of Clitheroe. He went together fairly quickly, I’d forgotton how forgiving felt is to work … Continue reading

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Stitching for Christmas

I love Christmas and in particular I love creating special things both for presents and for decorating our home. About four years ago I fell for a little Christmas cross-stitch at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show in held each … Continue reading

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