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Stitches in Time

It was spring 2017 when I got inspired by various stitch samplers and textile books on Pinterest, it took me until early summer to formulate my ideas enough to start the project. I wanted a usable sample of stitches with … Continue reading

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Back to Front

I took the last two pages of my stitch sampler with me on my walk last week, well I knew I would need something to do in the evenings when we collapsed in a heap. So as we walked from … Continue reading

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Outlines and Fillers!

Over the last few days I’ve completed another double page spread for my stitch sampler. I think this will possibly be my last one, unless anyone has more bright ideas! With most of my pages concentrating on the variations of … Continue reading

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Sky high

This weeks photo challenge from Postcard from Gibraltar is Skyhigh, I kept my self busy with cross-stitch during long skyhigh flights to Australia, I even recorded our altitude on my stitch sampler… I love looking at the clouds and the … Continue reading

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Holiday Stitching

Yes, I’ve another bit of holiday stitching to show you! Last week I shared photos of the first half of my holiday along the coast of Australia between Adelaide and Sydney… We actually finished our drive at Kiama, a beach … Continue reading

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…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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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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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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Yorkshire Day

Happy Yorkshire Day everyone! August 1st is Yorkshire Day, a day when we celebrate what a fantastic county we live in. It was actually started back in 1975 as a protest against the local government reorganisation when the county boundaries … Continue reading

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