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I have been stitching since the late 80's I used to knit till it went out of fashion in the 80's,I enjoy many forms of stitching hardanger,blackwork, any counted stitches, cross-stitch, Quilting,stumpwork,beading and of course my first passion which was knitting.I love the colour purple, I like to stitch samplers I love alphabets, will design my own for special occasions.I like following designer lizzie kate, brent creek,prarie schooler, shepherds bush, little house needlework, Country Cottage Needle work and many more.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Stitching Show NEC, Birmingham

Last week I was on holiday, it was a very busy week but I did manage to fit in a trip to a stitching show at the Nec, the picture shows Sue Hawkins who is a talented designer on her stand, I have been fortunate to do many of her workshops and I have been on stitching orientated holidays with her and Jane Greenoff from The Cross Stitch Guild, I did of course buy some 
of Canvas Work kits as I love her canvas work but have not got a photo of the stash I bought. I also bought some delica beads from The Bead Merchant for a Workshop I am doing in September with Diane Fitzgerald who is an American Teacher who is coming over here to teach some workshops.
I finished Three French Hens for the Christmas Challenge 2009 blog and I have stitched together last months Two Turtle Doves these are from Just Nans 12 Days of Christmas.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009


My Hubby and I have hobbies which are well matched, as you can see from the 2nd photo my husband and I were visiting a Flyfishing show in Newark on Trent about a month ago, a lady was sat on a stand with her husband who was demonstrating tying salmon flies and she was stitching to pass the time, I have passed many an hour stitching/knitting while my hubby was  fishing. I enjoy going to these shows as you never know what you will find which will be interchangeable, pike flies seem to be very popular and one chap was tying them with beading wire and didn't know where to get more so I was able to tell him where to obtain more, over the years I have bought all sorts and my hubby is always interested in my threads for tying flies especially the sparkly  ones. The other photo is me with Paul young he is an Actor who presents alot of Fishing programs that we watch so I thought I would be cheeky and get my photo taken with him.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Spring may be here

I am at the Coast this weekend my mother-in-law has a static caravan near Filey, which we have opened up for the season. Today it is sunny and warm we are sat on North Bay at Scarborough enjoying the weather, we are going to walk the dogs on the beach shortly as it is low tide, then I intent to sit in the car and stitch and watch the world go by.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Prairie schooler Exchange

Here is a Picture of the Mattress Pincushion I made for Kim in the Year Long  Prairie Schooler Exchange, I like doing this type of finish. I have been working on my Just Nan Ornaments for the Christmas Challenge and have completed 3 French Hens now but need to take a picture yet.
On Holiday this week, off to a needlecraft show  at the NEC in Birmingham tomorrow then off to our Caravan at the Coast on Friday to open it up for the Season.