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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.

Monday, 29 June 2009

No Time to Stitch

I have no time to stitch at the moment, we were on holiday last week in Scotland I have some photos once I download them, it took me all week to stitch my Christmas in July Exchange I didn't notice that it was stitched over 1 thread till I started it and saw how big it would turn out but it was too late to find another pattern as we where away so I did it over 1 thread, I most say it looks great my Hubby can't understand why I give them away when they take so long to make but I like the thrill of receiving my exchange in the post.
We are having the house rewired so this is why I have no time as I am having to clear rooms so the Electricians can rip up my floor boards, my Hubby has now seen how large my Stash is and I am banned from buying anymore fabric till I have used up some of my Stash, I am going to have to spend my money on redecorating anyway so it is a good job I have such a large Stash.


Thursday, 18 June 2009

HOE Christmas in July

I received this in the post today from Ellen S from the Christmas in July Exchange  on HOE, Ellen is obviously more organised then I am as I have only just started to stitch my exchange piece I am beginning to think it is too big. Ellen's Ornie is from a Lizzie Kate pattern she was also very kind and added some extras.


Sunday, 14 June 2009

Beading workshops

I was fortunate to spend Friday and Saturday doing two beading Masterclasses with Jill Devon of The Bead Merchant. The workshops where organised by Cath who I attend other classes with at Robin Hoods Bay she had started a local group who bead the 1st Saturday of the month and call themselves the Bandroom Beaders as they meet in a band room. The location is in the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors in the middle of nowhere in a Village called Farndale down a very narrow road!, Took me about 1 hr 15 mins to Drive there both days the weather was glorious so the views where spectacular on the top of Sutton Bank.

On Friday we did the Alston Lariat there was 5 colour ways to choose from I did the above it has a grey background and is embellished with coloured beads which do not show up the band is right angle weave. You can also adapt it to make a bracelet.

Saturday we did the Tudor Rose workshop there where 3 Colour ways my Choice is in the picture below. There was more right angle weave I think Jill rather dose like this stitch.

As you can see I really got alot done over the 2 days!!!

Here is my retail therapy more beads and 2 necklace kits to add to my already large stash. I had a lovely 2 days with the ladies if I can get myself organised and request some Saturdays off I might go and join the group.


Thursday, 11 June 2009

Year Long Prairie Schooler Exchange

I have had a e-mail from Suzanne to say that she has received my Prairie  Schooler Exchange which I am glad about it appears to take about 10 days to travel to Australia. I am very fond of alphabets so I did a scissor keep and thread tag from the Farmers Alphabet book no 76.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

New Nephew

I have had a busy week no time for stitching my sister finally had her baby a week late he is called Thomas and here he is , my Hubby managed to cut off the top of my head but it is still a nice photo.
We also have to have our house rewired so I am having to de-clutter it is amazing what I have found which I cannot remember buying.


Monday, 1 June 2009

Prairie Schooler Exchange

I received this lovely needle case from Barbara at the weekend, she had been reading my blog and had seen that I go fishing with my Husband so used that as the theme, she has given the needle case the look of a wicker tackle box. I also posted what I had stitched but I cannot show that yet.