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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, 12 April 2010

Birth Sampler Finished

I have finished my Sampler for my Nephews Christening, it has taken me just over 3 months to do, I decided to do the storks on the center panel in white as they where more in keeping with the real thing as this is for a boy.
I have nearly finished Knitting the soft toy to go with the sampler so will post a picture soon.
I will now have to find a new project to stitch, I have many things waiting in the wings also a few UFO's.

Pin Pillow Exchange

I took part in Becky's Pin Pillow Exchange, here is what I stitched for Raffaella it is the Pin Pillow from Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers Pattern 39, it is stitched in recommended threads on 32ct evenweave.

Sunday, 4 April 2010


As you can see I have nearly finished my Sampler. I am on the last panel in the center, there are 2 stork's on this panel, they are meant to be pink not sure as this is for a boy, I tried one out in the pale blue/grey which is already used on the sampler but I can not decide which to use what do you think?
I have also decided to knit an animal on the sampler watch this space to see which one I do.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Pin Pillow Exchange

As you can see I have nearly finished my Sampler I hope to have it completed by this weekend so watch this space!

I took part in Becky's Pin pillow Exchange on her blog and I received a beautiful Pin Pillow from Anne she has used a Quaker pattern and stitched it in my favorite colour purple, you cannot see from the picture but it is also edged in purple beads. I have just sent my Exchange off to the USA so will show a picture once it has been received.