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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, 30 August 2010

Been away

We have just come back from a week away at the Caravan at the Coast, my MIL has bought herself another caravan so we had to unpack everything first, when we were making the bed up and the fitted sheets wouldn't fit we realised it was a King sized bed who would have thought in a Caravan. So that was a shopping trip for some new bedding.I had plenty of time for stitching,
I managed to finish off LHN Peace on Earth and I finished the next one but just need to put the beads on.
I also attended a Bead Workshop at Robinhoods Bay with Jenny, from the picture we have stitched a pendent in delica's, crystals and size15's and I am now making the rest of the necklace it is a 5 bead tube (delica's) in brick stitch I have stitched about 8 inch so far about another 7 inch to go, I want to try and get it finished by the next class in 2 weeks time.
This is Penny she sat on the window ledge in the new Caravan watching for people to bark at!!!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Festival of Quilts

As I mentioned in my last post I was off to the Festival of Quilt, It is a 4 day show at the NEC in Birmingham this year I went on the Friday, which I think was a good day to visit as it wasn't too crowded, My Hubby did the driving, takes about 2 1/2 hrs to get there but we where there before it opened. I bumped into two Twin Sister I knew in the queue they had come for all four days and both brought an empty suite case each!!
The stash I bought, I stuck to my list!!
I loved the center of this Quilt as it was ribbon embroidery.

The detail on this quilt was amazing as you can see from the Maori.

This is just a panel from the Winning Quilt alot of the flowers where in 3D.
I thought these pegs where great.
I always come back very inspired but nothing seems to happen, I have all the squares for a sampler Quilt which I did on a course learning different techniques, I just need to stitch them together.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Thread Holder Exchange Received

I had taken part in Becky's Thread Holder Exchange earlier this week I received this from Suzel in France it is a Freebie pattern from Caron Threads. I have actually stitched this twice before and given them away as gifts or exchanges so I am quite pleases to have one myself now.
I am off to Birmingham tomorrow to the Festival of Quilts so my Stash is going to increase!!!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Birthday Present

It was my Mother-in-Laws birthday last week and she is stitching herself a basket of biscornu so I decided to add to her collection, I had already stitched this for the HOE ABC Exchange and enjoyed doing it, so I decided to do it again in another colourway, it is stitched on blue variegated fabric 28ct with a Purple/blue variegated thread. I stitched beads around the edge.

I have also managed to do some stitching on my Sal piece it seems to grow quite quickly due to the large count.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

ABC Exchange received.

My partner for the ABC Exchange was Edgar unfortunately he had to stitch twice for me as the first one went missing in the post, it is called letters and leaves from La-D-Da stitched on 36ct linen with Variegated threads, it is beautifully finished off as a pinkeep.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Catching up

I finally have something to show, this is what I am stitching on the 2010 SAL, this is my 2nd piece of work for this SAL I found posting on this SAL each week does try and keep me focused to try and complete a piece of work.
I have also managed to finish another LHN monthly piece this one is Snowy Pines I am not stitching them in order, I stitched the trees in a variegated thread as I felt this gave a better effect. Each month when I receive the pattern I put all the threads into the packet and the piece of fabric then I am ready to stitch them.
I am also waiting for an Exchange to arrive, I was very lucky and had Edgar as my partner for the HOE ABC exchange but unfortunately the 1st parcel never arrived in the post so he has restitched for me, he posted it last Monday so it has been a week now I hope it arrives soon.