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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, 20 December 2010

Christmas Stitching

As of Friday this was my mothers Christmas present alot of cut oblongs I have been wanting to stitch her a lap quilt for a while I have left it a bit late to complete it by Christmas but over the weekend I managed to assemble the quilt top all I have to do is sandwich it together and quilt it, but I think it will have to wait till after Christmas when I have some days off as I am working Christmas.
I took part in 2 exchanges this one is the HOE Christmas Ornament which I received from Natasha B it is a lovely Hardanger Ornament and it is beautifully finished.I will have to find the photo of what I stitched for her.
I did a private exchange with Raffaella as I had already been her partner twice this year she did this wonderful Snowman from Lizzie Kate

even the back is wonderful it will make a beautiful addition to my tree.


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Too Much Snow

It is snowing at the moment Hubby and I should have been going to a Human League concert in Sheffield this evening, Hotel was booked so that we could stay overnight but the snow is even worst in Sheffield so we have decided not to go, I am just hoping they are going to cancel the concert so that we can get our money back I have changed the booking for the Hotel as we are going to see strictly come dancing on tour in January if the weather is OK them.
Last Week I was on holiday it went far too fast we closed the Caravan down for the season spent 4 days there in the rain, fortunately the snow had not started then, we then went to Sheffield and saw A-HA in concert they were great we also saw them on tour in the 80's, Morton Hackett still looks good for his age as do all the band.
Then it was off to the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate I went for 2 days, my mother came with me for one of those days. We should have been meeting a couple of friends there but there Coach trip was cancelled due to the snow.

The above 2 photos are from one of the exhibitions at the show.
Someone borrowed alot of sheets/table cloths for this exhibition!!

This exhibition was a knitted Christmas.
I have no stitching to show at the moment as it is all for exchanges or presents.