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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, 4 November 2011

Not much happening

I have been busy making these thread bins I have made 5 so far, I am going away for the weekend to Glasgow to visit some sampler collections in a couple of stately homes on a stitching weekend with Jane Greenoff so I have made these for myself , my mum, Kath and Val who are also on the trip.In September I attended a bead workshop with Laura MacCabe at Robinhoods Bay this is part of a necklace watch this space for the finished necklace.
I received this HOE Xmas ornament this week from Gwen it is beautifully finished off.

Friday, 19 August 2011

NEC Festival of Quilts

Last week it was the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham it was on for 4 days we went on the Friday and unfortunately ended up in a traffic jam when we were only 15mins away from the NEC we sat in slow moving traffic for 90minutes so we did not arrive till 11.30 when we set off at 7am and should have been there by 10 am.
This particular quilt which looks like log cabin is actually knitted with a fabric backing which as quilted together a clever idea.

I have actually seen the Bayeux Tapestry in France the detail on this was amazing.

I thought this was brilliant!!

This one reminded me of my holiday in France this year we have been a Battle field tour and I had climbed a couple of tall towers this just reminded me of all the steps.
The detail on this was brilliant as you can see see quilted the body using words about how you become over weight.
There were plenty of stall selling loads of fabric so of course I bought some to swell my stash, we are away at the caravan for the next week so I have taken my cutting board and fabric with me so that I can start on some cutting out!!


Beading in Robinhoods Bay

I have been going to my usual bead work classes over the Summer in Robinhoods Bay,
These 2 necklaces are from a wire work class by Julie Ashby from Spellbound Bead Co we also had a class with her last year our Tutor Jenny invites guest Teachers.

This Necklace is one of Jenny's designs which had a Elizabethan influence when she designed it we actually managed to do this in a day usually we don't finish what we have started and may take weeks to finish items I have alot of UFO's.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Hoe Lizzie Kate

I have not done much stitching recently so do not have much to show, I have done another exchange with HOE this was the Lizzie Kate Christmas HOE, in the post this morning I received this wonderful Pinkeep from Ina in the Netherlands I have been a bit late in sending my Exchange off but it will be on its way in the morning.


Friday, 17 June 2011

HOE Snowman exchange

It is a while since I have written anything but I seem to have lost my stitching mojo so there has been nothing to show, I did decide to take part in an exchange with HOE and this is what I received through the post from Amy, it is He's a Flake from LHN.
I had also decided to do the same pattern for my partner but I have missed the tree of.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

HOE Raindeer

There was a knock at the door today and there stood the Postman with a parcel for me which I had to sign for unfortunately I had an angry Jack Russell under my arm as she hates the Postman so it was very hard to sign for it. Once I had it open I found this lovely Raindeer Floss Tag from Becky Kirkbride it is from The Needle's Content. It is stitched on a sparking fabric which doesn't show up on the picture.
I have not done much stitching recently as I have been knitting a soft toy I am off to a Bead Fair at the weekend.

Monday, 7 February 2011

HOE Reindeer Ornament

This is what I have stitched for the HOE Reindeer Christmas Ornament, it is called the Christmas Eve Deer from Prairie Schooler published in Gift of Stitching 2009.
Just about finished this LHN monthly Ornament just needs its beads attaching, I have received the 1st LHN monthly ornament for this year, but need to complete last years first.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

End of January already

I cannot believe it is already the end of January, I do not have much stitching to show for it, I have been trying to finish the LHN Monthly Ornaments this is my 2nd one this month, just 2 more to go, I have signed up for the auto shipping for this years LHN ornaments and the 1st one is in the post from the USA so should arrive anytime.
My Birthday was in December I forgot to show what my mother bought me it is one of Sue Hawkins Biscornu's stitched on canvas I also got a pair of scissors to go with it.
I told my Husband that I wanted a glass frog for Christmas and I thought this might be an impossible request, I had seen quite a few on eBay but he will not buy of this site so this left us going into Charity shops, Antique shops and Flee Market and luckily we actually found one in Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors, I am very pleased with it so I can now display my Scissors, We know a chap who does wood turning to I am going to see If I can get a little dish made for it to stand on.

I know this is a strange picture but I just had to show you my new hammer, there is a great Hardwear shop in York called Barnitts which just has everything in you would every want for the household, when we were wondering about the other week my Hubby saw this hammer and thought it would be ideal for my stitching as I do occasional need to use a hammer so I have my very own one now it fits nicely into one of my stitching bags.


Sunday, 2 January 2011

A New Year

This is my first bit of stitching for 2011 I have as yet to finish the 12 ornaments from LHN Ornament of the month series, I am on ornament 8 so as I am still a member of the Sal 2011 blog, this is my first UFO for the year to be finished as I intend to collect this years ornament of the month, there is a preview of the first ornament on the LHN blog.This is what I made for my mother-in-law for Christmas she has a basket of Biscornu so as we had had alot of
snow I thought it was an ideal pattern it is from Faby Reilly called the Snowman.

Here is a panel from the Quilt I made for my mother I have now quilted it just need to bind the edges she is very pleased with it.
This was taken by my Husband before Christmas it is the River Nidd in Knaresborough it is frozen when we went down to look at it I could not believe the amount of footprints there where on the ice even the tracks of a bike.