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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, 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.