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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, 21 March 2014

A busy month

The year seems to be going so fast I have been taking photo all month but not found the time to blog, I have an iPad so I am on it each day but unfortunately it does not have a camera on it, so I find it a chore to have to come up to the desktop.

I managed to finish my Jumpers for the Tour De France bunting they had to be handed in on the 10th March I managed to knit 9 even though I promised 12 so I do not think I did too bad once they have been put up I will go and get a photo.

 In February I entered two give aways and would you believe it I did actually win them they were associated with the Blog Party which I took part in, the above bookmark is some beautiful Hardanger stitched by Patricia,

I then get this coin purse from Judith who made it in my favourite colour which is obviously purple.

 This week I have been on a quilting workshop doing free motion  quilting with the wonderful Stuart Hillerman from the Sewing Bee(series 1) he is an excellent teacher and I learn a lot that day, below is some of the things he was having us do obviously by the end of the day, this was his work not mine my curves were not very good I just will need loads of practise now.

The beads came out last week, I have made this for my Mums birthday a needle case, this pattern had a lot of colour changes on each line, got a bit frustrated at times as I had to do quite a bit of frogging!

I think she will be pleased with the end result it is her birthday tomorrow.

Received this in the Post today from Ariane in France it is From the HOE Halloween exchange it is beautifully finished with beads but I do not know who the design is by.

This is what I stitched for the exchange it when off too the USA last week and should arrive soon it is from Glory Bee out of Just Cross-stitch Halloween edition.



Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congrats on your wins. The jumpers and needlecase are lovely. Both of the exchange pieces look really cute!

stitchersanon said...

Congratulations on the wins..love the exchange ornies...perfect xx

Wendy said...

you have been busy. I love that needlecase - it's very Mackintosh. Was it an online pattern?

Andrea said...

Congratulations on being a winner twice over. Lovely stitching for the exchanges.