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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.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Is summer over?

Away at the coast for the week and so far all it has done is rain and be windy, been here since Friday at the moment sat on the beach at fraisthorpe, Hubby metal detecting, dogs whimpering as they want to get out and go for a walk, me still eating lunch with a big black cloud over the car so I am wondering if the heavens are about to open.

Sunday I did a bead workshop at Robin Hood Bay considering we are all good beaders it took us all a while to get to grips with the pattern is called Bargello Necklace by Rebecca Peapples.

I have continued to work on it this week or it would end up in the UFO pile. In October we have Melanie Potter coming to teach for 2 days she is an American bead artist, she is coming over to teach at 4 bead groups. I now need to get my beads sorted and see what I need to buy.
As I finish writing this it is raining! 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

HOE Biscornu arrived.

I received this beautiful Biscornu from Mylene in the post this week.
We are off to a wedding on Thursday the weather forecast is not very good, we are travelling down tomorrow, unfortunately there are a lot of roadworks on the M1. 
Visited the Festival of Quilts last Thursday at the NEC in Birmingham it was packed, have some lovely pictures of quilts, off course I bought some stash, I have a quilting workshop in September so bought the fabric required for this.
We have also been to Belguim on a Battle Field Tour my Hubby is into WW1. We stayed in Ypres this is our 4th Battle field tour. Pictures to follow.

The white cliffs of Dover from the ferry on the way back.