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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 July 2015

Beading with Marcia DeCoster

The 1st weekend this month I was lucky to attend two bead workshops with Marcia DeCoster a Bead designer from the USA, our bead group and a couple of others had arranged for her to come over and teach some classes. She started out in Robinhoods Bay on the North Yorkshire Coast.

Saturdays class was called a touch of whimsy and we nearly manged to finish it in class, I did finish it that evening and wore it the next day.

Sunday Class was called Romantica it was a lariat, I didn't manage to do as much this time.

This above pictures are of Marcia's lariet as you need to make loads of components, before making it up.
We all had a great weekend beading with Marcia.

I have not done much beading this year but the class got me going again so I got a UFO out from a class I did last September with Melanie Potter, most of the others have finished theirs so I thought I should get on with it.

This is what I had done in class last year this is what I have done in the last 2 weeks.

I have also signed up to a mystery week long bead along which starts the 25th July there is some pre beading to be done bezelling some riviols. 

Friday, 17 July 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness July

I am a couple of days late but here is what  I have gifted in the last month and received.
I took part in a Christmas Ornament Exchange with HOE.
This is what I sent to Carol in the USA a Lizzie Kate pattern called Noël.

 I received this beautiful ornament in the post from Gabriele in Australia,  it is from Country Cottage Needleworks stitched in recommended threads, 

At the end of June when I went away with my mother for a stitching weekend I made myself a  project bag using a piece of stitching I had done from Little House Needlework.

I had also made myself a thread Wardrobe which I had seen on a Blog.

I also made myself a matching thread catcher I decided to make my Mother a project bag as well this matched a little bag I had previously made her.

I made quite a few of my thread catchers and gave them away to the ladies we sat with,

One of the ladies sent me a surprise in the post as a thank-you for the thread catcher this is what I received.