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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.

Saturday, 30 January 2016


Out shopping in York today the river is in spate, 

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Gifted gorgeousness

We are already half way through January it seems to be going fast or does it only appear so the older you get?
This is what I stitched for my Mum's for Christmas as gifts.

I originally made myself one at a class I attended at the Viking Loom with Stuart Hillard.

I had it finished by the end of class, they are maded using adhesive foam so they do not collapse.
I also made one of my friends a thread keep.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Friday night with friends


I enjoy wandering through Blogland seeing what everyone is stitching, find inspiration from what everyone is doing.
Friday night was an eventful night it started out with going to York with Hubby as he had an exam to sit 6pm to 8pm so I got to sit in costa reading my kindle then wandering around Marks and Spencer managing to pick up some bargains in the sales.
Once home I had recorded Abyss which is over 3 hours long so I sat and watched it while stitching with friends all over the world.
This is what I was doing CCN Fa La La.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

New Years Goals

Well it is the start of another year, already getting use to writing 2016, just finished 2 nights over new year. 
When I look back at what I stitched over the year it wasn't much, like many off us I dabble in many crafts such as knitting, basic crochet, beading, quilting and of course cross-stitch.
I have many WIP's and last years goal was to finish a few, didn't really do that just added to my pile of WIP.  There are many SAL out there to join in I have decided that I am going to try some of them as a tool to try and help me finish a lot of my WIP's.

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I have decided to use the above group to try and help me focus, you post once a month on a specific date and you can dip in and out over the year.
The 1st work in progress I pulled out was this

This is one of the CCN's ornaments I received on auto ship last year with fabric and threads so far I have completed 2 of the 12 and started 2 more, one is the above called "Fa La La"
I did sign up to IStitch's Advent stitch along every day  in December till the 24th, you received a line to stitch so that you had an advent sampler by the end off course I started it then got distracted with other things like finishing Christmas presents!

Last year I dipped in and out of Gifted Gorgeousness this was stitching done for gifts or received as a gift or something  to stitch that was originally a gift or anything that you squeeze into the rules, I have signed up for this again.

While shopping at Morrisons before Christmas I received a voucher towards some flowers for my Birthday, so while I was shopping on Tuesday I treated myself to these Roses.