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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, 28 March 2017

Afternoon tea

This was afternoon tea at Mama Doreen's in Harrogate we had a great time didn't feel like 30 years had passed. We then went onto have a meal at the Fat Badger in the evening. We are all going to meet up in September again hopefully we will all keep in touch now.

Tension square

Started the tension square took ages to do the double crochet foundation start only had to get 30 stitches to start, will take me ages to do 180 stitches.

Measurement are as required for the tension square with a 5mm hook even though I have only done 2 colours, don't want to waste my wool.
I am a bit of a Sci-Fi fan watched this while doing it.

Love all the Marvel films.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Away for a few days and no scissors!

Away to the East Coast today to open up the Caravan for the season, loverly warm day waited till after lunch to come didn't want to get stuck in traffic going for the day, stopped for a coffee at Costa, then popped into Tescos for these

What do I need cloth pegs for except to hang out washing, no I am going to turn them into a sea of colour, my birthday present in December from Hubby was the wool for Attic 24's Moorland blanket. 

Got the kit from Wool Warehouse the always but their wool in a loverly net bag useful for storage, after all the different stitches I learn last year doing the dancing on the beach Cal I feel confident to do this, this blanket was done as a Cal but I decided to keep it to do over the Caravan season March to November.
Since the ball bands will become detached I have used my pegs to make these all labelled with colour, shade number and brand, I even referred to Lucy's blog post how to make them, 

The problem came when I needed to cut the wool, I could not find my scissors, with all the pairs I have not one pair in my bag, fortunately I found a kit I had bought to stitch and as luck would have it, it included a pair of scissors.

Next step a tension sample but I will start that tomorrow.

Saturday, 11 March 2017


I don't know where time has gone, this group of loverly ladies was taken 30 yrs ago when I finished my Nurse Training, we are meeting up today for afternoon tea and then a meal this evening.