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October Round-Up…

  October was definitely a hold on to your hat type of month, i.e it was tough!! I am glad to see the end of October especially as I’m not particularly a fan of Halloween. Growing up in England in the 80’s/90’s we didn’t celebrate it, no one did. Out of all the years in…… Continue reading October Round-Up…

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My Favourite Embroidery Supplies

With the Stitch and Sew SAL just around the corner I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite embroidery supplies. As with anything it makes it a lot easier to learn and to practice if you have the right supplies. Fabric My favourite fabric for embroidery is linen, in particular Essex linen by…… Continue reading My Favourite Embroidery Supplies

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Blooming Blossoms Box 7

I have been so preoccupied this week that I totally forgot to share my completed Blooming Blossoms box for month 7. I’m still a good few months behind but I’ve decided not to put any pressure on myself. After all I want it to be an enjoyable experience and not a chore. I know I…… Continue reading Blooming Blossoms Box 7

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The Fussy Cut Sampler – Chapter 1

In my last post I talked about the new book I had purchased, The Fussy Cut Sampler in a bid to get through some of my hoarded stash. Well I’m feeling rather pleased with myself that I have already managed to finish the four blocks that were in Chapter 1. Block 1/48 A nice easy…… Continue reading The Fussy Cut Sampler – Chapter 1

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Confessions of a fabric addict…

At the beginning of the year I made the resolution to buy less fabric and start using up more of my stash. How do you think that went?? 😆 I certainly started off with good intentions with lots of plans on how I would use up my stash (the Mandolin Quilt for example), except like…… Continue reading Confessions of a fabric addict…

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Stitch and Sew SAL (Sew-along)

  I am excited to tell you I am hosting my first SAL (Sew-along), and your are all invited! Theme: Aneela Hoey’s new book Stitch and Sew When: Thursday 1st November – Friday 30th November What’s involved?: The aim of this sew along is to have fun, gain confidence and new skills in embroidery and…… Continue reading Stitch and Sew SAL (Sew-along)

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Sunflower Tote

When Aneela Hoey asked me if I would like to test her new pattern I was delighted, I mean how could I turn her down?? I felt honoured! The pattern comes with not only the embroidery design but also the instructions on how to make it into this beautiful super roomy and handy tote bag.…… Continue reading Sunflower Tote