Archive for category : Stitcheries


July 11th, 2008 | Stitcheries | 9 Comments

Here it is, the finished dandelion. I’m pretty pleased with it. I think it would look good on a linen cushion. I may have to make myself one in fact, for my new bedroom… or a quilt, now that could be lovely. Or maybe embroidered onto a smock blouse? or a little girls’ dress for a Japanese […]

Beauty is within grasp

July 9th, 2008 | Stitcheries | 4 Comments

I have the house to myself tonight, the boys are already in bed and I am itching to get a little project I designed today started. Actually, I am literally itching. Joe has had nits and now my skin is crawling. It’s no good. I’ll have to check my hair yet again! Right, I’m back. I’ve been developing (doesn’t […]

A blanket with horses on

Anyone familiar with how many old blankets I have got and what I do with them would probably say that this latest design was inevitable. But I didn’t actually get the idea to make a horse blanket until I was preparing the boys’ tea yesterday. So, the boys (to their great delight) had tea in front of the tv […]


January 21st, 2008 | Family, Stitcheries | 9 Comments

I keep buying those old fashioned embroidered tablecloths whilst out thrifting.   I must have about 6 now. And I do use them just as they are. The other night (rather strangely) I had a dream about one of my thrifted tablecloths. The one with the hearts stitched round and round the centre to be precise. But it had […]


November 13th, 2007 | Family, Stitcheries | 10 Comments

                          I ticked another W.I.P off my list last night! Only ten to go now…  All I had to do to finish this embroidery was staple it and some wadding to the frame, which I had nagged Tony into making for me! I actually finished the embroidery very quickly, […]

Us by Joe

October 24th, 2007 | Family, Stitcheries | 12 Comments

Joe loves drawing, and the other day he drew the whole family, including the dog. He also talks non stop, so naturally while he was drawing he was talking.    If you ever wondered what I look like, here I am as seen by Joe:   I have red lips but you can’t see my eyes because […]

He’s not budging!

September 26th, 2007 | Home, Stitcheries | 1 Comment

I had another ‘casual’ chat with Joe about his cake today and I can’t get the determined wee wart to change his mind. In fact, our chat just gave him the opportunity to specify more details. It now needs to have weapons made out of those “lollipops we saw in Woolworths”…    I’ve just updated my […]


September 21st, 2007 | Stitcheries | 4 Comments

I worked for hours on that redwork angel design, but it just would not come together. She just wasn’t ‘me’. And I am slowly learning that if something doesn’t ‘click’ immediately it probably never will.   So, I have been working on some of my favourite animals instead. And here is my very first stitchery pattern: I literally […]