Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Crafty Christmas Tree

This is my Christmas Tree this year 2010. Lots of craft pieces from friends, including swaps and ones I have made.  Tatting, Beading, crochet, cross stitch, hardanger, quilting, machine embroidery and machine made lace.  

Friday, 3 December 2010

Something Christmassy

This is 'In the Arms of an Angel' by Lavender & Lace.  It is one I stitched years ago, but I am re-framing it to hang for Christmas.  It is stitched in stranded DMC with beads.  The majority of it is worked 2 threads over 2 threads of the 32 count linen, but the face, arm and baby are 1 over 1.  It makes a much finer look. 

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Darcy finished

Finally, Darcy is finished.  I buttonholed all around the letters and added some buttons and some tatted butterflies.  A framer locally cut a backing board for me to stretch it over and has made a frame.  All that has to be done now, is put it in the frame.  Then it will be on it's way to my granddaughters bedroom.  She is only just one year old but in the future it will help her recognise her name and teach her the letters, as it did her sister, when  made I one of her name.

Sunday, 22 August 2010


This is a picture of my granddaughter's name.  I cut the letters of Darcy out of fabrics that go together, and pasted them onto the background silk with Bondaweb.  I have chosen the colours of DMC stranded to stitch round the outlines of the letters.

This larger picture shows the buttonhole or blanket stitch that I am using round the edges of the letters.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Dancing Leaves

Some more Dancing leaves in black and silver.  Designed by Heide Jenkins

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Embroiderer's Guild Weekend

I went on an Embroiderer’s Guild weekend to Folkestone.   There were 2 workshops, and I attended the one on Beadwork.  The Tutor was Heide Jenkins.  She brought along a lot of her jewellery and we made some of it over the weekend. 

 There was a Necklace with Interlocking Triangles so  I made  two triangles, and sewed them together to make a Star of David.   .  The other piece I made is a Kings Soloman’s Knot.

After this I made a pair of Dancing Leaves Earrings, and some pretty ones with tiny leaves on strings.   

This is my work station and as you can see Lorcan came along to help me out with the more difficult techniques.  I think he enjoyed the weekend by the sea. 

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Church Linen

I am making some new linen for our local church St. Peter's.  This is the first piece I have finished.  It is a Purificator.  OOps.. I need to make the next one an inch wider  !! 

Friday, 2 April 2010

Sophie's Quilt

I am making a quilt for Sophie, one of my granddaughters.   There are twelve blocks.   Ten depicting farm animals.  One of a scarecrow and the last of a barn.  

The top picture shows all the blocks. 

The second picture shows the blocks and also the cream material  I will use to back the quilt.  The coloured flowery material will be used to separate the blocks and go round the edge of the whole quilt.

Church Kneelers

I have stitched many kneelers for our local church, St.Peters and here is the latest one, coming up to about half way stitched. 

I buy the kneeler kits from Jacksons of Hebden Bridge  This one is called Windsor.