March 22nd, 2010
Bill and I have just returned from the Stitch and Craft Show at Olympia after a marvellous four days. It reminded me of how the shows used to feel and so many congratulations to the team at Twisted Thread.com who organised the event.
Loads of members and non members called to see us – all a very positive experience. We had a vast stand with Madeira Make and Take at one end. Our classes were full to bursting and I know the organisers were very pleased indeed.
March 16th, 2010
My new look Journal will be up on the web site shortly. You can see from the above that it has a very different feel
After weeks (or months) of work, our new site is up and running and we are making the last few tweaks before the new format Journal goes live as well.
Apparently I am going to be able to send you info from my iphone! What ever next!
March 12th, 2010
Fancy Blackwork Flowers – Tulip
Fancy Blackwork Flowers – Pansy
Keep an eye on my Journal as our web site is about to be to re-launched and there will be lots of new things for you to see. We have added to the Member’s Stitch Library and there are now over 70 stitches illustrated.
You will also find the additions to my blackwork range with two more little Fancy Blackwork Flowers – a Tulip and a Pansy. These pretty little designs are related to the Fancy Flower – Lily and are worked in stranded cotton, gold thread and space dyed cotton.
March 10th, 2010
Learning about great big dogs
Our first games of tug of war
Up on Crickley Hill running for fun!
After our first real haircut
This is why you can never be sure what colour Beardie you are buying! We have simply no idea what colour he will be when he is fully grown.
March 10th, 2010
Working on a tulip project
This was a lovely relaxing stitching weekend with lots of finished projects to be viewed at lunch on Sunday. A great time had by all! The design was that of a single tulip flower with the option to stitch it in blackwork, pattern darning or cross stitch. As always, some guests worked all three!