Saturday, May 17, 2014


You will never find time for anything. If you want time,                    you must make it.”
Charles Buxton

Yes it IHSW again, how quickly the month has gone by. It is time for me to pull out the Wool Gatherer and see how much stitching I can add over these couple of days. The sun is shining  right into the room onto my stitching corner.
 First I want to share with you news I received last night, a group of about 25 ladies today will be stitching my Little flowers ort box. Quite a thrill to know so many were interested. This piece was designed two years ago for my Stitching Friends group. One of the Stitching friends will be taking the class Lyn is an embroidery tutor and specialises in Wessex stitchery I have shown some of her work on my blog in the past.

This is the little folding orts box they are making, starting today with their fabric tacked up ready and then meeting again in three weeks to learn the construction. I will put a Here's How on my other blog
after the weekend so if you are interested in making one watch over there for the instructions.
Now it is time for me to be away and start stitching, reporting back after the weekend.
Happy Stitching everyone.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Curly-locks! Curly-locks! Wilt thou be mine?
Thou shalt not wash dishes, nor yet feed the swine;
But sit on a cushion, and sew a fine seam,
and feed upon strawberries, sugar and cream! 
 did you sing this as a child ?  I have had a lovely time sewing strawberries not eating them with sugar and cream. Stitching friends challenge this time was to make an embroidered strawberry, just one but as you can see I got carried away and I still have a couple to finish. Some of these ones have been made in toning's to suit the person who received them, hence the black and silver one. Mine is the soft mauve so I can tuck it in with my violet needlework accessories. The challenge on is on the bottom left picture and bottom right is the one I sent to Annette in America.  These are very easy to make and rather delightful to use as a small pin cushion.    
   I have shared with you  how to make them on my other blog Other side of the mountain here