Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Last weekend was International Hemet's Stitch Weekend and I did manage stitching on two pieces of embroidery, as one is still under wraps I will share that at a later date Meanwhile here is my progress on the piece I selected to be stitched on these weekends , Shepherds Bush the Wool Gatherer. But first the point at which I stopped stitching last month
And here is my progress for the weekend, I am getting use to stitching the soft colours relying very much on the DMC numbering  and have at this point only changed one colour to the next deeper shade. Had fun however buying beads, I an working on 40 count so that I can stitch in one thread of floss and needed smaller beads went off to my local shop ( small and limited stock) had the numbers of the ones I thought would be best thanks to Mill Hill colour charts on line but of course what I wanted was not there I had to get help from another customer to confirm what I had now selected was green as it is really difficult  working out between greens and blues. But I am thankful that is my only problem as it is a small one.

I am also counting down till I go across to Napier for a very exciting event. Ellen Chester from With my Needle is coming to New Zealand and teaching her wonderful design Fruits of the Vine and I am doing the workshop. I have not done any workshops for some years now and have always said it would need to be something very special to tempt me and this I think is extra special share more later in the month as I am staying with my sister then she is taking me on to Tauranga to stay with a very old girlfriend, old in the number of years we have known one another, we worked together in the same florist shop  for a year in 1954 and have remained friends ever since and yes she is also an embroiderer. 
 I hope all other Hermits had a great weekend of stitching


Tuesday, February 4, 2014


 I have a give away for Valentines Day on my other blog, other side of the Mountain   It started to share the embroidered clips that I  showed, but now it growing and I have finished two red rose clips and added a tape measure.

 I love needlework accessories and do enjoy stitching these small items so I promise there will be something else added to the collection before February the 14th when I will do the draw. If you would like to be included pop over to the other side of the mountain here and leave a message.