Lesley Teare Needlework design
29th Apr 2017

MAY teddy

Here he is..... The MAY Teddy. I do hope you like him and you are enjoying stitching all of them up to now. It's lovely to see all of your 'posts' about them and I think they all look splended in my ongoing SAL...........If you haven't joined us yet then please do @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/322109094855799/?hc_location=ufi I have added a picture of the sampler so that you can see how they are all looking together....a pretty fine bunch, I think. Although I...

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26th Apr 2017

Just in time for May.....

Just a peep at my latest design that will be in the new issue of GOLD magazine out on the 8th May........I love it, hope you will too. And, don't forget my free teddy chart for May will be posted later in the week....

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18th Apr 2017

Easter weekend

David and I had a lovely weekend and a great time with our two grandaughters. Although many of you will have seen the pictures on my Face Book pages, here they are again! Not sure the 2 year old quite got the hang of looking for Easter eggs, Leah, the 6 year old, read out the instructions beautifully, but Rosie was rather happier with the outcome, once she realised that the foil wrapper had to come off! I have been...

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5th Apr 2017

FREE chart sweet chick

This sweet chick will stitch up perfectly for a quick Easter card. Easy to work except for one French knot. If you really find it difficult to do, then replace it with a black seed bead or even one of the Blanc stitches with one square of 310 black. Hope you enjoy it.

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chick in cross stitch chick in cross stitch
3rd Apr 2017

Quick flower design

I'm sure this would work as a quick design to stitch for an Easter card, but if not, then it's a good one to keep on one side for those times when you need to stich something quickly. Although I have chosen blue shades, you can pick any colours you wish......a good one for using up all those oddments of thread.

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30th Mar 2017

April teddy for you to stitch

Hope you like my latest teddy design for you to stitch. Quite cute all dolled up in his sou'wester. Don't forget you can also join us on our teddy SAL at this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/322109094855799/

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29th Mar 2017

Italian beauty

I hope you will like my latest design for Gold Cross stitch magazine, issue 137, where I hope to transport you to the shores of the sunny Mediterrean - Italian style! There are 29 shades of stranded cotton, one shade of metallic thread, plus fractional stitches for detail and both French knots and seed beads, so this design is more suitable for expert stitchers. I hope though, you will enjoy stitching it!

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25th Mar 2017

Bunny Easter time!

Not long to go till Easter, so stitch these two cute bunnies in time to send out cards to those that you love. SO easy to stitch, and if you have problems with a French knot, then please just add 1 cross stitch in 310 as a replacement.

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15th Mar 2017

Wedding sampler

If you are looking for a bright and striking wedding sampler to stitch for newly married friends, then take a look at the latest issue, 228, of Cross stitch Crazy for my latest design. This is a cheerful bouquet of colourful flowers, perfect for a personal touch. The design I am showing here is my original one which is different from the stitched one in the magazine. I chose a green for the border to edge the pinks, but Rachel...

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28th Feb 2017

March Teddy

Well, here he is! I hope you will adore him and add him to your collection. Make sure that if you want to stitch him, and the other teddies as a freebie, please print them out, as they will be removed at the end of this year. I have made the outer lines a different colour on each chart, but, if you are joining us in the Teddy SAL it really doesn't matter. Please keep to one colour for the border...

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23rd Feb 2017

Trip to the snow!

As you can see from the photo, David and I have had a few days in the snow. Our trip was to north of the Arctic Circle in Norway. A journey on the Arctic Express took us over the border 50 miles further north into Sweden where we had the experience of a husky sledge ride and a long walk in the a beautiful snowy landscape. On that train we met a couple; she was Norwegian, her husband Swedish, and she...

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14th Feb 2017

Father's day Teddies

If you want more teds to stitch besides my Teddy SAL for 2017 then look no further than in the latest issue of GOLD Cross Stitch magazine, issue 136, and send your Dad a bear hug with a pretty cross stitched card to say you love him.

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