Lesley Teare Needlework design

Chinese dragon

24th Jan 2018

Join in with the Chinese New Year celebrations in February by stitching this mesmerising dragon. It symbolises power and good luck and will make a stunning piece to stitch and display in your home. Find it in the latest issue 265 of World of Cross Stitching out on Friday.

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LJT Floral Sampler January SAL

19th Jan 2018

What we have all been waiting for - the start of our floral sampler. Each month we will be stitching another flower and one large butterfly, along with smaller insects that make up this pretty sampler. We make a start with the aquilegia or Columbine for this month of January. Only whole stitches are used for all of the motifs, with just a few backstitches and French knots for detail - mainly for the buttterflies. Many of you have made...

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Wednesday update

17th Jan 2018

I will shortly be adding more large floral pictures to my shop. The beautiful Opium poppy is now available - see above - and a pink rose, pink hydrangea as seen here and anemones and an iris will be added in the next couple of weeks.  All are simple to stitch as only whole cross stitches are used.

Please, don't forget to join me on Friday this week, when we make the start on our floral sampler. This you can download...

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LJT Floral Sampler SAL

6th Jan 2018

As promised earlier when asking you all what designs to do for this year's SAL, your comments were divided between the Sunbonnet Sue idea and flowers and butterflies. With the kind help of Katherine So in Australia for Sunbonnet Sue and Lori Laughlin in America for the floral sampler, I am very pleased to say that we have two SALs running throughout 2018.

Sunbonnet Sue designs are out on the 1st of the month and the motifs for the floral sampler...

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Half price SALE

4th Jan 2018

2018 and time for a sort out so here is the list for some of my charts that are now half price. They can find on my SHOP site.

LJT141 Garden fairies           LJT215 Simple Christmas Wreath

LJT198 Boxing Hares            LJT120 Patchwork Tortoise      LJT125 Three Wisemen

LJT199 Strawberry fair         LJT162 Oriental Pagoda           LJT171 Teatime Selection

LJT173 Springtime Cottage   LJT174 Michaelmas Daisies     ...

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LJT Sunbonnet Sue SAL

1st Jan 2018

Here we go in 2018!

A very happy New Year to you all. I hope you will enjoy stitching along  each month with me on our Sunbonnet Sues - male and female! Although the motifs are small please be aware that there are French knots and fractional stitchers added in order to get the detail. 

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Here we go!

19th Dec 2017

In just under two week's time we will start our new SAL. This time it is based on the Sunbonnet Sue theme. Lots of you gave favourable replies to my earlier pictures of the ideas for this so here we go with the list of threads for Sunbonnet Sue that you will need - many of which were in the 2017 ted one - and in addition, I am posting the chart for the border - the boring bit! ....so...

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Christmas present!!

12th Dec 2017

Well I do hope you will all enjoy this design. Some of you will have taken part in the 2016 SAL when this was first published on my Blog. However, there are many more of you following my site.....WELCOME......and as I read a note from a distressed stitcher who had lost the charts, I thought it might be nice to add this design again as a small gift from me.

If you decide to stitch it as a sampler, then the...

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New website features

6th Dec 2017

After a few teething problems I hope you, and me, are getting used to a slightly different format. The new system allows your messages to come directly to me so I can keep up to date. I'm still finding my way round it so bear with me if there are a few mistakes! I am really busy with a large commission at present but will add a few new designs to my SHOP site early next week. Hope your stitching is...

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Cute teddy chart to download

27th Nov 2017

This little ted was available a couple of year's ago on my BLOG but here she is again especially for Lindsey Groom, but, I hope you will all enjoy this cutie for a quick weekend stitch.

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Cute Ted

Idea !

23rd Nov 2017

Looking towards 2018......and SAL thoughts. I like this idea of Sunbonnet "Sue's and he's!" Any thoughts please. There will probably be a 'grown - up one as well, based on flowers and butterflies. Depends how well I can get on with them all. 

Look forward to hearing from you all. x 

Just an update from this earlier text. Thank you so much to everyone that has replied, and I think I may have deleted one message by mistake! if so please send...

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Sunbonnet Sue sampler

Final Motif !

23rd Nov 2017

The last motif is the sleigh for my Christmas SAL. I do hope those of you taking part have enjoyed the stitching. It's been lovely seeing your progress along the weeks and really nice for me as well.


Comment from DJ

I've collected them all. Thank you so much!

You are very welcome DJ


Comment from Pamela D Redfern

Thanks for this! They are so lovely! hugs, queeny

I have been very pleased to see how the samplers have been growing...

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Christmas sampler