Lesley Teare Needlework design

Tilly into trouble!

23rd Nov 2017

Hope your week is going well. I am at present on a very large commission so no time to catch up with other things, so I thought you might like to catch up with our Tilly. As you can see at 13 + weeks getting into trouble. We have had to remove all of the garden lights, but she still managed to find one more! 

Remember this Friday is our last motif to stitch for my weekly Christmas SAL sampler. Catch...

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Tilly 13 weeks

Christmas Sampler Tree

14th Nov 2017

A simple, decorative Christmas tree for our 11th motif. If stitching on white fabric you  can possibly leave the blanc thread out, but it is necesary on a darker linen style material. Nearly there with just one more to go!


Comment from Lorrie Murphy

Thank you. Get this one done and its almost complete

Nearly there!


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Christmas Tree cross stitch

Nativity themed alphabet

14th Nov 2017

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in cross stitch with simple nativity motifs that will be perfect for personalising your Christmassy makes and gifts.

Find this alphabet in the latest edition of World of Cross Stitching, issue 262

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Nativity alphabet
Christmas sampler SAL

Christmas Stocking

14th Nov 2017

Here is the 9th motif - a Christmas stocking. Your stitched piece should be looking much more like a Christmas sampler....... so we are nearly ready for December.

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Christmas sampler

Voting for this year's Craft awards

14th Nov 2017

With 30 categories, across 6 craft sectors, including Cross Stitch, Craft, Knitting, Crochet, Quilting and Sewing, these prestigious awards celebrate the very best that the craft industry has to offer. In 2017, a total of over 21,500 votes came from readers and online visitors.

Voting is open NOW and closes as 11.59pm on 17th December 2017. Join in the fun and you could be one of the lucky winners at the British Craft Awards 2018! biggest and best year ever! read more

British Craft awards 2017

Friday Angel

14th Nov 2017

Here we are again! The weeks do go by fast, but here is my Friday freebie of a folk art style angel. I think by now we are begining to really see how my Christmas sampler will look. Thanks again for all of your lovely pictures of how you are getting along.

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Christmas sampler

Another Tilly week

18th Oct 2017

I can't say that I have been very hard at work this past week.......some how, a little bundle of fur has taken up quite a bit of our time. Tilly is now 9 weeks old and a bundle of energy; not phased by anything it seems. The vet said it's because she has been bred from good 'working stock' ......perhaps he is right. The problem will be whether I have the skills to train her..... time will tell.

I have added...

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Festive house for Christmas SAL

13th Oct 2017

The 7th week and time to stitch the festive house. It's lovely to look at all of your stitched pieces and to see how well they are all coming along.....


Comment from Cathy

Thanks Lesley for sharing this lovely Christmas sampler ;-) Have a nive Sunday!


Glad to hear you are enjoying the  Christmas sampler....have a good week.


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Welcome to Tilly

11th Oct 2017

Finally, at 8 weeks, Tilly has joined us at home. Sandie, our 13 year old Cairn, seems quite happy, and for two nights now, both have slept together in Sandie's bed. Our next purchase....a larger bed!! ......must get a picture, this morning's attempt was blurred....too dark to really judge what I was doing.

Are you all ready for the Christmas house motif for our SAL? Remember it will be out for you to download this Friday 15th October.......it should be a...

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Christmas sampler Bell

7th Oct 2017

The pretty festive bell is our sixth motif for our Christmas SAL sampler. Hope you are all enjoying the design.

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The rocking horse for our Chistmas SAL

29th Sep 2017

We are already up to our fifth Christmas motif - the rocking horse. A lovely motif to stitch for a card throughout the year if you omit the Christmas comment. 

It's been so lovely seeing how many of you are getting on and enjoying the stitching.

Just another note to say that next week, the sixth motif of the Christmas bell, will be posted on Saturday, the 7th October.

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