Cross Stitch pattern designer
1st Sep 2020
My second motif is ready for you to download and it's been lovely to see the progress many of you have made on the start of this Autumn sampler. I have updated the KEY and details as I had omitted to add the reference for the French knots - all now sorted!
If you missed the start for this design then please go to the 18th August Blog for the details.
And, it is now September, so another bird from my Blackwork...read more
18th Aug 2020
The start of my new part series for an Autumn sampler.
All the details are attached for the new series for the threads and fabric you will need and a pdf file for you to download of the border to get you started. AND, of course, the all important picture of my new design. I do hope many of you will like this and enjoy our stitching progress through the next 9 weeks. Please may I just say that there may...read more
11th Aug 2020
The final motif! I am so delighted with how my Simple sampler design has turned out, for as you know, with my free charts, I just don't have the time to stitch them, and I have to rely on you lovely stitchers to point out any mistakes! Thankfully not too many this time.
I hope you have all enjoyed this one.
Next week will be the start of my new project - Autumn blackwork sampler. This one will continue the blackwork theme...read more
28th Jul 2020
Our Simple Cross Stitch sampler is really taking shape and with only two more motifs to go after you have stitched this part 7, the completed design is nearly here!
Fab pictures from you showing how many of you are getting on and it is such a real pleasure for me to see them all.
21st Jul 2020
Part 6 of my Simple cross stitch sampler is ready to download and thank you for all of your lovely pictures showing your stitched owl from last week.
If you haven't already, then please do come and join our lovely Lesley Teare group where you can see all of the great stitching that is going on:
Happy stitching everyone,
14th Jul 2020
My owl is the middle section of my free Simple cross stitch sampler and is now ready to download for this week's part 5 design. Lovely to see yet more pictures from you, so please keep them coming in.
Hope you have had a good week and happy stitching till next Wednesday for part 6 of my sampler.
7th Jul 2020
Thank you for all of your lovely comments about my latest sampler design. Here is part 4 that starts the second row of my simple sampler. It has been lovely to read your comments this past week and that you are enjoying it.
The peacock is my latest design that I have added to my shop. This beautiful bird is so colourful and full of pattern, and of course, its decorative tail takes centre stage!
Have a lovely week and lots of...read more
1st Jul 2020
It has been lovely seeing many of your stitched pieces for part 1 and 2 of these simple cross stitch motifs. Here is part 3 which will complet the first line.
Also, it is the 1st! so my July bird is ready to download. Please go to the Creative Poppy site and log in, or, if you haven't joined us, then please take a look at this SAL of Blackwork flowers and birds, which for a small payment, you can download...read more
24th Jun 2020
It has been lovely seeing many of your stitched pieces for the start of my Simple cross stitch sampler which we started last week. Here is part 2 which I hope you will enjoy.
And, please come and join our lovely Face book group where you can see how many stitchers are getting on with this and other of my projects:read more
16th Jun 2020
Here we go on the start of my new series with the first motif - the chart for the border and guide lines was posted last Wednesday 10th June. Cross stitch this time, and, I hope you will all enjoy the next 9 weeks of stitching to complete my easy sampler, or, just stitch each of them as individual motifs.
Do let me know how you get on and please join our lovely Lesley Teare group which displays all of the...read more
10th Jun 2020
I have decided, as I mentioned last week, to have a small break from my blackwork part series - the Autumn one will start in 10 weeks, followed by the WInter one.
Although I have placed 9 small cross stitch motifs together as another sampler idea, they are obviously each very suitable for small cards that can be stitched in an evening.
If you are going to work this as a complete design then please make sure you follow and count the...read more
2nd Jun 2020
Our final piece of the sampler! What a difficult few weeks we have all had across the world. I do hope your stitching has helped you keep calm and that you have enjoyed working on my latest free sampler.
I am delighted with the results and excited about seeing your completed designs.
Do keep sending the pictures of your stitching coming into my FB group as they are so lovely to see.: https://www.facebook.com/groups/529145740484076/?ref=bookmarks
Next week will be a new start and my free...read more
26th May 2020
Hard to believe it will be June next week when we stitch our final motif, but here is part 8 for you to enjoy.
Remember that the June bird will 'fly in' next Monday, 1st June. This SAL series, Birds and blackwork flowers, is looking lovely and I have been delighted to see so many super pictures of your progress. If you wish to join in with this lovely SAL then please look at the following link on the Creative Poppy...read more
19th May 2020
The Suummer sampler is really begining to take shape and many thanks for sending in pictures of your WIP. Brilliant.
I hope your week has gone well. Here in the UK, as with some other countries, many of us are being allowed back to work, so please stay safe and still keep your distance.
12th May 2020
Here is the second bird which will complete the 6th motif for my Summer sampler.
I think some of you may have missed counting the blocks between the designs quite accurately as there have been a couple of queries.
Because I wanted to keep the Sampler the same overall size as my Spring one I had to alter the spacing between the designs to fit my new motifs for this Summer sampler. With this one there are 3 blocks all round the...read more
5th May 2020
Part 5 of the series and the central motif for my Summer sampler. Hope you are enjoying the stitching and it is helping you all to stay calm.
I'll look forward to seeing more picture in the coming days.
Happy stitching and keep safe everryone,
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