Lesley Teare Needlework design

Stars for Christmas

4th Nov 2012

The backstitches are in red as I hope this will make them clearer for you when stitching. Please choose any colours for the motifs - metallic threads and gold beads would look lovely. Use them for quick cards, invitations to your Christmas parties or glue the stitched designs to white card tags as simple ties for your presents.

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Christmas Stars

Helen's Quilt

2nd Nov 2012

Do check out Helen Phillips's blog and take a look at her new quilt that she has just finished - it is so cheery and makes me feel really happy......plus a sneak preview of the cover of her new book : Pretty Patchwork Gifts, that will be published next Spring - it is a great idea.

Helen's quilt

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23rd Oct 2012

Webs, my companion, thinking about food no doubt! The swing was put up earlier this summer by my two sons.............absolutely lovely. It hangs from a large willow tree and is the perfect spot to watching dragonflies dart up and down my stream that flows through the centre of the garden.

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Webley by the swing in Autumn


23rd Oct 2012

Hi everyone, getting back to the blog, as I said, bear with me its new, and at present Im a little involved with the preparations for my youngest sons wedding it is next week! Im sure it will all go well.

I hope some of you had a go at red and white designs oh, so simple, but so effective and, brilliant for Christmas ideas.

Just to say there is an update on 'About me' especially for CareyAnne...............another...

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Christmas Ideas

17th Oct 2012

This design came out in issue 215 of Cross Stitch Collection but it is available to buy as a chart from www.themakingspot.com


Christmas is such a lovely time of the year and if, like me, you enjoy bringing out special designs for the season then this cushion would be ideal . Do look at 'Ideas for you' page above and add your own.


This is the free chart to make your own Christmas card version:

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Holly Leaf Key
Red and white cross stitch sampler
Scandinavian Pillow needlework design

Hello World

4th Oct 2012

I have lived in Suffolk for 20 years and now have a large black Labrador for company to go for long walks with in the beautiful countryside. I like to spend my time walking or gardening as this is a favourite hobby of mine and with a large plot to tend it is just as well. London or Cambridge are cities I visit as often as I can and I love to travel.

I have a degree in Printed and Woven...

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