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Embroidered Portraits arrived today

This post is mainly a book review so I won’t be offended if you skip town now.

Jan Messent’s Embroidered Portraits arrived this morning, delivered in a grey plastic heat-sealed bag, Royal Mail approved for sending books, and there was no unnecessary extra packing inside unlike yesterday’s delivery. 422 more words


Art walk Wakefield + Epiphany Gallery

It’s Artwalk Wakefield tonight.  Time to wander the artistic hotspots at the centre of the Rhubarb Triangle.  Amazingly the sun has just appeared from behind to encourage you!   156 more words

birthday books

In April I made stumpwork portraits of Beryl and Doris, using the internet and one or two books I have for assistance. I haven’t attempted any more although I have often thought since then about how B and D could have been better but can’t quite figure out what it is that I’m not happy with. 267 more words



Still. No. Fan.  If you ever consider getting a Lenovo, do yourself a favour and get something else. So, not on the ‘net, working. One day, this will be a baby quilt.


Subscription Addiction

I think it’s time to admit that I am addicted to subscription craft boxes. When they come in the mail I am positively giddy. My favorite box for the past five months has been from  415 more words


Brand new etsy shop

(There is only one listing, but acorns and oaks etc…)

I finished my embroidery wall/hoop art recently and decided to take a step into the unknown and start an etsy shop – should allow me to express my creativity without filling the house with new stuff! 35 more words


Embroidery: Wild Olive Spring Stitching Project Quilt

I’ve been a huge fan of Wild Olive for years and have downloaded (and embroidered) a fair few of the free patterns but this year I decided to give her Spring Stitching Club a go. 250 more words