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Catton, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I love all kinds of stitching and enjoy learning, experimenting with and sharing new techniques. Married with 3 children, 2 daughters and a son, a dog and four cats, I also get involved with my daughters 3 horses.

Monday, 29 June 2009


Hi Everyone, this is my first attempt at 'blogging' so I may well just be talking to myself but if there is anyone out there I hope you will find something interesting/useful/amusing/informative here from time to time and that you will leave your comments and let me know what you think.

I took this photo of funghi growing on an old log a week or two ago and played around with it in Paint Shop Pro, thinking it might provide inspiration for a new embroidery. I haven't started anything yet but I like the images. Somehow ended up with this kalidescope - its amazing what a few clicks in the 'transform' menu can produce!


  1. Hi, Pat!
    I also started blogging today, but I am still working on the layout of the blog and haven´t posted anything yet.

    Ohh, beautiful pictures! The second one will make a gorgeous embroidery! Love the colors!

  2. Thanks, Lisa. Good luck with your blog - I suppose we will learn by trial & error! Do let me know when you post so that I can have a look.

  3. Wow- the transformation from that to ... well, that is amazing. My copy of Photoshop Elements left Amazon.co.uk yesterday so I now look forward to playing and seeing what I get

  4. Sent here from Helen Conway's blog...I enjoyed the second fungus photo. Looks like a rose window to me!

    Hope you find lots of friends and co-artists on the web/net.

    Sara Homeyer
    Grand Rapids, MI USA

  5. Hi, Pat - I came here from Helen Conway's blog http://downthewell.blogspot.com/

    Your kaleidoscope picture makes me think of Fair Isle knitting - it would make a lovely yoke for a jumper!