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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.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Challenge up-date and new work

I hope you are all doing better than I am with the HEN stitches. I'm ashamed to admit that I am falling behind with them but I have completed two pieces of work this past month which is quite good for me. The first is 'The Little Mermaid' a piece of raised embroidery which continues the fairy tale theme I have been exploring and the second is the result of a weekend course with Angela Madden, a machine quilted celtic design. Pics above. I have also been writing an on-line course for a small ribbon embroidery, Fuchsia Pot, which will be available on HEN shortly, have created a new Montmellick design for a workshop and kit (just need to stitch it) and made some progress with a doll challenge. I didn't realise how much I had done until I started writing this. Perhaps I should stop feeling guilty but I still need to finish Fiona's quilt - maybe this week. I'm beginning to regret deciding to make it two sided. Just need a few more hours in the day or a friendly elf to do the housework, cooking etc........


  1. Lovely work, I particularly like the celtic cushion. Is the stippling worked on an embroidery machine, is which one? I trawl the web dreaming of embroidery machines , but my faithful Janome Jubilee is in good working order, so dream on Moira.

  2. Hi Moira
    Thanks for your comment - does my confidence the world of good. The stippling is free machine quilting worked on my Bernina 1080 which I treated myself to around 14 years ago and which I would not part with. Not that I do not drool over the new all singing/dancing computerised machines sometimes.

  3. Thankyou for your kind comments. We, also have the 'Morse' dvds, I adore them, watched them so many times I know the script off by heart in places(I must get out more!!)Last year we went to see Colin Dextor talking about his writing, he was very interesting and quite amusing at times.
    I see you are away for a few weeks , loads of time for stitching, lucky you. Hope you enjoy your break.