Bustle & Sew Free Spring Stitchalong

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And now for something completely different!  That is to say, something I haven't done before - a Bustle & Sew stitchalong.  One of the (many) reasons I love hand embroidery is that there’s always something new to discover, though like many stitchers I am guilty of keeping to a few well-tried and … [Read more...]

Supporting Movember


This morning felt very autumnal.  When I woke, I could hear the sound of rain on the roof, and water gushing down the gutters and splashing into the old well in the courtyard at the back of the house.  But very soon the clouds cleared away and the sun came out, though it was much cooler than we've … [Read more...]

True Beauty …..


Ben is a gentle, good-natured, friendly sort of dog who loves going out and about making new friends and catching up with old ones.  We are used to people who are perhaps nervous of dogs crossing the road to avoid him, but we're equally used to friendly folk descending upon him and with many oohs … [Read more...]

A new Humphrey for you

Phew .... it's been a busy few days what with one thing and another!  I've been working hard on a couple of commissioned designs as well as the March magazine, so haven't been around much online recently.  But here I am now with a new updated Humphrey pattern.   Humphrey was one of  my original … [Read more...]