Lesley Teare Needlework design

LJT Floral Cushion SAL

17th May 2019

The May flowers are now ready for downloading; this time it is a Fuchsia and a cyclamen. I have decided to show all of the cyclamen flower at the bottom and the leaves above  - even though a section of them comes into next month's chart - as I thought this would make a lovely design on its own for a card.

Although all of the charts are ready to download from my Blog, you may, if you haven't done so...

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Blackwork flower part series

15th May 2019

I am starting another part series today which will run for 12 weeks. My last one was such a success as I know how many of you really liked it, not only perhaps learning a new technique but being able to work on small sections at a time. Just one comment from me is I hope that there won't be any mistakes, but in order to provide charts like this for you to stitch they have to be simulated ones...

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Wednesday blog

8th May 2019

This past week has gone by quickly - not sure if our Bank holiday in the UK was the reason - or more to point the fact that David and I had the three granchildren for the weekend plus a large flat - coated retreiver to keep Tilly worn out! The stay included a 'sleep over.' We knew the two girls would be Ok but the 30 month old grandson was a worry. No problems, they were all brilliant -...

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May Owl

1st May 2019

All of the owls are looking lovely and here is the fifth one for May which I hope you will enjoy as well - and the stitched one is from my friend, Christina.

Have a lovely week, Lesley x

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New week

23rd Apr 2019

Well, sad that we came to the end of the Blackwork anemone, but it has been delightful for me to see how many of you joined in with me on that project and loved working on it. There will be another one coming up shortly, so as they say, 'watch this space!'

This week Cross stitch Crazy, in issue 255, printed my image of the iconic landmark of Stonehenge. Great fun to work on and hopefully I put a 'Lesley' mark...

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Blackwork anemone Part 12

17th Apr 2019

Well, 12 weeks, and now we can add the final touch to complete my design of the blackwork anemone. It has been so lovely to see your stitching as the weeks have gone by. 

Time permitting, then I would love to work another part series for you all as it does seem quite a sensible way to work on smaller sections, not so daunting. And, I think many of you are now converted to blackwork and have enjoyed the stitching. 

Happy stitching...

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LJT Floral cushion April

12th Apr 2019

The chart for April completes the first row for my Floral cushion. I have added the extra sections on the butterfly and the bottom flower so that it nearly completes the design although there is another leaf to be added later on. 

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LJT Blackwork anemone Part 11

9th Apr 2019

Well, we are nearly ready to complete this design. Thank you SO much for your feedback about this and I am really happy to read how much you have been enjoying the stitching....especially the little comments as to how much you enjoy your Wednesday evenings.

The chart and the details for what you need for this design are shown here. 

 Thank you again for those of you that replied to my request for ideas for North American birds both here...

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LJT Blackwork anemone part 10

3rd Apr 2019

All looking really good and here is the pdf file for part10 to add even more colour to the blackwork anemone design. Happy stitching, Lesley

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LJT Owl SAL April

1st Apr 2019

This is the fourth owl which is for April. The series is already looking great with three owls now completed by many of you. Happy stitching, Lesley 

 If you are new stitcher to this Owl SAL then please go to my Wednesday Blog page for the 5th December 2018 where all the details can be found

 

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LJT Blackwork anemone part 9

27th Mar 2019

Part nine of the series and the design is beginning to take shape with the addition of the flowers and leaves. 

Thank you to those of you who have sent in the names of popular North American birds and I have already made a start on my first one, a chickadee, which will be incorporated into another blackwork design.

My latest picture to be added to my website shop is of two mandarin ducks. The design is fairly simple to stitch as...

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LJT Blackwork anemone part 8

20th Mar 2019

The blackwork part on the anemone petals is complete so over the next five weeks we will be adding the cross stitch leaves, flowers and butterfly to complete the cross stitch areas before finally adding the all important two strands of back stitch to the main flower. 

In the May edition on CrossStitch Crazy you can find my pretty Easter cards and gift tags to stitch.

I need some help please with names of popular North American birds as I am hoping...

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