Lesley Teare Needlework design

Update on the Owl designs

14th Nov 2018

Hope you all have had a good week. Delighted that so many of you are going to take part in our new Owl SAL which starts on the first of January 2019. Last week's Blog gives more details and the size of fabric required. I mentioned DMC Perle in red 666 would be a good thread to use for the backstitch border or to use stranded cotton 666 as an alternative. There were a few queries as to whether, if...

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A new SAL!

7th Nov 2018

I have just completed the first six designs for my new SAL which will start on the 1st January 2019. This time it will be a series of owls so a bit different to the Sunbonnet Sue lasses. 

The border is simple backstitch in red and I am going to suggest that DMC 666 in Perle no 12 is used. Alternatively 1 strand of stranded cotton in 666 will be OK, but will not give the same finish to your design.

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Sunbonnet Sue November

1st Nov 2018

Here is the November lass and only one more to go!!

I'm very pleased with how the sampler has gone and it has been lovely seeing so many of your stitched pieces.

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New week

31st Oct 2018

Sorry for the slight delay, I got called for Granny duties to help out!....Hope your week has gone well. 

Busy with new designs this week but the yearly Craft awards have just been released, and thank you, as I have been nominated again for 2019. If you wish to vote for favourites, different crafts or cross stitch designers then please go to the following link:


 Have a good week. Lx

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New designs

24th Oct 2018

Hi everyone, hope your week has gone well. 

I'm showing three lovely pictures of designs of mine that have been sent to me this week. All different and all beautifully stitched; the red poppy landscape by Twiggy in Hong Kong and the 'Home is where the heart is' by Ineke and the fun country sampler by Gail which she has stitched for her grand daughter.

I love seeing the pictures from you so please keep sending them in to me, either by...

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LJT Floral sampler October

19th Oct 2018

Another pansy flower for October, but quite different in shape and colours. This one fits neatly into the corner of the sampler which is now so nearly complete!

Lovely seeing all of your designs and thanks so much for so many lovely comments.

Enjoy Lesley x

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Floral sampler update

17th Oct 2018

This friday, 19th October, will be the day for Lori and me to post the October flower.

Lori will be a little later as her time zone is 5 hours or so behind me, but it seems like only yesterday we started on this pretty project. Although the flower is another pansy, it is quite different and the shape suited this corner spot. 

Thank you for all of your lovely comments and I do enjoy seeing the pictures of your stitching. Hope...

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Blackwork anemones and bluetitwww.lesleyteare.com/shop/blackwork

10th Oct 2018

Still wonderful weather here, although there may be a change at the weekend.

This week I have just added another Blackwork picture with colourful cross stitches to my SHOP. A pretty little blue tit nestles amongst the colourful cross stitch Spring flowers and striking blackwork anemones. This is the first of what will be a new seasonal group of four designs that will take us through the year with colourful birds and flowers, plus of course, the addition of decorative blackwork...

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Another week

3rd Oct 2018

Do you know these weeks are going far too quickly, and, as we are having in the east of the country such good prolonged weather, it's hard to realise that in a few weeks its Christmas!!!! I have said it! Hope your week has gone well.

I have added two new charts to my SHOP; one is the 'Castle in the sky' which I am now able to add, and a new large floral design of a Passion flower which I...

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Late in the day!

26th Sep 2018

Gosh, so sorry. It really has been one of those weeks. Anyway, here is a picture that is available from the latest JUST Cross Stitch special collector's issue for Halloween 2018. I did one last year which I so enjoyed working on so here is the follow up called 'Wicked Ride'  ...such fun.

Also for Halloween a group of four mini wizards that I have added to my SHOP this week. Hope you enjoy them....and I'm hoping for a quieter week...

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Happy weekend

19th Sep 2018

I said last wednesday that we had been to a wedding and the picture was taken at the breakfast 'party' the following morning. This shows my two sons and two grandsons with me, one, aged two in the rear of the picture and a 10 year old enjoying his breakfast.

Taken on a retro camera that prints the film out from the camera so really just 'snap' photos. I remember them years ago, but with a piece of leather added to...

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