Lesley Teare Needlework design

Busy week

20th Jun 2018

Just trying to do catch - up this week. I think because the weather has been so good, I got somewhat waylaid in the garden so work got a bit behind! Deadlines today, but thankfully made it for GOLD, so everyone is happy. 

I transferred another large floral to my new section this week - a mauve rhododendron - which I think is lovely, especially the colours. And, in this month's issue of GOLD Cross Stitch magazine you can find four...

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LJT Floral Sampler SAL June

15th Jun 2018

A colourful red poppy has been chosen for the June flower. We are now half way through the design so the sampler is beginning to look really pretty and it's lovely seeing all of the pictures that you send through. If you haven't done so already, then why not join Lori and me at our SAL group:


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Floral sampler

13th Jun 2018

I was delighted yesterday when this picture arrived of one of my floral designs from a stitcher in Hong Kong. So beautifully stitched by 'T' and I love her choice of fabric. Thank you for sending it in 'T' - much appreciated. Quite apt, as the June motif for our LJT Floral sampler SAL is out this Friday. As you can see this time it will be the colourful poppy. Hope everyone is getting on well with it all.

Speak next...

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Another week

6th Jun 2018

Another week gone by, but here in the UK, especially where I live in Suffolk, the weather has been beautiful and sun is forcast for all of today. The landscape certainly looks like Summer with the darker greens on the trees and the vibrant red poppies that can now be seen in the hedgerows and fields.

For those of you that don't look at my FB page, I just wanted to add a picture of my Angel design that a stitcher...

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Sunbonnet Sue JUNE

1st Jun 2018

Halfway through our Sunbonnet Sue characters. This time a lad busy fishing.

It has been lovely to hear from so many of you and see how you are getting on with the stitching. If you haven't already, then please come and join Katherine So and me for the SAL for this at:


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Website shop

30th May 2018

I have decided to make a few changes to my Shop page, or at least Rachel Watson, my website designer will soon. A couple of sections will be removed. One is the needlepoint designs, as there doesn't appear to be enough interest in this style of needlework. This will be replaced with my Blackwork and cross stitch pictures that are so popular and I think they deserve a section on their own.

The other, is to select a group of Large...

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New chart ready in time for Christmas!

23rd May 2018

I know, but that word has to be said occasionally....you may not wish to start stitching for Christmas quite this soon but I hope you will still like to see these four jolly snowmen that I have added to my shop today......and they will still be here when you are ready to start. 

Hope, like us, you enjoyed seeing our Royal wedding last weekend. I just love to see  the colour and pageantry on the screen. It must have been wonderful...

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16th May 2018

A little late updating my Wednesday Blog. My computer seemed to take ages downloading and updating the files this morning......

A picture of our Labrador, Tilly, who is now 9 months old...plus a week! As you can see she is nearly fully grown, just the filling out bits I think now. Considering she is classified as a teenager and supposed to be pushing the boundaries, overall she is quite good.

The other picture, which I have added to my FB page just...

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LJT Floral SAL for May

11th May 2018

The pretty pansy is my next choice of flower for the month of May. It can also be called Viola and although this one is in yellow and mauve, the flowers can come in many colours. 

Do come and join us as well on the SAL for this Floral sampler.                                      https://www.facebook.com/groups/lesleytearesal/

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Sunny Wednesday

9th May 2018

Yet another sunny day here in Suffolk. David and I have certainly had glorous weather here this weekend to enable us to do 'catch - up' in the garden, although we are still a couple of months away from seeing glorious poppies like these.

Floral designs are a lovely way to add year - round colour to your home, and you can't get more colourful than these beautiful red poppies which can  be found in the latest edition of GOLD Cross...

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Rose design for a coaster

6th May 2018

Sorry for the problem for this design on FB, but here is the pdf file for the rose pattern that will be suitable for a circular coaster.......hope it is of help Dee....I have removed the bud and its stalk and replaced this with one of the butterflies. 

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New blackwork design

2nd May 2018

Hope you are enjoying the latest Sunbonnet Sue design for May which I posted on the 1st.

I am so pleased to say that I have another blackwork design to add to my collection. This time a glorious kingfisher, set amidst bullrushes, iris and waterside flowers and of course, not forgetting, a beautiful Swallowtail butterfly. I am delighted with this design and I hope many of you will also enjoy stitching it.

You will find this kingfisher design under 'Decorative' on my...

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Blackwork iris and kingfisher