Lesley Teare Needlework design

Angel's Wings

4th Dec 2012

An update for you as Cross Stitcher magazine is now in the shops. My design of the angel's wings makes a pretty cushion and I think not just for Christmas as I know it will look lovely in my bedroom with the creams and taupe decor that I have.

However, the design of two Scottie dogs in this issue by Felicity Hall is an absolute delight .............it's hush, hush though, as Webs might get a bit jealous.

Scottie dog cushion

The latest...

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Angels Wings Cushion

Latest design to hit the shops!

28th Nov 2012

The hyacinths in this month's Cross Stitch Collection will just about give us a glimpse into Spring..........on a dreary day like today oh! how I wish.

No free charts with this one, but keep watching and next month..........the delightful anemone will be on show with a lovely small free chart to download.

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Another View

28th Nov 2012

Another view of the hyacinths as this may be a little clearer to see. Will be touch soon with more updates. A very busy month so far as I think everyone is leading up to that festive holiday!!

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Hyacinths

Winter pansy

14th Nov 2012

I just thought I would cheer myself up and design a Winter pansy to stitch. Like a lot of other people I know I now also have an awful cold so a pretty flower to work on is a good remedy. I hope you will agree with me.

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Winter Pansy key

Stars for Christmas

4th Nov 2012

The backstitches are in red as I hope this will make them clearer for you when stitching. Please choose any colours for the motifs - metallic threads and gold beads would look lovely. Use them for quick cards, invitations to your Christmas parties or glue the stitched designs to white card tags as simple ties for your presents.

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Christmas Stars

Helen's Quilt

2nd Nov 2012

Do check out Helen Phillips's blog and take a look at her new quilt that she has just finished - it is so cheery and makes me feel really happy......plus a sneak preview of the cover of her new book : Pretty Patchwork Gifts, that will be published next Spring - it is a great idea.

Helen's quilt

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Wedding

Webley

23rd Oct 2012

Webs, my companion, thinking about food no doubt! The swing was put up earlier this summer by my two sons.............absolutely lovely. It hangs from a large willow tree and is the perfect spot to watching dragonflies dart up and down my stream that flows through the centre of the garden.

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Webley by the swing in Autumn

Weddings

23rd Oct 2012

Hi everyone, getting back to the blog, as I said, bear with me its new, and at present Im a little involved with the preparations for my youngest sons wedding it is next week! Im sure it will all go well.

I hope some of you had a go at red and white designs oh, so simple, but so effective and, brilliant for Christmas ideas.

Just to say there is an update on 'About me' especially for CareyAnne...............another...

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Christmas Ideas

17th Oct 2012

This design came out in issue 215 of Cross Stitch Collection but it is available to buy as a chart from www.themakingspot.com

 

Christmas is such a lovely time of the year and if, like me, you enjoy bringing out special designs for the season then this cushion would be ideal . Do look at 'Ideas for you' page above and add your own.

 

This is the free chart to make your own Christmas card version:

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Holly Leaf Key

Scandinavian red and white heart

5th Oct 2012

My first free chart for you to copy…  …a simple design that can be stitched for a card. Use any shade of red stranded cotton and work whole cross stitches using two strands of the thread.

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Red and white scandinavian heart pattern
Red and white cross stitch sampler