Lesley Teare Needlework design

Rose sampler

8th Aug 2017

I was sent this picture by Shirley Rigby who stitched this as a present for her friend's Ruby wedding anniversary. It is delightful and what appealed to me as well was that she adapted a rose deign of mine which you can also see here. I love stitchers to do this and create their own special piece. I understand that the stitched sampler actually was delayed in travel, so I do hope by now it has arrived safely. Do let...

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Teddy SAL up to August 2017

31st Jul 2017

Here is a picture of our SAL up to and including the August sailor teddy. All great fun and all the stitching is looking great from everyone. Do send pictures through of how you are getting on. August Free chart can be found on my BLOG page.

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August Teddy

31st Jul 2017

Well, here is sailor ted.....just in time for his August holiday in all the right gear!  

Please come and join our teddy SAL as it's so lovely to see how everyone is doing.


 Hope you enjoy. xxxx

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24th Jul 2017

This delightful and great fun design can be found in the latest issue of 'JUST Cross Stitch' magazine. If you are in the USA then here is the link to find out more about this edition. http://bit.ly/2tTh65A  Even if you are not not, I hope the design will make you smile.

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Join us.....

19th Jul 2017

The photo is of me, very happy and relaxed on our recent trip to the Dordogne in France. We had an absolutely glorious week there. 

I hope your week is going well. We have certainly had some good weather in the UK recently. Just thought I would add a reminder that if you are stitching any of my designs then why don't you come and join us at:                          ...

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Oriental jar - free chart

14th Jul 2017

Just came across this design from many years ago.....Thought it might be a nice one for the weelend, hope you enjoy stitching it. xxx

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Oriental birdcage

12th Jul 2017

Great to receive a picture of one of my designs that I did for DMC a couple of years ago. Beautifully stitched  by Sharon Brown and on 18 count hand dyed fabric, although the original kit was for 14 count. It looks lovely, although I did mention to Sharon that her eyesight must be very good, and she had to admit 16 count would have been easier. Absolutely lovely to see. Thank you Sharon.

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Autumn Beauty

4th Jul 2017

This delightful Autumn scene will tansport you back to a peaceful and quaint Engish scene. The design can be found in the latest edition of CRAZY Cross Stitch, issue 232. They have stitched it as a triptych, but here I am also showing it as one complete design. If you wish to work it like this then just remove the blank areas between the charts for that complete look!

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July Teddy chart

30th Jun 2017

This fun teddy fisherman should delight all, but he is the perfect ted to stitch as a card for the keen anglers out there. Hope you enjoy this one, and please join us for our SAL where you can see everyone's cute stitched teds. You can see with this overall image how we are doing with them all up to July's Fisherman ted. 


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Eastern elegance

28th Jun 2017

A Japanese water garden, full of beauitful flowers is the perfect backdrop for the pretty Geisha. You can find her in the latest edition of GOLD Cross stitch magazine, issue 139.

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Free poppy design

13th Jun 2017

Hello everyone, I said June would be a poppy month for my extra free charts. I am starting with a very simple one as I had a query to see if the design could be stitched for VWF - Veterans of Foreign Wars in the US and for the British Legion here. I think it's a great idea. If you require the motif to be smaller, then stitch on 16 count Aida. 

Otherwise, this will make a sweet, simple design for...

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Complete Teddy chart up to June 2017

3rd Jun 2017

As we have now completed six cute teddies, I thought for those of you starting the SAL with us now, then you might prefer to have all of the charts together. I will try to keep to this palette for the rest but even I don't know what the teddies will look like  -  a surprise for us all!! so I can't be absolutely certain that a couple more shades may be added! 

 The one difference on this chart is on...

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