Lesley Teare Needlework design

Weekly slot

1st Aug 2018

My new Sunbonnet Sue design for August is ready to download and I will pop this on my Blog as a separate item for you all to download. 

I have charted these small designs for Atie, who made a mistake when stitching the border for my Sunbonnet Sue's. You might like to print off one these small designs as it would be ideal for a simple and pretty card. You will though, need to have the KEY from the Sunbonnet Sue...

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Summer time

25th Jul 2018

I decided to have some time off with David and Tilly this past week - not doing very much except for enjoying the sunshine and watering the plants. Tilly hasn't been for an afternoon walk for weeks because of the heat, but playing ball in our large garden, where we can keep an eye on how much she does, keeps her very contented. It will be different once the weather changes.

I had a lovely phone call yesterday from our nearly...

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Weekly note

18th Jul 2018

It was lovely getting pictures of my Hydrangea design sent to me by Anita Redina Hendro last week. Stitched on such pretty fabric and it's interesting to see how a design can be altered and influenced by a choice of fabric. The bottom picture shows the original one on traditional white, but I think Anita's choice makes the design really special. Hope you all saw the free floral picture of an Iris I published last friday. The Floral SAL is...

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11th Jul 2018

Hi everyone, hope the past week has been a good one. I have just added another LJT Tea pot design to the 'collection' - 'Garden Days', the third one, and I still hope to work on a fourth. The other two have also been altered to make sure they work well as a group. Find them under the 'Decorative' section on my Shop page. Hope you like them.   

Also, I hope you will notice that my previous Blog note is...

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Glorious sunflowers

4th Jul 2018

Keep your home feeling sunny all year long by stitching the rolling hills and bobbing sunflowers of this landscape. It is very apt at the moment for us in Britain with the wonderful sunny weather we have all been having. This is my latest design for Cross Stitch CRAZY magazine, issue 245, which will be in the shops on the 8th July. Apart from a few random backstitches on the far hill it is created with all whole stitches, making...

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New designs

27th Jun 2018

Hi everyone, I have added two new large floral designs this week to my growing! selection - this time Anemones and a Lily. All these designs use only whole cross stitches, although a couple do include French knots plus a couple of backstitches if there are insects for the detail. Do remember that this Sunday is the 1st July, so Sunbonnet Sue time! Enjoy your week. x

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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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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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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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