Lesley Teare Needlework design

Sunbonnet Sue for May

1st May 2018

Number five already! Here is the Sunbonnet Sue for May which I hope you will enjoy. They are already all looking so good, so thank you for sending in your pictures of them as you stitch.

Many thanks to Katherine So for organising the SAL for this group, so if you wish to join us then please go to the following link:


In the pdf chart the centre of the flower is the pale green 369 so please use this, unless...

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Sunny Wednesday

25th Apr 2018

What a glorious few days we have had in the UK which has enabled David and me to do some catch up in the garden. It's quite amazing how a bit of warmth makes everything grow twice as fast! 

The new addition to our Royal family was good news this week and for those of you who have new babies to look forward to then here are two ideas for decorative samplers for both a boy or girl that are just...

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Wednesday chat

18th Apr 2018

The sun is shining! Having spoken to a friend in Canada yesterday where snow is still on the ground I think perhaps we are a bit spoilt here, especially on the East of the UK in Suffolk.

Hope your week has gone well, but I have to apologise for not getting my new blackwork design on to my Shop as I said I would. I decided to tweak a small section as I wasn't completely happy about it and it just...

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LJT Floral sampler SAL April

13th Apr 2018

The April flower is the pretty foxglove. All of these motifs are designed with just whole stitches with just a few backstitches added on the butterflies in the sampler for detail.

If stitching on white or a pale fabric you may wish to outline the bees wings with a grey or black thread.



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Another week.......

11th Apr 2018

Hope your week has gone well wherever you are in the world. Here in the UK our weather has improved quite a bit and I think we are all loooking forward to some Summer weather now. Here is a preview of my latest blackwork design that will be on sale this weekend. The design is a simple clematis flower and buds with the addition of a lovely Great tit and butterflies.

Don't forget that this Friday 13th!! I will be adding...

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Wednesday update

4th Apr 2018

Thanks to Anna Anderson this week for getting in touch about my Floral sampler SAL. Although she loves the design, she plans her stitching around working on a grid system in company, as I found out, with many more of you. Normally there wouldn't be a problem, but this design consists of 12 varying size motifs and when I produced the charts I thought that my blue guide lines were sufficient. Hopefully I have amended both of the February and...

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April Sunbonnet Sue

1st Apr 2018

Ready for April showers, this cute Sunbonnet Sue and her duck can now join the other three. It's lovely reading your lovely comments and seeing how you are all getting on with the stitching. If you wish to join Katherine So and me in our SAL for this then go to : www.facebook.com/groups/322109094855799/

and a happy Easter to you all.

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Dog and cat day!

28th Mar 2018

Two new designs have been added to my shop of a cute dog and sleepy cat. The colours shown on these designs is just for guidance as the idea behind both of these is to try and give you, the stitcher, the option to choose your own colours for the cushion patterns as this will allow for oddments of threads to be used.  Both designs can be viewed above, but for an example, I have added two more colourways here,...

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Update on my SALs

21st Mar 2018

We are well and truly into both SALs now, and I am getting such lovely feed back for both the Floral Sampler and our Sunbonnet Sue designs. Here are just a tiny assortment  to represent them both. It's lovely to also see how some of you are adapting the designs to make them more personal. Keep the pictures coming and thank you for all of your lovely comments. It is SO appreciated. x

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Floral Sampler March flower

16th Mar 2018

The March flower is a pretty pink rose in full bloom with two small butterflies. This flower will now complete the top section of our Floral Sampler. It has been great to see so many pictures from you of the January and February ones, so please keep them coming.

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Another week!

14th Mar 2018

Where does the time go!

I have been busy drawing up new designs which I hope to have out in April. One is a new blackwork design that will be a companion to the blackwork flower and wren that is so popular with you all. Here is a little section of my work in progress of the new design.

This week, on the 15th, you will be able to get the latest issue of Cross Stitch Crazy which has my design of...

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Wednesday chat.

7th Mar 2018

The snow has finally gone here and I hope that the rest of the country is finally getting back to normal. The scenery was stunning and Tilly really enjoyed the snow but we are now looking forward to Spring.

I had a lovely photo sent to me yesterday from Monique in France of my Blackwork angel. I popped it onto my FB page yesterday but just in case you haven't seen it I thought I would add it here. I think...

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