Lesley Teare Needlework design

!2 days of Christmas

19th Dec 2018

Here are the last two motifs to complete my 12 days of Christmas sampler / card designs. Hope you have enjoyed them, especially as they are simple and small enough to complete quickly.

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12 days of Christmas 9 & 10

15th Dec 2018

Two more motifs to add to your 12 Days of Christmas designs. I'll add the last two in a couple of days so that you can get them completed in time. It's certainly turned a lot colder here in Britain, so keep warm everyone...and enjoy the stitching

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Floral SAL idea

12th Dec 2018

First remember that the last flower for our floral SAL of 2018 will be posted this Friday14th....

And now onto a floral idea for 2019! I need feedback please as I'm not too sure this will work for everone. There was an adverse comment for the way I divided this year's floral SAL by one stitcher, although I don't think that was felt by many others....

My idea for the 2019 flower designs will be a square design, either for a sampler...

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Friday freebie

7th Dec 2018

Hope you are enjoying my simple designs for the 12 day's of Christmas. Just realised I need a holiday as earlier I forgot the previous two days for 5 & 6!! which have now been added. So next Friday I will add the remaining four so you can complete in time for Christmas. Enjoy your weekend and sorry for the mistakke. Perhaps its good stitching weather here in the UK as it doesn't look too good out there! 





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Get ready for the Owls!

5th Dec 2018

The first Owl design will be posted on 1st January 2019. Here is the list of threads that you will need for all 12 owls. It is entirely up to you, as the stitcher, whether you follow this, or you can choose your own colours if preferred. The perle thread 666 is optional, and you may like to work a sample first before making a decison on the threads to use. 

Details are also here for the type of fabric and...

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Friday freebie!

30th Nov 2018

Two more Christmas motifs for days 3 & 4 which I hope you will enjoy stitching for cards or making into sampler. The larger picture also shows the next couple of designs which I will add sometime next week. 

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Wednesday blog

28th Nov 2018

Certainly a change in the weather here in Suffolk and a wet and windy start for Tilly and me on our morning walk. I hope you have noticed that I popped a couple of free Christmas designs on my blog last Friday. A couple more will be added this week and are ideal as they are simple to stitch for those last minute cards.

Thank you to Bronwyn Prasad who has sent me her picture of one of my owl designs.

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Stitch for Christmas!

23rd Nov 2018

Two sweet little Christmas motifs ready for you to download for free. I will add the rest of the 12 days of Christmas when I have the chance, but I will get them all out during the next 4 weeks, if not a bit earlier so you will have time to stitch them for cards. 

Keep checking my Blog or my FB page for more of them.

Happy stitching for the weekend. Lesley x


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Another week

21st Nov 2018

It has been a better week, so far for me, with accesss again to the Internet. Like most of us, I rely on it so much for work let alone keeping in touch with family and friends and posting on FB.

Although I popped this glorious picture on FB yesterday, I know some of you rely on my Wednesday updates to keep in touch. It has been stitched by Saraswati Maria so beautifully and I personally think the framing works brilliantly...

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Update on the Owl designs

14th Nov 2018

Hope you all have had a good week. Delighted that so many of you are going to take part in our new Owl SAL which starts on the first of January 2019. Last week's Blog gives more details and the size of fabric required. I mentioned DMC Perle in red 666 would be a good thread to use for the backstitch border or to use stranded cotton 666 as an alternative. There were a few queries as to whether, if...

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A new SAL!

7th Nov 2018

I have just completed the first six designs for my new SAL which will start on the 1st January 2019. This time it will be a series of owls so a bit different to the Sunbonnet Sue lasses. 

The border is simple backstitch in red and I am going to suggest that DMC 666 in Perle no 12 is used. Alternatively 1 strand of stranded cotton in 666 will be OK, but will not give the same finish to your design.

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New week

31st Oct 2018

Sorry for the slight delay, I got called for Granny duties to help out!....Hope your week has gone well. 

Busy with new designs this week but the yearly Craft awards have just been released, and thank you, as I have been nominated again for 2019. If you wish to vote for favourites, different crafts or cross stitch designers then please go to the following link:


 Have a good week. Lx

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