Tag: embroidery

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Used under license from Adobe Stock Photos. Little did I know when, we, the bloggers of UKQU were set a task of doing a blog based on a flower and that a few weeks later the world would learn that the Sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine, and their national colours are blue and…

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I love a Block of the Month – I mean, I REALLY love them. I will confess to having several on the go at the moment, and one of them is Girl’s Day Out. I saw this advertised on the Villavin Crafts Facebook page, and I knew at once that I wanted to do it.…

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It is finally happening, my husband and myself are about to impart on our first whole week holiday without the children, whom are now adults. It is five past six on a cold early February morning. There is nothing but darkness outside the windows of the coach. This is not my usual place to blog…

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Following on from my 9 Sparkle Stars blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me 8 Felt Bells. You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing • Scissors • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/ These ornaments have been made very quickly and…

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Following on from my 8 Felt Bells blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me 7 Candy Canes. You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing (optional) • Scissors • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) • Paint and paint brush (optional) • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/ These…

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Following on from my 7 Candy Canes blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me 6 Xmas Presents. You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing • Scissors • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) • Paint and paint brush (optional) • Ruler • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/…

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Following on from my 2 Xmas Puddings. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me an Angel for my tree. You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing (optional) • Scissors • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) • Beads or buttons (optional) • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/ These…

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My lockdown diary is nearly at its end, just one more week to go. Reading this a year later I should have realized health wise I was not being careful. Day 93: Trellis Layout, white perle thread. Diary Entry: Not able to get up until after dinner, even then my body did not want to…

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It is amazing how hindsight can give us perspective. As I read further into my diary entries I can see the weariness creep in. Day 86: None down today. Diary Entry: I did some much needed weeding today followed by coffee with a friend. Step dad came round and had a coffee and I got…

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Had I known at the time of writing these diaries that we would have to endure further lockdowns, I might have kept the stitching up, I did consider it at one point. As it is, I would have struggled because my health and mental wellbeing got worse. Day 79: Cross Stitch, brown shaded perle thread.…

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Continuing the diary catch up from last year, re reading it reminds me how things can change in the blink of an eye. Day 65: Running stitch with variegated thread sewn in the round to resemble back stitch. Diary Entry: Could not walk properly today, or lift or bend. I had to get my husband…

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Continuing with the posts of the final sections of my lockdown diary. Day 58: Thorn Stitch, hand dyed cotton thread. Diary Entry: A day of blah, low, tired, not sure really, just could not seem to find the energy for anything much. Not sure if it’s the coming down off the meds or just general…