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This weeks TAST challenge is Wheatear Stitch. This is a beautiful stitch that is easy to work and looks very effective. The wing is stitched using Wheatear Stitch This is the whole design so far... The Great Escape designed by Abi Gurden The Stitch Specialists If you want to join in with the TAST challenge visit  

Liebster Blog Award

Liebster Blog Award I was recently given a blog award by  Mary Joan at Tracey at Kate at I'm honoured as theses ladies do some absolutely wonderful stitching. Some background: Liebster is a German word, meaning favourite, dearest or beloved and the Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers, who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition. The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting: 1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.  2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.  3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award. 4. Share 5 random facts about yo

How Time Flies...

Can you believe how fast March has gone?? Seriously it doesn't seem two minutes since Christmas.  I've not had much stitching time during March thanks to my boys and their activities but whenever I could I have managed to put the odd stitch in. The Great Escape designed by Abi Gurden, The Stitch Specialists Hurray one of my 15 challenge projects finished, it didn't take long once I sat and actually stitched properly. Cedar Sampler by Elizabeth Designs Thank you to everyone who either left a comment or sent me an email with their suggestions of what colour I should use with my flower. The overwhelming majority voted that I should stick to white.        So here is how it stands today, I've used perle, satin, stranded, coton a broder and the centre has DMC Memory Thread couched around it.  Stitches used are: Stem, French Knots, Spider, Chain, Running and Couching. A bookmark I made for Lisa for an exchange I took part in... Finally here is the biggest re