I have been stitching since the late 80's I used to knit till it went out of fashion in the 80's,I enjoy many forms of stitching hardanger,blackwork, any counted stitches, cross-stitch, Quilting,stumpwork,beading and of course my first passion which was knitting.I love the colour purple, I like to stitch samplers I love alphabets, will design my own for special occasions.I like following designer lizzie kate, brent creek,prarie schooler, shepherds bush, little house needlework, Country Cottage Needle work and many more.
This year is going fast, the Bank holday weekend is nearly here, I finished work today and I have two weeks holday with added days off so I am off for 20 days.
The beginning of the month I started off going to the Festival of Quilts at Birmingham, this is over 4 days I only went for the day unfortunately, it is hard to see everything in a day. I have a couple of quilt workshops coming up so I wanted to get some fabric for that.
Here are some of the fantastic quilts on show.
You also walk around the show and it is spot the celebrity well this is who I found, the fashion designer Zandra Rhodes who has designed a range of fabric.
I have been beading this month, I went to a workshop in Farndale which is hidden on the North Yorkshire Moores.