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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Chrissie's stitching Sundays

Hi, do take a look at Chrissie's blog, she has started a stitching Sunday blog which is full of useful hints, tips and clear instructions. Just up my street, only I'm a bit late. Life suddenly is busy and not having much time to craft as much as I want to.  Thank you Chrissie, it's a good excuse for me to do some sewing.

So having seen the blog last night  I dashed downstairs this morning to see what I could do to take part.

I have collected a few books over the years.



Not forgetting these recent craft magazines.

And they are not a new idea you know; I also have a collection of embroidery mags from the 1940s and 1950s.


Then there is this pile of transfers from the above mags.

Oh, too many ideas. I want to try something I've not tried before.

Will have plenty of time on Saturday, I hope. Had booked to go to Creative Stitches in Manchester but the coach has been cancelled and I don't like driving that far, so will have to make some creative stitchery of my own.

S xx

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  1. You have so many nice books. I'm thinking about asking for a stitching book for Christmas this year, I'd really like to get better at this stuff.

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    1. My grandmother started the collection and I've been adding to it for 30 years, but you can never have too many.
      S xx

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  2. Such a big collection Sarah - you have stirred a memory for me in the 'Needlewoman and Needlecraft' mags for I vaguely recall seeing these with my Mum or my Aunt, many years ago!
    Jump on board - I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to make - the stitchalong is a lot of fun!
    Joy x

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    1. I'm a bit of a magpie and keep all sorts of stuff relating to needles and hooks. Only the front cover and the centre pages are in colour, and the instructions are brief. I have grand ideas of making all sorts from them, just not enough time.
      S xx

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  3. Wow you have so many to choose from hope you enjoy the stitching. Looks like it'll be fun x

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    1. Sometimes you can have too much choice.
      S xx

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  4. Oh my what a choice. What are you going to do. Thanks for stopping over to check out my blog. Jo x

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    1. I'm still not sure, might be crewel, or cut work. I enjoy your blog, you are such a busy person and so talented.
      S xx

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  5. Ooh I love the look of all those vintage mags. I collect them too wherever I see them on sale. I still haven't started on any vintage embroidery or cross stitch yet, I need to get some of my other stuff finished first!! Might take a while. :)
    Rosie xx

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    1. My list of things to make keeps on getting longer and longer. I like starting lots of things and then in a big flourish finish 2 or 3 in the same week. The magazines are harder to find now. When I started collecting there were loads. I mainly find 70s ones now. But they are a good source of inspiration too.
      S xx

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  6. What a fabulous array of books and magazines you have! Isn't it wonderful to have so much inspiration sitting on your bookshelves? When things get a little fraught during the day I just look up at my yarn and fabric sitting patiently on my shelves or my wonderful sewing books and I find myself grinning from ear to ear!

    Warmest wishes from your most recent follower,

    Stephanie

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    1. Welcome Stephanie to my blog. It's nice to have you onboard. Had a look at your blog and love those flower meadows.
      S xx

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  7. You obviously have no shortage of inspiration - I sometimes think that makes it harder to find that perfect project when you have too much to choose from. I love to sit down and go through all my cooking, gardening, craft books and then there are all the magazines of house and garden ideas - probably why my house is never immaculate. LOL. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hi Julie, I agree. I butterfly round from one idea to another, in fact it's quite stressful. And yes my home could do with a bit of a sort out. C-Art starts the weekend so I will probably go and see some more inspirational artists. Have a good weekend yourself.
      S xx

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  8. I'm new to your lovely blog and am in awe with your stitching books, wow!! Looking forward to stitching along with you xo

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    1. Hi Hannapat, thank you for your encouraging comments. My older books were mainly handed down from my grandmother, but I have been adding to the collection over the years. Found a pattern for knitted vests the other day, sounds itchy.
      S xx

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J xx