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Progress Report – Birds in the Bower

Hello Stitching Friends I do hope you all enjoyed the Easter break as much as I did. I adore this time of year, after the long hot summer it’s such a relief to enjoy the abated heat and the cooler

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Stitching in 2013

It’s Autumn in Australia and I’m so looking forward to the cooler weather it promises. Statisticians have confirmed that it’s been the hottest summer on record. It’s a long weekend in Perth (Bank Holiday) and March already (how did that

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a year of peace in 2012 and many contented hours of stitching and crafting. Things spun a little out of control in December. Work and tidying up the house/yard in preparation for Christmas guests took all my

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Sooner Begun…

…Sooner Done!  Yippee, my Sally Spencer Sampler (Birds of a Feather) is stitched 😆 I’ve been on a short break from work for the past week and have been enjoying a bit of leisure time working in the garden when

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A Finish, a WIP and a New Start

I promised to show you the second of my latest finishes:  The Bird Tree, Carriage House Samplings is one of the design on my list of 2011 stitching plans. I started this one sometime last year with the prescribed threads

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Yesterday,  I attended my 2nd post-surgery appointment and after much prodding and probing, the result is that I’m grounded 😦  Another week off work, and part-time work to the end of the month! Good part? The ‘bionic’ eye is healing

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Hornbook Sampler Redux

I must be making up for not stitching much over the last few months or I must have found my lost turbo needles 😉 Here’s the result – my second finish for 2011!  I changed the colours of the motifs

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A certified cross stitch addict who is mad about samplers and loves working with hand-dyed fabric, variegated threads and embellishments. Stitching keeps me sane.

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2012 Stitching Plans

1. WIPs - finish 4:
- DT Sampler Game Board
- Workbasket's Trellis (done)
- DT Morning Glory
- LK ABC Lessons

2. New Stitching Projects
Plymouth Sampler - TSC (started)
Wonderful Village 1 - MaggiCo (done)
Wonderful Village 2 - MaggiCo (done)
Pear Orchard Farm - CHS (done)
Mermaid's Song - CHS
Dutch Strawberries - TGH
Birds in the Bower - TGH
Persian Proverb - MB
Peaceful Garden - MB
Sampler 1663 - PoC

Finished Fair Squares
2011 Stitching
2010 Stitching
2009 Stitching
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