Wandering around the garden


It’s been a while since I last shared photos of my garden.

I still have plants needing a home. My back garden is an L shape, I’m trying for a jungle look.


SAL update: May


Aladdin is finished & on to the next one.

The next ones not that exciting yet, that’s a barn in the background.

Please follow the links to find out what the others are stitching


KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,

HeidiJackieSunnyHayley, Tony, Megan, Timothy

Twirls & Swirls: Beaded scissor keeper


I’ve finished my scissor keeper, it was a kit by Lorna Bateman. I added the ribbon to make sure the expensive gold work scissors did not go missing or get used for other things.

I designed the back my self.

I still have the thimble keeper to make, I thought it might be good to keep the beeswax in. I have another couple of Lorna Bateman kits waiting too.

SAL update: April


Wind in the willows is finished & I’ve made a start on the next one.

If you would like to see what the rest of the group have been busy stitching, follow the links below


KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,


Preparing for gold work


For my next module with the royal school of needlework I have chosen gold work. As I have not had much experience of working with gold thread, I thought it would be a good idea to try it out. I copied my design on to a spare piece of silk, & I have been working on the felt padding before, the real thing, there are four layers of felt under that hare.

Layers 1&2

I hope it’s ok & I can get started on the ‘best’ one. I was asked to come up with a name it’s going to be known as the ‘Hoo Hare’ , from the Hoo peninsula in Kent (UK).