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Summer Needlework Adventures
September 08, 2016

I can’t believe it is September already!

Where has the year gone? Maybe it because I am getting older but the years seem to race by faster than when I was a child. I can remember the school holidays seeming to last forever.

But now the children are back at school and the evenings are drawing in perhaps its time to get your stitching out again.

I must take the opportunity to say thank you for all your lovely comments last month on the page I wrote about Arlington Court’s needlework collection. Next month we are off for a week in Northumberland, and if you know any stately homes that are worth a visit in the Beadnell area, do let me know. I may be able to visit and share my findings with you all again. I am delighted that the number of subscribers to my newsletter is growing every month. We are close to 7000 now! It excites me that so many others enjoy my favorite hobby of embroidery, in all its varieties.

Despite being laid low with shingles recently (not to be recommended!!!) I did manage to add some new pages to the site.

The first is all about embroidery scissors, and how it is important that they are sharp and fine pointed for the best results. Banish the kid's paper scissors to the play room, and guard your best ones with your life!

As you know, there are various pages on the site where you can contact me, or even add your own thoughts, questions, and stories. I receive many, many e-mails and messages from you and love reading them.

Often the subject of “how do I know what stitch to use” crops up, so I decided to address this. The new page should help you with choosing the best hand embroidery stitches for those stems, tendrils, and greenery in your designs.

Couple this with my page on embroidering tiny flowers, and you should be well equipped to add decorative accents to wearables or other projects. Why not have a go and share your results in the Challenge at the bottom of that page? I would love to see them, as I am sure others would too.

Talking of which, if you would love to see something in particular on the site, why not drop me a line and I will look at trying to include it for you. It might be more detail on a subject I have already covered or even a technique I haven’t written about yet.

Well, I will keep it short and sweet this month, and look forward to speaking with you all again soon.

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