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follow up from previous blog, http://conniekonnykards.blogspot.com/ I am retired here in UK, well into my seventies, and I have crafted as long as I can remember. OH John and I have been happily married for 54 years. We have a lovely family and a cat with attitude ...... Lots of work from my hobbies is on Flickr.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


Luckily the TAST Sampler I'm making this time is 10cm. wide so I can put some stitches from 2007 and  
                                   2010 on, rather than leaving them tucked away in a folder.
Some will be too big though - I previously stitched on any sized fabric as the mood took me!
If I manage the whole challange this year the Sampler will be very long and wil have to be rolled up.

Simple Buttonhole Stitch rows for this week -
Fabric postcard with several stitch variations, from TAST 2007
added to the Sampler.
                                        At least the stitches will be named, which I didn't do before.
The link to 2012 TAST is http://www.pintangle.com/journal/author/pintangle

I spent more time doing the tag challenge this week - using a cross stitch pattern I last used about fifteen years ago.

It comes From Leisure Arts Leaflet 197 Christmas Stitchin'

 TAG TUESDAY is a weekly challege by Caroline Saxby.

The cross Stitch is on silver flecked Aida.
Lace, silver beads (not gold as show), sequins and seed beads and fluffy yarn were added.


  1. Connie I just love your flower garden of buttonhole stitches it is just beautiful you are very clever, and very creative.

  2. These are all so very lovely! I love your work-- it is so inspiring! I particularly like the buttonhole piece. Love the composition!!