About Me!

Well hello my name is Sheila, I’m in my mid 60’s and have been stitching all my life. Starting when I was at Junior school with the inevitable cross stitch on Binca and chain stitch on a tea tray. I hated it because I kept making mistakes and the teacher kept telling me to take it out and start again – well no change there I still do a lot of frogging but I usually persist and get it right in the end.

I remember seeing that tea tray not long before my Mum died, she had kept it all those years but when I went to look for it later it had gone – what a shame.

As a teenager I embroidered, cloths, chair back covers and antimacasers (sp?) for my granny, she loved all the things I did for her.

As a young mum I made clothes for my children, I even learned how to crochet.

Later in life work got in the way but I always had a project on the go, often canvas work which were made into cushions and pictures.

When I took early retirement from teaching I took up my hobby again and gained  City & Guild awards for both embroidery and Patchwork & Quilting. I learned a lot during that time about different types of embroidery and I now love doing Hardanger, Blackwork and mixed stitch embroidery.

I now do more mixed media work and a lot of crochet. Journaling is another passion and I have started (not always finished) many journals including blogs like this.

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. chriscrackerstitch  |  July 6, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I love Hardanger and blackwork. I find they are therapeutic.

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