WELCOME TO STITCHING STITCHES

Welcome to Stitching Stitches – the home of my Cross Stitch Patterns.
Plus, my adventures in Quilting, Patchwork, Embroidery
Macrame and Sewing.

I LOVE CRAFTS!

Cross Stitch

Check out my range of cross stitch patterns in my shop! I love modern, designs and lots of colour! And I love Stitching Stitches!

Quilting

Find out all about my quilting projects; the good, the bad and the ugly! There’s always something in the works.

Patchwork

I might be rubbish at getting those cuts neat and straight but that doesn’t stop me from attempting patchwork wonders – see for yourself!

Embroidery

I’m steadily learning all the embroidery stitches and how to keep them all neat and tidy.  Its as hard as it looks!

Macrame

I’m getting all tied up learning Macrame.  Its a great craft even though its a load of old rope!

Sewing

All my adventures and misadventures in the realm of sewing.  Its not for the faint–hearted but, one day, I SHALL sew a straight line on a sewing machine.  I SHALL!!

READ ABOUT MY CRAFTY ADVENTURES

Bag sewing project

I’ve been buying fabric.  Yep, I’ve bought some Kona solid and some Michael Miller Esme (which is awesome) to make myself a little bag. Here’s the pattern… And it’s in this book… This afternoon I’ve been ironing and cutting out the pieces… Sticking pins in where the patterns says to… And swooning over the bright […]

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Cutty Sark – Midweek Stitchery

My Dad moved to Greenwich about ten years ago.  At the same time I saw a cross stitch chart of the Cutty Sark and thought, “Aha!  Perfect!  I’ll make that for dad’s new house.”  Well, ten years later I still haven’t finished even a tenth of the design. Oh boy, there is a lot of […]

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Newton Bear – Midweek Stitchery

Another mid-week project to keep my fingers busy as the week trudges by.   I’ve lost the pattern though and have lots of backstitching left to do.  I’m going to have to make it up as I go along – yikes! Happy Stitching! Leonie x […]

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Windmill

Outside its still and frozen.  The air barely moves.  I prefer roaring winds and brusque breezes.  So, to tempt the weather into compliance I’ve stitched a windmill.  You know, just as a hint. I found the pattern in with a load of cuttings from magazines so who knows where it came from.  I’ve used 16 […]

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Live, Love, Laugh Cross Stitch Pattern

My latest Counted cross stitch pattern is available on Craftsy. Oooo, yay!  I love, love, love this pattern. It’s a big ‘un….330 stitches wide x 328 stitches high.  The design area is 23.57″ x 23.43″ worked on 14 count aida. I want to make this one for a cushion cover to sit in the reading […]

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Owl Quilting

Wow, its been ages since I last posted anything on my blog.  It’s been ages since I did any stitching too.  I bought a magazine zonks ago with a cute owl doorstop freebie.  I came across it this weekend and thought I’d do a bit of handquilting. I cut out the shapes, added some Hobbs […]

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