A quilt for all seasons

A quilt for all seasons

Many needleworkers will tell you that their dream is to create a family heirloom that can be past down the family from generation to generation. This can be a daunting task but obviously one which is well worth it in the end and a task in which I did endeavour on a...
A stitch in time

A stitch in time

Needlework, like painting, music, and photography not only allows the artist creating it the opportunity to create and make people happy but it also allows you to depict a period in time for future generations. A few years ago I was given the patchwork quilt by...
A stitch in time

A stitch in time

Needlework, like painting, music, and photography not only allows the artist creating it the opportunity to create and make people happy but it also allows you to depict a period in time for future generations. A few years ago I was given the pictured quilt by friends...
Allanbank Arts Exhibition

Allanbank Arts Exhibition

At the beginning of August I plan to participate in a local open Art exhibition at Allanbank arts (www.allanbankarts.co.uk). The painting I plan to show is titled Cumledge Mill Bridge in watercolour. Cumledge mill bridge is a local bridge around three miles from my...
A patch of quilt led to lost war grave

A patch of quilt led to lost war grave

Cross stitch like many creative crafts and forms of art not only allows you to create personal gifts for the ones you love but it can also take you on a very personal Journey. Earlier this year I took part in a project to create a WW1 commemorative quilt to raise...
Painting holiday to France

Painting holiday to France

I have just returned from a wonderful painting holiday in France with Charles Evans Art (www.charlesevansart.com) staying at the beautiful Chateau de Quesmy situated to the north of Paris. This is my second stay at the Chateau under the painting guidance of Charles...