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5 January, 2007

First free design posted

Filed under: Uncategorized — Annette @ 2:59 pm

whew! At last i have reached a milestone with my web-site and posted my first design. You have no idea what a big step this is for me. It is almost as bad as sending one’s firstborn off to start school.

My first design is a free download and is a project for a small embroidered holder. I keep thimbles and spare bobbins in mine. The embroideries are small blackwork designs and should only take an hour or so to complete for someone with any experience in the technique.

See it on

Following feedback from, ahem, straight talking friends, I have also played around with my pages and got something that should be easy to navigate around and not to hard on the eyes. Any comments for further improvements will be gratefully received.

I am still working on my first big design for sale, but my brother has requested that I do a couple of small items for him. So my next free download will be something suitable for blokes. I suspect other stitchers are “blessed with” or “endure” such male relatives and so may find it useful.

Best wishes for 2007 and hope you all have successful stitching this coming year, regards Annette


  1. Thank you so very much for the Precious Buds design! I loved your freebie! I, too am like you in that I like the things I stitch to have some sort of purpose. =)

    I have some ideas for you, if you are interested.


    P.S. I simply cannot WAIT to see what other things you have come up with!!

    Comment by Narita — 24 January, 2007 @ 11:47 am

  2. Thanks for the kind comments Narita.
    I should have my next free download up later this week
    - family and internet connections permitting!
    Regards, Annette

    Comment by Annette — 29 January, 2007 @ 8:45 pm

  3. I just found your site today and love the precious buds design and am going to make a few of these to hide little gifts in :)

    Thanks for publishing this little gem :)


    Comment by Tannia — 8 March, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

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