Its Sew Carol

Location: United Kingdom

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Do you know it would be a wise move on my part to add my website addy wouldn't it - DOH!!!!!!

so thats the address where it will take you to my homepage and from there you can go and see the online shop of my designs and you can also access the forum and have a look at our chatting. If you would like to join in our chat then you will need to register. For those ridiculous people who think you can go on my forum and spam my ladies then you have got another thing coming!!!!!! We are not into taking sex enhancing drugs or online poker classes we just like having our shared interest of embroidery so big raspberries to you guys La La Lere!!!!!!!!!

Hope that helps LOL

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


I know it's gonna happen sooner than I wish but I am getting old and losing my memory hehehehe. I forgot to add a picture of this new Counted stitch sampler and Hardanger design which was a new design released in August.

The nice special touches to this design (sorry but they dont show up on the picture very well) is that it has beads, swarovski crystals and a pink tear drop bead and there are also suspended petite beads in the Hardanger heart.

I was fed up of making the designs into framed pictures and wanted to do something different so I made it into a bell pull with beaded fringing on the bottom. The only problem was that I then didnt have the right size bell pull end...... DOH!!!! so I had to make do and mend.... so must make a mental note to buy the correct end for it.... watch out CC we are off on a spending spree - whoopppeeeeeeee.

Carol x


Here is a pic of a Biscornu I have designed. I will be running this design as a SAL on my forum and then it will be available as a design to purchase on the website.

This is a first for me as I have long admired the Biscornu's and never got around to stitching one, and now I have LOL

So what else has happened this week................. I cried a bucketful whilst watching a programme about a probie fireman and 9/11 - It struck such a cord with me as my brother was living in NY at the time and none of us could get hold of him... as it happened he was in the UK at the time working. He had not seen the news and so was flabergasted at how many missed calls he had on his mobile. My brother and I had actually been up the towers in May 2001 too and so it was frightening to think that there but for the grace of God...... My heart truly goes out to all those people who were affected by this disaster and I will be definately saying a little prayer on Monday (even though I am not religious) and hope that someone will be listening!!!

Today my DD almost set fire to the house when her washing machine plug blew and set alight!!!! I dashed over to get the girls out of the house as the kitchen was full of smoke - all from a plug blowing - unbelievable!!!!!!! Fortunately everything is ok and it was only the plug but she now has a w/machine full of water and washing!!!!!

So I packed off the Mystery Sampler packs for September, started printing off the Biscornu booklets and posted my latest set of orders and have added the beads to a new design out shortly........ Is that enough for half a week?????

Carol x

Monday, August 28, 2006


This a new design which was released in August 2006. It is called A Good Vintage. Do you know the stitching is the easy bit... naming them though... well thats a different matter! In this case naming the design was fairly easy (that was a first!!) The thread used was Caron Wildflowers Bordeaux, the Mill Hill Beads are named Claret and there are a few suggestions in the design elements to wine - so hence 'A Good Vintage'.

Elements of this design have been picked out and used to create a small scissor fob which is being run as a free online class on Lois Carons website and in September there is a complimenting pincushion

There is a scissor fob exchange being run on my forum using this design which starts in September 2006 so if you would like to join in then please visit my forum and look for the scissor fob exchange post. You can also see in the gallery a number of people who have already stitched this neat little project - its always fun to see other peoples colour choices :-)


This is another on line class called Ashleigh. It makes up into a wonderful needleroll - all of which will be covered in the class project. The class starts in September. To join in the class click on the link'**ONLINE%20CLASSES'



Filigree is an online class
Oct 2006
Welcome to my new blog. I have viewed many other blogs and have enjoyed reading them and looking at all the projects that everyone has on the go or completed. So I thought I would join you.

I am an embroidery designer so I will post pics here of my new projects. I run on line classes, SAL's on my forum and produce a variety of counted stitch designs. My main interests are Mixed Counted Stitch Samplers and Antique Reproduction Samplers.

Like many of you I always wish I had more time to stitch - so if anyone ever finds that magical formula.... will you let me know!!!!!!

I hope you enjoy reading and viewing