Monday, 28 December 2009

The end of a decade

The last year of the first decade of the 21st century is drawing to a close, and what a decade it’s been. I’ve gone from twenties to thirties, single to married, South Africa to England… How about you?

I’ve also moved from the stitching sidelines right into the thick of things over the past 10 years. And there’s no going back once the needlebug’s bitten. One can only keep moving forward.

So in keeping with the spirit of this onwards and upwards journey through the world of needlework, I’ve given my free designs a bit of a facelift. It came to my attention recently that the Jacobean Leaves series was proving tricky to print (thanks, Pat). So I’ve reformatted them as PDF downloads and loaded them on to my website, along with the Bloomin’ Marvellous designs I’ve posted so far. This makes them a whole lot easier to save and/or print, and keeps the size of the design true. Browse by range under the “free patterns” section.

Another oversight that was brought to my attention is the rather obvious fact that the US uses letter size paper rather than A4. The patterns I have for sale in my online shop at the moment print at letter size without any problems, but I’ll be offering both sizes from now on – starting with the free designs. Simply click on the size you need to download the pattern.

The lesson learnt? Feedback is really important to me. So if you have any problems at all with my designs, including the free ones, I’d really like to know so I can fix them as soon as possible. Please leave a comment or email me – mail(at)

That said, I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and are gearing up for a brilliant new year. It’s going to be good…


KMK said...

Thanks for the designs, and have a very happy new year and new decade.

VK said...

I just found you by hitting the "next blog" button on the top bar of blogger. What a fun find.
I am one of those women who is a jack of all trades, but master at none. I love stitching by hand and by machine, knitting, etc
I'll follow you for creative ideas.

Liz said...

Best wishes to you in 2010!

kat said...

... it's going to be great.