Hello, thanks for popping in. As a full time working mum I’m always trying to squeeze in a bit of time to make things. I love crochet, sewing and knitting (and now Millinery too!) and thought it would be fun to set up a ‘stitch and share’ or ‘step by step’ blog to show you what I’m stitchin’ and find out what you’re working on.
I have recently picked up my needles and become a bit of a ‘Soul Stitcher’. After a day in the office it’s great to be able to gain a sense of achievement from doing something creative. I’m not an expert, just a good ‘all rounder’ who loves to make and give things a go. Over the last year I have been inspired by some amazing people (both in the real and online world!) and it’s become my mission to get you stitching and feeling good too! I’m going to use my blog to break down some of my makes into managable chunks to get you started. So come on, pick up your needles and make it your time to start stitching!
Awards, Awards, Awards!
Thank you to Crafty Suburb Momma , The Whole Knit and Caboodle, Jenna at www.kowareta.wordpress.com, Rose at www.forestmtnhike.wordpress.com, Hannah Ackroyd and Rebecca of Home, Heart and Hook for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.
To The Redheaded Stitcher for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.
To Rainbow Junkie Corner , The RedHeaded Stitcher, Allisoncraftland and Montana designs for the Liebster Blog Award.
To Verdagia of Loopy Pink contemplation and Knitnell for nominating my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award.
To Drikkaglaser of Glaser Crafts & Tips for the Beautiful Blogger Award!
To Loving Homemade for The Very Inspiring Blog award.
To Trixie Lixie for this one too!
To Lovinghomemade for “I’m part of the WordPress family award”
To Dione at Psalms34eight for the Wonderful Team Membership Award and for the Awesome Blog Content Award.
If you have yet to check out these fabulous blogs, click on the links to find their great work.
With regards to copyright: If you make any items to sell using my patterns, please give the “thestitchsharer” blog credit for the pattern, and where possible provide a link back to the original pattern. Thank you. x
Wow, I have several machines, but I had one66 sitting in the kitchen . I’ve been very sick, but am
better now. I’m 88 yrs old and still work on many machines. I have about 30 and this one needed
help. I found you and you have helped me to clean the 66 to sew perfectly. I think it is a 1926 year, You helped me take out the bobbin holder and move the bracket. there was a bunch of lint and
oil and all kinds of stuff in it. No wonder it wouldn’t sew. Thank you so much.
You are welcome Wanda, glad to of helped.
Could you please tell me where you got the material for your piped vision cover. I live in the UK.
In brought it off eBay as an end of bolt (I was making curtains too). X
Thank you for liking my post. Your blog is beautiful, I look forward to revisiting.
Thank you. X
Hello my dear girl. I would like to say thank you for sharing your craft and knowledge, making it somewhat easier for people like myself that become a little frustrated at not looking at instructional guide. You helped me with the stitch width on my overlocker, thank you thank you. Sherie
Thank you for lovely comment and taking the time to message me. I’m so happy my overlocker post helped. x
I love love LOVE your blog, i am really new to sewing but you explain things so well even i can do it!!! Thank you for your awesome advice 😀
Thank you so much – just love to help other find the love of all things stitching too! x
I love your crochet hat pattern and am learning how to read and follow a blog by following yours. I mainly knit, but my son wanted a crochet hat pattern he could manage himself. So far, so good. Thank you.
You’re welcome. X
Hi, I’ve nominated you for the “I’m a part of the WordPress Family” Award so please check it out here: http://lovinghomemade.com/2013/05/30/awards/
Thank you so much – that’s a real honour. I’ll get busy nominating to pass the award on as soon as I can. x
Thanks for following my blog! I love your stitch-sharing – only had a chance to browse your crochet projects so far…very gorgeous! Amy x
I have nominated you for the Liebster award! Go to http://redheadedstitcher.wordpress.com/ for details
Thank you so much. That’s fantastic.
I love your blog and the business plan post. Thank you for choosing to follow my blog. I am now following yours. Would you mind if I use your term “tried and true” on my site? I really like to do reviews. Thanks again,
Ta Ta for now, Cathy the Bagg Lady
Please feel free to use the term – it sounds great. I’ve been using ‘tried and tested’ in general – “tried and true” sounds even better!
Love your blog so have nominated you for another award:
Thank you so much. Congratulations on your awards, you have a fabulous blog. Love your posts. X
Thankyou so much for your kind words on my facebook page. I added you to my faves and am now looking forward to following to you on here too. xo
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I know it’s your second nomination but I wanted to nominate you again for the Versatile Blogger award. You come up with some amazing things!
Thank you so much for the nomination and congratulations to you too! I love the variety of things (sewing, crochet, cooking etc) you blog about – thank you for writing and sharing your posts x
Hi – Just to say I have given your lovely blog a mention in my latest Post. I thought you would be ok with not getting another gong. You and Michael Phelps ……
Thank you so much for the mention. Congratulations on your blog awards. I love keeping up to date with your work and can’t help but be inspired by your posts. X
Hi there, I wonder if you have a pattern for the knitted cupcake shown on your homepage please? Many thanks, Shona
Hi Shona, you must of read my mind! I am working on a new pattern at the moment for a straight needle knitted cup cake with a pretty picot edging.I will post a tutorial as soon as I can. X
I love the expression ‘soul stitcher’ – I think I’m one of those, too … =D
Thank you. Your work is amazing. I love it, especially your crochet fabric and wallpaper. X
Thanks for the follow and your kind words about my blog!!
You have been nominated by myself for the Sisterhood of world bloggers award. Congraulations!
Thank you so much. I’m really flattered. It’s amazing to get the award. I love your blog variety too, I’ll be a regular visitor. X
Thanks for the follow
Hi! I’m nominating you for the Liebster award I hope you feel able to accept it and pass it on to others but anyway please regard it as an appreciation of your blog.
You can view your nomination and the associate ‘rules’ here: http://wp.me/p2jiKY-xT
Thank you so much for the nomination for the award. I’ll get busy nominating and answering the questions as soon as I get the chance. I always love looking at your crochet work – your granny squares are gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to write your posts and share.
Thanks for following our adventures! Very glad you did as this is such a lovely blog, love the the stripey blanket!
Thank you. X
Dear ‘thestitchsharer, just a quick hello to say how lovely it was to discover someone had found my blog. Am v new to this and despair at my slowness – I hadn’t appreciated how much work went in to setting oneself up. I am also pleased as your blog is fabulous and shows that somehow I have managed to pitch mine just right to attract the sort of readership I want. So many items I love on your site – too many to mention here – but as a knitter that came later to crochet I feel that your explanations and instructions for crochet beginners is spot-on. And I do think wobbly edges are a good thing in quilts! cheers KnitNell
Thank you for your lovely comments – hope you are enjoying the world of blogging! It’s such a great way to share – the mixed media work on your blog is amazing. x
Looks like we are similar stiching spirits! Lovely blog and you share some really nice ideas and patterns.
Thank you so much – I totally love the variety of your blog too. I think we must be a pair of crafting butterflies as we like to try out lots of different stitching things! x
This is a lovely blog. The photography is great! I use the same template as you on word press.
Thanks Sam. I love your strawberry dressing and Strawberry, Ricotta & Mint Ice Cream recipes. x
Hi – I enjoy reading your blog so nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂
Thank you so much Veldagia, I’m really honoured – it’s great to have such postive feedback from a fellow blogger. As soon as I get the chance I’ll put a post together to thank you and make my nominations etc.
If you are on twitter and you see this tonight there is tweet chat @craftbloguk about ways to increase traffic to your blog. (Not that I am saying you have a problem but I figure it may be useful?)
Thank you so much – I’ll have a look. Always good to find out know how I can share the love of stitching with more people.
This is a great philosophy. Well done 🙂
Thank you. It just feels so good to be able to pick something up if you have a few spare minutes and be creative.
I think it is totally missed as to how important this is. 🙂
Hello and thank you for liking our blog! I am super happy have “met” you as I now know where I will be coming for some great advise! Thank you 🙂
You’re welcome. x