About me


Welcome to my sewing world! My name is Avis and I live beside the sea on the beautiful North-East coast of England.

I have enjoyed sewing and knitting for as long as I can remember and, in this blog, I hope to share my crafting journal with you. I love to knit, crochet, cross stitch and create blackwork and canvaswork. In fact, if a craft involves needles with thread or yarn, I’ve probably had a go at it at some time in my life.

My otherย passion is for patchwork and quilting and you can see examples of my work on my other blog by clicking hereย or by viewing the “Finishes”pages at the top of this blog.

I hope you like what you see and will visit often. I love to receive your comments and emails because, for me,ย making friends across the world is the best part of blogging.

Avis x

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  1. Hello! I have nominated you for a Liebster Award! You can find out how to accept your nomination here: http://somanycraftssolittletime.com/2014/03/19/the-liebster-award/ Clare ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Clare, It is so kind of you to nominate my blog. Unfortunately, I donโ€™t accept awards on this blog and already have the Liebster award on my quilting blog. Iโ€™m really pleased that you found this one interesting and hope you will come back often ๐Ÿ™‚ Avis x

  2. Hi Avis,

    Your works are very creative and inspiring! So happy that I am here! I am following your sewing blog too ๐Ÿ™‚ Best wishes for all your future endeavours!

    The Arts & Me

    • Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately, I have been too busy with work lately that my crafting time has been very limited. I really do miss it and hope to have more time during the summer to sew. Best wishes to you too!

  3. i found your blog by clicking on a link from LucyAnn’s blog who liked a cross stitch post on my blog. And so the network extends. I lov your beautiful cross stitch and also checked out your patchwork posts which also interests me. I love your cross stitch.

    • Welcome aboard ๐Ÿ™‚ Isn’t the blogging world wonderful? I’ll pop over to see what you are up to soon. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t written many posts. Hopefully that will change now. Avis x

  4. Hi there, you kindly started following my knitting blog but I just wanted to let you know that I also have a sewing/cross-stitch blog here on WordPress: https://suziesewstoo.wordpress.com/
    just in case this is of more interest to you!
    many thanks and happy stitching!

  5. Hello, I have been invited by @Claire39 blog to join your SAL 3 weekly updates on projects. I would like to participate if that is okay with yourself.

  6. Hi Avis,
    I was wondering if I could join the SAL? I have a large Paula Vaughn cross stitch picture that I started many years ago and was supposed to finish it last year. It unfortunately never even moved off the shelf. I am hoping that if I have to post a picture every three weeks it will get something done on it! My blog is a petite slice of life. Please let me know if there is still room and what I need to do to join:)

  7. I found you through Ann lawson’s blog. Have to follow you as I used to come from the north east, now in the borders, and do all sorts of creative things. lovely to find you here!

    • Hi Lynne, welcome to my blog. I like all sorts of needle crafts but the only blogging I seem to do these days is for the SAL. My patchwork and quilting blog hasn’t seen the light of day for years but it’s still there if you’re interested. There’s a link on the right of the page. One day I’ll get my blogging mojo back. I love Scotland, especially the more remote areas. I hope you enjoy living there and being creative ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Gigi M

     /  October 24, 2021

    Hi Avis,
    Did you ever finish Dimensions Finery of Nature? I just found your website, and I don’t see any pictures of it on your blog. I just started stitching it, and would like to see your finished piece or the progress you made on it. Thanks!


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