Archived Newsletters

The Anzac poppy free pattern, A A Milne, a Scottish bookshop and the addition to the three quarter stitch

You must enjoy your stitching! Free elephant pattern and the dreaded three quarter stitch

Doodling for the month, free pattern of the Stone Store, Kerikeri, the Men's Shed and the Great Tidy-Up

Lake Tekapo free pattern, Christmas ornaments in Just Cross Stitch magazine, January doodle and Christmas cake recipe.

Fine Cell Work - needlework in prisons, Bitzy Bobs and the Cat of Fortune

Christchurch cathedral pattern, framing stitching in a hoop, easily stitching with variegated threads.

Assisi embroidery with free pattern, free tuatara pattern, doodling design for December

Doodling squares, unpicking red thread, the book 'Threads of Life'

Cross Stitch Doodling - the beginning, the Silk Road, options for the cross stitch book cover 

Doodling trees, free golf pattern, 'Threads of Life' book, needlework in prisons 

Free Aotearoa rose pattern, other crafty people, cooking book

Free kingfisher pattern, new cross stitch book cover, how to easily frame your completed stitching.

Free kowhai pattern, felt roses, new book with a very different topic

Free felt violet pattern, how to cross stitch, left-handed stitchers, free cross stitch violets.

Free pohutukawa pattern, Christmas pudding in a slow cooker, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Free decoration pattern, tips for counting rows and stitches, free strawberry pattern

The importance of back-stitching. Free Yellow Eyed Penguin pattern

Free pattern for felt pumpkin, cross stitch pumpkin and pumpkin soup

Pattern for felt pansies, stitching words and make your own wild bird food.

Four sheep stitched and displayed four ways. Easiest ever bag and tip of the month.

Free flamingo pattern displayed with a paper serviette. My first ever design. Marking your pattern as you stitch