My name is Collette and I am a quilter from Scotland. I have been a patchworker and quilter for over a decade and love to share what I have been making here.

doodle do!

I came across this book via another blog (I can't remember which one) and thought the embroidery looked so cute.  I have ordered it and am very excited about receiving it!!!!!  I have a basic needlework book but to be honest the explanations for the stitches are not the clearest.  I used them to muck about with this - 

Some basic embroidery practice on cotton.  I used a snail trail stitch for the trunk and a not very good stem stitch.  Still loads to do and practice!  

Also I finished these blocks for my wee girl's 9 patch quilt -
A daisy stitch for the hat, red french knots for the flowers and a made up stitch for the shoes!  

Done and ready to be sewn into the other blocks eventually!

I have been mucking about with my old digital camera (and not getting annoyed, honest),  so hope these photos are a bit clearer.

Oh well, son is due in from school in 7 minutes so I best go and mentally prepare for the noise!
Love Collette xx


  1. Hahahaa, sorry my babe hit button. Anyway...I saw this book recently too! Was interested. I can't wait to see what you think of it!!!

  2. The book does look interesting and your blocks are lovely :)

  3. In awe of your hand embroidery skills.

  4. I want to learn some embroidery stitches. I always thought that there was only one... lol I know nothing.

    Your blocks look awesome! :D


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