Friday, 16 November 2018


There, I've done it, I've mentioned the "C" word and
I make no apologies about it either.  In fact I shall go
as far as to mention two - Christmas crosstitch
although there's nothing remotely seasonal about
the two new Long Dog's which are released today.

Firstly let's take a look at KROZWYRD although it's
pretty much self explanatory.  It took me longer
to get all the words I wanted to use to fit together
nicely than I would have believed and I ended up
having to leave a couple out like lurcher and
deerhound as they just wouldn't work no matter how I tried.

There were a couple of others too which I toyed with
but in the end decency prevailed and I abandoned 
them too.  It's 237 x 210 stitches in size and is
priced at £9.50.  Available as a pdf from the website.

The second proud beauty rejoices in the name of
DESCENDING ORDER because the bottom band give
the initials and year of birth of the women in my family
from whom I descend and who descend from me.
Neat title don't you think?  Grandmother Ada Satterthwaite
born 1884, mother Leonie Hendriks born 1913,
me Jools Line born 1947, daughter Lisa Denmar born
1973 and grand daughter Jasmine Webb born 1997.

The size of the sampler is 159 x 346 stitches and
the price is £12.50 available as a pdf from the website now.

There we all are descending away although this can be adapted
to suit just about anything from siblings to family pets and
much else in between.

A thought has just entered my brain - I know I don't post anything
here very often now but does anyone actually read it
when I do?  Who knows ......


  1. Julia I have just read your blog for the first time and your newest designs are wonderful. I love Descending Order which is on my to do list after I start and finish Froth & Bubble.

  2. I read it :) Whenever you release a new design I go straight to your blog to hear the story behind it.

  3. I read your blog and enjoy it very much. Love Descending Order and the initials of the women in your family. Great idea.

  4. I am reading too! Love seeing all your new designs and these two are gorgeous! If only I had all the time in the world to stitch everything you design :)

  5. I’m a newbie to LDS but love reading your blog. I love to read the background and enjoy your word play. Keep blogging!!

  6. Now that I have read about this one it must go on the ever increasing wishlist. My history is dominated bt the female line this will be perfect


  7. Love your posts and miss the ones you used to do on an almost daily basis. I am one of many that do not do Facebook and some days I can see the posts, other days I cannot. And I can't comment on them.

  8. I heck all the time and love when you post!

  9. I read it. Now you know.

  10. I have no time to stitch at the moment, but I have not forgotten about you and there will come a time when I will stitch again.

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  12. I read it and so enjoy all your designs!