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Hello! I document here news, events and makes. For the love of all things handmade especially; crochet, hand embroidery, sewing, patchwork and dressmaking.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Glimpses of Blighty

Back in February 2012, I entered the "Madeira Embroidery Competition 2012" the theme being Glimpses of Blighty.   There were two categories hand or machine embroidery.   I am a hand embroiderer and so entered that category.   Selected entrants were displayed at the Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch Show held on the 22nd - 25th March 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham, England.   I attended the show on the Saturday as I was informed that my work would be displayed.   I there discovered that I was not only the winner of the Hand Embroidery Category.   I was also the Overall Competition Winner!!! (wooohoooo).   For the hand embroidery category I won a sewing caddy with lots of Madeira threads and a crystal goblet.   For the overall winner I won a sewing machine (OMG), a sewing caddy which contained lots and lots and lots of Madeira threads and a rose crystal bowl which I hold for a year.  I am so pleased with myself I dont think I have stopped smiling since.   I hope that you like my work?
Glimpses of Blighty by lil ole me!!


  1. Hi what a lovely piece of work you deserved to win,very clever and talented! love your blog to makes me proud to be british!! keep crafting cant wait for more.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, and taking the time to view my blog. So glad you liked it. Many thanks. Michelle x