St Patrick’s Day


When at school we always did something to celebrate St Patrick’s Day but this seemed to have gone by the wayside for many in Ireland unfortunately and I see it celebrated in other countries more than here . I receive my certificate for my latest City and Guilds course and it brought to mind what a fellow student said to me “don’t stop make sure you keep being creative”. I sat at my desk sketching for embroidery and appliqué and came up with something for St Patrick’s Day. This hand embroideryjncludes battlement couching, two tone chain stitch, raise chain stitch, a raised twisted knit stitch I invented, stem stitch and long and short stitch. It’s all done in cotton stranded floss and I thoroughly enjoyed stitching it.

It’s  been a busy week doing two jobs and now having done a shadow shift for Marie Curie night service and a day shift rapid response I know I have definitely made the right move as I feel so at home in my new roles.


Smudge has had her good friend Minnie to stay which means she us even more bossy and demanding of my time, after all she has to keep up appearances!

Dont forget this months raffle for Marie Curie £1 per ticket. Check out Facebook


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