Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Monday, 11 June 2012

Welcome Home

Good morning

Today is the first day for a new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.  The theme for the next two weeks was set by the very lovely Tracie and she would like to see you introduce some fabric into your projects.

I thought this would be a wonderful excuse to dig out an old, but firmly a favourite, cross stitch embroidery chart of mine, from Heritage, designed by John Clayton called 'William in The Window'.

I have stitched the design onto a 32 count evenweave linen.

I have five charts from this series and this one was such a delight to stitch I may well get the others out of the cupboard.

Please make sure you hop across to the Crafty Boots Challenges site and look at the amazing projects the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you for this challenge.  You will be able to see work from our very talented new Design Team Members:

I look forward to seeing your projects.



  1. Gorgeous, such a lovely piece. Zo xx

  2. I really love this Dionne such a sweet image on this gorgeous piece of work .
    Hugs Emma xx

  3. Oh! This is so cute! I can see why it's a firm favourite! I have visions of your home with walls covered in these masterpieces - don't spoil it and tell me otherwise!!!

  4. I used to love cross stitch and here you are doing some beautiful work too! Thanks for the welcome!

  5. Hi Dionne
    Oh WOW! This is brilliant! I have never done any cross stitching myself but I can imagine all the work that goes into it and what stunning results it creates. Loving the image.
    Michaela xx

  6. I love cross stitch but am incapable of finishing anything or counting enough stitches. I loved that have shown your other talents!! Fantastic and beautiful.


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