Wood-n-stitches is a partnership between Jo Roworth and Lorna Simons, two crafty people who love to create, we both love to paint and create things with wood, with fabrics and thread, you will find, decorative wooden objects, quilted/patchwork items, from bags to quilts and allsorts in between, you will find things for the stitchers among you, from fabrics to threads to charts including JAYNIFFA DESIGNS, and many other well known designers,
you will find many things in these pages and if something takes your fancy then why not give us an email

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bless my sewing machine......

He just keeps going and going for me, this week Stephen has been working away so no one to interrupt the flow lol
here are two of my offerings for this week(more to follow)
two baby cot bed quilts, one in a farm yard theme and the other baby boy blues, this was especially for "James" and has already gone off to its new little owner

ok better go and get ready, today we are at "Stapleford Steam, in aid of Loros", its a great day out and cheap too, only £5 per car, so why not come along....... the kids will love it, and get to ride round the grounds on the miniature steam train!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Another order completed

Two lovely applique name cushions, these are very popular,
with freehand machine quilting to finish them off beautifully
Christmas shopping has begun lol
right the car is packed i am off, be nice weather please ......

Friday, August 12, 2011

A quilt finish....

I'm still working through my list of things to get done, cushions and quilts that i have on order,
but this one needed to be finished as my granddaughter arrived on Tuesday, it had been waiting just for its binding so didn't take long to get it all done.
sorry about picture quality it wouldn't stop raining so i was under the tree taking pics!!i did a shaped outer border on this one and love the finished effect, just makes it that little bit different, it is a cot bed size so will lat her some time lol

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Going to have a busy week........

with the orders i have to get sorted, and i have finished the first.....
two cushions for baby births, then i have two more cushions and a quilt to get done this week.
and i was naughty again and couldnt resist all the fab fabrics i saw today, i have halloween fabrics, baby fabrics, and some gorgeous strawberry fabrics, plus lots more that i missed out of the pic, didnt realise till after i had just uploaded the pic!well better get back to it.......

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Ragdolls in stock.....

Take a look at these beauties,
just a selection from the new stock of ragdolls, some are restocks and some are new, but arent they all gorgeous.......
the large ones(pink collection) are £10.95
and the smaller autumn coloured ones are £6.25
if you would like one please message me

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Coming soon....

I have been busy again as always , a mass of bunting, lots of hanging Laura Ashley heart, quilts of course, they are always on the menu, and all while working on my own things, quilts for baby Mia, (two weeks and counting)
my head is buzzing with all the things i need/want to work on, sewing boxes, workshop designs written up, new designs written down lol,
need desperately to find the time to get some done!!but here is a snippet of whats coming soon........
watch this space.........

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I must try harder !

To keep you posted as to what we are upto!
as always my sewing machine has been very busy making goodies, quilts, kiddies aprons were on the menu last week, this week it will be bunting and if i get to them cushions, just need to find those extra hours in the day!
look at these beauties.......gorgeous knitted cupcake pincushions, my display is somewhat depleted now after the weekend, they are scrummy enough to eat!

we have a had a lovely weekend, firstly it was our usual spots of loughborough and melton markets, the sun was out so a lovely day on saturday,
Sunday we spent a gorgeous day in the grounds of Thorpe Arnold church as part of their village festival, it was gorgeous not even a breeze, we were sheltered from the sun under the trees and although we were working it was a gorgeous day

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Last Quilt for this week......

This time a cupcake quilt for a cotbed with a diamond pattern quilting in the centre and a freehand round the border, this is a very popular quilt that i make, always goes down well,

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More quilts.......

To add to the pot,
these gorgeous and bright baby cotbed quilts with an alphabet design, i loved working on these and as always has some free hand machine quilting but both are quilted differentlyright the next one, watch this space......

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Trying to keep up.........

My poor sewing machine is protesting with all the work it has been doing lately, the other day it was a 14 mtr bunting string,sunday saw 4 quilts going through it, and i have to say my poor hands were protesting after it all too lol, but i am loving it, here is one ready and off to its new home this evening

and a sneaky peak of another one just needs it binding hand sewingthen today when i arrived home i had a parcel waiting with some gorgeous new fabrics , yummy, now what shall i turn them into??If you are out and about this weekend then why not come see us, we will be at our usual haunt of Melton market on Saturday and on Monday its MELTON DAY and we can be found in the market place along with lots of other scrummy stalls.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Crafty weekend and workshop

well its monday and the weekend is over,(insert sad face here) it was FANTASTIC though, had such a fab time (as we always do) and i am so proud of all the ladies that made bags, they are just great, there was a few words muttered during it all and even a few throwing of the bags lol but by the end they were all smiles as they showed off their new bags,
and asking me what are we going to make next?....phew let me get over this one first lol
well done everyone

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bag Workshop

Its the crafty weekend on saturday and sunday, always an enjoyable weekend, realy look forward to them and this time i have been asked for a bag making workshop so this is what i have come up with, i am loving the colours, with applique work and free hand machine quilting this should keep them busy for an hour or two lol

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Filling orders .....

Had to change the colours on this cushion for someone, got lots more in the pipeline too, been realy busy with the cushions, just wish there were more hours in the day, never seem to be enough for what i want to do!
and here is the extention to the stall, although it is very much depleted now thanks to "mothers day"
keep your eyes out lots more to follow.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Latest quilt

Here is my latest quilt,
why do i want to keep them as i make them lol,
just love the colours on this one, as i do all of them, and it is BIG!
its probably coming on for a king size, well it hangs to the floor over my double bed anyway !!
it has the all over freehand quilting detail,
which i just love to do, (ignoring the pain in my hands that is)

right onto some smaller projects now,
watch this space
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Birthday pressie.....

his is what i was making last week that i couldnt show, made with moda fabrics for Daisy,
my DS's girlfriend for her birthday on wednesday, hope you like it daisy!

had a busy weekend and another quilt almost complete, pink and brown and is looking lovely even if i do say so myself, will show you later when i have finished it!
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

And some more

And some more............
Beautiful hand made picture frames,
just add your own pics and an ideal mothers day gift or birthday gift

or a gift for a friends birthday or just to say..........
these are just beautiful with added detail,
with the words on top and wooden flower decoration

watch out i have more to follow..........
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Where does the time go??

The weeks are just flying past, we are in march already, where did that go to? although i am loving the odd day of milder weather, please lets have some more, not that i see much of them but even the little bit i do see is chearing me up greatly,
i am feeling back on top again, the 7 weeks being ill over christmas were tough, then i carried on feeling low and tired out all the time, but now i am on top form again, the sewing machine has been up to speed, busy busy, one thing i cant show you yet...but soon.
but i can show you these newbies
what about these cute little chappies, well little and bigger lol
so cute sitting on the shelf dangling there legs.
and for that little princess or love of your life...
in fact for everyone, i love these chunky speckled words with flowers, just gorgeous for mothers day or birthday or just to say.............

lots more to come when i have sorted and taken more pics...

too much to do and not enough hours, i also need to think of the workshop for the crafty weekend next month, i have been asked for a sewing project mmmm what to make??

anyway off the take more pics