I’m Julie and I live in Yorkshire, England. From being young I have loved art and crafts. I could knit and crochet before I started school. Art was always my favourite lesson. In my teens I learned to hand embroider and sew using a sewing machine. Over the years I’ve spent time investigating different crafts. I love to learn new techniques and develop skills. In recent years I’ve made small, very colourful quilts. Of all the crafts I’ve tried, I love anything to do with machine stitching. Because of this I signed up to a Distance Learning Machine Embroidery course with Anne Griffiths at pocketmouse.co.uk. This blog is my online journal, my means of organizing, recording and showing some of the work produced on this course. Hopefully a means of interacting with like minded people and of gaining useful feedback and further ideas. Any comments would be much appreciated.