Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Hi everyone, I recently did a private exchange with Ellen in Singapore who told me her favourite colours were Autumn. After a couple of false starts I finally decided on some small cross stitch designs by the Prairie Schooler which I then turned into a drawstring bag, needlecase and pincushion. this one by Gail Pan remembering Adelia by Kathleen Tracy Brigitte in Germany. I had admired this pillow on Brigitte's blog never dreaming it would be coming my way. Thank you Brigitte I really love it. Chookyblue's SAL I am taking part in. Hopefully I will be showing you some finished projects from the book soon. Do visit the SAL blog as there are some lovely projects being shown there. As always as big thank you to followers old and new for visiting me here. Margaret
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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Hi everyone, I love the start of a new year when I can think about the projects I want to work on during the year. Right now I'm involved in three SAL's one of which will probably take me well over a year, one which will be finished around September and the other should be finished in a matter of weeks. I signed up for Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year Challenge and I started my sampler on December 26th. I've managed to get the top border done. I'm stitching on 36ct Lakeside linen Vintage Light Exemplar with DMC threads. Hard to get a good photograph of this. I think you should be able to click on it for a better picture if you wish. Chookyblue's Stitch-a-Long 2013 This will involve making a variety of small projects from three books. These are just the kind of things I love to sew so I jumped right in. The project for January was either a shoe bag or a thread basket. I chose to do the thread basket. Bird Brain Designs The third SAL I'm doing is 1905 JHA SAL which is currently free on this blog but only for a limited time so if you want to do it at some point you need to get it now. I'm stitching mine on 36ct Antique White Zweigart linen with Vikki Clayton silk. Here is my progress so far here Another small pillow from a design by The Primitive Hare which was in Gift of Stitching magazine issue 64 Michelle for my birthday and she also sent me this Cath Kidston address book, handbag mirror and card of buttons for Christmas. Thank you Michelle you really spoiled me :) Green Rabbit Designs blog Vivienne makes the most delightful little crochet bunny rabbits and beautiful crochet flower corsages to sell in her Etsy shop I was delighted to receive a pretty corsage, a gorgeous little tin bird tree decoration and a handbag size diary as my gift. Thank you Vivienne I love it all!
Posted by Solstitches at 7:22 AM