Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Smalls SAL - July

Today is check in day for the Smalls SAL hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus.  If you are interested in stitching a small design each month or just finishing off one already started, do join us and visit Heather for the details.  You can join anytime during the year.

I have got quite a lot of stitching done this month but only this little mirror case is completed.

I found the unknown design in my files and thought it ideal for a compact mirror  pocket or such.

The pattern was very quick and easy to finish and I used red fabric for the backing from my stash and black velvet for the lining.  Nice for a Xmas gift maybe.

The other small design that I have been working on is not proving quick and easy, in fact it is trying my patience.  No one´s fault but my own.  If I insist on getting the blue thread tones mixed up and getting the spacing wrong, I have no one to blame but myself.  In progress..

It is a pattern by V Enginger from a French magazine of 2009 and kindly sent to me by Irmeli as the magazine is no longer available.  You can see her beautiful finished version here.

and another addition to my thimble collection is from Margaret at Margaret my blog.  A gorgeous thimble from New Zealand and she spoilt me with a beautiful tea towel which I shall display in my kitchen and pretty Jobelan 28ct fabrics - we can´t buy anything like these colours here and I am eager  to use them.  Thank you very much Margaret.

I  can´t show what I have sent her as she will not have received my packet as yet.  Hope she will be pleased.

See you next week.

Linking to Supermom-no cape stitchery party.



  1. Your little mirror case is so chic. I love V. Enginger, she has such lovely designs.

  2. What a lovely mirror case! Very stylish. And what a lovely thimble -

  3. Cute little mirror case. You picked the perfect design for.

    I love those French patterns. I can see how you need a lot of concentration though to get them correct. It will be beautiful in the end.

  4. A very stylish mirror pocket, she's perfect for the job ") Your french design is going to stunning when complete.

  5. Great idea for a finish. You are very creative!

  6. What a lovely mirror case... and a pretty little mirror too! I like your blue cross stitch too... very elegant and that is another very pretty thimble! :) x

  7. Hello dear Sheryl! I was just thinking about you this morning, and then I open my blog reader later in the day and oh! There is a post by perfectly delightful...smiles...

    Your stitching project is absolutely gorgeous and would make a fantastic Christmas gift indeed! I love the design and the colours...

    I too have projects such as the one you're currently busy with every now and again and oh! How they try my patience! But I am sure that when you're done, it is going to be so beautiful, Sheryl! :)

    What a lovely tea towel to add to your collection...blogging is such a JOY!

    Wishing you the most wonderful of Wednesdays!
    Much love and hugs,

  8. Lovely mirror case and everything received!AriadnefromGreece!

  9. Your compact mirror finish is wonderful. That is such a clever idea.
    Hope your blue design is not giving you as much trouble today. I did click on the link for the completed picture and it is so very pretty.
    Lovely gift from a generous friend.

  10. Your mirror case is so lovely! Both the stitching and finishing look great:)
    Great gifts from your friend! I hope you will get over your blues of blue stitches very soon and I am looking forward to your V Enginger finish :)

  11. Your compact mirror pocket is lovely. You always stitch the loveliest of designs, Sheryl. I am not at all surprised you are suffering a little discontent stitching the french design with all those varying blue is gorgeous though.

  12. Dear Sheryl,
    your little mirror pocket is just adorable.
    Lovey stitching as well on your new project.

  13. Hi Sheryl,
    Your mirror pocket is lovely & will come in really handy too :)
    Love your start on the VE. The blue tones are typical from French china crockery... I remember admiring similar designs on my nan's plates :)

  14. The mirror case is so cute and I love the blue piece you are working on. I was thinking about you and your fan case yesterday. I had to go into the city and it felt like 40C. I was thinking I should have brought my fan with me and that made me think of your lovely fan case. I might just make something like that for my fan and then keep it in my purse when I'm out and about!

  15. What a good idea to stitch yourself a mirror case, Sheryl--it is darling! Lovely blue WIP--I know your finish will be stunning :)

  16. Piękna dama zawsze ma pieknie ozdobione lusterko :)

  17. Your SAL stitching for July is very elegant. The chart is perfect for mirror pouch.
    Nice to see that you have started to stitch V.E's design, and I wish you good luck with all shades of blue :)
    You have received again one beautiful thimble for your collection and lovely other goodies also.

  18. Sweet Sheryl, how I love seeing your pretty projects - you are so talented!

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring. Love and hugs to you!

  19. Great thimble gifts and gorgeous compact case - she is a very elegant lady.

  20. Lovely mirror pocket and the V.E. design looks so Toile de Jouy! Très chic ! xxx

  21. Oh Sheryl, this is so cute. A great design and a beautiful and clever finishing. The Veronique Enginger design seems to be on a good way and is alreay looking very lovely.

  22. The mirror case is SO cute! It may be trying, but the blue work in progress is a gorgeous pattern. I look forward to seeing it when you are done. Congratulations on receiving such lovely treasures. The tea towel is fabulous! The fabric colors are wonderful and the thimble is so fun.

  23. I just love that mirror case. I don't do cross stitch and I admire the stitching you do.

  24. Hi Sheryl
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Love your pretty mirror case. And what a surprise to see your Flowers and Birds of New Zealand tea towel, I'm from New Zealand too!

  25. Your mirror case is really lovely! It would make a great Christmas gift and would be sure to bring delight when opened on Christmas morning.

    Thanks so much linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back.


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