Thursday, 28 January 2016

Smalls SAL - January

Good morning blogging friends,  Today is the first check in of the year for the Smalls SAL hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus.  If you would like to find out more about this group which you can join at anytime during the year, just click on my sidebar button.

At the beginning of the month I joined the Round in Circles Hardanger SAL hosted by Mabel Figworthy ...another button on my sidebar .... and this is the first little design.




The pattern was stitched on 28ct. evenweave fabric with white perlé #12 and #8 and as this was the very first design, we just did Kloster blocks, eyelets, satin stitch and star stitch.



  I wasn´t sure what to make the design into but thinking that Valentine´s Day is soon, a heart ornament might come in handy as a gift.



Thank you to all who commented on my last post with the blurry photos which I will try to improve but I am curious to know how other bloggers post photos to their blogs as I have had quite a few problems with the clarity of photos when downloaded from computer files.  Any advice?
  See you next week.
Sheryl                                              


43 comments:

  1. Sheryl, this is absolutely wonderful heart, it's really beautiful.

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  2. Hello Sheryl! Love your little handanger heart... so pretty! I just download my photographs from computer files and they always see okay... don't know what else to suggest... sorry! Christine x

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  3. Hello Sheryl, what a beautiful and pretty heart you made. Wishing you a wonderful day and weekend.
    Julie xo

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  4. Wow! Your heart is absolutely lovely. And I think your photos are great too. ;)

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  5. So pretty! Love all the little touches you add to make a unique piece like that. My photos all start out blurry so I can't give you much advice on that score!

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  6. This is beautiful. WOW. From Start to Finish -- great read. Thank you for sharing

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  7. è bellissimo, mi piace come l'hai finito

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  8. Beautiful finish!! Love your work table setting with all that pretty crochet in the background.

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  9. This is o beautiful, love the yellow color with cream, love the way you are displaying it.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  10. Gorgeous work Sheryl! Such lovely stitching, and as Preeti says, love the crochet in the background!
    And I don't see anything wrong with your marvellous photos!
    Barbara xx

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  11. Another gorgeous piece, Sheryl! I love it. The heart finish is perfect.
    xxx

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  12. Beautiful finish!
    I send cordial greetings!

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  13. Congrats on the pretty finish Sheryl.

    Linda

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  14. Beautiful heart finish! I've joined the SAL too, but I have yet to start January.

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  15. Beautiful work Sheryl and what lovely colours you have chosen, your photos look fine to me.
    The software that comes with my camera when downloaded to my computer allows you to edit, crop, and alter the look of your pictures then you save them.
    Also I have used pickmonkey.com which is a free photo editor. Hope that helps.
    best wishes
    Julie.C x

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  16. Your stitching is beautiful. Perfect finishing idea ~ your finishing is well done!

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  17. Beautiful stitching and finishing! I love the vintage look of your pretty heart.

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  18. So lovely! Congrats for your finishe! Warm hugs!

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  19. What a beautiful heart!!! Great job!

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  20. Lovely work. Maybe it's my eyes but I think your photos are fine. I take most of my photos on my iPad and get them on my blog. I don't take very good photos so really I am no help at all.

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  21. What a beautiful design and finish!

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  22. I don't see any problem with your photos. I ran out of space in Picassa (the downloading way you use) about 3 years ago so i upload my photos to Photobucket and copy and paste the link.
    Love the heart. I did mable's bom a couple of years ago

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  23. So delicate Sheryl, amazing work.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  24. So sweet !!!!!! Beautiful work !
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  25. Your little hardanger design is so sweet, and I love how you finished it as a heart pincushion.

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  26. Love the color. I have the same issue with my pictures. I can never get the lighting right in mine. I'm just too impatient to wait for daylight.

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  27. Really beautiful, Sheryl! Your work is so dainty!

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  28. Hi Sheryl, your heart is so cute! Happy stitching!

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  29. Very very pretty - I love the finishing on the little heart. xx

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  30. Lovely stitching and finish.
    Have a nice weekend :))

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  31. Oh Sheryl, what a wonderful stitched project this is. And your finishing is as delicate as always. A fantastic idea.
    I can't help you with the pictures. My husband takes all the pictures and puts them on my computer. Then I drag them over onto my blog when I write a blog post. And when something doesn't work, I just call for my husband, lol. So, no help here, lol.

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  32. Thank you for passing by!
    Your sewing and embroidery creations are wonderful!

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  33. Hello dear Sheryl...I cannot believe I missed your lovely post...you popped into my thoughts today so I thought I'd pay you a visit!
    My, what a pretty titched heart and as always, so neat! I love the colours, which is quite interesting as I am not a lover of yellow...but this shade is really pretty!
    Wishing you a beautiful, blessed Thursday!
    Hugs n' love...
    Kelly-Anne

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  34. I just love this heart finish, Sheryl! You are so creative--I would never have thought of finishing a square shape into a heart, but it worked perfectly. And I love the yellow, too :)

    Hope your computer guy helped you out this week (although, to me, your photos look just fine!).

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  35. Your heart is lovely, the perfect way to finish the hardanger piece.
    I use the macro setting on my camera when I'm taking photos close up to my stitching. That seems to work quite well.

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  36. Lovely hardanger work, Sheryl and the heart is the perfect way to finish it. Sorry, no tips for photo taking as I am hopeless at it myself!

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