Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Small Things

Hello blogger friends,  Firstly thank you to all who kindly left comments on my Easter hop post of last week and to the new followers who have joined me.
I realised that I hadn´t made any more posts since January about the Round in Circles SAL hosted by Mabel Figworthy, who gives us a hardanger pattern to stitch each month and then we make it into whatever we choose.  I made the February pattern into a rosary bead bag.

using pink 28ct evenweave from stash and perlé #8 and #12 in ecru, green and pink.

I added a piece of gathered lace.

Then in March I made the little design into a needlebook as these always come in useful as gifts

and used 28ct antique white and white perlé thread #8 and #12 and also Carries creation silk floss called passion fruit.  This thread was gifted to me years ago and I really like it.

A few sequins and beads completed the pattern.  I definitely need more practise with the woven daisies so don´t look too closely.

Our pattern for April is yet to be released.  If you are interested in joining this Hardanger SAL which has super clear instructions, just click on my sidebar link.

See you next week.


  1. Dear Sheryl I just love all your works, they are always so beautiful.
    I like the way you finished these smalls very much. Very inspiring indeed.

  2. I love your Pink with the Green. Those were my Wedding Colors. I think it is so pretty. I am still working on the 1st Month. Learning these new stitches have been a little difficult - Thank you for sharing your beautiful work

  3. Beautiful work on all of them and I love your little finishes!

  4. Wow Sheryl! You made such lovely projects!
    I hope all is well with you. Thanks for the lovely visit. Enjoy the week and weekend.

  5. Beautiful projects Sheryl! I like that both very much! Christine x

  6. Wow!! Both your projects are very beautiful!! :) I always admire one thing about you is that you turn your stitching into beautiful finishes promptly. I just stitch and keep on piling up without finishing into something. For many pieces, I have frames ready but I can't get myself to work for 1hr and put those into frames:( It is a wasted stitching effort keeping things in the closet , I should start following your way of turning into something promptly so that I can make my life beautiful using my creations around me:)

  7. Hi sweet Sheryl! What a joy to visit you, sweet friend :) Your bag is so beautiful! How I love seeing your creations.

    Hugs to you!

  8. Your work is lovely. I really love the look of hardanger and these are beautiful.

  9. Beautiful projects Sheryl.
    Hardanger is something I always meant to try but never got around to.
    I love the way you have finished your pieces. The little needlebook is so dainty and what a cute idea to add the tiny bobbins to the cord.

  10. Beautiful embroidery Sheryl and your finishing is absolutely perfect. I love both of them.

  11. I love the rosary bag. It is an excellent idea for finishing.

  12. Beautiful stitching Sheryl I like the needle case.
    How are you getting along with your crocheting?
    Julie.C x

  13. So sweet and beautiful !!!! The little bag and the needle case are perfect !!!!!
    Have a shinny day !

  14. Very pretty! Hardanger is not my thing, but the results are beautiful!

  15. I always admire your delicate stitching!

  16. Dear Sheryl,
    beautiful pieces, as always. Love your stitching, it is so delicate.

  17. What pretty projects you have shared with us today... I love the pink rosary beads bag--so delicate and finely stitched. And your needlecase is just as lovely.

    I hope you are enjoying a lovely April (we had SNOW today--unbelievable!!

  18. Beautiful projects Sheryl! Such lovely stitching!
    Barbara xx

  19. Such beautiful stitching and finishing Sheryl! The rosary bag is so delicate and pretty, and a great way to finish this lovely hardanger. I love the colours of the needle book and those sweet little bobbins.

  20. Very pretty finishes! You are so creative.

  21. Both of these 'pretties' are gorgeous, Sheryl. The pink rosary bag is so very pretty and the embroidery is very delicate.....'tis perfect. Gorgeous photos!

  22. I am so impressed by your Hardanger stitching. And even more by the way how you finished these small pieces. So beautiful! And fast. I admire everyone who immediately turns these little finishes into something instead of procrastinating.

    1. ... (I hit the button too early) procrastinating like me.


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