Friday 25 January 2019

Smalls SAL - January

Hi Everyone,

Our first check-in to the Smalls SAL this year is with Mary from Mary´s Thread as our new hostess.
I am pleased that this group is to continue after Heather from Stitching Lotus made it a popular monthly no stress stitching group during years and wish Mary every success in taking over the group.

I chose to make a small credit-card holder this month and use one of the many metal purse frames that I ordered years ago and are still knocking about.

A small piece of fabric from stash, a couple of bullion stitch roses, lazy daisy and fishbone stitch leaves and stem stitch.

some contrasting fabric to hold the cards.

and the metal purse frame.

I´m not sure if I shall use this but it will make a useful gift, the first in my gift box this year.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday 13 January 2019

The People´s Choice - January

My first blog post of 2019 and so I´d like to wish all fellow bloggers and visitors a very Happy New Year.

`Let the People Choose´ is a SAL hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching and celebrated on the first Saturday of each month.  I´m late in checking- in as I was away over the new year.  The theme for this month is New Starts.

I joined a HAL - Hardanger-a-Long hosted by Mamen of Carpacar at the beginning of December  called HAL Ateneo and managed to stitch the first blocks before Christmas and my short holiday get-away.

We returned home by train and I didn´t think that I would be able to get much stitching done but I was wrong.  A lot of Kloster blocks were embroidered during the five hour journey, then I worked on the blanket stitch surround.

and the orange square stitch worked diagonally.

The design is worked on 32ct. Zweigart Belfast linen using DMC perlé threads #5, #8 and #12.  I left my comfort zone colourwise and am using: off white, green and orange.  Hopefully I will like the finished result.

I am now cutting and pulling the threads ready to do the next step.

I´m way behind with my blog visits and comments and hope to catch up this weekend and see what everyone is stitching.
 Thank you for looking.


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