Friday 31 May 2019

Smalls SAL - May

Hello  blogging friends,

I wanted to get a post up days ago but have been slowed down by new computer hardware and finding my way about.
It´s the last Friday of the month, so I´m joining Mary of Mary´s Thread today for this month´s Smalls SAL check-in.

This embroidery is a free design called Blackwork Anemone by Lesley Teare and can be found here.  The pattern was generously shared as a SAL started in January and released in twelve weekly installments.

I loved the pretty colours at first sight and wonderously had all the DMC floss numbers mentioned in the chart, not having to buy or substitute any colour which is usually the case.

Each section of the leaves shows a different blackwork pattern and a splash of floss colour and although I enjoy doing French knots, I changed them, as suggested by Leslie, for seed beads to add a touch of bling.

I´m not sure what destination I shall give this pattern, maybe just add a frame as I hardly ever frame my stitcheries......... something like this ......

Perhaps not such a dark frame, I just had this one on hand and will have to see what I can find and then maybe I could create a collage wall of embroideries? .... hmm.

Thank you for stopping by and looking, until next week.

Friday 10 May 2019

Fully Finished Gallery SAL - May

Hello Everyone,

Another finished project for the Fully Finished Gallery SAL, hosted by Rachel at The Ten Hour Stitcher.

This is a pattern that I stitched months ago and finished months ago too but never got around to making it into anything useful.

The pattern was a free one from the Yahoo group `The Stitch Specialists´ called Spring Basket and released some years ago.

As always I enjoyed doing the speciality stitches, namely the pansies done in Ray stitch, the primroses in Jessica stitch with modified Smyrna and basket stitch.

The pattern also included seed beads dotted all over the place but I left them out, Sorry about the unclear photos, they are ok until I upload them.

I thought to make a bag to fully finish this piece of stitching as it is ages since I made a zipper pouch - nearly forgot how to complete and turn the lining and had to look at a couple of tutorials on the internet.

I found a plain piece of purple fabric in my stash which would serve as lining and a scrap of yellow for contrast but I had to buy a prettier purple print for the main fabric.

A yellow zip completed the pouch.

I´m way behind with my blog visits and commenting as I have been away visiting my daughter. I hope to catch up this weekend and apart from answering past comments, see what everyone has been up to.
Happy stitching.

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