Friday, 30 April 2021

Smalls SAL - April

 Hello Everyone,

It is quite some time since I joined Mary of Mary´s Thread for the Smalls SAL check-in. The days and weeks just seem to disappear without a lot of stitching progress on my part, but this month I have  managed to finish a small design to share.

This pattern was a free one from the Speciality Stitches Yahoo group years ago and designed by Abi Gurden, I wanted to finish the embroidery completely and make it into something useful but alas only the stitching is finished.


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I love these samplers with interesting embroidery stitches and this pattern is composed of Pulled Honeycomb  and Norwich stitch. The honeycomb stitch is worked along the top and down one side of the design and the Norwich stitch done alternatively in yellow and olive green thread. 


I left my comfort zone colourwise but don´t dislike  the combination of dmc 832, 3678 and anchor 363, perhaps by adding some scraps of co-ordinating fabric and trims it will help me decide what to do with the sampler.... maybe just add a frame?  Not sure right now, no inspiration at all at the moment.


I am going to finish another pattern of Abi´s that is still languishing in the Dreaded Drawer half finished, a very different pretty pattern with lots of speciality stitches and hope to have it completed for next month.

Now to see what others participants have been stitching for the Smalls SAL this month.

Sheryl

17 comments:

  1. Precioso bordado. BESICOS.

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  2. Aah...that "Dreaded Drawer" of yours. =) It seems to me there are lovely pretties, within. These colours work lovely together, Sheryl. That Norwich stitch is fabulous. Another exquisite embroidery piece stitched by you.

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  3. That's quite a pretty little border! Thank for your joining the SAL this month! I always love seeing your work!

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  4. Very nice little sampler - I hope you find something interesting to do with it and that it does not go back into the drawer! Hope all well with you and your family. xx

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  5. What beautiful stitching again.
    Enjoy the weekend .

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  6. A lovely little stitching with all these special stitches.
    Have a nice weekend. Manuela

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  7. What a beautiful piece of embroidery Sheryl. I hope it gets framed and hung rather than going back in a drawer! Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend! Christine xx

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  8. What a pretty little finish, Sheryl. I just love the specialty stitches in this one and your color combination works so well. Hope you get inspired on a finish--it's hard sometimes to come up with just the right one, but I know inspiration will come to you :) Enjoy your weekend ♥

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  9. I think you need a scrapbook for these Smalls, instead of a drawer!

    This one might look nice if you added some lace in a L shape but the opposite way to the ones in the design.

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  10. Pretty little stitchery!

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  11. That turned out well, and the designer chose some interesting stitches.

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  12. Great stitching, love the fabrics you show with the frame, the dark green will be nice with the colours of the threads. And as always I do love the way you compose your pics. xxx

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  13. I love that stitch and the colours, not an everyday combination, but a pretty one!

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  14. It's a pretty finish, Sheryl. I have some of Abi's designs as well and just by chance I've been looking at them and thinking that I really must do one this year.

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