Here we are again, time to show what I’ve been stitching away at.
I took my embroidery away with me when I went on holiday recently, but due to have far too much of a good time, I got none at all done while I was away! Since my return, I’ve managed to get the right hand border filled in down to the design either side of the Z. After this, there’ll be another decorative band, and then it’s time for the Big Stuff.
Here’s where I was before:
Do hop on over to everyone else’s posts and see what they’ve been up to; we’re all working on something different, and in different time zones, so if you don’t see anything new, try again later.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose,
Christina, Susan, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda,
The next SAL post is due on 2 April. See you then 🙂
Still looking great. Good progress. Glad you had a great trip.
Thank you! Yes, it was a great trip, but I’ll know better than to take my embroidery next time 🙂
Great progress, can’t wait to find out what’s next
There’s another bordery thing under the Z and the bits either side, and then I start the large decorative blocks – can’t wait!
Should look good
It’s a sign of a good holiday if you didn’t have time for ‘time fillers’.
It is, and it was! I won’t make that mistake again, but I may take some hexie work next time unless I’m in the middle of something, in which case Lilibet will get packed.
It’s looking beautiful as it is. Can’t wait to see the big stuff appear 🙂
I reckon it’ll be the post after next; I have a narrow border under this lot first.
the whole point of the SAL is to set your own pace and just enjoy making progress. No rush to get things done . . . the fun, after all is in the stitching lol.
This piece is looking so elegant.
I know, but it’s always nice when other people can actually see what you’ve done…! The next row down will be quick and simple, and then onto the interesting bits.
Thank you! I do love a bit of formal cross-stitchery, and samplers are my thing, rather than making pictures.
I really like the designs of all the borders! They are so neat and at the same time very strong and beautiful!
So far, my favourite is the one under the alphabet, it has a very traditional look, which I like.
I like the one to the right most!
That’s the one I call Crowns and Keys, I like it too, but it’s very fiddly to stitch!
It’s so intricate and lovely. What will you do with when it’s done?
Probably stick it in a frame on the wall, like a few others I’ve made. I like the order and simplicity of samplers and similar pieces, and tend to work in just a few colours to let the structure dominate rather than the colours.
You still made progress, it’s a beautiful piece to watch unfold! Looking forward to the next update!
Hopefully there’ll be another border completed, and then on to the part I find most fun.
Looking good! Can’t wait to see the big stuff 🙂
Coming soon to a sampler near you!
Beautiful! I love seeing this develop 🙂
Slowly, slowly, but surely!
It’s lovely! Don’t go on holiday without something to stitch. What happens if it rains?
I’ll take stitching, but I need more light and magnification than I can manage in a small caravan for this particular piece. Probably hexies next time!
It’s looking great! I love this decorative border. Your trip looks amazing! I always love seeing pictures of back home 😊
It was big fun, and we have the next one planned for 6 weeks’ time. Where are you from?
Originally from Gulgong in Central West NSW, but most people haven’t heard of that! So I say either Mudgee or Dubbo 🙂
I’m originally from the UK, lived for a while in Melbourne, then Coffs Harbour on mid north coast NSW, now married and now in tropical QLD. I must admit I’m not sure about Gulgong either – isn’t it between Dubbo and Newcastle…?
And now I’m in the UK! Such a small world. You are pretty close in your estimation of where Gulgong is – closer to Dubbo than to Newcastle, but spot on!
🙂 We’ll have to compare emigration notes some time…
Growing nicely Kate
Thanks, it’s coming along nicely, I think 🙂
that’s a lot of progress!
Thanks! It’s not a large area, but it’s a tricky area with lots of counting!
It looks so good!
Coming along… I can’t wait to get my needle into the next strip 🙂
I love seeing the updates. What a gorgeous piece of stitchery.
I do love my samplers! I thought you might like to see the wedding sampler I made – and finished late! – for our first wedding anniversary:
I loved seeing your wedding sampler and left my comments there. Thanks for linking me up.
That one took far too long! I’m much better at making some visible progress these days, but I’m still making samplers and probably always will!
I haven’t done serious embroidery for years. I used to always have something going: needlepoint, cross, stitching, rug-hooking. Then I had two active boys and now blogging!
You really have to choose your passions, don’t you? I’d love to try rug hooking, but I know perfectly well there just aren’t enough hours in the day. And don’t forget your garden!
So true. I’m out in the garden most mornings or afternoons, as there is always something to do this time of year. I fit it in here and there. Every day a new flower appears…and new weeds, too so I’m busy and happy. I still work my organizing business and have one son still at home. He’s active in Key Club and as such spends a lot of evenings and weekends volunteering all over the city. I will miss him terribly when he’s off to college in another year and a half, but my time in the car will be greatly reduced. I’m looking forward to that extra time for creativity and travel.