SAL 46: fans finished!

I had plenty of stitching time on my holiday 🙂

The net result is that amongst other things, I’ve finished the fan border that runs under the letters on my large blue sampler. There was one slight mishap while I worked on my chair in the sun a few metres from the beach. A neighbouring camper came over with his dog to say hello and find out what I was working on. His lovely dog had been rootling in the sand dune behind us, and had a dirty nose, which she stuck in my lap in her friendly way. I now have a decorative muddy smudge on one side of the sampler, which fortunately doesn’t show within the frame of the pattern. The camper was mortified, but I’m not too worried. It’ll wash out when I’ve finished.

Here’s the pre-holiday piece:

And here’s the version with the finished fan border, with dog snot just out of frame on the right…

As always, the others in the group are working on fabulous projects which you can see by clicking on the links below. We’re in different time zones and post at different times on the same day, but if there’s nothing new there the first time you check, it’ll be well worth your while going back for a second look.

ConstanzeDebbieroseChristina, Kathy, Margaret,
Mary Margaret, Timothy

See you next time, on 4th June 🙂

37 thoughts on “SAL 46: fans finished!

  1. Debbierose says:

    Looking brilliant Kate

    • katechiconi says:

      Thanks! I’m looking forward to the next bit a lot, I just have to decide whether to start with the bit on the left, the right or in the middle!

  2. anne54 says:

    The detail of your work is stunning, Kate. I can imagine how aghast the dog owner was!

    • katechiconi says:

      He was pretty embarrassed, but I laughed it off. It’d have been a different story if the smear was bang in the middle. And she was a very sweet and friendly dog…

  3. craftycreeky says:

    Love the fan border, looks great 🙂

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Dog snot aside and it could have been worse with doggy dribble, this is looking great.

    • katechiconi says:

      Thank you! I’m just lucky the fairly small brown smear is off to the right and can be cropped off the photo. It was so lovely sitting and stitching in the sun…

  5. claire93 says:

    looking great Kate. I hope the dog snout print washes out

  6. The more this grows the more I love it.

  7. jessicacrafts says:

    The fans look lovely. Is there more black or does it go back to blue now? Looking forward to see what happens next.

  8. Oh dear, reminds me of the time I was out cycling. A dog owner threw a stick for her dog which landed slap bang in the spokes of my back wheel. She was mortified too but I didn’t break any bones. You’ve made loads of progress an it’s looking great.

  9. Catherine says:

    It looks great! Being a dog owner I know the troubles they can cause at times. You certainly had a productive holiday!

  10. lucyannluna says:

    I love the fans, it’s looking fantastic

  11. rutigt says:

    I have had a cat walking over my embroidery! There is a dirty spot from a paw in the upper left corner, but I guess (hope) it will go away easily 🙂
    Your fan parade is very beautiful!!!!!

  12. dayphoto says:

    You were very kind to not be upset at that friendly dog!

  13. Carole says:

    Love the fan border and the contrast in colours looks great.
    Shame about the dog snot but as you say, it’ll wash out and dogs will be dogs, eh?

  14. kathyreeves says:

    I think the fan border is my favorite thus far, but I’m holding out for the next installment! I haven’t had any snout issues of late; Max is too busy “guarding” to check out my work, but there seems to be a considerable battle with dog hair, which seems to jump out of his coat constantly!!

  15. Christina says:

    😆 funny story, luckily the smudge is out of frame. Congrats on the fan finish, I really loved how they turned out!

  16. magpiesue says:

    The fans look fabulous. I’m so curious to see what the rest of this sampler looks like!

  17. I laughed out loud at your dog snot comment! Hysterical! The project is lovely!

  18. katechiconi says:

    Poor girl, she was terribly puzzled about what she’d done wrong, she was just being friendly. I’m not sweating it, the smear will wash out, and if it doesn’t, well, it’ll probably be hidden by whatever I do for framing.

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