Well we are half way through our SAL for this year and I'm a little behind in my stitching. Finishing has barely made a showing. So many plans so little time. This month I managed to get a few things stitched.
I am taking part in Jo's Halloween SAL, The theme for July is Witch's Accessories. No good witch would be found alive without her cauldron.
Next, I started Creepy Crawly, Blue Ribbon Designs. There are 4 pieces to this spooky stitching set.
Creepy Crawly (Scissor Keep front)
Blue Ribbon Designs
The other SAL on my list for this year is The Christmas Ornie SAL. My ornament for July is from The Needle's Work. I'm not sure if Dawn is still designing. This was one of her yearly ornaments. It's been in my stash for awhile, I think I picked it up at a stash to stash sale. I'm very happy to have it stitched finally, although the gold thread was almost my undoing. It's not showing up well in the picture but its in 1st, 2nd, and 4th rows. It really sets off the first two rows.
2001 Christmas Ornament
The Needle's Work
I also put together Cora's Rose Teaspoon Pincushion.
Two more motifs to stitch and then the border, and my Christmas at Hollyberry Farm will be finished. I stitched most of the tree awhile back, but it's in the wrong place. I need to see if I can compensate or if I need to frog, I've already taken out some of the leaves, hoping to see a way to leave in the rest of my stitching. This is my current progress:
This is not a great picture but I wanted to get my update in, albeit a few days late. I picked up Christmas at Hollyberry Farms again. The trees and reindeer just to the right of the 's' in Christmas are new. I also finished the numbers and the 2nd-4th borders.
Just a small chink in the wall. I have finally got back to needle and thread and have something to share. My latest finish is the stitching for a pincushion. This is a bonus project from a class I took in June at A Stitcher's Gathering.
Alrighty Then; the computer has decided to play nice. Just need to get up a quick post before it acts up again.
Just two small projects to share and an update. My Smalls SAL 2016 projects; an oldie but goody from Olde Colonial Designs, Needlework Garden Snip Basket. and an ornament from JCS Halloween Ornament Issue 2014.
The flowers in the big urn are done and I'm officially past the half-way point. My two skeins of Piney Woods arrived and I was able to finish another tree, and can now do some more work on the the borders.
This is my first Smalls SAL 2016 post. I was able to stitch 3 smalls this month. First up, Squirrel & Pumpkin from JBW Designs, Halloween Ornaments II,
Second,Nick by Hollie Designs, JCS 1998 Ornament Issue; stitched on perforated paper.
Third, Assisi Rose a tutorial by Carol Leather found here . For 2016 my guild's education programs are centered on the theme Embroidery Around the World. February's Technique was Assisi, a product of Italy. This is my completed stitching. I'm considering making this into a pincushion.