SAL SUNDAY – Garden Alphabet 1

I guess most of us will be in the same boat this time.  So busy with Christmas that not a lot has been achieved on the stitching front, well it’s certainly true for me anyway.

2017.11.19aThis was how it stood when I shared with you last time.  As I am not keen on stitching the border I decided it should be where I made a start, so this is how it looks now.DSCF5712As I do not feel so pressurised with this one,  I thought it would be nice to have something else to stitch and flick between the two.  A while back  (in March) I had a naughty new start when Claire kindly sent me the chart for Kokeshi Dolls.  This is what I shared when I returned from my holiday back then 1. MARCH 2017and this is how they look nowDSCF5713Looking at the pictures and comparing them with last times, I am rather pleased to see I actually achieved more than I thought I had.

I have been quiet of late, a) because I have tried to spend far less time on the computer and b) because I have been busy with my own Christmas cards.  I have not wanted to share with you until they had all winged their way to my friends as a few of them actually come and peep at what I share on here.  Hopefully the last ones will go in the post tomorrow so I may be able to share soon.   I can however share the one I made for my daughter as  I gave it to her today.  DSCF5710

Please go and visit all the others who do this SAL.  We all work on very different projects and you will see some amazing things.


That’s all for now, but before I go I would like to take the opportunity to wish all the wonderful people who take part in this sal and the many others who visit me here, a very happy and blessed Christmas.  I hope you all get the chance to share your day with those you love and that Peace will bless you and yours throughout the season and the year to follow.
ps if you wonder why my fabrics look so different it is because I usually manage to take my pictures in daylight but the latest ones were taken about 10.30 last night.

About stitchingranny

I am one of those people who need to have busy hands so whether its stitching or papercrafting, I am always doing something. I also love being in the garden, though hubby does most of the work there these days.
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25 Responses to SAL SUNDAY – Garden Alphabet 1

  1. kathyreeves says:

    Some very nice progress, Helen. I really like both the projects you are working on. Hope you are enjoying your beautiful Victorian Christmas scene now that it is finished! Christmas blessings to you and yours!

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  2. katechiconi says:

    That’s a tricky border, so you’ve done well, AND you got more of your dolls done. Pretty good going, I’d say 🙂

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  3. claire93 says:

    well done Helen. There’s noticeable progress on both. And the card for your daughter is gorgeous – very dainty!

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  4. lucyannluna says:

    So pretty, great progress

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  5. What beautiful projects you are working on Helen!

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  6. Carole says:

    That card is stunning! Great progress on the cross stitch projects too 🙂

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  7. jessicacrafts says:

    Good progress and love the Christmas card.

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  8. Well, you managed more than I did this time 🙂 I enjoyed stitching Kokeshi Dolls too.

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  9. Catherine says:

    Well done! I’d say you’ve made a lot of progress between your two projects, considerably more than I have! That is a beautiful card too as always.


  10. magpiesue says:

    Never mind the border, that card you made for your daughter has my jaw on the floor! Wow! (But you did do good to get that much border stitched.) Blessings to you and yours this holiday season as well. 🙂

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  11. craftycreeky says:

    Two very pretty projects, I like working on more than one thing at once too 🙂

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  12. Thank you, I am afraid I easily get bored so multiple projects keep me focuses lol.


  13. Christina says:

    Wow, that is a beautiful card! Fantastic stitching progress. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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  14. Thank you Christina.


  15. rutigt says:

    Oh, those Kokeshi Dolls are so cute! And you have made a lovely Christmas card for your daughter!! God Jul from Sweden!!!


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