SAL SUNDAY – 2019 3rd February.

Good morning Crafty Friends.  Sal Sunday is here again and seems to come around so fast these days.  I am working on Xeranthamum at the moment.  I didn’t know this flower, or at least I thought I didn’t but on looking it up its more commonly called the Everlasting Flower.  I have managed to finish all the cross stitch (at quarter past midnight this morning), but unfortunately I have been unable to get to the backstitch, which I think will make a lot of difference to this flower.  But happy with my progress so here it goes as of today. 20.2019.2.2

Why not visit the others in the SAL and see what they are up to – we are all working on different projects and if you would like to join us contact Avis (first person on the list below)

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela,  Jocelyn

I hope to be back with you soon and in the meantime I am off to stitch once again on Olly Owl.  Thank you for once again taking the time to visit with me dear friends.

Hugs to all


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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32 Responses to SAL SUNDAY – 2019 3rd February.

  1. Looks fab Helen, such pretty colours and an education in flowers! 🙂


  2. Lovely stitching. Are the everlasting flowers the ones we sometimes find in pot pourri?

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    • I have grown them in the garden and the petals are very brittle as though they are dry even though they are growing. Small and lots of little spikey petals in pinks, mauves and yellows. I think you do sometimes get them in pot pourri though they are not scented.

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  3. claire93 says:

    lovely! and you’re getting so close to a finish now!


    • Not as close as I hoped Claire. The cold weather doesn’t help as it makes my knuckles sore so I have a job to hold the needle some nights. Roll on summer and quick stitching again.


  4. kathyreeves says:

    We are learning flowers right along with you, and X is nearly done, on to Y! Could it be yarrow, perhaps?

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  5. Lindashee says:

    You’ve done great progress, and it’s going to look great with backstitch. Dare I say almost happy dance ? 😀

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  6. katechiconi says:

    It’s pretty even without the backstitch to bring it into focus. I think they’re also known as immortelles. We have something similar in Australia called the Paper Daisy, but it’s from a different family, so it wouldn’t count in your alphabet!


  7. Christina says:

    Such a sweet flower. Such a beautiful project! I enjoy seeing all the different flowers.

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  8. wybrow1966 says:

    Lovely progress – loving the colours

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  9. magpiesue says:

    Progress is progress, even if if isn’t as much as we’d like. I love this sampler and look forward to seeing it completed someday. 🙂

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    • Lol Sue – one day I feel that its close to finishing the next “one day” seems to sum it up. Tonight I am going to start and tackle that dreaded back stitch. Thank you for the encouragement.


  10. teamwilsun says:

    Well done, Helen! I feel like I’m learning a lot about flowers as you stitch. Y, Z, and then the rest of the border!

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  11. rutigt says:

    The Everlasting flower, what a beautiful name it has!!! And it is beautiful as well!


  12. Hopefully it will be once I have tackled this backstitch. I know it will make such a difference but it doesn’t make me like it any better Gun.


  13. Carole says:

    X is pretty! Love the colours 🙂


  14. Catherine says:

    Very pretty! The colours are lovely and it will wonderful once you’ve popped in the back stitch


  15. lbick says:

    Very pretty. I’m sure the back stitching will make it pop.


  16. Thank you. Yes I do hope it shows though the pink on the chart doesn’t inspire me much as I think its doing to need a contrast to separate those petals. We will see when I go back to it next week.


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