SAL SUNDAY – 4th October 2020

Good morning my crafty friends. This is where my stitching was last time

and here is how it looked yesterday.

This particular block has been a nightmare. It is supposedly complete now however there are two mistakes on the left hand side. The bird is in the wrong place but its staying where it is -I just cannot face frogging l over 1 again. The other mistake I did not even notice until the picture had been downloaded The dragonfly is just done in normal cross stitch. If you compare it with the one on the right you will notice that is done as a Smyrna stitch. The line below the cats should have been done with two threads and it was called sprat stitch. I really did not like this but my friend advised doing it with one so it was taken out and started again. I did look better though I still did not like it and in the end I did a rice stitch over 4 threads which to my mind looks better. I have now started on the fence. This is the last big block with just a thin line of another special stitch below it so with any luck I could be happy dancing next time. There are a few bees and ladybirds done in one over one but mainly its normal cross stitch in this block so here’s hoping that it goes easier than the last block, which to be fair is the only one I have had trouble with.

Why not visit the others and see what they are working on – whilst most are doing cross stitch or embroidery there are other stitching skills included too so lots of things of interest there.

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLinda

That’s all for now, I hope everyone is keeping well


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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28 Responses to SAL SUNDAY – 4th October 2020

  1. claire93 says:

    well I think it’s looking lovely!

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  2. This is lovely, keep going strong.

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  3. It’s lovely to have all the different stitches and if you’ve changed some to suit your own taste it means you have a unique piece πŸ™‚

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  4. Oh Helen, I can feel your frustration! It looks really beautiful though, I think you made good choices and you are getting so close to that happy dance. Keep going, you are doing a fab job! Crafty hugs, Jenny xx

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  5. Christina says:

    So sorry to hear the struggle you faced with this block. It does look so pretty though. The squirrels and cats are my favorite!


  6. I like the squirrels best too Christina xx


  7. magpiesue says:

    You’ve made it your own work, which I think is to be applauded. I hope the next section goes much more smoothly for you. ❀

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    You powered through that bit of difficulty Helen, I didn’t see the mistakes until you pointed them out, so I think you are doing great! On to the finish.πŸ™‚

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  9. rutigt says:

    I also think this looks lovely! Keep up the good work!!!!

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  10. craftycreeky says:

    I think it’s lovely – no one else will see your little mistakes, I stitched a sampler once and made a couple of big counting errors, for years that was all I could see, now I can’t even find them!! Well done for keeping at it πŸ™‚


  11. That is the first block I have stuggled with Margaret and touch wood the next one seems to be going OK at the moment. x


  12. Sharon says:

    It’s a lovely piece with so much detail. I think once it is done the mistakes won’t be noticeable at all. Those squirrels are my favorite on the beehives and heart balloons πŸ™‚


  13. teamwilsun says:

    I think it’s lovely … and I adore those squirrels. Maybe the bird on the left was just a tiny bit late to get into position. πŸ™‚


  14. Lol you made me laugh Sunny – thanks for your encouragement xx


  15. You are right to choose the points you like! it’s good to try but, in my opinion, we need to embroider calmly! I like it very much …


  16. Thanks I am glad you like it Carmela


  17. Renee says:

    In spite of the challenges, this is beautiful!


  18. Laura says:

    Good decision not to unpick the over one error. No one will ever notice it but you.


  19. Oh dear, it sounds like you have really struggled with this but I like the others think it is beautiful. πŸ™‚


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