Good morning everyone – its so nice to be back with the SAL Sunday group. I have had a good long break from The Garden Alphabet and it was definitely the right thing to do. Everyone kept saying I was so near the end but at the time I felt as though I was getting nowhere and it would never end. When I picked it up again almost a month ago now my first thought was how could I have left it so close to the end lol. I started by frogging what I had started on the last letter Z for Zinnia (the stitching was all over the place) and began afresh and I am pleased to say it went like a breeze . I have now completed not only the Zinnia but the butterfly, bees and dragonfly to complete the body of the piece. So just the left border and I think that will be it done. So hopefully June will be blooming and I will be onto a new project by then.
This was how it looked the last time I shared which was the 1st September 2019and here is how it is looking now I am sorry its looking so crumpled but I forgot to press it before taking the photo – just try to ignore the fabric.
I am looking forward to spending today being utterly lazy and just breezing through everyone elses posts. I have managed to keep up to date which what a few of you are doing but I am expecting to see lots of new and exciting projects have appeared and also see amazing progress on some i have not seen for a while. I am also looking forward to seeing what our newbies are doing as I see a few new names on the list since I was last with you.
Oops just checking through what I had written and notice one of the bees wings have been outlined – well I did to bs round the wings on these bees for some reason then noticed that I hadn’t done it on any other bee so decided to unpick remove it as I actually prefer them without it. Obviously I only unpicked one of the two so I had better do the other now its been spotted. It’s funny how looking at a photo we often can see an error that we missed when the stitching was right before our eyes.
If you would like to see what the others in this SAL are up to then please follow the links below Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, Sherrie, Helen
Hugs to all