Today is a special day and I have two events to share with you but firstly I must get to the point of the title.
Good morning crafty folks. Well first I have to apologise though I am not sure what I did wrong. I usually try to post my updates about three days before for this SAL (as mornings can be a real struggle sometimes and I don’t like posting late); and I schedule the post for early on the Sunday morning. However last time I did this as normal but for some reason it didn’t post. Why I have no idea but I honestly did post. The thing is I don’t really go to look at my post so I didn’t even realise till well after the event. (like two weeks later when I went to post something else). I guess I should have noticed that my email wasn’t informing me that worpress were not sending me the usuall posts to inform me of comments, but alas I didn’t.
I will show you the pictures I posted as a before and after i.e. the 10th May and the 31st of May as I thought I had made good progress.
With four new leaves along the bottom I was left with three more to do and a couple of critters I had missed on the way. Well they went like the speed of light and on the 5th of June you may have heard me shouting with glee, when this happened – the first event
Ta da….. drum roll please :- I have waited so long to finish this one and get it into the fire screen I had designed it for (I designed the layout, the flower alphabet was a monthly freebie from EMS Designs, and the critters came from here there and everywhere (with a few being altered to fit how I wanted them too). So a few days later and this is what it looks like now:-
It was such a long time since I had actually stitched anything new so I had decided to pull in a new start (and hopefully finish) before I turned to the next UFO project.
So the 2nd event stepped up – Today we are breaking our isolation to go and hopefully sit in the garden at my sons house as we celebrate our much loved grandsons 18th Birthday. I hope you, will join us as we raise a toast, “Much love and happiness for your future Oscar”. You may wonder what this has to do with stitching and the SAL, but when he was born I didn’t make a birth sampler for him because my daughter stitched him a beautiful Precious Moments one. Not long after though I saw a Just Nan chart called the baby garden which I couldn’t resist and thought I would make a birth sampler we could hang in our bedroom. Almost 18 years later whilst looking for a new design I came across it and decided it was time it was done so here is what I have started for the SAL this time. It may be 18 year late in the starting but I am hoping it will not take too long before I am at the finishing post. and this is what I have done so far. I have just finished the first section. There are some speciality stitches in this project and a lot of one over one. So far the only speciality stitch I have done is the Smyrna stitches that are used for the butterfly wings.
I hope you will find the time to visit the others in this lovely SAL. We all stitch our own projects and there are some unusual and beautiful ones to see. Here are the links to the other members, but do remember some maybe a little later posting than others as we are scattered all over the world. Enjoy …
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, Helen
Well that’s all for now folks, I will try to stop by and check this has posted on sunday morning.
Hugs to all,