Saturday, August 13, 2016

Stitching Along

It's been three weeks since our last SAL check-in. Already! It's been a tough period of time for me so I've been doing needlepoint again instead of embroidery. The last time you saw my little bluebird canvas it looked like this:

I had my son paint over the designer's mark and part of the color swatches with acrylic paint. It worked very well. Wish I'd thought to have him do that before I reached and covered the circular frame around the bird!

Now the canvas is complete. It could stand a little blocking, but it's basically ready to be turned into a pocket on a tote bag or something.

As far as I'm concerned, this counts as a finish for me. :- )

I've also started a new little coin/card case:

Once again I will be changing up some of the colors as I proceed. I've already done so in fact.

I don't have a 'before' picture to show you but progress has also been made on this pillow canvas:

This one is worked in wool instead of cotton floss. I'm finding I prefer to work with the cotton threads over wool yarn. Consequently this piece will be much longer in process. That's okay; I don't relish the finishing processes anyway. It's all about the mindless stitching for me.

If you'd like to see some impressive needlework being done around the world check out the links below for the other members of this SAL. If you'd like to play along leave Avis a comment on her blog.

Avis at
Claire at
Gun at
Carole at
Wendy at
LucyAnn at
Jess at
Constanze at
DebbieRose at
Christina at
Susan at
Kathy at
Kate at


  1. You are doing beautiful work!

  2. I'm glad you found a solution for the little bird piece, and you know, the circle doesn't bother the eye at all. I really do love your fish tapestry design - I keep looking at those, but have decided I have too many other pots on the boil to start something else. Maybe when I give myself a small holiday from quilting...!

  3. looks like you've been very busy!

  4. Sue,
    Those needlepoint projects are beautiful, and each with a different personality. I've never tried needlepoint, but you are inspiring me!

  5. Glad you came up with a solution to the designer's mark. I think the circle looks nice though. I'd have been tempted to do some stitching over it to highlight it.
    Love the other projects!

  6. I like the idea of doing an embroidery using wool yarn and the motif on that one is so nice!

  7. Wow! You've done such a lot! I especially like the one with the fish.


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