Sunday, November 3, 2019

First SAL of November

This Stitch Along group checks in every three weeks. That means there will be two opportunities this month to see what our fellow stitchers are up to. We each work on our own projects, and we're all in different time zones. It's fun to see what needle artists are doing all across the globe. And to see how much we have in common. 😊

The last time we got together I'd been working on the foxes pillow cover.

I haven't touched it since. But what I have done is another sprig of embroidery on a dish towel.

This is the first corner I stitched - which has been shown previously.

And this is the opposite corner:

It's the same pattern, just reversed. I used stitches in different places as well as different colors. It's all done in hand dyed floss from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. That purple was hard to get a clear photo of so I'm afraid there are no detail shots for you. Those petals were done in the fishbone stitch. There are some fly stitches between the petals and the French knots in the middle of the flower. The pink flowers were made with a buttonhole ring and then straight stitch fillers. There's stem stitch in places, and wrapped back stitches, some fern stitching and more French knots. Now the decision is whether to move on to the next pre-stamped dish towel (from Mary Corbet) with a little more intricate design or whether to figure out something to put in the middle of this towel along the lower edge to tie the two sprigs together visually. Or I could return to the foxes. 😉

Oh, and on another note, my name was drawn to receive a free month in Nancy's floss club! Woohoo! Happy dancing of a different variety. 😀 I really can't resist her floss for some reason. We don't have a local needlework shop anymore so there's no temptation in that regard. I didn't have the chance to get hooked on another line of threads before I took needlework back up again after some 40 years away from it either.

Oh, and on yet another note, if you're interested in my current needlepoint obsession check out this post.

To see what the others have been working on for the past three weeks just click on their names below. If you'd like to join us you can leave a note on Avis' blog. Welcome back Connie!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, 
Heidi, Jackie, SunnyHayley, Megan, Deborah, 
Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie


  1. Your embroideries are so pretty! Congratulations on winning some floss. That'll come in very handy :-)

  2. The foxes are so lovely, I hope this stays on show or should I say " Display" . And the flowers in reverse, beautiful. Lovely to see you have a win, a great way to think about winter projects.

  3. Those flowers are so pretty. Love all the different stitches that you've used.

  4. SO pretty and I love the different colours you've used for the reverse. Beautiful.
    Jenny xx

  5. Beautiful stitching Sue! Congrats on the floss win!

  6. So pretty Sue and how exciting you were picked for that!

  7. Sue, I love your flower embroideries! If you hadn't told us, I wouldn't have realized they were the same pattern. Really beautiful. Also congratulations on your floss win!

  8. those flowers are lovely & bright!

  9. Beautiful flowers!!!! Congrats on the floss win!

  10. Good Morning, Pumpkin Jack is really shaping up and I love your selfish quilt, :)
    How interesting..the flower sprig looks different reversed like that. Pretty embroidery and don't we both love Mary Corbet. I should tell you to check out her Christmas trees embroidery pattern. I think it was a PDF file and I got it last year. Perhaps on my Dec. stitching list for this year! You know how it is!

  11. Those flower sprigs look so different! And both are lovely. Your little foxes are very cute, and the piece has that lovely folksy feel to it.


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