Saturday, April 18, 2020

April Stitch Along

Not to be repetitive, but it's hard to believe it's already been three weeks since our last stitch along check in. Apparently time is dragging for some folks due to the sequestration required in many places by the corona virus pandemic. I'm so used to isolation that things have hardly changed for me. It's easy to let the news depress my spirits though, so I have to be careful to limit my exposure to that as well as the other toxins my body takes exception to.

I've been doing more embroidery of late but not necessarily on the dish towel I had designated as my project for this SAL. We each work on our own projects in this group as opposed to everyone doing the same thing. My work tends to range from needlepoint to surface embroidery and back again. Let's see, I believe this is what the central part of the towel looked like the last time you saw it:

And this is what it looks like now:

Just some stem or outline stitching and a few lazy daisy leaves. Frankly, I've been distracted by activities in a group on Facebook with Tilly Rose, the author of Stitched Memories. She's walking us through the basic embroidery stitches at the moment, with an eye to other projects down the road. After doing some of the assigned "homework" I was prompted to trace off this little finch out of a coloring book and transfer it to fabric so I could stitch it up.

I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Might have to give him a branch to perch on though!

And back on the needlepoint front, I've made some progress on the case my friend asked me to stitch up for her.

Nearly all of the background is done. I'm down to the more fiddly bits now so progress will be slower from this point forward. Actually, this photograph might be helpful. I can see the contrast between the two shades of pink more easily in the picture than in real life.

This SAL has grown yet again as we welcome Sherrie to our ranks. I'm looking forward to seeing what she's working on, and what everyone else has accomplished since I last visited them. 😊

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, 
Sunny, Hayley,Megan, Deborah, MaryMargaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, 
Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, LauraCathie, Linda, Sherrie

By the way, will you leave me a comment - if you can - letting me know whether my photos are showing up? The last couple of times I've visited my own blog half the pictures are missing. Not being technically inclined, I have no idea why or what to do about it. Thanks.


  1. Photos are showing up :-) Beautiful needlepoint!

  2. Looks great Sue, your photos are all present and correct! I'm glad the restrictions aren't too much for you and I think keeping the news to a minimum is wise. I try to catch the government update during the week so I know what is happening without watching the rest of the news as it's just too sad. Your stitching projects are all really lovely, I really like your bird. Jenny :)

  3. Hi,
    Like the flowers and bird...I agree he needs a branch. The case is beautiful. Have a great day!

  4. It is all progress! Love the little princess case.

  5. Hi Sue -- I can see all of your photos. Interestingly, I noticed that some of my photos on previous posts had disappeared, too. No idea why. We're lucky that we are healthy, can work from home, and have been able to arrange curbside pickup for groceries a couple of times. I also find myself feeling hopeless, frustrated, and angry. Limiting news access has helped, as has reminding myself that there are certain things that I can't control. Hang in there.

  6. The little finch is a cutie: are you going to fill him in, or leave him as an outline? All photos present and correct. If your blog was on WordPress I might be able to make a helpful suggestion about the pics, but Blogger is a closed book for me.

  7. busy as always ^^

  8. Yes, I had a photo disappear, the squirrel my second last post. I assumed it was something I had done. Nice to know it wasn't.
    Meanwhile, I do love to see embroidery as you know. Background done on the needlepoint is major progress. So pretty.

  9. You do have several project going on (as if you didn´t know that :) ). I like the bird!

  10. Yes!The photos are ok! Nice your progress! You will add flowers and a sprig to your bird?

  11. All photos there. Technology is a mystery to me LOL

  12. I see your photos fine. Nice stitching!


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