Sunday, August 23, 2020

More Stitching in August - SAL Two

Hopefully I can show you pictures of the needlework I've been doing this time around. 😏

A lot of the stitchers in this Stitch Along do cross stitch. I've shared my needlepoint in the past. I've certainly got needlepoint canvases I could use for this SAL, checking in on progress every three weeks. But lately I've been working on a stitch wrap, a long narrow piece of muslin I'm covering with various pieces of fabric, embroidery, and miscellaneous embellishments as a sort of visual journal. This was the very beginning, back in June:

I might have shown you this section in July...

In August I added some leaves to the flowers I'd put in earlier. The flowers were made with multi-strand flosses in cotton and silk. The leaves were done with a size 12 perle cotton. I found a vendor on Etsy who sells hand painted threads and I have fallen in love with the #12 perle cottons.

I think that patch may be complete now that I've added the sari silk tassel, a bit of tea-dyed ribbon from the Moda charm pack, and more "foliage." 

I also purchased a packet of lovelies from Tilly Rose specifically to use in this slow stitching project. Among them were snippets of Indian kantha cloth. One was exactly the right size to add to my wrap. 

I used more of the perle cotton to secure the kantha patch to my foundation, and then a bit from another colorway to document the weather we've had recently.

I turned a scrap from Tilly into a tiny pocket.

I was coming to the end of my foundation but wasn't ready to end the project so I added another strip of muslin.

Now I can't take a picture of the whole thing in one shot! (Not that I ever could.) The plan is to wrap this around a spool eventually, although that won't necessarily help with the photography. Here's a shot of the back. Sunny has proved that showing the back of our work sometimes makes it easier to see how much progress has been made! 

Here's the link list for the other participants in this SAL. Everyone is working on their own project. As long as my health holds up I'll be catching up on what they've been doing for the last six weeks!





  1. I love all of your pretty stitching. You have done a lot recently.

  2. Lots of tiny neat stitches, love the tiny pocket, this will be ongoing for a while maybe, but the end finish will be wonderful.

  3. Looks like you're addicted to adding more and more little sections :-) Those purple daisies are gorgeous!

  4. This is such a cool and unusual project; I love seeing what you add each time!

  5. This is such a fun idea! You have done quite a lot!!!!

  6. Fantastic!I love kantha embroidery, I'm curious to see how it goes. Very good!
    Hugs, Carmela

  7. I love the creativity that has gone into this. Every element is perfect :)

  8. Looks like crazy quilting to me. Such a fun piece!

  9. Love the embroidery flowers on this they remind me of little purple periwinkles

  10. such delicate hand-stitching!


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