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Sew Along -October 25th

THANK YOU FELLOW SEW ALONGERS AND BLOGGERS! I have only gone and finished the birth sampler for my grandson.  I started it in 2009 intending to have it ready for his first birthday. But my husband had major health problems and it didn’t happen, even after Mr E got better. Each January since then I got the sampler out, added some more stitches and put it away again. But in May, 2015,  I was inspired to join in the SAL. Best decision I could have made with this project. So a big thank you for your encouragement and support.

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I completed the hedge at the bottom, and added his name and DOB to the middle, which I can’t share , sorry, sign of the times, and stitched the remaining grasses to all the little creatures.

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So it’s now gone to the picture framers, and I will show it in its final glory, maybe not next time but certainly in six weeks time.

What next? Sorting out some magazines I came across one of those half finished free gifts, magazine dated 2000.

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and finished two napkin rings

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Then I found this which was a Christmas gift to me a few years ago and not yet started, so this is what I am doing now whilst I figure out which big project to tackle next, and, believe me I have a very good selection of non started cross projects given to me over the years to choose from!

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Please have a look at the others taking part in the SAL.

Kate-talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com

Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com

Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com

Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com

Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com

Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.co

The Sampler is based on the books Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth, designed by Adele Welsby.

 

 

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SAL- August update

Slow and steady is getting me there, thanks to joining the SAL.I am stitching a birth sampler, long overdue as Master H is now 7 years old and this should have been ready for his first birthday. The characters are based on the stories by Nick Butterworth of Percy the Park Keeper.

This is where I was three weeks ago

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and this is where I am now

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I am back stitching the mice and the final leaf motif is complete in the top right hand corner.

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and down the bottom I have started Percy himself!

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Please have a look at the SAL updates below.

Kate-talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com

Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com

Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com

Alison at http://minervahandmade.wordpress.com

Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com

Elizabeth at http://stitch4therapy.wordpress.com

Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com

Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com

 

SAL- July Update

Gardening and trips away have meant less time for cross stitch . But some stitching has occurred and were I not in the SAL I know it wouldn’t have happened. Being in the group is really helping me stay focused. I had ground to a halt last time when I hadn’t got one of the threads I thought I had. So I substituted it and I think I have got away with it. I am working on a Birth Sampler for my grandson Master H, he is 7 now and its high time I gave him this. The design is based on the Percy the Park Keeper books by Nick Butterworth.

Here is the birth sampler last time I posted.

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And here it is now

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The mice are well under way.

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And hopefully completed by the next update in three weeks.

Please visit all the other participants in the SAL below. We are in different time zones so all may not have posted yet.

Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com

Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com

Alison at http://minervahandmade.wordpress.com

Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com

Elizabeth at http://stitch4therapy.wordpress.com

Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

Kate at https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com

Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com

Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com

 

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