Thursday, March 27, 2014

Still Stitching Along!

Hello stitching friends!  It has been so long since my last stitching update - we have had such internet connectivity problems over the past few months - I just hope this post makes it safely into blogland!  

It has cooled down a bit here in Cape Town over the past few weeks and we are definitely moving into Autumn!  There is even a slight chill in the air in the evenings and we have had some rain - such a relief after a terribly hot summer!

Even though I haven't been blogging I have been stitching!  Michelle from StitchCraft Place and I have been enjoying our Tuesday evening SAL every week!  We are stitching the Isabella Donald sampler from the Spring 2012 issue of the SANQ magazine.

I have substituted the charted colours with my own choice of Madeira silk and I just love how it's turning out!

I'm quite satisfied with my progress and hope to have a sampler finish in a few weeks :)

Here is another close up,  this band was the most time consuming section of the sampler so far, but looks lovely and the touch of dark blue silk looks just beautiful on the sampler:

I have also been working on the 'Bambu by Mamen' SAL as hosted by Ticoeur on her forum.  New steps become available twice a month and I always look forward to see which part we'll be stitching next!

A closer view of some of the details:

Work on my Celebration Sampler from Just Cross Stitch Magazine has slowed down over the past few weeks, but I do have an update to share:

I can't wait to get back to this sampler - I just love working on it!

I am also working on a few Easter ornaments to be sent as gifts, so I can't show them yet!  I am taking part in the Easter Egg-change hosted by Mii Stitch.  This is my first exchange and I'm so excited to take part!

Well, that's my stitchy update for now!  

Happy Stitching!



cucki said...

Beautiful stitching xxx

Margaret said...

Love the hardanger. Wish I spoke French so I could do the SAL

Carol said...

It's always so nice to see a new post from your, Michelle and see what you've been up to. I do love this sampler, especially the blue in the vine... great color choices! I'll look forward to seeing what you stitch for the exchange...

Enjoy your cooler weather--ours is FINALLY warming up! It's been a winter to forget, that's for sure :)

Bianca said...

Isabella Donald is very lovely. You did a great job of choosing colors.

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Michelle,I like your wonderful stitching projects!
Our winter was warm,I hadn't seen a snowflake! Now we have a very warm spring!
Have a good time,Ulla

Michelle said...

Michelle so glad you got your internet connections sorted out. I love the colours you chose its definitely taking shape now. I am so enjoying our SAL. We booked our flights for next year so will let you know x

Manuela said...

All your works are beautiful.

Have a wonderful weekend, Manuela

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful progress. I love your hardanger piece, it's really pretty.

Brigitte said...

So nice to see a new post from you. It certainly is very frustrating when you have internet problems but on the other hand being without the internet can give you more time to stitch, lol.
Very nice progress on your two samplers and on the Hardanger piece. Lookuing forward to seeing your Easter stitching.
Enjoy your autumn weather.

Vickie said...

Oh beautiful! Especially your pink project.

Blu said...

Lovely stitching!

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching, your sampler is looking beautiful.

Grit said...

All your work looks so wonderful.

Mylene said...

Love both samplers your working on, beautiful! as well as the Hardanger SAL, it is looking great!

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