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!