Stitch-a-long time

I can’t quite believe it’s three weeks since I last posted about my flower embroidery! The design is by Di van Niekerk and it consists of twelve different mini panels, all diamond shaped, there’s ribbon embroidery, stumpwork, as well as more usual embroidery stitches. It’s going to be quite a long term project (especially if the last three weeks are anything to go by!) I haven’t got as much done as I had hoped as I’ve been trying to catch up with my Anderson Farm quilt but I have managed a few hours embroidery…

Three weeks ago I had just started, it looked like this;

Ribbon Embroidery

I’ve managed to complete two of the aloe flowers, there’s an awful lot of bullion bars to each flower so it is taking me longer than I expected, I thought I’d be well onto the leaves by now! It doesn’t look much for a few hours work but that’s hand-work for you. I was tempted to use two threads of DMC instead of one but having asked for advice at my Embroiderers Guild meeting, I persevered with one strand, I’m glad I did, even though it’s taking a lot of stitching.

Flower Embroidery

Why not have a look what everyone else is stitching, just follow the links to see some stunning projects;

AvisGunCaroleWendyLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaSusanKathy, Cindy,

Everyone is in different time scales, so if there isn’t a post when you first look, check later in the day. If you fancy joining us for the SAL, just send a message to Avis.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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22 Responses to Stitch-a-long time

  1. katechiconi says:

    That’s really beautiful bullion work, very smooth and glossy. I can well believe it took hours! I think this is going to be the most amazing piece when it’s finished.


  2. Trisha says:

    This is beautiful, and with one strand of thread! 🙂


  3. sewchet says:

    Oh my goodness, what perfect tiny stitches! A labour of love for sure.


  4. claire93 says:

    oooh this is the kind of project you’ll want to stroke when it’s finished ^^


  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Oh wow this is gorgeous. Definitely a good decision to only use one strand.


  6. Cindy says:

    This is beautiful. I am always in awe of this kind of stitching.


  7. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Goodness, Margaret ~ you do beautiful work! I’m certainly not up to your standards, and will be learning a lot watching your progress. xx


  8. I just opened your blog page and my other half said “Wow! That’s beautiful. I’ve never seen anything like it before! How did she do that?” So, there’s some praise from a totally non-crafty person. He’s well impresed 🙂 Me too!


  9. kathyreeves says:

    WOW! This is really going to be a stunner when you finish!


  10. Thimberlina says:

    Wow, those bullion bars give so much texture. This looks like an heirloom in the making 😀


  11. amcclure2014 says:

    It’s gorgeous. So beautifully stitched.


  12. rutigt says:

    This is great! I´m impressed!


  13. Wendy says:

    wow, that is a lot of bullions, you must be an expert by now!


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