Tall Year Square Etui SAL 6

Three weeks have flown by since I last shared my Tall Year Square Etui with you. It’s a design by Betsy Morgan which is in the Classic Inspirations magasine. Three weeks ago I was doing a mini happy dance, a hop, skip and a jump as I had just finished the cross-stitch for the side representing spring…

It took me a while to choose my threads for summer. I’m not using the threads recommended for the project, as it would be way out of my budget, instead I’m using DMC variegated threads. Rather than trying (and failing) to find a DMC thread similar to the official thread, I’m choosing a few threads that for me suggest the season I’m stitching. So for spring it was fresh green, blues, yellows and a touch of pink.Betsy Morgan, Classic Inspirations Magasine

Summer proved a little more tricky. My initial thoughts started with the heathery green colours, but the design included a dragonfly and waterlilies! I selected some threads that would work for the dragon flies wings and body, pink for the waterlilies and a green for the frog. I’ve included the purple too, hopefully it will work, it does in nature!!

I’m also hoping the 4025 doesn’t look quite so bright when it’s just back-stitch, I might change my mind and use 4030 instead which is slightly greener and softer.

I hoped to be a bit further, but I’ve been concentrating on other things, and I do need to concentrate with this one, it’s not one I can pick up and put down whilst cooking tea! I took it to my Embroiderers Guild meeting so I stitched for a few hours then though it doesn’t look much so I must have been talking a lot as well!Betsy Morgan, Classin Inspirations Magasine.

There’s quite a few of us joining in the stitch-a-long now, stitching an amazing selection of projects, so please follow the links to see how everyone else is doing. If you would like a join our merry gang, please send Avis a message.


KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,

HeidiJackieSunnyHayley, Tony, Megan, Timothy

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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30 Responses to Tall Year Square Etui SAL 6

  1. MrsCraft says:

    I love the choice of colours, they definitely fit the seasons 😊

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  2. claire93 says:

    beautiful stitching as always ^^

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  3. katechiconi says:

    Perfect colour choice for the season, and I think the progress is really quite respectable, especially considering all the other things you have on the go.

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  4. adaisygarden says:

    It looks beautiful, and I love the colors!

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  5. Gail says:

    The variegated threads add lots of movement to your rows. Spring looks terrific…can’t wait to see more of Summer!

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    I think those colors are working well so far. I like your choice of blue, looking forward to seeing it on the dragonfly, if that’s where it will go! You had a lot of prep work choosing colors, so that’s a good bit finished this time!

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  7. CathieJ says:

    I haven’t been able to find the variegated DMC floss locally, but it is so pretty in your project. I think those flosses are looking great for Summer. I really like how Spring came out.

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  8. I love the new colour scheme for summer 🙂 Could you please tell me the shade number of the purple and green variegated floss in your photo? It’s 450…

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  9. Lindashee says:

    Really nice choice of colours and I like the beginning of it 🙂 (Green and purple always wins me)

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  10. JJ Crafts says:

    Look forward to seeing the colours grow on this


  11. teamwilsun says:

    Your stitching is always so fine, and I love the colors you have chosen for summer!


  12. Kate says:

    I love the colours you’ve chosen for summer. You do such beautiful work.


  13. Christina says:

    I love seeing these colors unfold with these cute motifs. You’re right, if it works in nature, it works with fabric and thread!


  14. magpiesue says:

    Those look like good color choices for the summer side of your etui. I love that you’re using the variegated threads.


  15. rutigt says:

    I love your choice of colors! It´s gonna be a beautiful summer embroidery!


  16. Love the colours you are choosing. Personally I think dmc is just as good to use. The texture of silk is lovely but it does not wear as well as normal thread and presumably you are going to want to use this after all your hard work making it.


  17. Carole says:

    Love your colour choices for summer. It’s going to look gorgeous!


  18. Debbierose says:

    Agree with everyone, the colour comb here is exquisite to my eye

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