Tall Square Year Etui SAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Tall Square Year Etui, it’s a design by Betsy Morgan which was published in the Classic Inspirations magasine, each side represents a different season. Last time I had just started autumn and was still unsure about my floss choices…Tall Year Square Etui

I’m still having computer issues since changing internet provider, but luckily I’ve managed to upload one photograph!! Hopefully BT will sort themselves out soon!


I’ve not done a huge amout, but as we say, progress is progress!

The acorns were pretty quick to work as most of it is satin stitch. I worked the outer borders first, I love the colours of the thread I used but unfortunately it’s an unidentified one from my mums stash! I haven’t got a lot left either!!The oak leaves I’m working on now are proving a little more time consuming as they are the tiny cross-stitches over one thread.DSC_0038 (2)

This Stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, we post every three weeks which is just nice time as usually you can make a little progress in that time, it’s a great motivator!! Please follow the links to see what everyone else is stitching. If you fancy joining our merry group please send Avis a message.


KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,

HeidiJackieSunnyHayleyTonyMeganTimothyCatherine, Deborah



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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16 Responses to Tall Square Year Etui SAL

  1. katechiconi says:

    Gorgeous colours. I really love that big acorn/leaf border at the bottom, the cups look really 3D.

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  2. Gail says:

    Such a nice variety of stitches in lovely colours!

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  3. Carole says:

    It’s all lovely but I really like the side borders. They’re so pretty!

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  4. Lindashee says:

    Love that variated thread you use for the top part, I have several nice colours in my stash but never think to use them for anything…

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Those oak leaves will be well worth the time, they look amazing with that thread. Your autumn side is coming together beautifully!

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  6. That is so pretty!! Love your color choices.

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  7. Lovely autumnal shades. Nice variety of stitches in this piece.

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  8. Christina says:

    Loving the side borders and the acorns are pretty cute too! Well done 🙂

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  9. tonymarkp says:

    I love this! Also, it’s a marvelous example how cross stitch can be combined with other embroidery stitches to make something unique.

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  10. Catherine says:

    I really love the acorns! Such beautiful colours in ‘autumn’.

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  11. teamwilsun says:

    i love your autumn colors! The acorns are gorgeous, and your oak leaves will be glorious as well.

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  12. claire93 says:

    sorry I didn’t comment yesterday but WP wasn’t loading your second photo. Now it is, and I can see acorns which look very pretty!

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  13. CathieJ says:

    This is really pretty. I love the oak leaf, but boy do I hate cross-stitch over one.

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  14. wybrow1966 says:

    This is really pretty and I can’t quite believe how much more sewing you have done besides this! Love the quilts!

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  15. lbick says:

    Looks beautiful. You have made quit a bit of progress.

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