Tall Year Square Etui

It’s three weeks since I showed you my Tall Year Square Etui. This is a design by Betsy Morgan that was in the Classic Inspirations magasine last year. Each side represents a different season. I’m stitching autumn at the moment. Three weeks ago I’d just started the tiny cross-stitches of the centre oak leaves…

Three weeks later and although I’ve not done as much as I would have liked, I’ve stitched a respectable amount!

I completed the oak leaves and also stitched the acorns, these are mainly satin stitch so they were fairly quick to do.DSC_0029 (2)

After another row of long-legged cross-stitch I’m now stitching the alphabet. I’m not sure why the alphabet starts on autumn but it does! I’m using a really autumny thread for this, the same one that the first leaf border is made from. Unfortunately I’m on the last length and I’ve no idea where it came from, so fingers crossed I have enough to complete the row! It’s cross-stitch over one thread again with a single length of floss, so I should be OK.DSC_0027 (2)

Hopefully in three weeks time I will have finished autumn and be stitching winter. This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis from Sewing Beside the Sea, we post every three weeks on our one choice of work, there’s a wonderful variety of hand-stitching it’s a great incentive to keep going with a project. If you would like to join us please contact Avis. In the meantime please follow the links to see what everyone else is stitching.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie

Linking up with Kathy’s Quilts too for more hand-stitching with Slow Stitching Sunday.

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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24 Responses to Tall Year Square Etui

  1. claire93 says:

    looking lovely. “A” for autumn and acorn, maybe? lol

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  2. lucyannluna says:

    A lovely project, looks fantastic

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  3. Catherine says:

    It’s looking lovely, and it certainly is a respectable amount you’ve done!

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  4. katechiconi says:

    Looking lovely, and fingers crossed the thread holds out!

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  5. wybrow1966 says:

    Really pretty, I just love Inspirations magazine!

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    I love the acorns and the finished oak leaves, they may be my favorites!

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  7. I love everything about this design and the autumn block is lovely too. I do hope your thread holds out, fingers crossed.

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  8. Sarah says:

    Your cross stitch project is looking lovely. Congratulations on getting some awards for your work yesterday……I love the bird so not sure why that didn’t get anything!

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  9. A lovely stitchery! I sure hope you have enough of that yummy thread!!

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  10. I just love the fall color palette!

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  11. I love those acorns and oak leaves. Looking lovely!

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  12. Christina says:

    Love those adorable acorns! Great progress 😀

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  13. lbick says:

    It beautiful. Love the colors.
    Hopefully you’ll have enough thread to finish the letters, fingers crossed.

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  14. tonymarkp says:

    You’ve been working on my favorite season! I’m already in the mood for autumn to arrive.

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  15. teamwilsun says:

    Autumn is my favorite season, and this is my favorite side of your etui so far! Here’s hoping you have enough thread to finish the line!

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  16. rutigt says:

    Like! I really like the colors you have chose for the autumn. They go so well together!

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  17. Carole says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous colours. I really love the thread you used for the oak leaves 🙂

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