Tall Year Square Etui SAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Tall Year Square Etui, it’s a design by Betsy Morgan which was published in Classic Inspirations. Each side represents a different season, I’m using different threads to the instructions, so I’ve just chosen DMC threads which to me represent the season.

Three weeks ago I was nearly half way through winter…Tall Year Square Etui

I’ve managed to get several hours working on this, a few, evenings and also a day at Embroiderers Guild helped.Β Tall Year Square

I really like this one, the acorns were a new stitch to learn, Queen stitch, I’ve not come across it before but it’s a bit like a variation of fly stitch, making diamonds with them. That is what the acorns are stitched with.Tall Year Square

So I have now finished the main side for winter, I’ve still the little square to do for the thimble cube which will have another robin in the middle.

I can however do a mini happy dance as that’s all four sides stitched! I’ve still a fair bit to do with the lid and pockets for inside, but the sides were the biggest task by far.


This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis from Stitching By The Sea, we post every three weeks on whatever hand embroidery we are working on, it certainly helps to motivate and encourage me to keep going on a project. Please follow the links to see what everyone else has been 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, Clare

Also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, her celebration of anything hand-stitched. Please follow the link for even more hand sewing!

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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26 Responses to Tall Year Square Etui SAL

  1. katechiconi says:

    That last side looks great! I really like the Christmassy wreath.
    BTW, could you take a look at your links to the other bloggers? They seem to be bleeding off the side of the page, and you’re missing everyone after Heidi…

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  2. Debbierose says:

    Wonderful, very pretty and such neat stitching

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  3. tialys says:

    All the sides are so lovely, I can’t pick a favourite. If somebody forced me to though, I think I’d choose the autumn one.


  4. nanacathy2 says:

    So elegant, beautiful stitching as ever.


  5. claire93 says:

    all four sides are great – well done!


  6. Lindashee says:

    Happy dance !! This etui looks very labour intensive but I’m really looking forward to seeing the final product ! Very pretty


  7. wybrow1966 says:

    Love all four sides, but at a push would have to say my favourite is the Autumn side as the colours are so lovely!


  8. I think my favourite is autumn too but that’s maybe just because it’s autumn here at the moment and all the colours around us are so rich. You’re really motoring along with this project πŸ™‚


  9. Carole says:

    All four sides together look absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to see what else is coming up πŸ™‚


  10. kathyreeves says:

    I am looking forward to you next step on this. These boxes always amaze me when they go together!


  11. Sooo beautiful! I am always inspired by seeing your stitching!
    I haven’t heard of queen stitch before and had to google that!


  12. Christina says:

    Hurray! Congrats on the seasonal finishes! I really love Summer and Winter, but all 4 are gorgeous.


  13. Clare says:

    Love your little bird for winter. Plus stitching all seasons,they are beautiful. I have stitched a stoney creek `Spring` bellpull and kitted for the other seasons. Happy Stitching.

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  14. AnnieO says:

    Sweet stitching designs and colors.


  15. Catherine says:

    Well done on the mini finish! It looks fabulous – do you have a favourite side? I really love those acorns, I think I may have a thing for acorns in embroidery!


  16. Margaret Avril Baxter says:

    If you belonged to the Cross Stitch Guild you would have known Queen stitch because a one time it was Jane Greenoff’s favourite and we all had to master it. It makes lovely strawberries


  17. rutigt says:

    All four of them are looking great! I also think a mini happy dancing is in its place πŸ™‚


  18. sewchet says:

    Well done on finishing the four panels – all beautifully done as usual.

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  19. teamwilsun says:

    Ooh, mini happy dance! It’s great to see all four sides together. Beautiful stitching as always!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. rosejasm says:

    Exciting times – it’s really coming on x

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