Tall Year Square Etui SAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my progress on this Betsy Morgan project, I’ve been busy with Christmas makes but I have managed a bit of stitching. Three weeks ago I was here…

I’d just started the lid to my etui box. This side is in the winter colours. I’ve had to study the colours I’ve used to try and get them to match the sides as much as possible.

I’ve made a fair bit of progress as autumn and summer are now complete and I’m half way through spring. I’ve had to change some of the colours as I no longer had one or two of the variegated flosses and I’ve no idea where they came from. Hopefully they blend in enough.

This is where I am now…

I’ve a little more outline stitching to do and the rest of the spring borders, it shouldn’t take me too long. Next to be stitched is a few rows on the inside pockets and then I start the somewhat scary bit of putting it all together!

This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis from Stitching by the Sea, we post every three weeks on our own choice of projects, it’s a great way to keep motivated! If you would like to join us please contact Avis. Please follow the links to check everyone elses progress, there’s some beautiful projects to see


I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the link for more hand stitched inspiration.

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 Tall Year Square Etui SAL

  1. Kathy S. says:

    That’s so cute!

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  2. katechiconi says:

    The spring colours are really pretty 🙂

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  3. claire93 says:

    this is a very pretty piece, having the colours of all 4 seasons coming together!

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  4. CathieJ says:

    Your progress is great. I love the floss colors that you have chosen.

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  5. wybrow1966 says:

    That is a huge amount of progress – the colours are lovely!

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  6. I don’t envy you having to put it all together but I know you’ll make a much better job of it than I would so I’m looking forward to seeing it finished.

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  7. Carole says:

    Lots of progress and it’s looking fab!

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  8. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Looking forward to seeing how this all comes together. The individual pieces are all good! Too bad you ran out of thread on this one. I am sure you will find one that will look nice to finish.

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  9. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Wow! Great progress & I love the colours.

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  10. Beautiful stitching… very complex colour work to represent the seasons.

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  11. teamwilsun says:

    Wow — I love seeing all four seasons together in one place!

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  12. lbick says:

    Love seeing all the seasons together. Great progress

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  13. Sarah says:

    This is a lovely project!

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  14. Christina says:

    The top is now my favorite part! So pretty seeing all the seasons come together on one side.

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  15. magpiesue says:

    Thanks for showing us the whole piece in one shot rather than per side. 🙂 It’s looking lovely. I’d be anxious about assembling the etui after all this effort too. ❤

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  16. Gail says:

    This is so pretty!

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  17. Good luck with assembling it. I would love to make something like this but its the assembling bit that puts me off. Normally it is so frustrating when we run out of colours but with this project changing colours on each side and so many shades in it I hardly think anyone (apart from maybe you) will ever know.

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  18. rutigt says:

    This is so beautiful! Good luck with stitching all the parts together (Although I´m sure you´ll managed it totally alright)!!!!

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  19. kathyreeves says:

    I would definitely fear the putting together part, but you have a bit of experience, so I think you will do just fine!

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  20. Catherine says:

    You’ve done a lot of stitching on this piece! It looks lovely, can’t wait to see it all finished.


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