Two Stitch-a-longs and an Exhibition

I’m having a pretty productive holiday at the moment, over the week-end I managed to catch up with both my cross-stitch stitch-a-longs, finished with a week to spare!

I’m now a quarter of the way through my Enlightenment SAL having completed the first row, I love the colours in this one and it will be interesting to see how the design develops on the next row. I changed the colour of two of the trees to a slightly lighter one and I’m pleased with how that’s worked out, they’re not quite so dark as the central one in the recommended DMC version…

The Zoe SAL by Faby Reilly is looking gorgeous! I’ve now finished the outside and the inside of the box. The latest section was the butterfly and the squirrel. Isn’t that squirrel just such a cutie!


I love the inside of the box as much as the outside! I do need to catch up with the outlining on this project as I haven’t finished the counted back-stitch round the next section yet!


I’ve just committed to another project too, though hopefully this one won’t take as long. It’s 200 years next year since Anne Bronte was born and in Scarborough there is going to be a textile exhibition which anyone can apply to take part in. Everyone is allocated a page from a vintage copy of Tenant of Wildfell Hall, mine is page 215 and you have to do a page size piece of embroidery inspired by the page or by Anne Bronte herself. If you fancy taking part please follow the link.

Having caught up on my cross-stitch, I’m now building houses for my Coming Home quilt – I think I’d better stick to the day job as I’m clearly not cut out to be a joiner!!

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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15 Responses to Two Stitch-a-longs and an Exhibition

  1. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, the Zoe SAL is gorgeous, a real delight. Your stitching is a real inspiration to me. You really work hard. How many hours do you spend a day on your sewing? If you don’t mind me asking. Regards Mandy

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    • craftycreeky says:

      Thanks Mandy, I only work 2 days a week and I very rarely watch TV, so most evenings I can do about 3 hours and often similar during the day. I also take little projects out, I did 20 minutes at the hairdressers today, if I visit my mum I will sit and sew for nearly 2 hours with her, half an hour waiting for a hospital appointment…it all adds up…and I don’t think I’ve got the housework gene πŸ™‚

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  2. claire93 says:

    both xstitch piΓ¨ces are looking lovely, but you’re right, that squirrel is a cutie!

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  3. anne54 says:

    The exhibition sounds like fun, with so many different ways to interpret the words. Is page 215 inspirational?

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    The row with the robin, lady bug and squirrel is just cute! I live the colors of your other SAL too, GORGEOUS!

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  5. terreblogger says:

    The colors in your borders are a nice contrast for your little animals making them pop. Very nice! I hope you will post an overall picture when your project is done.

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  6. Beautiful cross stitch projects!

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  7. Enlightenment is just stunning. I love the colors too. I’m excited to see what you pick to do for this new project. I know it will be amazing πŸ™‚

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  8. Your stitching is gorgeous and the colours work well together. I love the whole line of little creatures and cannot wait to see the design in full – I know it will be stunning,

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