Zen Enlightenment SAL

Last year I started a SAL by Tempting Tangles called Enlightenment. The patterns are released every two weeks and there’s still another two patterns to go but I’ve finished it!!

Last time I showed it to you I was here…

Enlightenment by Tempting Tangles

It was pretty obvious where the design was going (which was somewhat disappointing) especially when the pattern came out for the next section which took us up to the middle of the bottom row…so I just kept stitching to get it finished.

Enlightenment by Tempting Tangles

I’m pleased it’s finished, I’m going to make it into a cushion for our guest room. I like the colours, especially in the border which uses a beautiful variegated thread. I actually added more colours than the pattern suggested. The design just used four threads, brown, dark green, soft green and the variegated. I used three or four extra shades of green to bring in a bit more variation – for example, the round trees should all have been stitched in the darker green.

I like it, I just expected a bit more interest, a bit more variation.

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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8 Responses to Zen Enlightenment SAL

  1. kathyreeves says:

    It is very pretty, Margaret. I can empathize with your mild disappointment that the mystery was so easily solved. 🙂 No wonder the Faby Reilly SAL caught you in its net!!

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  2. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Agreeing with Kathy above. And you’re perspicacious to have added a bit more colour variety, whilst keeping within the boundaries of the design. The F.R. is definitely more interesting❣️

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  3. Sharon says:

    Sometimes predictable and mindless gets the job done but the colors of this is what endears me to this. I love it! Glad its done and a cushion will be perfect.

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  4. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, although your mystery was easily solved, it is still beautiful and will look great as a cushion cover. Well done. Regards Mandy xx

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  5. This is beautiful but I too would have been disappointed if I had joined the Sal, especially if it is one you have paid for. Cannot really complain if its a freebie and it is a beautiful design but we expect a little more mystery in a mystery SAL. I think I would be tempted to complain as I am sure you will not be the only one disappointed, and a complaint may stop this happening to others. xx

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    • craftycreeky says:

      It was paid for but it was only £6, so not a lot, I’m thinking at the moment that rather than complaining I will post a photo of it finished the second the final pattern comes out, so I’m making a point without spoiling it for anyone!


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