Last night I finished another page for my Anthea Calendar SAL book, this is the SAL by Faby Reilly, we get a new design each month of a seasonal flower. It can be stitched as one big picture with all twelve months on or as a dozen separate pictures…or it can be made into a book! I’m also stitching a wordplay page at the end of the month on what the month means to me and what I’ve been doing that month (I didn’t anticipate a lockdown when I thought of this plan!!)
Anyway, I’ve just finished June. It’s beautiful! It’s cornflowers, with their lovely intense blue. I did have a short delay as I didn’t have enough of one of the colours – typically any other shade I could have managed with a couple of lengths, but not the one I was short of – it is the main shade of blue, so I had to stitch as much as I could and then wait for the post.
There’s a lot of back-stitching this month to make the cornflower’s raggedy petals, in fact I think it’s probably the trickiest design so far – I really had to concentrate!
I love the way Faby incorporates different stitches into the designs, this month it’s spiders web stitch. I usually try to include different aspects of the design in the wordplay, so this month I’m thinking of one of the buds, some gold lines and stars, together with a couple of spiders webs as fillers, I’ll probably start it in a few days time..
We’re half way through this stitch-a-long, so here’s the first six months…
Don’t they look gorgeous 🙂
I’ll be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts on Sunday for Slow Stitching Sunday, so please follow the link for lots of stitching inspiration.