Peppermint Purple SAL

One of the embroidery projects I’m doing at the moment is a blackwork SAL by Peppermint Purple. It’s a freebie which lasts all year, one block each week. Rather than using her suggested colours I’m making life tricky by creating a picture at the same time, a view of Catbells in the Lake District.

Last time I shared it was in March!! – I didn’t realise it was quite so long!

I got a bit behind, partly I think because I keep going a bit hot and cold on my colour choices. I then have a bit of a break and with fresh eyes think it’s going OK.

Having stitched a few blocks when we went up to Northumberland and also started the outer pattern I had another hiatus whilst I pondered about how to do the reflection of Catbells in the lake in front. Over the last week I made a concerted effort to catch up and make some decisions…

The green row along the bottom of Catbells is Manesty woods along the edge of Derwentwater.

The outer basket-weave pattern is stitched with a Weeks overdyed thread, aptly called Sky. I’ve debated whether to continue the shape of the ridge to the left of Catbells and I think I will, I have a green-brown over-dyed thread which I think will work. The basket-weave pattern is surprisingly difficult to do, there seems to be no end of errors you can make – I’ve done more frogging on that area than the rest of the stitching put together!

The lake was my other issue. How to get the refection without going too light. I’ve decided to go with lots of shades of grey, blue-grey, green-grey, purple-grey…

I’m all caught up now, until tomorrow anyway as the next square is released then.

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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6 Responses to Peppermint Purple SAL

  1. Wow! That is beautiful! I love how you are creating a picture with it. What an inspired idea!

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  2. Jane M says:

    WOW – I had to right that in capitals as I think this is just gorgeous – so different with the colour/stiches – amazing

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  3. Andrea says:

    I don’t think I’ve seen this one before. It’s beautiful…and I really adore the color changes you’ve made. -Andrea

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    It’s coming along fabulous,y, Margaret!

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  5. Oh oh, I have fallen love!

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