Peppermint Purple SAL

I’ve just caught up with the Peppermint Purple SAL, this is a blackwork sampler stitch-a-long which lasts all year, one block a week, we have just completed week 30! I find it easier to do several at a time as I find I can work the colours out more easily. I’m making it a little bit difficult for myself by making mine into a picture of Catbells, this is where I was last time I shared it with you…

I had just started the background and reached the reflection in the lake part…

Well I haven’t stitched any more background but I have done another four blocks. For the reflection of Catbells in Derwentwater I’ve decided to use lots of shades of grey. I’m using the bore grey-green or grey-brown for the reflection bit and then I’ll use shades of grey-blue for the reflection of the sky.Hoping it works OK, at least it’s a plan!

It’s funny how some blocks are so much easier than others, the oblong one on the left which crosses over the fell and the lake was a nightmare. For some reason I just kept making mistake after mistake. I’d look at it the next day and wonder what I was thinking, unpick it all then make another big mistake! I blame it on being tired! There’s still one mistake which I didn’t frog, that one is stayng as too undo it would cause too many other problems.

I need to start working on the border again soon, otherwise come December I’ll be left with lots of border.

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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5 Responses to Peppermint Purple SAL

  1. This is looking very intricate and fabulous. Such a great idea!

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    This is such a big challenge, but what a unique rendering of your beloved Catbells. 🥰

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jane M says:

    I love all the different stitches and the picture you are forming is gorgeous and so different

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