Jacquie SAL

I’m now four parts in to the Jacquie SAL and I love it already! The pattern sections are released by the designer, Faby Reilly, every two weeks, as this SAL post is on a three week cycle, sometimes I’ll just have one new part to share, and sometimes, like today, I’ll have two parts to share.

Three weeks ago I just had a jelly baby on a stick…

You’ll be pleased to know that uneaten jelly babies metamorphose into beautiful dragonflies!

As well as the beautiful blue dragonfly, Faby had stitched a cloud of little ones in a metallic silver thread. Whilst I was rummaging in my box of metallic threads I found two variegated ones which I thought might work, a green/purple one and a pale gold/pink/turquoise one. I decided to stitch a flutter of them across the top in the darker one and all the others in the lighter one. I rather like the effect. I also used the darker metallic one for the veins in the wings

When the next section was released on Wednesday I was that keen to stitch it that I forgot to take a photo before I started the extra back-stitching.

The final section of this panel includes outlines inback-stitch which give it an almost Art Deco feel, together with beads and sequins. I like the matt finish sequins and one little packet has so far done several projects and there is still plenty left! I checked on line the colour of the Mill Hill beads which Faby uses and found some similar in my stash. I decided to change the colours for the heads of the darker dragonflies to a light mauve/green metallic bead. I’m really pleased with the way it’s come out. I love the way the dragonfly stands out even though the background is so busy.

I’ve a decision to make soon, when I was stitching the outlines I realised this piece of linen wasn’t quite big enough for all four panels so I messaged Faby to see if there was a preference for which panels were stitched in a different colour. The next section was one of them. I had a look through the various colours I have in my stash, there’s lighter ones, darker ones…and I found a piece the same colour!! So now I’m wondering whether to do it as per instructions all in the same colour, or do I do two panels in a different colour. I think I’ll wait and see what the next part looks like.

If anyone is tempted to join this stitch-a-long please follow the link to Faby Reilly Designs. It’s nicely paced and her designs are always gorgeous!

Stitch-a-long

This SAL is organised by Avis, we share our progress every three weeks on a wide variety of hand-stitching. Please follow the links to see what every one else has been stitching;

AvisClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJLauraCathieLindaHelen

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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19 Responses to Jacquie SAL

  1. claire93 says:

    this is stunning, Margaret!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful – almost life like!

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  3. Amanda says:

    Nice bead choices. I think mine are a little dark but Iโ€™m not undoing them ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. Cathie J says:

    Someday I will join a stitch along. In the meantime I will enjoy looking at all the beautiful stitching of my fellow bloggers. I absolutely adore this dragonfly and I think you floss and bead choices are fabulous.

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  5. Sharon says:

    I just love seeing your work. This turned out so beautiful. I love all the changes you made too!

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  6. Faby Reilly says:

    I love your creative approach to patterns, Margaret! Your changes are stunning ๐Ÿ˜Š !!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Christina says:

    Gorgeous dragonfly! I love the bead and sequin details.

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    I love those shadows of little dragonflies in the background. The big one is exquisite!

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  9. rutigt says:

    Itยดs beautiful!!

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  10. Jane M says:

    Absolutely stunning.
    No resemblance to a blue jelly baby now!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. nanacathy2 says:

    Such a pretty piece and you must have excellent eyesight.

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  12. wybrow1966 says:

    Such a pretty design – love the little dragonflies.

    Like

  13. Carole says:

    Wow, that is stunning!

    Liked by 1 person

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