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….and now two new starts March 2, 2010

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I think it will be quite a while before I’ll be doing another Happy Dance but at least I am able to have a few new starts to replace my finishes.

After seeing Karan’s Bramble and the Rose I was itching to stitch something on black fabric so after a chat with Sandra and not very much persuading she found a free pattern called Lale which we decided to do as a SAL on Wednesdays as a replacement for our Dragons. We didn’t want have a very big design and this is just perfect as it is only about 8″ x 7″. We are stitching this on 32 count Belfast linen ( I usuallly use 28 count so this in itself will be a challenge ) I am using Weeks Dye Works shade Whiskey but check out Sandra’s blog for her choice of thread. The download of the pattern is for the left hand side of the pattern but when I stitched the centre circle I didn’t realise when I reversed the pattern that you need to omit the first stitch so out came the frog! Sandra telephone me on Sunday as she had also made the same mistake! I know I won’t be able to stich on Wednesday so here is my first update pic. It didn’t look that good at first but I found the more I stitched the better it looked and touch wood – I’m finding stitching on black is not as hard as I thought although I think I would struggle on a larger design.

And the second new start is…ta ra the long awaited Bramble and the Rose SAL which I started on 1st March. I got all my little jobs done in the morning which meant I was able to stitch for a few hours in the afternoon and also during the evening so I’ve made a great start. Pop over to the Ink Circle Stitches blog where update posts are being made by everyone joining in the SAL.

It’s a lovely sunny day here so I’m going to try and make the most of it and work on my very neglected Queen Lily.



1. jane - March 2, 2010

A very nice start Sheila, unfortunately my B&R threads have not arrived as yet so I will be playing catch up!

2. claire93 - March 2, 2010

Lovely stitching on black !!! look forward to seeing it progress . . . am now off to Ink Circle Stitchers to admire your B&R – am planning on doing first stitches on mine tomorrow

3. Lori - March 6, 2010

Oh, it will be nice to get to watch you stitch with the whiskey on black, instead of you watching me…
Looking forward to watching your progress on the B&R too.

4. claire93 - March 6, 2010

btw – any chance you can post B&R photos here and not just on Ink Circles blog ?

5. Karan - March 8, 2010

Now that’s a lovely new start. I do like PT designs & have a few in my stash – will enjoy watching this develop. Also loved seeing all the B&tR updates… lots of gorgeous colours. :0)

6. Dani - March 15, 2010

lovely project!

7. claire93 - March 22, 2010

I’ve awarded you the SUNSHINE AWARD – check out my blog if you want to share the sunshine and pass it on

8. claire93 - May 4, 2010

come on Sheila – there are people here, waiting to see and hear what you’ve been up to. Both you and Sandra need a kick up the pants . . . get blogging ladies lol

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