….and now two new starts March 2, 2010Posted by totallythreadup in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bramble and the rose, Lale
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.