SALs April 19, 2011Posted by totallythreadup in Uncategorized.
Tags: In the Night, Masquerade
Yet again my attempt at weekly blogging has gone out the window as I have been making the most of the lovely weather we are having at the moment and taking the dogs to the beach in the evenings as often as possible. The weekend before last I even managed a trip to The Nimble Thimble to take Queen Lily to be framed. I am collecting her this weekend and can’t wait. Sandra is going to try and meet up somewhere if she can and we can have a good browse and persuade each other to buy a few “must haves” not that either of us will need a lot of persuading lol.
I had a lovely surprise when I arrived back from the beach that Saturday – a card from Claire. It was totally unexpected as she had already emailed me and blogged about the surprise parcel I had sent her. I think the cat is gorgeous – something I would have chosen myself and I am going to frame it once I find something suitable.
It also reminds me of another Jardin Prive design Catgirl & Catboy – Claire I read your blog so I know you have this one in your stash – maybe another SAL?
I have joined in a SAL with Claire which her friend Mamoures has organised. It’s a design by Jardin Prive called In the Night and rather than stitch on white fabric I am using Zweigart 32ct Belfast linen Wedgewood. This is a pic of week one, the next part of the SAL will be revealed to us on Friday.
I decided to stitch part of the tail with white thread rather than leave it unstitched which would give him a blue and black tail and am not sure whether I will leave this stand or unpick it.
The last two Sundays I have only managed a few hours in total on my Masquerade SAL with Sandra and here is my progress.
I hope Sandra is having more luck this week as she has done a lot of frogging on the piece which is a shame as it really is lovely to stitch. I had hoped to stitch a little more to bring the right hand side in line with the left but I ran out of time.
I worked earlier than usual today which means I have a few hours spare this afternoon to sit in the sun and finally work on my new start. As soon as Ian comes home from work we are off to the beach again so I doubt if I will get any stitching done this evening.