Woodland Sal

Not so long ago I started one more Sal, although I promised myself that I would not start any new work until I had finished all the work I had started. But how could I help myself when Kate Worthington announced she was organizing a new Woodland Sal by  Durene Jones pattern? And so, I can show you two parts of this Sal anyway: an Owl and a Rare.

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The thread I used is DMC as always but the fabric was speciał created for this Sal.  I use evenweave 32 count.

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East Asian Inspirations Sal Update

As I promised – the 8th part Of East Asian Sal is ready and presents flowers in many shades of blue colour.  This time I tried to stitch more on the frame. It is slightly complicated stitching on the sides but fortunately quite simple in the center. This is the result.

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East Asian Inspirations Sal

Update on this beautiful Sal by Lucie Heaton pattern. Now I’ve got seven parts made, today I started on the 8th. In the previous, 7 part, we stitched a beautiful sea wave according to the famous Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter, and printmaker of the Edo period Katsushika Hokusai. The artist is best known as the author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa Lucie’s interpretation looks like this:

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And the whole picture now looks like this:

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Today I’ve started part 8th, so wait for more information 🙂

Update

Hello, my dear readers. I hope you’re fine. I wasn’t here for a long time but I was creating and boosting a new site on Facebook.  You know, it takes a lot of time. Today we have our 100th like on Facebook and I can return here. By the way, the site is Stitchesandquills

Some days ago I received a lovely magazine which I bought long enough on this site and I’d like to introduce it to you. This is Margaret Sherry Cross Stitch Collection from Classic Craft Series with 74 charts inside. “This collection, showcasing some of Margaret Sherry’s best work, was selected with her family’s continued support”, – write an editor Fiona Baker. “Margaret Sherry had an undeniable talent for illustration – with just a few carefully placed lines she breathed personality and an enduring sense of fun into her characters. It’s no wonder Margaret’s colourful illustrations made her a favourite with fans around the world.” Margaret herself in an interview, which is in the magazine, said, that in her understanding people love her design so much because of an “expression, emotion and humour” was a natural part of all her characters, which “give the ‘feel-good factor’ to the onlooker.” And that’s the truth. I love all her characters – mice, cats, bears, hares, foxes, hedgehogs, dogs and etc and now I just have them in one place. What more could you want? As for me, that’s enough! I must add, that in the magazine you find Alphabet chart set, cut-out papers for making postcards, a guide to beginners cross-stitchers and original artwork & interview with this great artist – Margaret Sherry.

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Marigold Postcard

Our last order was Marigold Postcard, which has gone today to Northern Irelan. It is a “Thank you” card from a granddaughter named Marigold to her Grandmother and Grandfather, so there is a nice inscription on it.

I’d like to share with you some more pictures about making a postcard. After I’ve stitched the flower and inscription, I washed it (in cold water with delicate detergent, using, for example, my shampoo for colored hair) and left to dry, but not to the end, because after some time I ironed stitching on the left side. Ironing straightens up crosses, they become more beautiful and equal. Then I fasten simple white paper on the back of embroidery with the help of Double Sided Tape. Next, I cut a passe-partout with my new scalpel and fasten embroidery to it (with the same Tape).  That’s almost all 🙂