Durene Jones Sal

It seems that my hobby has become one of my sources of income. I still teach foreign languages, but I also crochet for a living. Only embroidery remains as a real hobby. Unfortunately, as I have a lot of orders in shops and sometimes I can’t even meet the deadlines, I don’t remember anymore when I embroidered something for my pleasure. I regret it all the more because the freebie sal by Durene Jones’s pattern has finished today. I dream about the time when I will be able to do it. As always with Duren, beautiful spring colours, original composition and space for your imagination. You can find all the parts of this pattern on Durene’s Facebook page. Enjoy it! https://www.facebook.com/DureneJonesCrossStitch

Wreath Sal

What much to comment on here, you can see for yourself – a bright, cheerful, colourful design. It has everything that distinguishes Durene Jones from other designers. You embroider it and smile because it makes you happy. For this project, I use White Iridescent Aida 14 count, DMS thread, and the needle minder from Lakesideneedlecraft. Now I can’t wait when the second part arrives. I took the photos at different times of the day. The first one – in the afternoon, when the sun was shining, the second and third in the morning.

Quaker Ball Sal

All three elements of the first art of the Quaker Ball Sal are ready. I regretted cross-stitching on evenweave. It was a nightmare to count the squares between one and the other hexagon without mistake. I think I got it right, and here’s the result.

Quaker Ball Sal

You know, one of my favourite cross stitch designers is Durene Jones. I posted here a lot of my projects made by her design. Of course, I immediately noticed a new SAL in the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups. I had never done a Quaker ball before but the most important thing for me was that SAL was created by Durene Jones. So I ordered it as soon as it was possible from the https://www.lakesideneedlecraft.co.uk website. I ordered pattern PDF only because I have quite a lot of materials at home – different evenweave pieces (mostly 32 counts) and all DMC threads. Now I’m just waiting for the first part of this SAL and as soon as I stitch it, I’ll show it here.