No more to stitch right now, and Lakesideneedlecraft Christmas Tweetings Wreath Sal by Durene Jones pattern will be ready. Here is the 4th part of the Sal, without backstitch and after doing backstitch.
One more bird is ready and calling for a backstitch 🙂 And yes, it is white but you can see shining Aida on these photos.
The second part of this Sal ir ready 🙂 and it is ssooooo beautiful!
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.
Lakesideneedlecraft Quaker Ball Sal bu Durene Jones pattern in progress: beautiful batterfly with flowers.
As you can see, I wrap a hoop so that it does not slip and I can achieve the right tension of evenweave. I usually wrap it with a simple bandage, but you can do it with any thin fabric you like.
Next part of Lakesideneedlecraf Quaker Ball by Durene Jones pattern is ready 🙂
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.
My last SAL in progress. I am stitching it on white Belfast linen 32 count with DMC thread by the key. The colours are not usual for Durene Jones, but the butterfly looks beautiful. That is only one part of the first SAL part, and I enjoy it so much. I took these photos yesterday evening in the sunset, before and after doing backstitch. The last picture is from today’s morning.
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.