Anne’s Orchard Clutch – Spot the difference!
Well that three weeks went by quickly! I’m afraid there isn’t much progress this time round, a bit of a ‘spot the difference’ on the clutch I’ve decided to stitch up as part of the SAL.
I can’t believe how quickly that three weeks went by! I’m still getting used to this whole work thing, and I’ve been quite busy in the new job. So, there has been limited time for most other things. We’ve also had a few visitors, and this has been the first free weekend in a while (and will be the last free one for a few weeks!). So even the weekends haven’t seen a lot of stitching. Not to worry, it’s been wonderful catching up with family and friends I’ve not been able to catch up with for five years! And that is what is important. The clutch will have to wait!
But still, there were a few stitches put in!
What was I thinking – why the change?
The first part I finished off was one of the branches with leaves. There was still one strand of thread left ready to thread up again. So off I went, thinking that would be a quick and easy way to get back into it.
But when I turned it over to finish off the thread, I noticed I had at some point changed from using two strands to one! Quite odd and strange. I decided to just leave it – it’s not that noticeable a difference! But moving forward I will use two strands as it does give a better coverage.
And some buttonhole stitch
I decided to next start on another flower. I quite like the first one. The petals I decided to stitch in buttonhole stitch, and I admit I’m quite pleased with them. So that was another nice easy way to get back into the swing of things.
My one frustration with this is thread. Included in the kit was a large supply of white cotton thread. It’s not DMC or Anchor, and it knots really easily. Which is a little frustrating! But, it’s more something to be mindful of than anything else. I don’t think I’m in any danger of running out of it, which is the important thing with kits.
And here it is now!
So, if you look carefully, you may just be able to work out the few stitches that have been added!
Join the others!
I’m sure the other lovely and talented participants in the SAL have done more than I have! So do make sure you head over and see what everyone else has been up to! There is always so much to see, and is a great and lovely time catching up with everyone. If you would like to join, please get in touch with Avis, and she will give you all the details.
See you in three weeks for the next SAL update.