Anne’s Orchard Clutch – Spot the difference!

by | Sep 30, 2018 | 31 comments

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. 

Spot-the-difference!

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.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, HeidiJackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Deborah and Connie

See you in three weeks for the next SAL update.

31 Comments

  1. Margaret Creek

    Hi Catherine, it may be my computer, but only one photo is appearing, makes spot the difference very tricky 🙂

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  2. Margaret Creek

    Ooh, if I click on the blank space the photo appears, looks gorgeous! I love the colours, very peaceful 🙂

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    • Catherine

      Thanks for the heads up Margaret – I’ve spent most of the day working this out! I think I sorted this out early on, but managed to do something quite odd so apologies for all the weird posts! And after all the stress of that, I think I need ‘peaceful’.

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      • Margaret Creek

        Glad it’s all sorted 🙂

  3. Carole

    I had the same problem of only one photo showing, but once I’d clicked on the blank space, I could see it. Looking lovely 🙂

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    • Catherine

      Thanks Carole. A few odd things happening here today – I think I’ve sorted them, even it has meant a lot of rubbish being sent out! Fingers crossed there will be more progress next time.

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  4. Deborah Parsons

    Same here, but the picture appeared when I clicked on it – glad I read through the comments! Love the colour of this piece and the design is really pretty.

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    • Catherine

      Thanks Debroah – It is a pretty piece, once you can see it! Why I decided to do a blog is beyond me today! Hopefully next time there will be more progress.

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  5. Tony

    It’s looking good! Decisions must be made!

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    • Catherine

      Thanks Tony! I think I’ve made most of the decisions now – I just have to stitch it! Although, changes seem to be bit inevitable….

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  6. Kathy Reeves

    It’s coming along very nicely, Catherine. I think this isn’t great project for your back to work adjustment. Straightforward, and easy to pick up, and a bit of stitching shows quickly. By the time you finish this, you will be ready to take on something else, and all the catch ups with family will be lessening.😉 It must be wonderful to see everyone!

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    • Catherine

      Thanks so much Kathy, and this was just what I was thinking when I was stitching it! It’s a different project to what I’ve worked on recently, which is also nice. It’s great to catch up with everyone, even if it does mean less stitching time.

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  7. Rachel

    Even small progress is still progress, and as you say, the important thing has been the catching up with friends and family!

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    • Catherine

      I don’t think I’d realised how much I’d missed catching up with people in the years we were in the UK. So it’s great to catch up, and the stitching is just going to have to wait! I’m sure it will all balance out nicely soon enough.

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  8. Kate Chiconi

    Same problem here… I couldn’t see your post header photos either… It’s a pretty piece, as I discovered when I clicked on the blank space.

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    • Catherine

      Thanks Kate, and there’s been a few things to work out on the back end today! Fingers crossed a day in front of the computer has resolved those problems, even if it created more to begin with!

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  9. Christina

    It’s wonderful that you are able to spend some time with your family. Beautiful project 😊

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    • Catherine

      Thanks Christina – it’s really special to finally be able to spend time with loved ones.

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  10. Jessica Grimm

    Looking good Catherine! This piece always reminds me of the famous blue-and-white wedgewood ceramics :).

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    • Catherine

      Thanks Jessica. It reminds me of the Wedgewood ceramics too – I just hope I can do it justice! Certainly a tall order!

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  11. Gun Adrian

    Looking good! the combination of white and blue is very elegant!

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  12. Linda

    Looks great. Love the blue and white together. Glad you were able to enjoy time with friends.

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    • Catherine

      Thanks Linda. It’s nice to be able to catch up properly with people after five years away!

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  13. Sunny

    This is coming together really beautifully — and if anything should get in the way of stitching, reconnecting with friends and family is it! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  14. Claire

    sadly life sometimes gets in the way of crafting!

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  15. Dima

    I really like this design. It also seems like a relaxing project to work on since it’s mainly one color and you don’t need to consult any pattern to stitch it.

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  16. wendy

    this is such a beautiful project

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    • Catherine

      Thanks Avis. It’s a really pretty combination isn’t it?!

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  17. Shirley

    Absolutely gorgeous work, Catherine!

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