Anne’s Orchard Clutch update – one more flower finished!

Completed flower on a kit by Anne's Orchard, stitched by Catherine of Hillview Embroidery
It’s time for another update on the Anne’s Orchard clutch I’m stitching up. And this time, there is some progress, with another flower finished!

A finished flower!

At last! Some progress (although not much) has been made on the clutch I’m stitching as part of the SAL. I again left it all to the last minute, but at least it was worked on a little! At this rate, it might be finished by the end of the year!

It was actually a really lovely project to work on on Friday afternoon. I had just had a wisdom tooth pulled out, and felt like stitching. Just not on my other project I’m working on which is on the slate frame. This project was just perfect! I could curl up on the couch, and stitch away knowing what I was doing.

So one more of the larger flowers completed in buttonhole stitch. Next up will be the larger leaves I think. Though I could change my mind at any moment. The first few have been stitched in satin stitch. But I’m wondering if laid work may actually be a better stitch to use, as they are quite large. I’ll contemplate that and make a decision before stitching it up!

Detail of how the flower has been worked on this kit by Anne's Orchard worked by Catherine of Hillview Embroidery

Progress photo of a kit by Anne's Orchard, stitched by Catherine of Hillview Embroidery

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38 thoughts on “Anne’s Orchard Clutch update – one more flower finished!”

    1. Thanks Deborah. I think I’m still in the process of getting into the swing of things. Maybe by the middle of the year I will be back up to speed! Here’s hoping this is a lovely clutch bag!

  1. Now, you are on a roll! There’s a challenge out there to stich 15 minutes every day for relaxation, that’s what you need after your busy days!

    1. Yes, I really do need to just sit down for a few minutes each day with this project! Though I’ve got a few on at the moment, so the fifteen minutes gets spread a little thin. Not to worry, eventually they will all be completed!

  2. You know what we say Kathy “any progress is good progress”. I know you are a very busy lady but always enjoy seeing what you are up to .

  3. Ouch! I’m pretty sure that if I’d just had a wisdom tooth out I’d have felt a lot more like curling up with a book and some aspirin… So bravo for your persistence, and I hope you feel better very soon.

  4. Not sure I would be up for any kind of stitching after a wisdom tooth extraction! It’s good to have the occasional ‘easy’ project to fall back on, isn’t it?

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jocelyn, and I hope you enjoy the group! It’s a nice methodical stitch, and I find if I work it in a hoop they stay reasonably even with little thought.

  5. I really hope your tooth feels better now. I remember when my oldest daughter has hers out, she definitely didn’t feel like doing anything for a couple of days! I love how these flowers are turning out. I though the button hole stitch was perfect, but will wait to see what the laid work looks like.

    1. Thanks Connie, the tooth is pretty much all better. I’ve been through worse! I’m glad you like the button hole stitch. I too will have to see what I think of the laid work!

    1. Thanks Jessica – a couple of uncomfortable days, but I’ve had worse! Lucky you with your teeth, though this is the worst I’ve ever had, so I can’t really complain.

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