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

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At last! I can say there has been a little bit of progress on the clutch I’m stitching encouragement of the SAL. One more flower has been 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!

Join the others!

This is a great and wonderfully talented and encouraging group of stitchers, and today we are welcoming another two new members. Welcome Carmela and Jocelyn. I’m looking forward to seeing what you create!

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, Megan, Deborah, Connie , Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela and Jocelyn.

See you in three weeks for the next SAL update.

38 Comments

  1. Oooh, hope the tooth is not too painful. Must admit that I have not got much stitching done in the last three weeks either. This will make a lovely clutch bag!

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    • 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!

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  2. Such pretty stitching and I’m glad it was a bit of a distraction from your tooth, hope it’s pain free very soon 🙂

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    • Thanks Jenny, it was a good distraction. It’s amazing how we can switch off to other things when we have a needle and thread in hand.

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  3. 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!

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    • 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!

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  4. Your flower is lovely! Every bit of stitching is closer to a finish. 🙂 I am eager to see your next update. Beautiful work!

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    • I think this finish may still be some time away, but it is all progress in the right direction I suppose!

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  5. Something relatively undemanding to do while you recover – going very nicely!

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    • Yes, it was just the perfect project. Now I just have to keep going with it!

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  6. 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 .

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    • Thanks Helen! I’m definitely in the ‘any progress is progress’ club.

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  7. 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.

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    • Thanks Kate, I think the added incentive to have something to show for the update inspired a little stitching session!

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  8. Lovely progress! I hope you feel better soon. Taking out wisdom teeth is definitely no fun. Glad you were still able to curl on the couch for a stitch.

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    • Thanks Christina. I’m lucky everything went very smoothly. It’s nice to have ‘easy’ projects for times like these!

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  9. Hope the wisdom tooth eases quickly! It may only be a small bit of progress but still a win!

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    • Thanks Alex. All stitching is a win at the moment for me!

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  10. 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?

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    • Easy projects are definitely something I like to have on stand by!

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  11. What a pretty project and lovely stitching. I know how hard it is to get those stitches to be even and flat. Thanks for the welcome and happy stitching to you.

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    • 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.

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  12. 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.

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    • 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!

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  13. Good luck with the recovery Catherine! I am blessed to still have all my four in place :).

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    • 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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  14. I just love how you embellish this fabric with your stitches — I really find your work inspiring! Hope the tooth doesn’t trouble you!

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    • Thanks so much Sunny, you are very kind!

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  15. Glad to see some progress and it is looking very good!

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    • Yes at last! It’s good to see some progress!

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  16. Hope you’re recovering from your wisdom tooth, they’re not nice! I love how you’re embroidering this fabric, I can see how relaxing it would be.

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    • Thanks Margaret, the tooth is much better thank you. This is a lovely project when you need a bit of ‘tune out’ time!

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  17. Hope your feeling better. Your flower looks great.

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    • Thanks Linda – much better thank you! Slowly but surely the flower grows 🙂

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