Looking back to where we last were!
I had made a start on the first lamb, after finishing Mummy off with a nice smile. I had also decided to change my approach to the stitching of this lamb after my problems with consistency on Mummy sheep. So a lot more haphazard in approach, but hopefully that means it will all blend together a lot better! So far, I’m liking this change in approach! It also means I’m not worrying as much about the blending of the colours, as it is all a bit of a ‘mess’ anyway.
I’m also using different threads on this lamb (and time will tell what happens with the final lamb – it might turn out to be a black one if my ‘stash’ doesn’t extend far enough!). I’m using a lot more Paterna Yarn, which is a lot thicker than the Gumnut Yarn and Gloriana thread that were used principally on Mummy sheep. I’m actually quite pleased with how this is working, as it’s giving changes in texture, not just colour!
After three weeks of stitching
Not a lot of stitching has happened on my poor little sheep blanket these past few weeks – I have been focusing on getting my canvas work piece moving along. Which it was until this past week, when an impromptu road trip last weekend, followed by a busy week, has meant not much of anything has happened! Thankfully after a restful Saturday, I’m feeling a lot better, and am eager to sit down and stitch!
So the result of three weeks of stitching is not much, and is all down to my ‘coffee cake and craft’ afternoon with friends! I have to say, this is the perfect project for such gatherings – it is very easy to stitch whilst chatting away, and doing the same stitch over and over again! It also helps with the ‘boredom’ I often feel of doing the same thing over and over.
So unfortunately, you may need to look very closely to see the progress on this piece this time round! Let’s hope next time there is a bit more to show!
Join the others!
Whilst I don’t have much to show you on my SAL project, I’m sure the other participants won’t disappoint! Do make sure you head over and see what everyone else has been up to! We are also a growing group, so a big welcome to our two new participants, Mary Margaret and Timothy. I can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to!
See you in three weeks for the next update on this blanket – and hopefully, a finished lamb!