An update on my Progress of the Sheep Baby Blanket, being encouraged by the lovely participants of the SAL, arranged by the lovely Avis of Sewing Beside the Sea
Looking back to where we last were!
The last time we saw the little lamb, it was starting to develop and grow some wool. By using the different threads, it is contrasting nicely to Mummy sheep. Happily, by using a thicker thread it is growing a lot quicker!
After three weeks of stitching
Again, not a lot of progress has been made on this poor little lamb – he is still quite bald!
With Easter and my hubby being on school holidays for a month, not a lot of anything has really happened, as you have probably guessed! Entertaining a husband and a dog can take a lot of time! I have actually been stitching – just not this poor little lamb. Combined with no catch up with my stitching group where most progress is made on this project, very little time has actually been devoted to it. There has only been one session in the sun that has been spent on it. Poor little lamb! It’s a good thing we are (supposedly) heading into summer, or else he would be quite chilly!
Mary Corbett is a big advocate of what she calls ‘fifteen minute stitching projects’ I keep meaning to make this my fifteen minute stitching project, but I tend to pick something else up (or devote that precious time to my RSN piece). Maybe I just need to be more determined to sit down and spend a bit of time on it!
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! I can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to.
Avis,Claire, Gun, Carole, Lucy
See you in three weeks for the next update on this blanket – I’m ever hopeful of some major progress! At least this time round I will have spent some time on it with my stitching group!
And a quick update on other things!
So despite things being very quiet around here lately, with school back in, and a more ‘normal’ routine appearing again, I’m eager to show you a few other things!
Tomorrow will be the long coming update on my canvaswork piece. This post has been in draft mode for so long! But with me continually wanting to get that little bit further along with it before sharing it with you, the time has definitely come!
And on Wednesday a little project I worked up quickly for my hubby as a gift for our wedding anniversary this week.
I look forward to sharing these projects and updates with you!
Now, time to make a cuppa – I’ve got lots of catching up to do to see what everyone else has been up to!
49 thoughts on “The Poor Little Lamb is still a little bald!”
Even a little extra fluff is welcome! We all have times when we don’t seem to make much forward progress, and real life intervenes.
Absolutely! It’s just a shame when real life intervenes a bit too frequently!
Your sweet little lamb is getting a little fluffier! I used to force myself to take 15 minutes during lunch to stitch, and that helped my get something accomplished over time…either that or do one thread of stitching. ?
Thanks Kathy! I really do envy people who can stitch at lunch time! Even when I work from home, I don’t seem to be able to manage it. I really do like the 15 minutes idea, and I’l glad to hear it worked for you!
If you work at home, set your baking timer! I found that the 15 minutes not doing work actually helped me have a more productive afternoon, even though I felt guilty sometimes.
Good tip, thanks Kathy! And sorry for taking so long to reply to you – for some reason your comment ended up in spam!
That happens every once in awhile, no clue why! ?
it doesn’t matter how little we stitch. Life gets in the way sometimes and that’s OK 🙂
Thanks Avis – fingers crossed for next time!
I imagine all those French knots are very time consuming. I like doing them but no-one can expect the same kind of progress to show as when you are just popping in a wee cross. That said I can see progress and some is better than none.
Oh good, I’m glad you can see some progress! I think I have hit a bit of a ‘boredom’ point with the same stitch over and over too. Time for a good movie and a glass of wine I think to help spur me on!
That is a lot of french knots. I am not good at doing them at all. What you have done looks awesome. There is a lot of work in all of those little knots.
Thanks Ginny. There are a lot of knots and I feel like even when I’ve been sitting doing them for a couple of hours I get nowhere!
Progress is progress! The french knots do give a lovely textured effect 🙂
That is exactly what I keep telling myself! ?
Every stitch or knot counts. All progress is good progress.
Absolutely, and at the moment I’m telling myself that a lot with this project!
When it comes to massed french knots, believe me, every little helps!
I’m relying on that at the moment!
Every stitch is one you don’t have to do later. Slow and Steady wins the day…!
Thanks Rachel – it is definitely slow and steady!
So cute! I love doing French knots, it’s such a satisfying little stitch and perfect for your sheep. Keep going he’s going to look gorgeous!
Thanks Sarah! They are certainly Avery effective way at ‘making’ sheep’s wool ?
You will get there, these things take time and a lot of work involved
Yes, he will definitely get there in good time. I’m just eager to get him finished!
So so sweet! It’s coming along well… it takes a long time to grow wool, so it should be slow!!
Thanks Kathy, I like that idea!
I can see the progress…slow but steady! I think they are adorable and will be lovely when complete! Actually they already are! Slow stitching is good for a busy life!
Thanks Claire ?You are definitely right about slow stitching being good for a busy life!
the main thing is you did make some progress, and little sheep didn’t remain untouched.
Very good point! Little by little he will get there.
Such a sweet little lamb, I love the texture of the knots 🙂
Thanks Jan. They are sweet aren’t they?!
We don´t always managed to do what we have planned and that´s not the end of the world 🙂 At least you did some stitches!!!!
Very true Gun. Each stitch counts!
These things take time and other things get in the way so don’t worry
Thanks Caroline ? I think I’m just ready to move onto something else!
While you may not feel you’ve made significant progress with the lamb your RSN canvas piece has progressed marvelously since I last had a look. What great work!
Thanks so much for that encouragement! The RSN piece is what I’m focusing on and don’t have much time for anything else!
He’s coming along, I think he’ll be fab when he’s finished. It doesn’t hurt to take your time over things sometimes, it’s not a race! Especially when you have a lot of other things going on. Thanks for sharing at #Handmade Monday
Thanks Julie – balancing projects can be difficult at times! Thanks for hosting.
spot the difference indeed! But you’re still going so yay!
Slowly slowly Wendy!
ohh wow.. That is already amazing. I love it!!!
Thanks for the encouragement! It is slow progress, but such an effective way to create a sheep!
I can well imagine. It must take great patience! They are awesome sheep!
I’m not sure if it’s patience or something else! Thank so much for your encouragement!
You do beautiful work =) its really impressive… TY forr following me!
Thanks again! And thanks for following me too!