Join Catherine of Hillview Embroidery as she slowly stitches a lamb onto a baby blanket as part of a SAL

The Poor Little Lamb is still a little bald!

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!

Developing a sheep's wool using French knots


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

French knots are a great way to add texture and interest to a piece. Here, they are used to create a little lamb''s wool!


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,ClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaSusanKathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherineWendyMary MargaretTimothy

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!

progress on the sheep baby blanket being stitched as part of the SAL


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!

Slow progress is being made on the little lamb being embroidered as part of the SAL


49 thoughts on “The Poor Little Lamb is still a little bald!”

  1. 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. ?

    1. 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!

      1. 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.

      2. Good tip, thanks Kathy! And sorry for taking so long to reply to you – for some reason your comment ended up in spam!

  2. 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.

    1. 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!

    1. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

    1. Thanks so much for that encouragement! The RSN piece is what I’m focusing on and don’t have much time for anything else!

  6. 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

    1. Thanks for the encouragement! It is slow progress, but such an effective way to create a sheep!

      1. I’m not sure if it’s patience or something else! Thank so much for your encouragement!

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