Progressing with the elephant sampler?
I admit, even I had to look back at the last photos to work out what I had achieved on this over the past three weeks! I have had every intention of doing this ‘little by little’ as my ‘fifteen minute’ project, but somehow that has just not happened. So don’t feel bad if you can’t see what has been done!
Linked Chain Stitch – Repeated
The last few times we’ve looked at this piece, we’ve spoken about ‘consistency’ in design and appearance. And in keeping with this, I decided I would go back to linked chain stitch, and complete the two lines that lead into the existing stitching in this stitch also. I’m still debating how to fill the half eggs that are in the centre of these two lines. And to be honest, I probably should have completed them first, but anyway!
And whilst I didn’t get as far as completing the edging this time round as I had hoped in our last check in, I really did appreciate all your comments and suggestions on which stitch to use to do this. I haven’t forgotten, and couching was by far the biggest winner! So a big thank you! You never know, maybe next time it will have been put into action.
What’s coming up on the blog?
It’s been a while since I’ve shown you my progress on my silk shading piece, so stay tuned for an update (and a pop of colour!) on that this week.
I’ve also designed a few little Christmas ornaments and I’m looking forward to doing some ‘festive and non serious’ stitching on those over the coming days, before getting back in full swing on the silk shading piece. I have a lot of homework to get through over the Christmas break, so there’s not much time for ‘other stitching’.
A few of you will know that I have a couple of ‘stitchy advent calendars’ this year. One from DeVerye Yarns in the UK, and one from Atelier 196 in Paris. In the break between Christmas and New Year I’ll be doing a little ‘review’ of these two ‘calorie free’ advent calendars so we have lots of time to think about it for next year!
Join the others!
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.
And as it is our last check-in before Christmas, I wish everyone in this SAL a lovely Christmas period with your family and friends. I for one am quite excited as my Mum and Dad are visiting all the way from Australia!
See you in three weeks for the next SAL update.