Looking back to where we last were!
Last time we checked in with our three weekly SAL, I was making slow progress on the first lamb. Not a great deal of progress had been made on the little lamb from the previous checkin, but as a few of you commented, all progress is good progress!
After three weeks of stitching
Now this may come as somewhat of a surprise, but I have actually been stitching on this project these past few weeks!
With the canvaswork piece coming close to finishing, and the silk shading piece for the RSN Certificate still very much in the early/I need help stages, I have had a bit more time to stitch something other than RSN pieces. I’ve also found myself wanting to sit and stitch in a more ‘lazy’ position on the couch of an evening, rather than sitting at the slate frame. So this has been my go to project of an evening. It may also have helped that my hubby said something about ‘is this ever going to be finished’ when he was cleaning one day!
The first little lamb is now all finished, complete with a happy face!
And the second lamb is coming along nicely.
I’m having a few troubles with the colours, as I’m slowly running out of the threads I thought I would be able to finish both lambs in. So I am trying to work each thread combination around the lamb, and then I am going to have to just fill in the gaps with whatever I have left! Which at the moment is looking like a combination of a sandy colour and an off-white colour.
I’m also starting to think ahead to what to do after the sheep are all finished to ‘finish’ off the blanket. I’m currently thinking some brightly coloured ‘lazy daisy’ flowers, with maybe a couple of bees buzzing around too. For some grass I’m thinking just some simple long straight stitches. I will then need to decide if I should put in a stem stitch border around the whole blanket to ‘frame’ it. At the moment I’m leaning towards not doing this, and just using some mini piping when I back it, but I will make that decision when the rest is complete! Do you have any ideas on either the ‘garden’ or the border idea?
Join the others!
Do make sure you head over and see what everyone else has been up to! There is always a great array of different projects going along, and it’s great to see everyone’s progress each three weeks.
Avis,Claire, Gun, Carole, Lucy
See you in three weeks for the next update on this blanket – you never know – it might actually be finished!