A Sheep Update – one lamb has almost appeared!

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Wool Embroidered Blankets
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
Not a lot of progress had been made in the previous three weeks check in – it was a real case of ‘spot the difference!

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 sheep's wool!

It is a bit of stretch to say ‘three weeks of stitching’ – as I admit, I didn’t put a single stitch in until Avis reminded us of the check in this weekend!

I didn’t have an excuse of not meeting up with my stitching buddies either – we did meet up, I just choose to work on the turtle with the materials from the Delectable Morsel’s club!

But after stitching on my canvaswork piece at the RSN on Friday, I still wanted to stitch, just not at the slate frame, I decided it was a good opportunity to put in a few French knots. And I have to admit, I was a little bit amazed at how quickly it grew when I just sat down to do it! Lesson learned there. So whilst I didn’t quite get the little lamb finished, he (or she!), is getting very close, and a short stitching session should see it finished. Then there is just one more to do!

Join the others!

We are a rather large group encouraging each other in this wonderful stitch along, so 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, and will be settling in with a cup of tea to see everyone’s wonderful creations!

,ClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherineWendyMary MargaretTimothy

See you in three weeks for the next update on this blanket. I actually am starting to believe the end is in sight!

Learn about how French knots are being used to create a great, tactile baby blanket!

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