Sunday, April 28, 2013


I join Sara's SAL Sorpresa 3 which started on April 1. This is a winter theme project, a continuation of her seasonal theme SALs. The SAL consists of 12 monthly installments and will end early next year.
Here is my part 1 of the project. Beautiful isn't it? I am looking forward to part 2 coming on May 1.

Fabric: 40ct Newcastle Lentil Linen by Nina
Thread: DMC

 Abi's HAL - A Confetti of Hardanger has just ended. She will be starting another SAL with specialty stitches. The SAL is exclusively to her group members.

I have some struggles with the last part of the HAL, the curves of the buttonhole bars did not flow smoothly. After some frustrations, I decided to leave out these bars and just do the dove eyes. Here is my completed doily! Thank you Abi for a beautiful HAL!

A closer look at the fillers!

Some hardanger smalls to show. The design is from Judy at Whitework Embroidery. She does beautiful whiteworks, please visit her blog to enjoy her gorgeous works!

The other side of the scissors fob!

I also  stitched some small designs from various cross stitch magazines. Now I must find time to do the finishing ha ha! Hopefully in my next post, I will have something to show!

I found Claudia's blog through Judy, she is doing a gorgeous Embroidery Alphabets SAL. The embroideries are so beautiful, I could not resist and started on my inital E. I have fun doing these embroidery stitches, some are new to me. Please visit her blog to see the other alphabets, the SAL is currently at letter I.

Claudia got me so enthusiastic in embroidery that I have started another project, an embroidery pincushion. Hope to show in my next update.

More on Dorothy and Summer in my next post, in the meantime Happy Stitching!