Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Another SAL?

Oops, I missed a post in September!

I join another SAL hosted by Nathalie - the SAL La Pensee Positive. Found a piece of white linen band in my stash wide enough to stitch this beautiful design. Here is my progress, we are at Part two of the SAL.

The band is 6 inches wide and I am using DMC instead of Nina's threads. This will be finished as a bellpull.  Please visit Nathalie's blog to see this beautiful design, she has the SAL in several languages.

There is another beautiful SAL hosted by Paulette - Mary's Sampler. She has two versions on her blog. I am gathering my fabric n threads and hope to start soon! So many SALs in blogland ha ha!

I promised an update on Dorothy in my last post, here she is! I finished the Bargello band, love it!

A close up on the Bargello Band, beautiful isn't it?

I am now on the Flowers Band, which is what attracted me most to this sampler. The flowers are gorgeous, I will enjoy stitching them very much!

Too many projects ongoing, I did not work on Sara's Summer. Hope to work on her after I finish the current SAL - Sorpresa 3.

I started on LHN's Little Sheep Virtue Series. Stitched it on a piece of unknown 30ct linen using DMC threads. It's too big, will stitch the others on 36 or 40 count linen.

I am very attracted to whiteworks after seeing Judy's gorgeous works. Currently trying my hands on Italian embroidery the Ruskin Lace/Reticello. Here is my progress on a piece of 28ct green linen. Very raw/uneven right? I am asking my friend to get books on Reticello for me, hopefully my embroidery will impove ha ha!

Love this teddy bear! We are making this bear at our weekly crafts meet. This red bear is made by my friend Sonia. Hope to show you mine in my next post ha ha!

I am crazy for scissors! Here are my recent additions to my collection... Love them!

I hope to post more regularly. Thank you for visiting and leaving lovely comments!

Happy Stitching!



Scrap said...

lovely ! very very nice

llknbillburg said...

Your Reticella looks great! I took a class in this as mine still looks awful. I guess it's like everything else, it gets better with practice!! Laura

Carol said...

Your new SAL is coming along beautifully, Ellen. And I love your sheep finish, too. Wow! That is a lot of scissors--they're all so pretty. You'll have to post a photo of your entire collection some day :)

cucki said...

Wow very sweet stitching..
Your sal is so lovely.
Big hugs x

Linda said...

Everything looks great Ellen. Lovely new scissors.


Mylene said...

The SAL is coming along beautifully.
Love the LHN piece and wow! great scissor collections!

Lillie said...

Wonderful stitching progress. Loved the idea of stitching the JP on the band fabric.

Congrats on your new scissor collections.

Sally said...

Lots of lovelies to look at Ellen:) Love your SAL piece. I'm not quite finished with part 2 but hope to be when part 3 comes out.

Your sheep is lovely as is everything else.

Giovanna said...

Great stitching, and cute finish. Love the new scissors :-)

Kathy Ellen said...

I have seen that beautiful embroidery, but never knew it's name. Yours is really beautifully done. Your SAL looks like it will be fun, and I love your Little Sheep design too. I agree with you, that the designs look too big on 30 count linen. I am stitching mine on 36 count and like it much better.

My goodness, but you have quite an array of beautiful new scissors!


Solstitches said...

I'd never heard of reticella before.
You are a very accomplished needlewoman and you do the most exquisite work.
Beautiful stitching on the SAL's .
Lovely new additions to your scissor collection.

Brigitte said...

Isn't it great, the new SAL by Jardin Privé? I love the saying and want to stitch it, too, but so far I only printed the different parts.
Great progress on your projects!
Your whitework stitching looks gorgeous!