Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More SALs..

I am busy joining more SALs ...

Here is my progress on Paulette's Mary Sampler II.


Stitched on 28ct Navy Blue Meran using DMC threads. This  SAL is coming to an end with the ninth part coming out next Sunday. I have to stitch fast to catch up ha ha!

Next is the HAL Vert D'eau hosted by Christine. Here is Christine's verison, gorgeous isn't it?



I chose to stitch this design on lilac 28ct Meran.


Sorry, the picture doesn't show the true color of the fabric, it is actually a beautiful soft lilac color. If you visit Christine's blog, you can see the gorgeous pouches finished by some of the participants. Sigh...I am behind again!

Work on Sara's SAL Sorpresa 3 is slow but steady. We are already at part 8 of this SAL and the winter scenery is coming along so beautifully.



More evergreens added..


A chair lift. I had a hard time laying the cable ha ha! It still looks wobbly?



I am also working steadily on Dorothy. The flowers band is huge but the flowers are so gorgeous.



Closer view of the flowers, beautiful aren't they? I enjoy stitching these flowers!



I am so happy to be able to show my first Teddy Bear made with the help of my friend Sonia. Thank you, Sonia.














More bears made by Sonia!






















My friend is here from Japan. She brought me cookies and books on Reticello, Whiteworks and Stumpworks. Hope to show some projects from these books in my next post. Thank you, Joyce.

I will leave you with a picture of my unconventional Birthday Cake!



Thank you, friends for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave lovely comments!

Hugs,
Ellen

14 comments:

cucki said...

Aww such sweet teddies..very cute
And all your stitching projects are so beautiful..well done
Yummy treat
Big hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

A lovely post!!! My favourites are the teddies of course :)

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Brigitte said...

Oh Ellen, you are doing so great on your SALs. I love the PSS one on the blue fabric, it looks amazing. And the winter scene of the SAL Sorpresa is just gorgeous.

Carol said...

Lovely, lovely stitching, Ellen--I especially like Sara's SAL--what a darling piece. And your Mary's Sampler looks especially nice on the dark blue fabric.

Happy Birthday to you, Ellen--your unconventional birthday cake looks delicious :)

Linda said...

They all look great Ellen and you have made good progress on them Love the teddy bears.

Linda

feather-stitching.com said...

Some wonderful work on your SALs - I especially love the hardanger one, just stunning! :)

Andrea said...

Lovely stitching, I'm sure you'll catch up on those SALs eventually. :) The teddy bears are absolutely adorable.

Sally said...

All of your stitching is beautiful Ellen. It's so hard to resist SALs! I've just got caught up with Mary's Sampler in time for the next part tomorrow!

Those teddies are so cute!

Paulina said...

Hi Ellen, nice blog and cute stitching , I follow you, visit me ,hugs.

Marie said...

Wow, you certainly have some beautiful designs started.

Your Teddy Bear is adorable...as are the others/

Happy Birthday!

Rachel said...

Thanks for this beautiful post, so many beautiful things to look at! Your stitching is beautiful, and I'm envious that you made such a perfect teddy bear!:)

Anne said...

Sorry for the late comment...getting updated! Wow, beautiful stitching on Dorothy. She's such a beauty. Gorgeous hardanger and the PSS SAL is so lovely on that dark blue. Cute teddies too!!

Solstitches said...

Ellen those bears are too cute. I thought you said you couldn't sew?
I think you did a fantastic sewing job on your bear.
Your PSS looks rather special on the blue fabric and you are making great progress on your SAL pieces.
Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work in 2014.
Happy Christmas!
Hugs,
Margaret