Firstly, my apologies for giving you an incorrect date last Wednesday for when this SAL will finish. I should have put 4th December, NOT the 14th! There will though be 14 parts in total for this design, whether you complete it as a sampler or as individual motifs.
I have added a pdf file of the complete border from last week with the one holly motif in place, and, a separate pdf chart for the holly leaf with another border that...
It is exciting to be starting another part series with you that will take us through to Wednesday 4th December and allow you to stich a blackwork Xmas sampler or 12 small Xmas cards and one larger one.
Today I am starting with the complete border and the sections that go between each design. This should then make it quite easy to add each weekly motif in the correct spot, starting next Wednesday 11th with the holly leaf top left. Also...
Here is the list for the details for my new blackwork SAL that begins next Wednesday, so I hope you will all be prepared to make a start! I have also shown one small motif with a new border which I think will make a nice addition to the designs if you are stitching them for cards.
AND, remember this Sunday, 1st September my new owl chart for the month will be published.
Hi everyone, this is a preview of my design that I will be adding next Wednesday 4th September, when I will start my new part series. Stitching this design will take us up to the beginning of December when I hope you will have 12 small motifs and a larger one stitched!! You will be able to choose whether you stitch them as separate designs which will make lovely, simple cards, or, perhaps as the complete sampler for Christmas 2019.
Just a quick comment this week to show you a snippet of my new design. The blue jay from North America is the bird that has been chosen and thanks so much for your comments on that. Here is the start of the surround for that design which is coming along really well. Hopefully this will be available in a few week's time.
Happy stitching and I hope you all have a good week, Lesley
Only one more row to go now! Here is the last section for August which will complete three quaters of the design. As with all my SALs I don't have time to stitch them so I am excited with seeing the progress as everyone else. Thank you so much for sending in your pictues of your work. Hope you enjoy it.
Gosh, now into the middle of August! Hope your stitching is going well, but I know with school holidays many of you will have a few interuptions.
The latest Gold Cross stitch magazine, issue 158, has a group of my four christmas teddy designs....cuddly teds, wrapped up in winter woolies, so that you can send warm wishes for the festive season. Hope you will enjoy them.
Hope your week goes well and here is a picture of our Tilly at 9 weeks,...
Feeling a little lost without our part series for the blackwork flower. Thank you so much to everyone that have contributed in sending in comments and pictures. Both series appear to have been successful in as much as many of you have said that not only have you enjoyed the stitching, but, you have really enjoyed working on the blackwork techniques.
I'm having a break during August, so there will be no designs to download, but I am thinking about another...
Here we go! The final chart to complete my blackwork flower of this 12 part series.
It has been wonderful looking at all of your pictures each week and thank you for sending them in.
Today you get the last section for the colouful cross stitch flowers and the all important backstitch lines that will bring your flower to 'life.' I have added the palette details again today, so if you have only just found my Wednesday Blog ...and welcome....then everything is...