Friday 7 August 2020

Some finishes to share.....

Hello! Hope you are all fit and well! Today, I thought I would share with you some finishes that I have achieved in the last month (since my last post!) or so!

First, as I mentioned last time I participated in a stitch-a-long designed by Sue Spargo and which she shared on Instagram and Facebook.  The pattern was called 'Toned Down Sampler' and consisted of 90 one inch circles which were then embellished with embroidery stitches which Sue released on a daily basis.  I have now finished this project including quilting and binding it.

If you do like Sue's work I should perhaps mention that she has announced a new stitch-a-long project which is to start at the end of August, so visit her on Instagram or Facebook to find out more!

I have also now finished another of the stitch-a-long projects that I mentioned last time called 'Queen Poppy'.  

This is a project designed and offered by Laura Wasilowski.  She has lots of marvellous stitch-a-long projects you can join in with on her blog including one called 'Pretty Spool' which is the latest.

I am currently working on another of her projects called 'Home Sweet Home' but I am waiting for some new thread as I ran out of the colour I was using!!

Next, after much deliberation, I decided that I just couldn't cut into my 2020 Challenge piece hosted by Anne Brooke of H-anne-Made, so in the end I just trimmed it up and made it into a small wall hanging.  I love this piece of work, there are so many details to look at!

Hope you've been able to stay creative!  Until next time.....


  1. As always, your work is to die for! Well done!

  2. So many tiny stitches! I wish I had the patience to stick to embroidery projects. In the UK I stitched on linen, but here the only linen I could find was a regular weave for cross stitch. Writing this makes me think I should search more! Have a good week.

  3. So many lovely projects. The HSH one is so cheery and the Sue S one looks beautiful. I may just take a peek at her new one.

  4. Hi Christine, I’ve really enjoyed watching all your beautiful stitching take shape during this worrying time! I especially like the 2020 challenge piece but, I’m sorry, I seem to have missed something, why would you cut into it? It looks gorgeous!
    On a similar thread have you seen Lisa Mattocks SAL - @ForagebyLisamattocks - looks like it might be your style? I might join in if I can find suitable fabrics.
    Barbara xx

  5. What lovely embroidery you have done, each stitchery is different and with lots of details to catch the eye. Love the 2020 challenge piece and the way it is displayed. Must have a look at some of these SAL´s you mention, they sound interesting although I don´t do Facebook.

  6. I'm so impressed to know that those circles are only 1" in size - how did I not know that? Great finish on that project Christine! Than I admired the poppy project and thought how pretty it was....but then... I saw the house. that one too. But THEN (and this is where my crazy quilting heart kicked in!) I saw the challenge piece. So very pretty!


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