SAL Update – Bee #12

July 17, 2022 at 8:17 am | Posted in Crochet, Embroidery | 8 Comments
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I managed to do a tiny bit on the bee this time round. Before:

In-progress picture of a counted cross-stitch picture of a bee. Shown is the right side of head and feelers, with the front edge of the right wing going diagonally upwards. Above that, a piece of honeycomb leading into partly-stitched unstructured background.


In-progress cross-stitch picture of a bee. Head, right feeler and front leg are visible on the lower left, followed by the upper outline of the right wing towards the right. Above that, a background of honeycomb in yellows and oranges. Towards the top, a small blue flower with five petals. In progress on the upper right is a bit of orange background, still sparse.

I think this was just one session of watching TV. Hoping to do a bit more for next time.

I did work on another project, though: My parents will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at the end of July and asked me to make the place cards. Since buying them and just writing the names on them is boring, I designed my own:

In-progess set of place cards, shown on a blue cutting mat. On the upper left a sample card in dark green with a violet crochet flower attached on the right side. Next on the left a set of six cut-out cards in light green. Below, eight crochet flowers in different variegated threads in oranges, reds, blues and violets.

The little flower is from one of my historical Irish crochet pattern books, and I really like making those in the different variegated threads. I think those cards will help to give a light and summery feel to the party!

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, Connie, Cindy and Mary Margaret.



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  1. Little and often works – I cannot wait to see the finished article.

  2. Very nice update and the cards are such a lovely idea. Congratulations on their upcoming anniversary!

  3. It’s still growing. Very pretty cards!

  4. love the crocheted flowers for the place setting cards!

  5. Every little bit counts. I love the summery feel of the yellow and orange. Those flowers are adorable!

  6. I love those pretty place cards. The crocheted flowers are very pretty. Any little bit of stitching helps get to the finish.

  7. The bee is coming along, but those little crocheted flowers….😀

  8. Love the idea with the crochet flowers!

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