SAL Update: Seashells #12

August 6, 2017 at 7:05 am | Posted in Embroidery | 14 Comments
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Another tiny bit of progress today! This is the second-to-last shell to embroider.

Previous version:

Seashells 2017-07-16

Today:

Seashells 2017-07-23

 

I learnt a new stitch today! The ridges of the little starfish shell are worked in colonial knots (link to the Youtube video tutorial I ended up using). After the first couple of tries, those were very easy to do.

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, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret and Timothy.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Seashells #11

July 16, 2017 at 10:02 am | Posted in Embroidery | 13 Comments
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Another tiny bit of progress today!

Previous version:

Seashells 2017-06-25

Today:

Seashells 2017-07-16

There’ll be spangles adorning the stripes of this one, and I’ll add the colonial knots where the spangles won’t fit when I’m doing the goldwork. The instructions also say to fill the stripes with satin stitch in the lighter colour of the leftmost shell, but in the photograph on the kit that clearly hasn’t been done, and it’ll be busy enough with the spangles attached, so I’m skipping that part as well.

Just two shells left for the silk embroidery now!

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, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret and Timothy.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Seashells #10

June 25, 2017 at 8:51 am | Posted in Embroidery | 16 Comments
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In spite of it being way too hot to be doing fine needlework, I’ve managed to get the snail shell done!

Previous version:

Seashells - 2017-06-04

Today:

Seashells 2017-06-25

Only three smallish ones left for the silk embroidery, and then on to bedazzle all of this with lots of gold and glitter.

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, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Wendy, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret and Timothy.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Seashells #9

June 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm | Posted in Embroidery | 15 Comments
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Summer has arrived, and I’ve been preoccupied by another project lately, but still there’s a bit of progress.

Previous version:

Seashells - 2017-05-14

Today:

Seashells - 2017-06-04

Maybe I can finish the snail till next time?

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, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Wendy, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret and Timothy.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Seashells #8

May 14, 2017 at 7:39 am | Posted in Embroidery | 11 Comments
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We’re on to the next shell today!

Previous version:

Seashells - 2017-04-23

Today:

Seashells - 2017-05-14

The snail is worked in long and short stitch in sections with two colours alternating. I really like the effect, and it’s a lot less tedious to work than all the chainstitch filling before.

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, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Wendy, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret and Timothy.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Seashells #7

April 23, 2017 at 9:54 am | Posted in Embroidery | 15 Comments
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Progress! The big shell with the chainstitch filling is done!

Previous version:

Seashells - progress 2017-04-02

Today:

Seashells - 2017-04-23

There’s just a tiny bit at the bottom left that will be filled with long and short stitch, and then it’s on to shell No. 4.

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, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, SusanP, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Wendy, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret and Timothy.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Seashells #6

April 2, 2017 at 10:05 am | Posted in Embroidery | 13 Comments
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I’ve been a bit preoccupied with another project, so didn’t get anything done before Avis’ reminder Email. To save myself from the embarrassment of not having to show anything at all, I did manage to add a few lengths of thread in the last couple of days.

Last time:

Seashells - 2017-03-12

Current state:

Seashells - progress 2017-04-02

At least the biggest wedges are filled in now, so maybe we can approach the end of the big shell next time? To tame the very unruly thread, I did an experiment and slightly waxed a length of thread in the last full wedge. Thread immediately tamed, but unfortunately the sheen is gone as well, even though you can’t really see the difference in the photograph. I tried to take a close-up, but still coudn’t see the difference. So, back to the original unruly version it is.

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, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, SusanP, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Wendy, Linda and Catherine. Welcome to two new participants, Mary Margaret and Timothy.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Seashells #5

March 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm | Posted in Embroidery | 15 Comments
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Another report of not very much progress, but at least there’s still a little bit.

Last time:

Seashells - Progress 2017-02-19

Current state of affairs:

Seashells - 2017-03-12

The last picture taken in direct sunlight lost a bit too much detail for my taste, so it’s back to my working light now.

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, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, SusanP, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Wendy, Linda and Catherine.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Seashells #4

February 19, 2017 at 10:18 am | Posted in Embroidery | 15 Comments
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Just a tiny little bit of progress this time round. Before:

seashell_20170129

Now we can see how the second colour changes the appearance of the shell:

Seashells - Progress 2017-02-19

There’s a couple more progress reports with the big shell waiting to happen …

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, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, SusanP, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Wendy, Linda and Catherine.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Seashells #3

January 29, 2017 at 9:00 am | Posted in Embroidery | 16 Comments
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This is where I was last time:

seashell_20170108

And this time, I just managed to finish the first colour of the big shell!

seashell_20170129

It’s still a slog, but thanks to wanting to show you something new each time, I’m keeping up with it! I do like the result, so that helps as well.

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, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, SusanP, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Wendy, Linda and Catherine.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

 

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