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Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Mini SAL

Su came to visit at the weekend and we all went to the Creative Crafts show in Newcastle. We all had a good time and even though there was not really that much even there for us stitchers we still managed to find plenty to buy :-) I bought a couple of charts and some threads and mainly fabric as one stall had some lovely silk fabrics that I will use for finishing. One thing we did buy... all of us...was a heart shaped frame that came with a free mini chart, we bought a charm and button. We decided as we were all together to do it as a mini SAL on Saturday night at my Mums.

This is Mine

I stitched mine on 32ct lambswool, the writing is 1/1 in black DMC 310, I had a large pair of scissors in my stash and decided to use them as I liked the contrast of the big frame, big scissors and the tiny writing. I put my button onto the stitched piece as well which is a dull red.


Su stitched hers on white evenweave with one of her new silk threads called 'Bushfire' it is a lovely colour. Su used her button to decorate her frame and she tied a bow onto the hanger. Su's scissors were tarnished gold.

Veronicas (Mums)

Mum's is also stitched on white evenweave with the 'Bushfire' silk thread and used her button and charm on the stitched piece and wanted to keep hers quite plain and simple. Mums scissors are bright gold on hers and her heart button is bright red.

All Together

Our results are all a bit different even though we all used the same chart, we all had a bit of a different idea of how we wanted it to look :-) We enjoyed doing these all together for a bit of fun and a nice memory when we look at our own :-))


Blogger Annemarie said...

These are lovely, Helen! It's amazing that three stitchers come up with such different ideas for the same project. And what a neat idea to do a little SAL on a Saturday night. Why aren't there any stitchers in my neighbourhood? Stitching together is so much fun!

1:06 pm  
Blogger Stitch Wizard said...

Oh I just love your little heart!! I love the fact that you are so creative in using a cute heart shaped button and the scissors. I too just love 32ct fabric and love the off white colors. I tend to love country type fabric. What a fun thing. I wish you were here on Nov. 1-4 to go to the needlecraft and quilting show in Houston. I am so looking forward to it as I have never been. Debby

4:40 pm  
Blogger Barbara said...

What a very fun idea! It's neat to see how your different kinds of creativity shine through!

6:51 pm  
Anonymous Sandra L said...

I found my way here through Su's blog. What a talented family you are!! Wonderful stitching and fabulous finishing!

7:00 pm  
Blogger Karoline said...

They're all lovely, what a fun idea

7:07 pm  
Blogger Karen said...

What a cute fun design to stitch. They are all pretty!

8:56 pm  
Anonymous VavadesNeiges said...

blogspot comment didn't work this afternoon :(
well, your small SAL is quite lovely your three hearts are so cute ! what a fun idea
you're a lucky girl to meet Su

9:47 pm  
Blogger Nicki said...

What gorgeous hearts! And what a wonderful idea to stitch them all together like that. They all look lovely :)

10:46 pm  
Blogger cathymk said...

So nice to see a family stitch together. Love the results - they are all beautiful. Congratulations!

9:39 am  
Blogger Concetta said...

They are so lovely - and so special, thanks for sharing those. :)

11:31 am  
Blogger Barbara said...


4:12 pm  
Blogger Stitch Wizard said...

A little bird told me that tomorrow is your 10th wedding anniversary! Happy anniversary to you both! Debby

7:02 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Wow - how neat! I love looking at the three interpretations of the little design together! I wish my mom and sis stitched so we could do something like this. My mom knits, but my sis has no creative outlets (oops - wrongo - she loves to cook, sorry Katie!)

7:38 pm  
Blogger Von said...

What fun to stitch these together! Love how each one is the same, but not! :D

8:53 pm  
Blogger Katrina said...

oh how lovely - and all as lovely as each others :) Happy 10th anniversary too.

2:03 am  
Blogger Michelle-ozark crafter said...

So adorable! Sounds like you had oodles of fun!

4:33 pm  
Blogger 'Berta said...

Lena-Lou, those are just darling! Loved browsing through your blog. I'm bookmarking it!

4:34 pm  
Blogger Stitch or no stitch said...

These are so lovely!! What a wonderful time mother & daughters must have had.

3:34 am  
Blogger Cathy said...

It's really special that you, your mom, and your sister share a love of stitching.

3:58 am  
Blogger Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Those are so adorable! Great job:)

11:40 pm  
Blogger Anita said...

I think they are so unique and
cute. It must be a fun experience.

Thank you for stopping by my
blog and left me comments.
Being a mom is not easy for sure.

I enjoy reading your blog and you
have some wonderful finishings
and stitching.

3:53 am  
Blogger Lili said...

How lovely! You're very lucky to be able to share your passion with your sister and mother. Your different results are vey interesting and inspiring! Thanks for sharing, Lena-Lou!

4:24 pm  
Blogger Sue said...

I love these pieces in the heart frames. How nice they look all together. Can you work out a rotation basis for you guys to share all 3 at the same time? :)

9:44 pm  
Blogger Meari said...

What a great memory that is! They all turned out wonderful. :D

6:13 pm  
Anonymous Passion bleue said...

Hello Lena-lou,

You blog is very interesting and your embroideries beautiful.
Thank you for showing ....
I am French and my first name is Stéphanie.
See you soon !

9:56 pm  
Blogger Lelia said...

Aren't those red hearts kewl??? Really, I'm older than you? After this past week, I feel older than dirt. I'm 48 -- feel like 98. Some weeks are just like that

Enjoy your week-end

2:48 am  
Blogger Amandiiine said...

It is so cute, where did you find these cute little frames ? Is that a shop on the web ? I looooove hearts :-)

11:26 am  

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