Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Daisy Petals

Yesterday I rejoined the girls doing the UFO SAL, at the Stitch and Stash forum. This is the last picture I took of EMS Garden Alphabet and it was taken on the 23rd January 2007, so it is almost a year since I last picked this up.
The fabric looks almost white here but it is in fact a rather dark beige shade (a bit dirty looking actually). It is a linen but cant remember where or when I got it so the only thing I know about it is the colour and the fact it is 32 count. Although the colour of the fabric is not something I would normally choose every colour I have used so far seems to really stand out on it and look really vibrant. Anyway yesterdays stitching did not go too badly, I got a little bee (between A & B) done and a very small amount of the border done. I also managed to do about half the letter D - for Daisy - but unfortunately I only have a few Daisy Petals at the moment. I had hoped that I might be able to complete one letter each week but alas this week that was not to be. I think if I had only done the letter I may have completed it but I want to do the little insects etc that are included as I go along because if I leave them all to the end I have a feeling they will never get added lol.
I am off now to try and do a little more of my eye crossing challenge and then The Quiltmaker will be coming out for the rest of the week, though I may keep doing a little of the challenge and a little of chickadee as a change from all that blue as I am determined to just stick to stitching the blue this time and see if I can make some headway with it.

Thank you for taking the time to once again read my ramblings.

11 comments:

Vonna said...

That alphabet is certainly striking! And I love the color of linen :)

Cheryl said...

SALs are such a good way of keeping motivated. This piece is lovely.
Looking forward to seeing more of the quiltmaker :)

Nicola said...

The Garden Alphabet looks gorgeous Helen. I downloaded it myself when I belonged to the EMS board. However, I've not yet made a start on it. I think I'll probably just use the individual letters for cards though. I look forward to watching your sampler grow week by week.

Queen of the Needle is coming along well too. It's a very pretty design.

Lisa said...

Queen of the Needle and the alphabet Sampler are looking wonderful Helen. You'll get the sampler finished without any problem joining UFO night each week, I'm hust hoping to do the same with my dolphins lol.

Christine said...

Hi Helen, the alphabet sampler looks lovely.

Julie said...

Well done Helen, Mr Stick is chuffed to bits with what you did LOL. This is such a bright and colourful one

Sally said...

This looks a lovely piece Helen. Looking forward to seeing your progress each week.

Carla said...

Good luck on finishing your UFO! It a lovely alphabet :)

Wawanna said...

Helen,

Simply breath-taking! I have not seen this pattern before now. Oh my, you are doing a terrific job with it! The colors are so very lovely. Best Wishes and happy stitching.

Karen said...

I did most of the EMS alphabet and made the letters in to cards its a super design when finished

Karan said...

Will enjoy watching this grow each week Helen - it is going to look stunning made into that firescreen (a bargain, btw!).
Love your alterations to QOTN. Wish I had your confidence with colours etc. :0)