SAL #12 – Save the Stitches

Hello everyone,

Wow March is already here and the time has flow once again.  I have been busy and completed a few more blocks.  The yellow was very stitch intense as it had split stitches, which are not a favourite.   It is incredible how the patterns build up with this blackwork technique.

As I am close to finishing in the next few months, research into framing has already commenced.  Floating framing has been suggested?  What are your thoughts?



Do pop over to view the incredible work from the talented SAL bloggers below.  You will not be disappointed, and may even like to join.   If you do wish to join contact Avis or Claire for full details on how to be part of this fun group.

Until next time – Happy Stitching – Debbierose




SAL#11 Save the Stitches




4 little motifs over the past 3 weeks.  Now on the home stretch, a few complex blocks, and a little colour fun.

Welcome to our newest member Sunny, I look forward to seeing your program and stitching achievements.

The list of SAL members is below the picture, do explore their progress and enjoy the crafting exploits.  Truly a talented band of craft bloggers.



Until next time – Happy Stitching – Debbierose



SAL#10 Save the Stitches

A little progress only.  Time poor & 40 deg Celsius most days. Even with air con going my hands have been sweaty & thus minimal work to show.  Please pop over and visit the talented SAL members in this group.

Until next time
Happy Stitching
Debbierose xx



SAL#9 Save the Stitches

Unfortunately with Christmas, New year I have made no progress with my SAL.
Tragic really, Nil progress
I do suggest you pop over to the other industrious members who have something lovely to share.
Until next time,
Happy Stitching and Happy New Year
❤ Debbierose xx

Postie has arrived & some happenings …

The Postie artived today with a gorgeous surprise from Claire.  A perfect addition to our tree for next year.  You see we didn’t decorate at all this year. Thank you Claire, we love it 💕


I should explain.  After we returned from our Cruise, we planned to set up the tree first weekend in December.  Unfortunately the MOTH & I were both unwell.  The MOTH had a cold & I suffered a severe asthma attack.  Extra long break from work, many drugs & puffers and still suffering afew days prior to Christmas.  After another DR visit my lung strength was finally 69% (which is very low)  I was given a new preventer and had immediate improvement.  Having air in your lungs & more importantly being able to exhale it instead of coughing it out & wheezing is incredible.

Hence we were not up to our usual effort as shown below.  This is just one cabinet which takes several fun hours to prepare.


The we decided to move some furniture, this Christmas weekend.  Unpacking China which is now covering the table.   Replacing a corner TV unit, dvd rack & cabinet with a free repurposed sleeker unit.  The MOTH has pickup up some backing boards & varnish.  Which will complete the look soon.  Ready to house our DVDs etc.  Nice old glass shelves.  A nice project for my handyman 😀


This is some of furniture removed from same spot.  Last years decorations which did not see daylight 😩


2018 will see further changes.  Our kitchen being renovated.  I cannot wait.  Hopefully that will be completed by end of February / March.

I must go, dinner is calling.

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends.  My MOTH was busy this evening spreading some Christmas cheer.  I took the opportunity to get this festive snap.   I wish you all a happy, safe, loved filled Christmas.


I might not blog often, however I have been toiling over a few gifts which have been received. The largest ribg was 20mm,2 strands of perle 8 & #15 crochet hook.  A few seed beads, cord & double crochet.  These delightful little necklaces evolved.




Happy Stitching ❤Debbierose xx

SAL#8 Save the Stitches

What an adventure filled past few weeks.  Our little holiday went very well although it started with a very comedic fall the day prior to departure and I was very sore and limping for a few days.    Sailing is so relaxing and fun, the food incredible and the MOTH & I walked everywhere taking the stairs to make sure we returned home the same size. We were very successful in this regard.
I have progressed a little further with my stitching and so close to a finish.  Only a few more posts and then it is complete.  Although there is an option all round border which can be added, however I think it will be best left off this project.   Plus I have already decided on my next project to complete in the WIP pile.
Please pop over to see the brilliant work from my fellow SALer’s.  They truly are inspiring.
Until next time.
Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose

SAL#7 Save the Stitches

‘Kia ora’ – hello!
Yes I am on holiday, cruising round New Zealand and getting into all manner of fun with the MOTH. Therefore I had to sneakily schedule my post as I do not have any connectivity (at an inexpensive rate anyway).  Not content with 4 colour blocks, I added the next black row.  Making up for lost stitching time in days gone by.
I will catch you in another 3 weeks and do pop over to see my fellow SAL’ers (not to be confused with Sailors

Catvh you in 3 weeks

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx

SAL#5 Save the Stitches

Due to “life getting in the way of stitching” NIL progress on my project.  Last time.  And I missed posting about it! Mehta! That’s life!  Studio_20170917_131108

So I have made up for it.  😀 6 weeks later 😀 I am up to here


This last orange blick, was seriously stitch intense.


Now – Do pop over & visit the wonderfully talented crew in this SAL, & special welcome to Jackie our newest SAL member.   Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, ChristinaKathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret, TimothyHeidi, Connie, Jackie

See you in 3 weeks

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose