SAL#1 Save the Stitches

I am taking the plunge and using the SAL on a very big project.  Many of you may remember the freebie “blackwork” project I am doing in colour.   It is from the talented Liz Almond over at Black Journey.

Started several years ago, and occasionally surfacing to see day light.  This 3 week SAL project will ensure it does get finished – one day – yeah I am excited at that project.  I had a little dilemma when I ran out of the Perle 12 and could not source more.  Then finally I scored and found someone who had a few spools.  Phew!

Anyway here is my before and after.

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Please visit the other amazing, support and talented group in the SAL, they have some incredible projects to show you.

ClaireAvis, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Wendy, Mary Margaret, Timothy

See you in 3 weeks

Happy Stitching  Debbierose

Scrap Happy June

It’s Scrap Happy Day & my Birthday 😀 (which I will blog about later this week) so celebrating with my other scrap project.  Mini hexagons & diamonds.  A scrap project made with a friend’s scraps which were headed for the bin. 20170605_094836

I bundled it up and fi a little at my Pixie class.  Nice portable hand piecing ptoject.  Here they are against my ruler.  The mini ones are 1/2 inch, the diamonds 1 inch.  Then they are against my large hexes which is from charm squares and not scraps.  Managed to add 5 more Stars to the collection.

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Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at):

Usually has a scrappy post

Kate at https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com

Gun at https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Heléne at http://quiltochsom.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at bambisyr-evaj.blogspot.com (in Swedish only)

Sue at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (in English only)

Nanette at http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au (in English only)

Lynn at https://thetialys.wordpress.com (in English only)

Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com (in English only)

Lynda at: https://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com (in English only)

Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)

Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com (in English only)

Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jill: http://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jan: http://thesnailofhappiness.com/ (in English only)

Karen: https://mewithptsd.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Moira: http://quiltedsnail.blogspot.com/ (in English only)

Sandra: https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Linda: http://kokaquilts.blogspot.co.nz (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx

 

O’ Christmas Tree #7 Happy Dance

Yes another 3 weeks has come and gone.  Happy Dance to the finishing line – yeah.  Things progressed slow and steady.  Its winter in the land of Oz and with that comes the cough & cold season, my sciatic which flared up is doing nicely at the moment.  I even managed a pair of heeled boots this week.  I am planning on another dress up soon so might get a picture of me all dressed up and girly.

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Here is the “Before” and “After”.  Its amazing that using different devices to take your shot and lighting, the colours look so different.   Obviously if you crop on the pixels smudge some of the the shot.  I need to remember to take the picture closer.

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Anyway do pop over to view the incredibly talented crew in this SAL.  You won’t be disappointment.  They are : AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanze, ChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherineWendyMary MargaretTimothy

Now my next dilemma, which WIP to finish next.  Decisions decisions 😂

Happy Stitching  ❤  Debbierose xx

 

 

Scrap Happy May 2017 Nativity #1

Ok, my Scrap Happy project is to complete a series of nativity flags commrnced several year’s ago.

A few turbins added to my wise men, & binding on the Angel Gabriel.  Recycling some left over Debutant dress (mine) for Gabriel robes underside of fabric & top side for his wings.

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at):

Usually has a scrappy post:

Kate at https://talltalesfronchinconia.wordpress.com

Gun at https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Heléne at http://quiltochsom.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at bambisyr-evaj.blogspot.com (in Swedish only)

Sue at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (in English only)

Nanette at http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au (in English only)

Lynn at https://thetialys.wordpress.com (in English only)

Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com (in English only)

Lynda at: https://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com (in English only)

Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)

Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)

Debbierose: https://sewrosey.wordpress.com (in English only)

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jill: http://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jan: http://thesnailofhappiness.com/ (in English only)

Karen: https://mewithptsd.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Moira: http://quiltedsnail.blogspot.com/ (in English only)

Sandra: https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Linda: http://kokaquilts.blogspot.co.nz (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose ❤

O’ Christmas Tree #6

My Christmas stitchery is growing, one line at a time.  Until now 2 long lines as I needed to really get stuck in so it was completed in the 3 week period.  Loving watching it grow.

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Happy Dance Gazebo Biscornu

While resting up after a back injury I began stitching a freebie pattern from Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler.  A gorgeous Gazebo Tuffet Ornament.  Using 14 count aida, DMC thread 444, 471, 553, 913 & 924, purple 3mm satin ribbon & pearl 8mm bead.

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It is my first biscornu, I  have been going to make one for a long time.  Even stitching different squares and never finishing them off.  This lovely pattern, called out to me”Stitch Me”.  So I  did.

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Happy Stitching  ❤ Debbierose xx

 

 

O’ Christmas Tree #5

Another 3 weeks has flown by & it’s show ‘n’ tell for our SAL 😊

One more line of stitching, on my little Christmas Tree Saying 🎅

Life is still busy.  I do have to admit I have had little or no interest in crafting 😨 many reasons, exhaustion topping the list.

 

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Please pop over to the see the talented wonderful members of this SAL.  There’s some stellar work presented by this crew.  I must get back to my Cup of tea before it gets cold.

Claire, Avis, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze,Christina, Susan, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Wendy, Mary Margaret, Timothy

See you in 3 weeks,

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx

 

O’ Christmas Tree #4

21 days fly by again.  One more row completed.  I am pleased with my progress it has maintained my sanity amongst the long work hours.  Starting Monday it should back to business & “normal” roster.  Then I  can concentrate on catch up blog post reading, craft & life 😁

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Please visit the many talented members of this SAL, they have brilliant crafting skills & some very pretty creations

Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose xx

Avis,ClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanze, Christina, SusanKathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherineWendyMary MargaretTimothy

Scrap Happy March

Big back scraps.  I have been very absent of late, work taking precedent.  However I did sneak away for a girlie weekend & completed a QAYG started back in 2010 😨

Using the abundant large Christmas scaps as backing was perfect.

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Non scrappy front, Jelly Roll  

I really enjoyed the FMQ practice.  Even fully machined the binding.

Do go and check the progress of the taleted ladies in this Scrap Happy Group – they are so talented and creative – they inspire me constantly.

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at):

Usually has a scrappy post:   Kate   Gun  Tittis  Helene

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva  Sue  Nanette  Lyn  Norma Lynda  Birthe  Turid

Cathy   Tracy  Jill  Claire  Susan

Jan :

See you again, same time next month!

Until the 15th of April

Happy Stitching  ❤  Debbierose x0x0

O’ Christmas Tree #3

Can you believe another 3 weeks has come by.  I have been working practically full time and very little time for anything.  I did find a few moments to add another row to my stitchery.  The colours are really making this little tree pop 🙂

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Don’t forget to pop over and see what other ladies in the SAL are working on.

Claire  Avis,  Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze,Debbierose, Christina, SusanP, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, WendyLinda andCatherine.

See you all in 3 weeks Happy Stitching xx Debbierose