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Monday, 9 April 2018

That elephant is still marching on ....

I had hoped for an Elephant Happy Dance this week but no such luck - at least one more evening of stitching is going to be required to finish my Republican Elephant, I think.....

Before:



2nd April Progress (I forgot to post as I was unwell last week):



9th April Progress:


I am certainly getting there with this piece, although I must admit the shiny red floss is difficult to work with - so slippery and frays very easily.  Nice effect, though, once stitched.

hugs, 






Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Onto the Elephant....

... the Republican Elephant, that is....


I felt that I made a lot of progress in one evening with my elephant - although he looks a bit like a table at the moment - lol!

hugs, 

P.S. I am having a Giveaway on my main blog, Kitten Stitching, click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes March 31st - only three days to go!


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The Donkey is Happy Dancing....

I am very happy to report that last Monday (and a little bit of Tuesday evening) saw me finish my Democratic Donkey.  Yay!  The donkey and I have been happy dancing around the house......


Democratic Donkey
Plum Street Samplers
28 ct linen
Pattern and DMC floss given to me by dear Sarah 

Thank you so much, Sarah, I have loved stitching this design.  Next Monday will see me start on the Republican Elephant.  What fun!


hugs, 

P.S. I am having a Giveaway on my main blog, Kitten Stitching, click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes March 31st.


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Early Americans-Little House Needleworks

Hi everyone! I am new here on this blog and so excited to share my patriotic/Americana stitching. I have been working on this project almost exclusively for the last month and a half, as I love it and just can't put it down. I am hoping to have it finished soon. I would love for you to check out all of my stitching on my personal blog.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Democratic Donkey Update...

My focus Americana piece for now is the Democratic Donkey one of the Party Tarts by Plum Street Samplers, part of their Jack's Sweet Shoppe Series.

This was gifted to me by the gorgeous Sarah (from Sarah in Stitches) when we caught up on my recent stay in Dubai.  Thank you again, Sarah.

Now:


Previous post:


So, as you can see - a heap of progress has been made - this is such a lovely project to stitch.  BTW, the top pic is the truer colours of the piece - isn't it funny how much effect lighting can have on your photos?


hugs, 

P.S. I am having a Giveaway on my main blog, Kitten Stitching, click on the pic below if you would like to enter.



Tuesday, 6 March 2018

This is a painted canvas piece I picked up a couple of years ago. It travels well which is part of why it isn't done yet.   I am still thinking about making another so that it can be double sided.


Monday, 5 March 2018

Okay, here we go for 2018....

I have just realised that I have not posted on this Americana SAL blog for nearly a year! The last time I posted was 27 March 2017 and here it is the 6th March 2018!!!!!!!!


... and I do  so love this SAL blog - so here goes with the first post for 2018....

My focus Americana piece for now is the Democratic Donkey one of the Party Tarts by Plum Street Samplers, part of their Jack's Sweet Shoppe Series.

This was gifted to me by the gorgeous Sarah (from Sarah in Stitches) when we caught up on my recent stay in Dubai.  Thank you again, Sarah.


This is where I was up to before I started stitching last evening ....



... and, as you can see, quite a lot of progress was made!




I would love it if you would like to join me for some Americana stitching - it can be a WIP or UFO or a brand new project - you choose.


hugs,