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Monday, 10 June 2013
Soed Idee Mystery SAL Part 2

As Simone (Soed Idee) released Part 2 of her Mystery SAL on Saturday I set to and got it stitched up in the evening. I am really enjoying this SAL - I wonder why? No prizes for guessing!

As promised here is my finish of Gigi R's Sweet Adeline. I have yet to decide on a final finish. It is stitched on 55ct antique white Gander linen with Soie Surfine 611. The scissors are by M Roulot of Nogent.

And for those of you who asked what the back of my work looks like - here is the back of Sweet Adeline! 

I am now stitching Sew Fine - one of the new iStitch Designs. I enjoyed stitching Sweet Adeline so much I decided to stitch Sew Fine on 55ct with Soie Surfine 613 which is a gorgeous mauve. Of course, you would not have to stitch Sew Fine on such a high count (unless  you really want to) as it will be just as pretty on a lower count fabric! 

Despite the awful weather we are having in our little corner of the UK the honeysuckle in our garden is blooming and smells heavenly.

And meet Eddie the Seagull .. I don't usually like seagulls - they are noisy and messy but no so Eddie. He visits on a daily basis and balances very precariously on the trellis fence. He makes no noise (or mess) and just waits patiently until I throw something over the fence for him. 

All the above pictures are clickable to enlarge except for the first Sweet Adeline to protect copyright.

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  • On 10 June 2013 at 13:33, Blogger Vickie

    Beautiful work Carol, front and back!
    I saw your seagull picture and thought oh yuck! That is a first for me to hear of Eddie's pleasant manners. That's nice.

  • On 10 June 2013 at 14:55, Blogger Brenda

    Yes Beautiful stitching Carol. I love it all. I sooo need to get some of my 48ct Gander out to stitch something on.

    As for the honeysuckle.....that reminds me of back home in TN!!! There is a long road that I would go to my parents house that smelled of honeysuckle!!!

  • On 11 June 2013 at 02:57, Blogger Catherine

    Pretty stitches and garden pics!

  • On 11 June 2013 at 16:14, Blogger Karoline

    Sweet Adeline is gorgeous, congratulatons. Your SAL sampler is looking lovely

  • On 11 June 2013 at 19:42, Blogger Denise SA

    I think the mystery Sal is looking great and thank you so much for those photos of the honeysuckle. I miss the seasons so much

  • On 25 June 2013 at 08:55, Anonymous Anonymous

    Oh, hi Eddie, how's life ? We've had a cat visiting... not to Cookie's taste, as you can imagine. Flowers are managing to bloom despite the permanent leaden sky