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Sunday, 14 July 2013
Soed Idee's Blok SAL finish!

I finished stitching Soed Idee's Blok Mystery SAL. It is stitched with HDF OMG Red 1149 on 48ct nacre Gander linen and measures 6" x 6". I really enjoyed stitching this 'little red' and would like to thank Simone for holding this SAL. Simone has posted pictures of other the samplers stitched in this SAL *here* so do go take a look. Although B Blok only stitched the first line of the last alphabet I decided to stitch the rest following Jeanny of Merklapperie en nog veel meer *here* who used alphabet #160 on page 39 of the Bible des Lettres au point de Croix by Valérie Lejeune. 

I have already planned my next 'little red' - Camille Julienn from Ouvrages du Dames - a SAL run by Annelein *here*. For this one I have chosen to use 64ct (this is not a typo - I said 64ct!) white linen which was sent to me by Marjan (thank you Marjan) and I will use Glorianna's Tudor Silk thread in Bellagio Red #240.  I am not sure whether this is taking my miniature stitching a bit far but we shall see! I need to print off the pattern and overlock (serge) my linen and, hopefully, make a start later today. 

I have also been stitching a new iStitch Design with French Blue #176 and Olivine #206 Tudor Silk threads on 55ct linen and I must say I like it.  

At last Summer seems to have arrived in the UK and I have been spending a lot of time in my garden with the ever-present Kindle onto which I downloaded John Grisham's ' The Racketeer' ready for my afternoon in the sun today. I have enjoyed the majority of John Grisham's books so I hope I will enjoy this one too. 

Once again, don't forget iStitch Designs July offer - buy one chart and get a chance to win Sew Angelina chart plus the burgandy linen and white silk thread to stitch it. Go *here* or click on the CHARTS button on the sidebar. This offer is open to all buyers whether or not you have a blog or wherever you live. For those of you who prefer to buy a printed chart from your LNS, please ask the store owner to contact *Michelle of Stitching Pretty* who is my distributor in the US. UK shop owners can contact me directly - my email address is on my profile.

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