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Flower Sampler Book – Inside cover pages


This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs.

This time I thought I’d do the inside back cover. This features pulled thread work, not my favourite thing to do. It just doesn’t feel right pulling those threads so tightly that they leave holes, although I do realise that is the whole point.


It should have buttonhole stitch on top of that centre Four-sided stitch section, but I just didn’t want to do it. I didn’t like the way it looked in the provided pictures and I was pretty sure that my version would look even more untidy. So, as it’s my sampler book, I left it off.

The other stitches on there are Pulled backstitch, Pulled satin stitch and Pulled eyelets.

I had time to spare after stitching this, probably because I didn’t do the buttonhole stitch, so I did the inside front cover too. It serves as an index page and is just a list of the various pages done in backstitch. It didn’t take long.


As you can see, I haven’t pressed either page yet, which is why the index page looks so lopsided. I need to press them once I’ve worked out where the edges are, so they can be firmly creased with the iron. Once that’s done, I’ll stitch them into the covers.

The only page left to do now is the pattern darning so I’ll do that for the next update hopefully, and then I’ll just need to do the assembly. Hooray!

Next though I’m going back to Precious Dreams and Sunken Treasures.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Avis at Sewing beside the sea
Claire at Claire93
Kate at Tall tales from Chiconia
Gun at Rutigt
Alison at Minerva’s meanderings
Jule at From the boudoir
Elizabeth at Garden 4 therapy
Wendy at The crafter’s apprentice

Do pop over and have a look at their beautiful creations.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

10 thoughts on “Flower Sampler Book – Inside cover pages

  1. good for you for altering the pattern to suit yourself! It looks great


  2. Wow, that’s looking wonderful 🙂


  3. Fantastic progress once again. You’ll soon have another finish to be proud of at this rate. When I saw the eyelets I thought I’d done those before but mine were not pulled thread ones. They were on canvas and I made the holes with a knitting needle before stitching around. The whole book will make a lovely keepsake 🙂


    • Thank you. I’m really pleased at how it’s coming on now. It’s because of the SAL. I’d happily have left it in the box last week as I wanted to stitch on other things, but knowing there was a SAL update due, I got it out and did enjoy working on it.


  4. very delicate


  5. This is looking lovely! You have so much patience and a delicate touch – I’m so clumsy I’m sure I’d leave great jagged holes instead of pretty eyelets!. By the way, I’m back in the SAL, so can you add me back into the list of links?


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