This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs.
I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to do an update this time, as my finger has been too sore to grip a needle since it had the run-in with the mandoline. I tried stitching with a padded plaster on it a few days ago, but didn’t have the dexterity that I’d normally have. I didn’t realise how my fingers worked with that needle until they couldn’t. When I finally managed to do some stitching yesterday, I watched and noticed that my index finger twirls the needle round to put it back through the fabric. It’s amazing what you do without realising, isn’t it.
So, as I finished the McLaren/Hamilton project last time, I needed something new for the SAL. I decided to move the African sampler into this slot as it’s got panels and rows so I’ll have something definite to aim at each time.
I’ve managed to finish the planned section for this update, which is the third panel.
All the panels are done now and this is what they all look like.
Above and below this are rows of various patterns or different things. I can’t decide whether to work down first, and do the elephants, or go up and do a pattern followed by some fish. Hopefully whichever I choose, I’ll get a full row done for the next update.
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
Lucy at Lucyannluna
Cathy at NanaCathydotcom
Jacqui at The stitching line
Jess at Ever the crafter
Not everyone does an update each time, but their blogs are always worth a visit.