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SAL – African Sampler #04


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

We have elephants!

African Sampler - 08

The two little rows of pattern plus the elephants are what I’ve managed to stitch since the last update. There will be some beads added to the top row of pattern once the rest is finished. The bottom row of pattern has backstitch along the bottom edge of it. That should  have been in a metallic but it was a really vile  one to work with so I gave up and used ordinary DMC instead. I think it looks  fine.

By the fifth elephant, I hardly needed to look at the chart. It was a bit repetitive doing one after the other, and all identical, but I do love them now that they’re finished.

I had a bit of an issue trying to photograph it for upload, as I had a little helper.

African Sampler - 09I think he was making sure it was straight. (or not)

I did get a photo without him in it eventually so this is what the project looks like now.

African Sampler - 07I’m going to carry on working downwards so the next bit to be done is another thin row of pattern and then a couple of wider stripes of zebra print.

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.


Author: Carole

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

15 thoughts on “SAL – African Sampler #04

  1. the row of elephants looks fantastic!


  2. It is looking fantastic. I also love the little elephants. I am looking to see what else appears next time 🙂


  3. Such a cute caravan of elephants 🙂


  4. Gorgeous little elephants. You’ve done lots of stitching this time!


  5. Sooo cute elephants 🙂


  6. wow that’s a lot of stitching for this stage.
    And yep, Frodo reckons photo is straight – you’re good to go ^^

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  7. Those elephants are adorable


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