This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs and this time I’ve managed to do more than half a dozen stitches. Whoo hoo!
This is how it looked last time. Only the top tea-cup was backstitched, the pink border didn’t go all the way along the top and I’d barely started one of the two cups that the blue cup is balanced on.
I’ve done a few stitches to the cup on the right so that I could do the backstitch on the blue cup, but mostly I’ve concentrated on the left cup which now has coffee and some pretty steam swirls. I’ve started filling in the pattern on the cup before filing in the two blended shades of purple background but looking at the photo, I’m thinking those green and orange swirls look like a sad face.
I’m hoping to do the rest of those cups down to the bottom of page one, which is where I’ve stopped stitching the pink border on the right. Then I can scroll round a bit more and carry on with page two. I’m getting a bit more used to working on the black now, although it’s still slower going than it would be on a paler colour, but it is helping that the fabric is so taut, thanks to the frame that I have it on. It’s easy to tighten and slacken with the main downside being that it weighs a ton!
For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Look how many of us there are now! Do allow for people being in different time zones, so not posting all at the same time, but it’s well worth doing a bit of blog hopping to see all the lovely projects that are being worked on.