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SAL – You can touch the dust #01


This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs and I’ve started a new project.

Before we get onto the new project though, look what else I’ve been doing! I finished off Snowflake Serenade. Usually I just bung them in the ‘Waiting for framing’ box once they’re stitched, but I found some pretty fabric at Secret Garden Quilting and managed to use it, instead of adding it to the fabric collection LOL

Look, it’s hanging up and everything!

I put some more poles up in my craft room as they worked so nicely for the Cottage of the month series. I think Snowflake looks rather nice there and I have room for several more on the poles. There’s an incentive to get the sewing machine out!

So, on to the newest project. This is another small one and is by Lizzie*Kate. I’ve had it in my stash for ages. I think I bought it on one of my stash shopping trips in Orlando a few years ago. It caught my eye and I ‘needed’ it LOL I bought the yummy overdyed threads at the same time as the chart and had put a lovely fabric with it so it was ready to go. The fabric is 28 count Cashel linen in vintage dune. It’s two-tone and looks like it would if someone spilt coffee on it, but in a nice way.

I started in the middle and worked my way up to the top. I was going to stop there but I was really enjoying it so sort of, ummm, finished it…

Cute, isn’t it. I’m way, way ahead of schedule now. I may sneak an extra project into my plans for this year, and I do have something in mind.

Ooh, and I found some lovely fabric in my stash that’ll be great for framing this. The two greens in the fabric match the threads perfectly. Maybe I’ll get that done before the next update and have it hanging up with Snowflake.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Avis, Claire, GunSueConstanzeDebbierose,
ChristinaKathyMargaret, CindyHelenLindaHeidi,
JackieSunnyHayleyMeganCatherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare,
Mary MargaretReneeJennyCarmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

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.

Author: Carole

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

35 thoughts on “SAL – You can touch the dust #01

  1. Happy dancing for you! I really love the new embroidery. It made me laugh! So cute and so right 🙂


  2. Wow! You must be tired from all the happy dancing! 🙂 Love the finish on your snowflake piece, and looking forward to see how you finish the “dust” piece! Congratulations!


  3. Your snowflake turned great! I really like it. I really like the dust sampler. Need one in my house 😀.
    Congratulations on the 2 happy dances! Can’t wait to see what you have planned next.


  4. Ok Carole now you are just showing off lol! I love the rods to hang them on.


  5. I love your finish of the winter piece! So beautiful. Congrats! The Touch the Dust piece is adorable. I can’t believe you finished it so quickly. You are on a roll! I look forward to seeing your next project.


  6. Super way of finishing off smaller projects and a nice way to brighten your craft room too. I love the “jingle bells” and “don’t write in the dust” is such fun. So congratulations on not one but two happy dances (though I am very jealous). Cannot wait to see what you will be up to next time.


    • Thanks 🙂
      It’s a much cheaper way than getting stuff properly framed, and quicker than trying to put stuff in frames myself. And it keeps them out of the way of the cats if they’re up on the walls LOL


  7. Wow! I love your framing and finishing of snowflake. And what a great project to have started and finished. I love it, and clearly you did too!


  8. Wow, well done you! I’m so impressed with your finish and almost-finish! Love the newest project. I really ought to stitch that up for my house. Great idea for displaying your little stitcheries too. 🙂


  9. Hi, Congratulations for the beautiful panel you completed! Wow a very nice Lizzie Kate scheme! What beautiful colors !!
    Happy Stitching!


  10. You have inspired me to keep going. Snowflake Serenade is so beautiful…it makes me want to skip summer and bring the snow back. Awesome job 🙂 Sharon


  11. Excellent job, very well done!!!


  12. Snowflake Serenade looks amazing! The fabric you selected is perfect. Congratulations on a second finish! The green fabric you found does match it perfectly. Way to go!


  13. You’re on a roll! The fabrics you’ve chosen for finishing set the two embroideries off a treat! I remember your cottages and how you hung them and I want to make them sometime. That’s 12 more things added to my to-do list. Thanks for the reminder 😉


  14. Love your finishing for your winter stitch. Such a great idea for adding the rods across the top of your room for hanging. The Lizzie Kate pattern is funny! And a finish!! Oh my, well done 😀


  15. The snowflake project is lovely, and this one is just cute. Looking forward to its hanging and your next new project!


  16. Wow Carole, I love how you finished off your snowflake project and your dust project is so cute, great colours and funny! Well done Carole x


  17. Lizzie Kate designs are always very more-ish . . . once you start, it’s difficult to stop ^^


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