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SAL – Ice cream sundae #02

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

This is where it was last time.And this is the finished piece at 5″ x 11.5″. Isn’t it yummy. I may have had an ice cream or two in the past few weeks, although I’m still fancying that sundae at the top.

I’ve had a rummage in my finished projects box and found a couple of friends for Sundae. I’m thinking that if I’m going to fabric-frame this one, then I may as well do the others. (I currently have eight projects pressed and waiting to be framed so I wouldn’t hold your breath on that 🙄 ) Sigh. Now I fancy a mug of coffee with a slice of pie.

Right, before I go and raid the kitchen, I’ll tell you that I’ve started gridding my next project and can’t wait to start stitching it. It’s going to be a real hoot! More details in three weeks 🙂

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Avis, Claire, GunSueConstanze, ChristinaKathyMargaret,
CindyHelenLindaHeidi, JackieSunnyHayleyMegan,
Deborah, 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.

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SAL – Ice cream sundae #01

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

This is a design by Country Cottage Needleworks. I’ve done a couple of the other ‘menu’ designs by CCN and they’re great fun to stitch, and fairly quick too. So far I’ve done Coffee menu and Pie menu. I may add Cake menu to my stash at some point as I think they’ll look lovely on the wall all together.

I’m using a lovely fabric. It’s 28ct cashel linen in light mocha. It feels really nice and is easy to stitch on.

As I mentioned last time, I’ve marked the squares out for ease of counting, and I’m finding it really useful again. I’m hoping to finish this in two updates and I’ve made a good start on it. I’m exactly halfway down it so I’m bang on schedule.It’s making me hungry for ice cream while I’m stitching it. I could just fancy that banana split. Wonder if I’ll manage to finish this without succumbing to temptation LOL

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Avis, Claire, GunSueConstanze, ChristinaKathyMargaret,
CindyHelenLindaHeidi, JackieSunnyHayleyMegan,
Deborah, 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.