Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Newbie to the Shepherd's Fold SAL

Hi everyone,

Big thanks to Kath for allowing me to join this SAL.  I have just discovered this delightful piece and have ordered it today.  I can't wait for it to arrive to get started.

About me, my name is Gail and I'm a 40ish payroll manager from Macquarie Fields which is about 1/2 hour south west of Sydney Australia.  I love to do cross stitch, hardanger and quilting.

I know Katrina from her monthly SAL for needlerolls that she ran through her blog several years ago and look forward to getting to know you all as we take this fun stitching adventure together.

Happy stitching, Gail

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A start and progress

Hello my friends,
I am  joining in with the fun of stitching `Shepherds Bush`
Part one `A Full Heart` kit 
with threads,fabric and cute buttons yet to show.

Last Tuesday after Easter  we received our patterns.
I went to kaths for stitching time but forgot my camera!
Three bundles of threads sorted and attached to thread heart holder.
Fabric turned for best effect. 
I started at the centre and down a few threads to start the house.
Stitching was going so well then some how I split the thread,
it was not covering well and starting to fray :(
I decide to change colour and began on the meadow,
the path,a heart and sheep. I am so enjoying this.

A few days on and this is where I am at.

A close up of the first sheep stitched.

After the reverse stitching to take split thread out
here is my finished house.

Well I am off to stitch some more.
Happy Stitching,Clare.