SAL 6 -Not quite a happy dance…

Three weeks seem to whizz past very quickly – and before I know it I am posting progress on my Christmas baubles by Kate Barlow (be it a lot or very little progress). Here is where I was up to last time…..


Sew….. first I finished off the fly stitching along the branches and then whip stitched around the branches to thicken them up.

Then, using a slightly different green floss, I started to infill with more needles along each of the branches.

The last thing I managed to do was to add two of the three silver toppers to the baubles…


And now the whole piece looks like this…


Hopefully I will be able to show the finished piece the next time that we catch up.

Happy stitching and please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze,DebbieRose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan Catherine, Connie, Clare


About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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27 Responses to SAL 6 -Not quite a happy dance…

  1. katechiconi says:

    It’s looking gorgeous, and I fully expect a happy dance next time! Just think, ready in time to hang up as a Christmas decoration 🙂

  2. kathyreeves says:

    The extra color and stitching on the branches creates a wonderful realistic effect. You are nearly finished; it will be a great addition to your Christmas decor!

  3. Coming along nicely. All the little details add up to a wonderful effect!

  4. Oh my goodness! All those tiny weeny needles. You have the patience of a saint. Looks gorgeous!

  5. claire93 says:

    your pine tree branch looks so realistic!

  6. magpiesue says:

    What a delightful new touch to your holiday celebrations this is going to be! It’s beautiful.

  7. rutigt says:

    I love it! What a beautiful embroidery!!!!!

  8. lbick says:

    Looks beautiful!

  9. Lindashee says:

    That branch is beautiful , almost looks real !

  10. I love it. Your detail on the needles is so fine and delicate. 🙂

  11. Catherine says:

    Such a lovely piece! You’ve made great progress, and I love your Christmas tree branch. So close, and it will be ready just in time!

  12. craftycreeky says:

    It looks amazing, loved watching the process, looking forward to seeing it finished.

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