SAL 7 – Happy dance…

The weeks have zoomed by again and with all the pre-Christmas sewing in full swing I haven’t have much time to spend on my  Christmas baubles project by Kate Barlow. Luckily I had nearly finished when we last caught up and I am pleased to say that I have now completed the kit. Here is where I was up to last time…..


All I really had to do was to add the chippings to the centre of the pink bauble and a little cutwork to the green bauble. These are my favourite techniques, although getting cutwork to fit neatly into a space can take a little patience. So, here is the finished piece…

Although the piece is finished I do need to find a way of mounting it – I had thought the simplest way would be to use an embroidery hoop but I am not totally sure yet. Open to suggestions.

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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34 Responses to SAL 7 – Happy dance…

  1. claire93 says:

    lovely! I think it loks really pretty in a circular hoop/frame and reckon it would look very pretty hanging on a wall beside the xmas tree this year!

  2. The baubles look so realistic. You’re very clever!!

  3. teamwilsun says:

    This piece is so beautiful and so full of techniques I can barely understand! Congratulations on finishing the stitching; I can’t wait to see how you “finish” the piece.

  4. lbick says:

    Congratulations on the happy dance! It looks great.
    I think it looks nice in the embroidery hoop, but you could also frame it with or without the glass.

  5. Christina says:

    Wow, congrats!! It is really beautiful and I think it looks darling in the ribbon wrapped hoop ❤

  6. Well done! And very reminiscent of the few fragile baubles left over from my Grandparents’ tree..

  7. craftycreeky says:

    It’s beaituful, a stunning piece of embroidery! I think it would look good in a hoop, I bought a painted hoop at the knitting and stitching show with the idea of using it for hoop art.

  8. katechiconi says:

    Definitely the hoop! It’s a gorgeous piece, beautifully executed and in perfect time to become one of your Christmas decorations. Well done!

  9. magpiesue says:

    Wow. What fantastic renditions of traditional ornaments! You did great work. I wish I had an equally spectacular idea for mounting them!

  10. The hoop actually looks perfect for this piece. The simplicity of the hoop allows the luxurious look of the baubles to really take centre stage – as they should.

  11. rutigt says:

    Congrats for finishing such a beautiful embroidery!!!!!!

  12. kathyreeves says:

    It is just beautiful! Congratulations!

  13. I love it, well done, your sewing and stitching is so fine and delicate. Beautifully done. 🙂

  14. Catherine says:

    Well done on the finish! It looks fabulous, you’ve done a great job, very much your style too. I like the idea of finishing it in a hoop. You could bind the outer ring in a matching fabric depending on if you like the wooden look or not.

  15. Kim says:

    Flat out gorgeous! And in time for the festive season too. Well done 😀

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