SAL 28 – Less is more..

Hello everyone, I do hope that you are all keeping safe and well. I have been at home for the last week, but that doesn’t mean that I have managed to get much stitching done! The infant school that I work at has closed early and we watched the children depart last Friday with a mixture of sadness and relief. So for the last week I have had a crash course in online learning platforms and mobile phones – both of which I have resisted to date. I think I had more time whilst going into school!

I have managed to get a few hours stitching on my little blue wren kit completed over the last week, but it has been needle lace which is very time consuming. So there is little to show for the 5 or so hours of work.

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After finishing the birds tail, I have moved on to making a collar to go around the birds neck.The first thing I had to do is lay down a network of wire over a pattern piece and then infill with tiny button hole stitches worked in a very fine silk thread. Here is how far I have got….

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Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching and I hope to see you all safe and well in another 3 weeks.
We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. 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 ClaireGunCarole, SueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackie, Sunny , Hayley, Megan, MaryMargaret, ReneeCarmelaJocelyn, Sharon, DaisyAnneConnie, A.J. JennyLauraCathie, Linda

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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36 Responses to SAL 28 – Less is more..

  1. Beautiful work as ever, hope things get a little easier every day for you. I am still a bit in shock at how quickly life has changed I think, I’m sure you will have the tech stuff working easier soon. Stay safe and well, Jenny xx

  2. craftycreeky says:

    Beautiful stitching as always! Keep safe x

  3. I think we’re all going to learn a lot of new tricks. The needlelace is going well. I know it grows slowly, but worth the effort when it’s finished!

  4. It has been life changing but keep stitching and smile. Keep safe x

  5. kathyreeves says:

    This is such an intricate project, each step amazes me, both in the technique and your wonderful stitching! Hang in there with the tech stuff, once you get used to it, it is a helpful tool. The learning curve is daunting at first!

  6. Kim says:

    Beautiful work – and more evidence that I wouldn’t have the necessary patience.
    As in retired life shouldn’t be a great deal different here but I’m finding all sorts of jobs I wouldn’t usually do. I’m quite enjoying it in a perverse way. Stay safe and well 😊

    • wybrow1966 says:

      I know what you mean – I quite like the quieter pace of life. And although in semi lockdown – I am still getting to know people in the village as they walk past at a safe distance.

  7. Such fine work in these projects. Beautiful!

  8. Connie says:

    Such beautiful tiny work! I LOVE it!

  9. Carole says:

    That is some beautiful stitching. I’m in awe 🙂

  10. Christina says:

    Wow, so much detail! Beautiful work. That tail is gorgeous ❤

  11. claire93 says:

    we’re all finding new ways to keep busy and pass the time at the moment.

  12. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Such lovely delicate work. I was looking forward to seeing this one.

  13. AJ says:

    Wow! This sounds like quite the intense project so far!
    I’m a teacher too and will be embarking on learning online teaching this week. I see a great decline in my craft time approaching:(

  14. rutigt says:

    It´s looking very beautiful!

  15. CathieJ says:

    I totally understand your difficulty with online learning. I teach at a university and a high school which use two different platforms that I have had to learn over the past two weeks. The university one is more critical for me and thankfully easier to use. I am amazed at the intricate stitching you are working on. It is beautiful.

  16. Renee says:

    Those are some tiny stitches. Beautiful work!

  17. Wow! It a work of infinite patience, very beautiful!

  18. Sherrie says:

    Beautiful….looks like a lot of time to do.
    Have a great day!

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