SAL update

Here we are again! Time is flying. Since the last update I have made good progress with the SAL – the black cross-stitch diamonds with a touch of colour. These Connie Gee designs are really pretty and she already started a mini SAL again, but at this stage I want to finish all my projects, instead of starting with another new one

This is where I was with the previous update:


And this is where I am now:

cross stitch

I am considering adding a fabric border (quite wide) and backing so that I can use it on my lounge coffee table. As it is it is just too small. And I do like the black with a little bit of colour. If I use fabric I will try to find blue-ish fabric, to go with the blue wall in my lounge. Might make a couple of cushions too (and here I go again, just when I decided NO MORE new projects!!!!!!). But I don’t feel very attached to this piece yet, not sure whether I want to keep it – I liked it until I saw the updated photo and now I’m not sure. It looks better in real life đŸ™‚

Please hop over to the other SAL members – there are very pretty needlework happening on their blogs:
Avis at
Claire at
Gun at
Carole at
Wendy at
LucyAnn at
Jess at
Sue at
Constanze at
DebbieRose at
Christina at
Kathy at
Kate at




Bee-utiful quilt

I dropped the Bee-utiful quilt off at the long-arm quilter on Sunday and was told it will take 4 – 5 weeks. Well, guess what, it is finished! I picked it up this morning. And I am delighted, it is absolutely beautiful

Now for the binding. After watching some YouTube videos and reading a few blogs I decided I would like to try flanged binding; with the binding black and just a narrow little stripe of yellow between the quilt and black binding. And I found a very clear tutorial on a blog written by sewfreshquilts

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Mollie claimed this quilt from the very beginning when the first fabric arrived. And that is exactly what she did today when I put the quilt down