Monday, May 29, 2017

A naughty new start!

As you can tell by the title of this post, I have been a bit naughty and started stitching on a new design. The saving grace is that I didn't have to buy the design....Tea and Cakes is a free stitch along designed by the wonderful Durene Jones and provided by Lakeside Needlecraft......


...the only thing I had to buy for the this SAL was some fabric, because although I have, cough, cough....one or two (ha ha) pieces of fabric in my stash, I didn't have any 14 count white aida...go figure! 

The border was released first and then the cake motif the following week. Since I was already a week behind, I decided to stitch the border and cake together. I'll just continue each border part as and when the cake motifs are released.


Some back stitching to do and then the first motif will be completed. For any of you that would like to join in with this free stitch along, just check out Lakeside Needlework's Facebook page. They also have several other SAL's which are very tempting! Don't say I didn't warn you.....I don't want to be classed as an enabler :)

I also managed to finish the adorable Fizzy Moon card design from the World of Cross Stitching magazine....


Since all my stock of stitched cards was used, it's great to have a card already finished for when I need one. Hopefully I can start building up my stock of cards again. The first part of the Tea and Cakes SAL would also make a nice little motif to stitch for a card....guess I might be stitching this design again!

Until next time....happy stitching!

Rhona

18 comments:

Kay said...

I have a lot of fabric but very little white aida too, i prefer to stitch on coloured backgrounds now. How nice to have everything already without having to buy lots of threads. x

Brigitte said...

That's a great SAL that you started stitching. And yes, these cake motifs would be great for cards, too, especially birthday cards.

Irene said...

che bello Rhona, lo sto ricamando anch'io

Preeti said...

Lovely stitching!! The fizzy Moon design is cute!

Mii Stitch said...

Durene's latest SAL is going to be another great success!
Those little cakes look delicious :)

cucki said...

Lovely new start and the fizzy moon design is so pretty
Big hugs x

Bekah said...

Very cute little design. Love the bright colours

Pull the other thread said...

Fantastic new start. Love your Fizzy Moon card finish too.

RJ said...

The little cakes are adorable Rhona! I agree they would make great cards too. I love your card...what type of material do you stitch them on. What a treat to receive one in the mail. RJ @ stitching friends forever

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Rhona, I love that new SAL. I've seen several people starting it. That cake looks so delectable. I also really enjoyed your Fizzy Moon card. It's absolutely adorable.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Murphy 's law you'll always be missing the one piece you actually need!

Justine said...

Your SAL looks gorgeous on the plain white fabric- sometimes simple is best! I was tempted by this one too. I've stitched all the border and the first cake. I'm sticking with the recommended thread colours and stitching on a random piece of creamy pink 16 count aida. There are some weird and wonderful colour combinations on the SAL page!

Mary said...

Rhona, I love the idea of combining a card with stitching, I have been a cardmaker for several years but never combined my two hobbies of stitching and cardmaking. What a great idea!! Mary

Mini said...

The SAL design is so cute , no wonder you were tempted to start.
Lovely Fizzy moon finish.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

I have acres of white aida in varying counts but am always needing linen! Love your stitching, they look great so far! Jillx

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Your WIP is so very pretty...love the colors....

The Card is just beautiful...I love it....

Happy Stitching
Linda K

Helen said...

Well done on your Fizzy Moon finish! Doesn't a finish mean you are entitled to a new start? ;-) The SAL looks very sweet but I am going to stay away from temptation, I only just managed to avoid falling into a couple of their SAL's previously! Happy stitching :)
Helen

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Durene's designs are often too cutesy for my tastes but I really like this one. I even joined the FB group!