Monday, July 17, 2017

Finally......it' finished!

I have unpicked the Tea and cakes SAL so many times that even when I started to stitch with the wrong colour, I decided just to live with the mistake!

Last time, you may remember that block three looked like this...


.... I was unhappy with the lettering, so frogged it, re-stitched it and then it looked like this...


....I then decided that the rose was too big, so frogged it and decided to do a different rose and stitch it in yellow.....but....my tired brain didn't so-operate and I picked up some pink thread and stitched.....


....the size of the rose is fine, but I think it might have been better if it had been stitched in yellow! I'm not sure if the fabric would have survived yet another round of unpicking.....so I'm sticking with the pink rose.


Block four was also altered form Durene's original design and this time I picked the correct size of rose and only had to stitch it the once....yayyy!


So a little happy dance was performed at the completion of this  SAL. Details of the free charts can be found here.

Only a few stitches were added to Etudes aux Fraises this week.....but every stitch done means it's nearer to being completed.....


And finally.....my summer sundae designs in this months World of Cross Stitching magazine...


....if only I had a real sundae in front of me now!!!!

Until next time....happy stitching!

Rhona


11 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Love the changes you made. Well done on getting it finished. Your sundae charts look fantastic!

Renee said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish that is uniquely yours. I was sooo tempted to join this SAL, but have way too many WIPs as it is. Watching your progress has been a joy.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Rhona, I love your finish. The changes you made to the SAL design are adorable. Thanks for sharing your magazine find. I will be heading out to JoAnn's tomorrow trying to secure myself a copy. I only have a handful of World of Cross Stitching because I only buy when I see a design I can't live without. I am totally in love with those sundaes. They would make fun quilt block centers. Oh, the ideas are swirling around in my head. Have a great day! --Andrea

Mary said...

Congratulations on being published,what a thill that must be! The sundae charts are very sweet!:)
The 9 cupcakes balances nicely with the 9 cups of coffee on the diagonal...nice change! Mary&RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Oh such beautiful finished stitching. And those are some cute new designs 😀

Irene said...

che bello Rhona, mi piace come l'hai modificato! Fantastico che ricamiamo le stesse cose :)

Brigitte said...

A nice way how you finished the Tea and Cake SAL. And lovely progress on the strawberries.

stitchersanon said...

I love the changes you made to it. Perfect personalisation!

Our photos said...

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

I like your changes, especially the way you have picked up the rose motif from the other blocks.
The sundaes look lovely too, I've just eaten a choc-ice, not quite so attractive to stitch LOL

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely stitching Rhona...I liked seeing the changes you made and love each piece. Your summer sundae designs look absolutely delicious! Happy weekend! xox