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Still embroidering ‘Postcards from liminal time’

Before I show you the work done over the last three weeks, I just want to say how much I appreciate the comments you leave. Of course I get warm fuzzies when you tell me how you like what I do, but perhaps even more I appreciate the comments you leave about what you see in my work, what they remind you of, how they make you feel. That there is something in my stitching that you respond is a good feeling.

I am proud to be part of such a warm and supportive community.

So, to this time….

….another postcard. The torn up work was a watercolour tree. I tried to make the pieces more horizontal, but somehow it still has quite strong verticals!

I am working on the cross stitching, but seem to have stalled over the last week or so. I think it needs some colours that I don’t have in my thread stash. Of course, that could just be an excuse to buy some more but now that shops are open and our restrictions have eased I feel the yarns and threads are calling to me!

This Stitch-A-Long post is organised by Avis. We are a group of stitchers who post every three weeks to show what personal stitching we have done. The variety of works is amazing, and the quality is always top notch. Use the links below to see their work.

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen

47 replies on “SAL”

laughing at Kate imagining a G&T ^^
It’s always very interesting, seeing your needle crafts Anne, and the way you’re combining paper with fabric & threads for these postcard piรจces. I’m actually imagining coral this time around.

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Glad to read your restrictions are being lifted/relaxed. Ours are being increased ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’ll need Gin and Tonic first and then I’ll take another look and let you know what I see then, lol ….I like the color palette of this the way it is ๐Ÿ™‚

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It is really hard to see the news from o/s, seeing the numbers spiral upwards. I hope your lockdown can do the trick too. Thanks for the feedback on the colour palette.


Beautiful work as always Anne, I love the way you incorporate paper, it makes me think of a map with all the lines showing hills and rivers. Enjoy your easing of restrictions, we are still living with quite a lot of them but in Scotland lucky to not be in a full lock down although perhaps that will come, it’s definitely making me appreciate the things I enjoy more and live in the moment, no point planning too far in advance that’s for sure. Keep safe Anne xx

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I love maps, so thank you for this idea. (I might include some actual maps in my collage work.)
I hope you don’t need to go into stricter lockdown, and that your case numbers go down. Living in the moment is the way to go. It has also made me appreciate the simple things back in our ‘normal’ life.


Yes! Every day with no new cases is like an early xmas present. And yes, I hope SA get it under control asap as well. Not sure if this is true but someone mentioned that the hotel employee who started the spread never went into any of the rooms. Which only leaves surfaces. Could they have picked the virus up from a cup? a plate? a dirty towel?
This is such a sneaky virus, I wouldn’t put anything past it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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Oh..Anne! It is so rewarding to add the precious yarns to our stock. I couldn’t resist two kits at discounted prices … I love following the movement of the threads on your creation … The breath of the blue thread … Beautiful!
Hugs, Carmela

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You should definitely use any excuse to go fun some new yarns – how fun! Your piece makes me think of cactus and a North American southwestern desert scene. Oh we leave positive comments because your work is so original, creative and wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

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I love that Tierney, in the comment above you sees a desert environment and you see corals! It reminds me that we all see things differently. I have added some vibrant blue stitches since the photo, which might strengthen the underwater feel for you.


My brain has been so fried lately that I’m late getting around to the SAL bloggers. I’m happy to just be presented with pretty colors and pictures to look at, no thinking involved. We’ve gone into lockdown here again; glad your restrictions have eased up. I’ve been adding to my thread stash quite a bit lately – as I’ve become more involved with the little book project and other hand work.


I know that your life is isolated already, Sue, but I hope this lockdown can knock the spread on its head. I am going to blog about my garden soon, so there will be some pretty pictures for you to look at!


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