SAL time

Last time I was still working on one of my postcards. In the comments someone mentioned blue thread…It think it was the right choice, and lifts the stitching.

However, for this stitch-along I want to show you something completely different.

The background…I have been loving being part of the Soul Craft Festival, which this year has been run online. So many interesting ideas, which have challenged my thinking. More in another post.

As well as thought-provoking videos there have been workshops to make things. Melissa Wastney showed us how to embroider these simple but very charming flowers. (You can find Melissa on Instagram @melissa.wastney. Sorry I can’t embed the link.) It immediately solved my Christmas present for my Mum. As an elderly woman she doesn’t need more stuff, but does love things we make for her ~ and treasures them, like the plaster hand cast my brother made in kindergarten! As well she loves bags. Add in that my friend had given me French linen tea towels that were waiting for the perfect project. This turned out to be that project, and the linen is wonderful to sew on.

I might even get the bag made up today.

I enjoyed the simple embroidery in making these flowers and I was inspired to make more. This time they are to be made into cards. I am going to make a set of six as a present to another special family member.

I may even iron the linen before I give them away! šŸ˜‰

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

29 replies on “SAL time”

Do we find it soothing because it gives us time to just be, to sit and let our mind wander?The act of stitching is such a simple one. Mum will love it and I am sure she will find a use for it.


Delightful stitching. I love the card. Are you using a picture frame mat for the card? I’d love to see more of the construction for this card. Your mom is going to love the bag and adding the blue thread to your project was perfect!

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Thanks Sharon. The cards are from a box of manufactured blank ones. They have the pocket for the image to slip into. I will try to remember to take some photos for the next SAL. There is quite a lot of white space, and my fingers itch to decorate the frame….but I am not going to!

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I agree that presents for elderly folk can be difficult, especially those who have moved into residential care. Often it is the gift of our time that is the most precious to them.


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