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SAL ~ last one for 2021

You were all correct….my embroidered yoke needed time to talk to me, to tell me what was to come next.

I added more pistol stitches to each flower (although I think they may also be fireworks!); they gave the flowers/fireworks more oomph. Then it needed a line of stem stitch weaving its way. One line become a couple close to each other.

Once I had finished that I realised that the fancy, feathery yarn that was a feature of the front pockets would now work, as there is enough stitching to carry it.

My pattern was slightly out, as I found when I sewed the patch onto the yoke of the jacket….but not enough to worry me. If you look closely in the photo below you can see that the right shoulder doesn’t quite come to the sleeve.

And from the front

I am really happy with the jacket. It was the perfect weight to wear today, when the weather was cool enough to need an extra layer, but not something too heavy. It was fun to wear, and even the Fella said it looked okay. That’s high praise from him!

Thanks to the Fella for the photographs. He is improving, as he didn’t cut my head off in either of these!

This stitch-a-long is for our own personal sewing, so all the women on the list are creating wonderful things. Follow the links to see what they are up to. I am sure you will be amazed.

AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJCathieLindaHelen


Update on my possum problem

Neither the possums nor I have got the upper hand yet. I have doubled the number of strings to train the shoots up. A couple of shoots have reached the wires of the pergola, only to be eaten when they get to the top, but there are more inching their way up. I am optimistic, and determined, that I will succeed! However, to be sure I am still wrapping up the delicate little shoots at night. It keeps me amused!


I respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which I live and garden – the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People of the Kulin Nation, their spirits, ancestors, elders and community members past and present. 

21 replies on “SAL ~ last one for 2021”

I think that jacket looks really special – fancy and unusual but not OTT. Well done to the fella for keeping your head!

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That yoke looks even better stitched onto your jacket – the yellow background is a good choice for the back of the piece…better than if you’d kept with a blue one as with the pockets also giving it all a nice contrast transition from front to back.
Yay! Finished and ready to be worn!

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lmao – you won’t win, you know! The beasties are nothing if not persistent…and there are a lot of them. 😉
In just the last couple of days I’ve caught two gorgeous Rosella’s feasting on my [green] fruit. Cheeky little beggars. They’re so gorgeous I can’t be angry. lol I think they’re giving my possums a run for their money.

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Ann the yoke result is fabulous – and the jacket obviously has “made you put it on and go out” – as for possums they are not to be tangled with any ideas to keep them away from their night snacking!

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