Yay! I thought I wouldn’t be able to post this today. When I went to use my laptop to write I only got a blank page. No idea on why, but I can’t edit or write. So I have moved to the app on my phone, and am letting my thumbs do the talking. (How modern, but quite frustrating.)

Last SAL I had nothing to show, so I was determined this time to have at least a couple of squares completed on the stitch wheel. I put the knitting down and picked up the needle. Here are the results:

3 squares done on the outer right edge

Normally I would link to Cathy Reav’s YouTube channel to show how to make the stitches, but I am afraid easily adding links is beyond my thumbs at the moment! So I will just name the stitches and let you do the searching.

  1. Battlement coughing
  2. Burden stitch
  3. Woven pivots– these make wonderful flowers, and while they are fiddly, they are quite easy.

It’s been a busy, exhausting couple of weeks and I hope to fill you in some time soon. In the mean time jump over to look at the other stitchers who post updates on their personal stitching. There are glorious things to see. (And if anyone has suggestions on how to fix my inability to write posts I would love to hear from you.)


Not my usual sewing

I have just written a post on my blog on my website about the dress I have just sewn. You may have seen the results on Instagram. I deliberated about where to write it, here or there, and obviously decided on there. It’s the problem of having the two blogs.

I had thought that the other blog would be purely about my art work, and this about the odds and ends of life, as well as some of my art work. Sewing a dress is not in the art work category, but I put it there because, honestly, I want to give the Google bots something to investigate. They like activity on websites apparently.

Anyway, the link to it is here, because I don’t know whether that other blog comes up in people’s readers. I would hate you to miss out on my pearls of wisdom!

Just in case you don’t make it over there, I am offering the scraps of linen from the dress to whoever would like them. I am happy to send post them. Let me know if you want to add more to your stash!