In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this
~ Terry Pratchett ~
Sometime ago Rita from Il Mio Mondo a Colori asked if anyone wanted to join in on a SAL that she was organising to do with Annette and Nia. The design that the girls had chosen to stitch together was Lizzie Kate's "Jingles Flip-It" series.
|Lizzie Kate "Jingles Flip-It"|
Now originally I said that I wouldn't take part as I didn't think I would get the time to stitch it especially with the other SAL's that I have already signed up to stitch this year.... but this design just kept on kicking at me and eventually I gave in and bought it!!!
Rita and Annette have been very good and have posted regular updates over the last couple of months and they are well into their stitching. Hopefully I will catch up.. but probably not!! If I can get close to a finish by the end of the year I will be very happy!
Back to my Jingles... on Friday the last of my back ordered Weeks Overdyed threads arrived from Stitches and Spice and the time was finally right to start stitching! Yesterday saw me spending an hour or so preparing to start on the first design. Needle and thread and fabric finally met while I was watching a couple of episodes of "House of Cards" last night - yes, I can now say that I have started to "Jingle"!
And this is how far I had managed to get last night by the time I had stopped stitching for the evening:
|LK "Jingles" - "Deck the Halls"|
as at 12 April 2014
I have taken a long shot of the fabric so that hopefully you can see how nice it looks. Unfortunately the photo doesn't quite show the shine that it has and the colour is not quite the same as in real life. The name of the fabric is "Sugar Cane Crunch" and it is a very pretty opalescent 32ct hand-dyed Belfast fabric that I got from Stitches and Spice.
Hopefully by the time of the official update at the end of the month I will have a lot more stitching to show you!
Til next time, happy stitching and Jingle-ing!!!