I’ve been working on a few things these days, so get ready for a pack of pictures! 😀
here is my progress on the SAL Sorpresa 2 by Sara Guermani (one of the Trois Brodeuses) ..these people finally got an entrance door (though without a doorknob..) windows, a roof and half a wall.. but they can enjoy their summer on the veranda until I find time to fix their house.. (hey! I have just two hands – and one brain – what did you expect!! :D)
then Nikyscreations and Lilli Violette‘s Mystery SAL Al Castello arrived to their third and final parts.. I started working on Nicoletta‘s the moment she mailed me the last part of the chart (as the one from Tania and Clo arrived later in the afternoon :D) and after much frogging, stitching, frogging.. (no idea why this piece got this unlucky) here is what I got!
you see I added a guide line all around in order to be sure I was sewing this properly.. (was sewing? why was? cause hey! it’s already finished!! :D)
this is my fabric choice for the back of the little cushion.. I had NO idea I had this pack of fabrics in my stash.. (does this sound familiar..?) ..I bought them at Abilmente last october.. and how thankful I am for this!! actually I was looking for another one, but this one came out of the digging first.. and I’m really pleased with the colour combo..
and here is the piece finally finished..
I sewed it with the little Singer I fixed on Mother’s Day (actually this is the third piece I sew in my entire life.. YAY!! :D)
and then added a whip stitch border in wool! 😀 yeah, I know.. it’s crazy just to think of wool when it’s above 36°C/97°F both outside and inside.. but hey, it was calling for me..! 😀
it’s DMC Colbert #7510
now I have to finish Lilli Violette’s SAL, and I already know what to make of it.. you’ll see.. 😀
on the delivery front, I’ve been in contact with Maeann from Bush Mountain Stitchery, and she told me she expects to ship my very scary package on Monday.. hopefully it’ll be here soon, VERY soon! 😀
Sabine from Oeil2cha sent her the other day, so I’m waiting for this to arrive pretty soon, after all it’s from France!
then there’re the MONSTER STASH 😀 I got during the 30x30x3 sales at Casa Cenina.. (preparing my box as I type..)
and then.. hear hear!! I’ll be hosting Madame Muriel! 😀 Gracie from Needles Pins and Dragonflies will put her on a plane (destination Italy! :D) where she’ll be spending the most delightful time with me, the grey tailed, Pablita and my very scary assistant (coming from France especially for his supervising skills)
I’ve already planned her holidays here, including a visit to Villa Pisani, 18th – 19th century furniture, nearly 100 rooms, the park, the maze, .. she’ll love it! 😀
thank you Gracie.. and please, treat yourself (a lot!! :D) while she’s away.. I don’t want you to end up green with envy.. 😉
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last but not least, let me thank you all for following the tail every day, you’re more than welcome 🙂
and new viewers from South Africa and Malaysia
have a good time, and many happy xxx!
[all these SALs are still opened, you find infos here and here.. mind that in order to participate to the two gift aways from Niky and Lilli Violette, you have to send a picture of the finished finished piece – ornament, cushion, whatever you feel like.. but it has to be finished! 😀 – by August 3rd]