SAL “Au coeur de la nuit” – part 6

Some monochrome stitching these past few evenings, as I keep up with the latest stage of “Au coeur de la nuit”

SAL IV Claire06

– SAL organised by Corinne, and with a chart by Isabelle Haccourt-Vautier.  Next stage will be published on 15th June – I imagine we will be working on the rest of the wing and beginning tail feathers, so I might “cheat” and stitch ahead a little ^^

“Square Magic of Colors” – SAL gallery

This is an update of photos of our SAL “Square Magic of Colors” progress. Don’t forget to send me photos of your “finishings” ladies! If you don’t have my email address to send me your photo then just leave a comm and I’ll get back to you.

My finish, which you saw earlier

pinkeeps

Carmen

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Masha

masha fini

Michèle

Michèle6

Nanette

Nanette5

juliana

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Kate

kate3

titoune

titoune6

Mimipupuce

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huguette

huguette fini

Florence

Florence6

Aurélie

Aurélie6

La pie kikou

la pie fini

La pie fini01

Avis

avis fini

Corinne

Corinne (nord)6

Jeanna

jeanna4

Debbierose

Debbierose6

yvonne has turned her stitching into a jewellery box – wow!

yvonne fini

Caro

caro6

Wisher

wisher fini

last part of “Square Magic of Colors” by Banu Demirel

Hello folks – week 6 in our SAL which means it’s time to unveil the last part . . . not very difficult to guess what to do this week . . . it’s the blackwork stars on our chequered background.  I actually have TWO versions to show you this week ^^ yep, I stitched once on a 16 count aida (which is the one I’ve been showing you) but also stitched on a 14 count white.  So here are my two squares

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Now, the idea behind stitching small designs, is to then finish them off (and not just add the pile of unfinished projects in the drawer) . . . so I immediately set to my finishings . . .

Aida trimmed and then laced to cardboard with wadding and two more squares with wadding and a backing fabric

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Then some whip-stitching, ribbons and pins . . . and I have pinkeeps to add to my pressie drawer.

pinkeeps

pinkeeps back

I am now looking forward to seeing how fellow SALers finish off their stitching. Everyone always seems to have such wonderful ideas, and it’ll be interesting to see the variety.

If you’ve never made a pinkeep and you want to try, I did a tutorial a few years ago which you can find here PINKEEP TUTORIAL

SAL “Au coeur de la nuit” (Isabelle Haccourt Vautier)

I’ve spent the last few evenings (since Saturday I think) stitching the next stage for the “Au coeur de la nuit” SAL I’m following.  VERY stitch intensive, as Corinne has us working on the owl now . . . I’ve already used up one of my four skeins for the reddish colour and am well into the second skein and there is still loads of work to do yet.

Anyway, here is my fabric thus far

SAL IV Claire03I can now get back to my Indian Brave and perhaps do some latch-hooking before the next stage is set, on May 1st.

“Tangled Frame” – your stitching

Seems like fellow SALers can’t get enough of blackwork ^^ Here is our gallery of  “Tangled Frame” by Valerie Warner.  First photos of finishes are already arriving.

My version (which you’ve already seen) but which isn’t finished yet

SAL tangled 6 (2)

Debbierose 

Debbie finish

La pie kikou

la pie fini 1

Sylvie (who doesn’t have a blog)

sylvie1

Corinne (du nord)

Corinne nord6

Céline

Celine fini

titine

titine6

huguette

huguette fini

winy33

winy6

chris41

Chirs6

Avis

Avis finish

véro

vero6

Selenh

Selenh6

jeanna

jeanna4

yvonne

Lindashee

Linda6

Claudine68

claudine68 6

Mahymoha

Mahy6

Aurore

Aurore6

Corinne (passions broderie)

corinne passion fini

titoune

titoune fini

Sandrine

sandrine1

Florence

Florence fini

Florence fini dos

Christine (bambou)

Christine (bambou)2

mdk

mdk6

Stéphanie

stéphanie4

Carolbd

Carolbd4

Eolilu

Eolilu6

JacquelineCH

Jacqueline6

Nanette91

Nanette fini

CESCLO2CESCLO fini

Sainte Chérie

Sainte Cherie 6

Marie-Thé

marie thé6

Christiane

Christiane fini

Elodie

Elodie face

Elodie dos

Cathdragon

Cath fini

“Au coeur de la nuit” beginnings of a new SAL

I mentionned the other day that I had signed up to follow a new SAL . . . stitching an Isabelle Vautier design that I’ve had in my stash for a while: “Au coeur de la nuit”.  Corinne, the lady organising the SAL doesn’t really have an idea exactly how long it’s going to take us . . . we are just going to stitch along, at the pace she sets, with a new objective every fortnight. Here is the photo of my first stage

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I am stitching on a 28 count  Zweigart Trento ‘natural”  fabric, using DMC 902 and B5200.  This is the first time I’ve used this particular fabric – I bought myself a huge wad of it last year and had been waiting for the perfect design . . . and when I decided to join this SAL I knew it was the ideal fabric to use.