Wednesday 28 February 2024

BFF SAL 14.... the green green

All leaves this week. 

Just not quite there yet, a little bit of darkest green to go next week. And then black border to finish. And then... do I backstitch or blackwork border first? Or even a little bit of both? Hmm decisions decisions. 

My BFF is,  as always,  ahead of me.  Check out her update here

Wednesday 21 February 2024

BFF SAL 14... Happy Accidents?

Oh we had such fun this week! Many giggles about a mutual friend's escapades. 

And I filled in the rest of the pink and white flower... only ... wait a minute... it's supposed to have been a pink and pale pink one... and indeed I did start there!!

Ah well,  it's not coming out now, and I really quite enjoy the contrast.

Talk turned to next projects, even though there is still a considerable amount of work left in the border of this. We have a next one, and a potential next few after that.

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Thursday 15 February 2024

BFF SAL 14 - small pink flowery work

More filling in of pink and white flower this week,  didn't make quite the progress I'd mentally envisaged as I got lost a,few times. 

But liking the way this is looking. Contemplating a different shade in the border to that on the pattern,  but that is some way off yet.

Have had an odd funk of late, I think work woes are just tiring me out. Hoping that some upcoming time off helps to reinvigorate the mojo!

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Tuesday 13 February 2024

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop 2024

Stitched hearts
Happy Valentines day blogpeeps!!

It's time for the Secret Stitching Sweetheart blog Hop, hosted by Jo at

I love these felted and embroidered hearts, and I do wonder, given my BFF's work with felt this last year, whether this came from her?  I don't recognise the background quilt though, so perhaps not?

I shall look forward to Hopping around to find out who posted what, and to see whose work I can guess correctly!


Thursday 8 February 2024

BFF SAL 14 A pink flower grows

Pink and white to fill in more of the flower tonight.

Somehow this extra fill has made the flower more real!

Conversation was about Chinese dramas, Korean boy bands and just about anything but reality, as we'd both had a tricky week in the 'real' world.

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Thursday 1 February 2024

BFF SAL 14 - shades of flower and leaf

A bit of both pink and green this week.

Whilst we're enjoying this along the way, it feels like a longer process than anticipated,  we think because of the bitty nature of the blocks of colour.

Part completed oriental flower in vase stitch

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