Sunday, 15 February 2015

Save the Stitches update

It's time for another update on my Save The Stitches blackwork sampler designed by Elizabeth Almond of Blackwork Journey.  I've entered this into the Quilt and Stitch Village show in April.  I need to get it framed before then so I've given myself the deadline of the end of February to get it stitched.  I finished the section below, then I started crocheting squares?!?  How exactly is that helping get it finished Wendy?


I have finished blocks 18, 19 and 20, including the metal thread work.  This means I have one full row to do (made of 4 blocks), then I just have to add the beading before getting it framed.  

Someone kick me in the arse please, I need to get working on this!


You can go and see what the other participants have been up to here:


Claire at Claire93's blog

Gun at Rutigt



Alison at Minerva Handmade


15 comments:

Little Treasures said...

Wow! This is spectacular and jaw dropping! I love it!

talltalesfromchiconia said...

It's just beautiful! Now, put down that crochet and pick up your needle again. This lovely thing deserves to be finished, and anyway, you've got a show to enter!

Rachel said...

Consider yourself virtually kicked, if that would really help!

Sandra :) said...

It's quite lovely, Wendy, and you've put in a LOT of work so far - you're in the home stretch now! Consider this a proverbial (and maple syrup :D) kick in the patootie to git 'r done!

rutigt said...

Stitch, stitch, stitch............Then take a deep breath and continue to stitch and in notime you´ll finish the embroidery :)
Gun

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Beautiful stitching--very inspiring! I have to get going on mine. (I'm on Block 2)

Sarah in Stitches said...

*kicking* It looks lovely! You can do it! :D

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

You're going well Wendy - and now you have a deadline you'll have to make this your top priority and finish it quickly. It is a beautiful design, and your stitching looks lovely.

Jane Galley said...

Will a gentle nudge do? It's looking good

Celtic Thistle said...

I love your "then I just have to add the beading " comment as though that will only take five minutes! Get your skates on girl you have an exhibition to enter!!!

claire93 said...

oooh you're very close to a finish ^^

Chrissie said...

Wow this is coming on so well, looking really good, yes you must finish it and enter it in the show, and show us of course! xcx

pennydog said...

*puts steel toecaps on*

SuperMomNoCape said...

I can't wait to see this when it's all finished and frame! The glimpses you've given us have been stunning and I imagine it will be even more so when it's done.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Hello Wendy... I've loved this since the first time you posted about it. I've just started a new weekly Stitchery Link Party on Mondays in conjunction with my Vintage Embroidery Monday and would love it if you'd come link up this post and any others you'd like to link up that feature your embroidery and cross-stitch.