Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Stitching in October was more fun than I’d thought it’d be, because mermaids!

I decided on my colors pretty quickly, but I could see an element in this section that might be a problem. The mermaids here appear the way they probably would if they were real – with uncovered chests. On a coffee table runner in the living room (which is what this project will be when done), this would undoubtedly result in affronted conservative eyes – a lot of them. So after some agonizing over this aspect, I decided my project would have the mermaids be Disney ones instead, wearing shells on their breasts. (Sigh!)

L&T SAL - Oct finish

After some changes in the chart to accommodate this design decision, the stitching itself went along without a hitch, so I don’t really have much left to say other than gushing about how I love the way this month turned out! ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t believe there are only two more sections to go before this SAL is done! I’m so looking forward to the decorative section of next month.


8 thoughts on “Linen and Threads SAL 2018

  1. Aww, poor censored mermaids ๐Ÿ™‚ This really made me chuckle, but I understand the decision! Also, the shells look great, apparently you are as in designing embroidery as you are in designing your own knitting patterns – respect!

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    • Thank you very much! The shells are smaller, so were much easier compared to the central vines for the lion/unicorn one. As always, it’s satisfying when things turn out well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Anita, I am so glad you found a way to include the mermaids on your runner. They are fabulous!!! Great job! I love it :). It is hard to believe that there are only 2 more sections left. This year really flew by. I hear there is going to be another Sampler for 2019. Are you up for another one?

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    • Thank you, Ginny! I’d love to work on next year’s sampler as well. I was planning to make the 2017 one next year – groups of sections for decorative use in handbags that my sister sews – so I’ll probably have to find a way to fit both in. One thing is for sure though – I’ll stick to just one or two colors! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  3. I look forward to seeing what you do with the 2017 sampler sections. Please share these handbags you speak of. I am very curious ;). It had been a little tricky for me deciding where I want to use the variegated thread and the black thread throughout this Sampler. I can’t imagine trying to decide with many colors. But you did an awesome job with yours. I am thinking I may just do one color next year. That means that I will have to wait to see what the first section looks like to see what fabric I want, and that takes time for a dyer to do. So I have a feeling I will be behind this one in the beginning until I get my colors sorted out. It will be fun!

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