Linen and Threads SAL 2018

What do you know, this is apparently my 100th post here. It's just a number, I know, and I discovered this fact accidentally since I don't usually bother with stats. I'm pleasantly surprised that my slow blogging has continued long enough to churn out this many posts, and to make some friends along the way. … Continue reading Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Linen and Threads SAL 2018

L&T SAL - April finish

April band of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL - am I glad that it's a small section, the smallest so far? I sure am, I'd still be toiling away on the project otherwise. I started this section later than I would've liked, but I knew it'd be fine because I'd still finish it … Continue reading Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Linen and Threads SAL 2018

March is almost over, and so is the March section of my Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL. The section has a border around it, but I decided to play the waiting game and see what April brings, and then choose whether I want the border or not. If I end up keeping the border, … Continue reading Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Linen and Threads SAL 2018

L&T SAL - February finish

I finished the February section of the Linen and Threads Mystery SAL, and love how it turned out. This section was nowhere as tedious as last month's, because it has repeating patterns, which means I wasn't looking at the chart every few stitches. (I still ended up frogging a few stitches here and there though. … Continue reading Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Linen and Threads SAL 2018

January section of the Linen and Threads SAL is complete! I took some time off the cross-stitch part to make a hem stitch lined, fringed edge, for which I used scrap yarn from my earlier knitting projects. I'm much happier working on the project now, since I don't run into runaway threads from the edges. … Continue reading Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Two weeks of slow and steady progress on the Linen & Threads Mystery SAL has resulted in this -- This project will not really be framed -- it'll end up as a coffee table runner. I'd originally decided on a single color for the entire project, but then I didn't like the thought of an … Continue reading Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Coffee table runner

I think this runner is the first ever cross-stitch project in my life that I diligently stuck with until I finished it. 🙂 It now adorns our coffee table. Like I mentioned earlier, the different styles of the motifs and their connectors do work well together. I made a whole lot of mistakes along the … Continue reading Coffee table runner

Runner progress

Still cross-stitching, no knitting. I'm making good progress on the coffee table runner. This is how a single motif looks, and I'll have three of them across the runner. I came up with this pattern inspired by a Pinterest pin for biscornu (which, since a long time, leads to a site under maintenance though) and … Continue reading Runner progress

Runner… finally in progress

More than eight months ago, I'd started working on a coffee table runner, wanting to make cross-stitch motifs on it. I'd made an edging on some aida cloth of suitable size, and actually came up with a pattern after some pinning bouts on Pinterest caused flashes of inspiration, and then... Nothing. I stuffed the cloth … Continue reading Runner… finally in progress

The beginnings of a runner

Not the athletic kind of runner -- it's the coffee table kind I'm talking about. With the yarn left over from the Tiny triangles top project, I decided to first do some cross stitch, something that I haven't done in a long, long while. Yarn that still remains after the cross stitch project -- and … Continue reading The beginnings of a runner