Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /9

The August section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL had a solid rounded motif that I didn't know how to proceed with--I didn't want a big, rounded blob of a motif in there. Eventually, I decided to fill it up with back stitches--yes, the very type of stitches that I have a love-hate … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /9

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /8

The July section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL is the smallest as the number of stitches go, but it was just as fun as all of the other sections. This month, it was all about the horizontal spaces between the main square-shaped sections. The stitching went smoothly, since I didn't change my … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /8

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /7

The June section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL was a bag of mixed results. It went on okay almost till the end, then it gave me some problems. When I charted out the colors, I liked what I saw. I've been happy with the number of combinations I can make with the … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /7

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /5

Well, I seem to have gravitated towards blue for the April section of my Linen and Threads MSAL... I'd thought of adding more colors to the light blue sections, but in the end, I went with a single color. The newly-revealed May section also has similar huge components, and this time around, I think I'll … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /5

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /4

I eventually completed the March section of the Linen and Threads MSAL, after I worked on the border of the April section as a kind of a break. For the March section's flowers, I stuck with my idea of a 'scribbly' version, with one strand each of yellow and red held together. This resulted in … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /4

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /3

Oh the March section of the Linen and Threads MSAL! I'm still plodding through it since March turned out to be a busy month. I seem to have finished about 3/4th of the section so far. There are flowers in the gaps between the greens, which I will get to next. I'd kept the flowers … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /3

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /2

I've completed the February section of the Linen and Threads MSAL! I love that the SAL fulfills my expectations of using a lot of colors this year - the sections are not too large, and that means I can use a variety of colors spread across small areas. Aren't the flowers cute? 🙂 The section's … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /2

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /1

I'm joining the Linen and Threads Mystery Stitch Along for 2021 - yay! This year, the mystery sampler is inspired by the Talavera pottery tradition of Mexico and Spain. The pottery is decorated with an ensemble of colors, and I thought it's the perfect use for the various bits of colored embroidery floss I own. … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /1

Linen and Threads SAL 2018

I completed June-July of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL without too many hassles. This section is not as 'wow' for me as some of the other ones, but since it is not 'argh' either, I'll take it. 🙂 If you recall, I cobbled together the vine at the center from bits and pieces … Continue reading Linen and Threads SAL 2018

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