Sunday, December 13, 2009

The December SAL

Here is my December SAL with Sally, we decided on this last year when the design was published, and we have looked forward to it all year.

Peppermint Twist by Blue Ribbon Designs.

First was the decision about what to stitch it on. Here's the choice, this is 36ct Belfast linen in Raw.

Then there was 40ct linen, hand dyed by me with tea leaves.

I decided to go with my own hand dyed linen, as I didn't really think the darker colours showed up too well on the Raw linen.

And here's the progress pic, I think the linen is a bit too light to show the snowflakes, maybe they would have shown up better if I'd done them in two strands, but this is not possible on 40ct, so I'll just have to live with it.

This piece has had a few visits from the frogs, I just hope they've gone now.


Patti said...

I LOVE it but I hope that the frogs have left your house by now. But.... please don't send them to my house because I really don't need them.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I think it looks great.
If you want to make the snowflakes show up a little better you could always use some blending filament.
That would give it a little shimmer.
I am always adding it to projects that I think need a little something extra.

Julie said...

Looking great

Barbi said...

Oh is this going to be gorgeous when it's done! I think that the snowflakes looks just fine.

Kathy A. said...

That is a lovely SAL. I hope those frogs hop off soon too. They can certainly take the joy out of what you are doing.

Anonymous said...

Great progress! I so much prefer your own hand dyed fabric, the colour is lovely

Christine said...

Its lovely, and I think the snowflakes show up fine

Tracy said...

The snowflakes look great beautiful progress well done xx

Karan said...

Ooo this is lovely! Hope the pesky frogs have hopped off elsewhere (not here though! LOL). Will enjoy watching this develop. :0)

Sally said...

Wow that's looking good Chris. You've got loads done :)