Friday, 20 May 2016

Joyful World - May

I haven't completed February yet but I've made a good start on it this month. I'm about half way through, perhaps a little more.


The stitching is looking a little wonky in the photos but that's just because the fabric isn't laying flat, I can assure you that my eyesight isn't quite that bad, yet!

I'd missed the white stitches which fill the boxes on the border from January but I've rectified that now.


I don't think anyone is as far behind with this Stitch Along as I am, but I'm working on it at my own pace as I do with everything. I am, however, enjoying seeing everyone else's work as they complete each month, it's nice to see what's coming up. It's going to be a wonderful piece.

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  1. These are delightful. Better to go at your own pace and enjoy it.
    Lisa x

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    1. I agree. I don't want to rush it and make it a chore.

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  2. These look great. I love the fox :)

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    1. It's the fox design which attracted me to this Stitch Along, I'm glad I joined in.

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  3. Just lovely! I'm a slowpoke too - I followed a knit-a-long on Ravelry for a lace scarf in April which runs only for 1 month & am only on the 2nd repeat (of 20). But that's ok - I'm enjoying working on it, which is the whole point, isn't it?

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    1. That's the point exactly. I'd rather take my time over any sort of craft, it makes it more enjoyable.

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  4. I know from experience that counted stitching needs a lot of patience. I've enjoyed seeing the completed piece for January and the progress so far with February. It's an attractive design with those endearing creatures and pretty flowers. It'll look beautiful when complete and will give you a lot of pleasure and satisfaction.

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    1. I really like how it builds each month with twelve smaller designs to make one big project. I'm really enjoying it.

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  5. Its looking good, it becomes a chore if you do it at somebody elses pace.

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    1. You're right. It's definitely going to take me longer than a year to complete it but there's no rush at all.

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  6. Lovely stitching Jo, and yes someone is further behind with the SAL than you are, ME! lol You have probably done more on your February piece than i have.

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    1. You have an excuse though, you're working on other things. I've put my crochet to one side so I can't blame it on that. It will get done when it gets done, I'm enjoying stitching and that's all that matters.

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    1. I'm enjoying watching how the picture builds up with each stitch.

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  8. it's nice to see other peoples finished stitching, when they change the colours it gives you ideas.

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    1. I'm not at that stage yet where I alter patterns or colours but you're right, it's interesting to see how the change of a colour or two alters the look of a piece.

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  9. It's going to be lovely. The colours are so pretty and muted.

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    1. They are, I think it gives it an antiquey kind of look.

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  10. You have beautifully neat stitching. Keep working at your pace and enjoy the process.
    xx

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    1. Thank you. I'm thoroughly enjoying working on it.

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  11. Your stitching is just beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. I'm very pleased with how it's looking so far. This is only my second cross stitch project and it's going better than I thought it might.

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  12. Looking good Jo, but I bet there are people who've not even made a start although the've got the pattern & materials & possibly never will. You are doing great, as you say, at your own pace. Nobody has to keep up with anyone else, but just enjoy what you are doing. Have a great weekend and take care.

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    1. It's such a lovely design to work on, it would be a shame to spoil it by rushing.

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  13. I think the important thing is to enjoy it ... and you clearly are. It doesn't matter if you are quick or slow or somewhere in between!

    It's looking good Jo - they are nice designs aren't they.

    All the best Jan

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    1. They're wonderful designs. I think they'll look really good when all twelve are stitched side by side.

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  14. I already think February is going to be my favourite :)

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    1. Ha ha, I think you might be right.

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  15. These are looking lovely Jo, I think you're doing the right thing working at your own pace, I think I would rather do this and get it right if I were taking part rather than rushing things to keep up and then ending up unhappy as it wasn't as I wanted it!!

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    1. Each design works up in to one big piece of work so I'd hate to get a part of it wrong. I think I'm definitely best taking it slow and steady.

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  16. It doesn't matter how long it takes as long as you're enjoying the stitching, Jo. It's looking good. xx

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    1. It certainly won't be completed on schedule, but you're right, it doesn't matter how long it takes. I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

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  17. I love the fox. And sometimes slow is better. You can enjoy it more, and when you finish there's a greater sense of achievement simply because it's taken longer!

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    1. There's some really lovely designs. I'm enjoying seeing what's released each month and I'm looking forward to getting to the stage of stitching each one.

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  18. I've seen some of these on my blog reading catch up this morning that people are doing and they have only a few stitches in each month, so you are well ahead of them lol.
    Happy stitching

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    1. Really? I thought I'd be trailing well behind. No rush though, it's nice to take my time over things.

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  19. It's absolutely delightful and you are right to go at your own pace far better that way. I really wanted to join this too but knew I might only produce one square in the whole year!

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    1. It's so tempting to join in everything but I really couldn't resist this one. I'd only seen the first month's design but I could tell it was going to be my kind of thing after that one month. I haven't been disappointed by any design released since then, they're all so lovely and will stitch up in to a beautiful calendar.

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  20. Oh...how pretty! You have me wishing I could do something like this, I really must give it a go!xxx

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    1. This is only my second cross stitch project so if I can do it, anyone can. I'm really enjoying it.

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