Sunday, 12 June 2016

Joyful World - June

I haven't done a lot of work on my Joyful World Stitch Along this month as I've rediscovered my knitting needles, more of that in another post, but February is coming on, albeit slowly.


I love how well the colours have been chosen for the mallards, they really bring these little ducks to life.


The flowers just need their stems adding now, they're so pretty.


I hope to get February finished and March started before I do my update for July, but we'll be away from home for a fortnight during the next month so I'd better get on with it.

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  1. Lovely progress on the SAL.
    I've been knitting a little instead of stitching for the past couple of weeks, looking forward to seeing what you've been clicking away at.

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    1. I enjoy doing a bit of this and that when the mood takes me, it's good to have lots of different hobbies.

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  2. It's looking fabulous, Jo. :o)

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    1. Thank you, I'm pleased with it so far.

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  3. Those little duckies really are cute and I also love the colours. Look forward to see what you are knitting. I've started something I really need to finish as it is so cold at the moment (biting winds), and need very warm jumpers, but I've not posted about it. Will once it is finished I hope, as my chillblains are slowing me down at the moment. Poor old hands. Have a great week and take care.

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    1. It's funny that I've gone back to knitting when the weather's just warmed up, not an ideal time to be working with wool but enjoyable never the less. Hope you get some relief from your chillblains soon.

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  4. Really great colors in it, it looks February without being wintery.

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    1. It does, there's little snowflakes to be added which will make it look more like winter though.

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  5. Beautiful stitching.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you. It's such a lovely project to work on.

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  6. Very pretty. Mine is still in a box I really can't get to grips with evenweave. When I have a little more time I shall try on aida xx

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    1. Give the evenweave another try, I found it really difficult at first but it's like anything new, it just takes some getting used to. I'm loving it now.

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  7. wow! that is the most adorable thing I've ever seen, and it's ever so neat. I can do cross stitch but mine always ends up wonky and in the wring places haha , you're so talented :)

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    1. It's such a lovely design, isn't it? This is only my second piece of cross stitch, I think the secret is to take you time, which I'm definitely doing. It's such a large piece of work that I don't want to spoil it by rushing.

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  9. Lovely stitching. Its so nice to have a variety of hobbies, you then never get bored.

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    1. You're right. The only problem I have is fitting everything in, I wish I had more time.

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  10. That's so cute. Can't wait to see it finished. Your stitching is so neat!

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    1. I'm sure I'll get February finished before I do an update post again, there isn't that much to do to finish it off.

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    1. Thank you. It's a really enjoyable project to work on.

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  12. Oh, the little ducks are adorable! Love them - looking forward to hearing about your knitting adventures.
    xxx

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    1. There's so many lovely designs in this project for each month which have been released so far. I can't wait to see the others which are yet to be released.

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  13. Lovely stitching Jo :-) I haven't picked up any stitching in a while now, like you i've been knitting, sometimes it's nice to have a change :-)

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    1. It is. I seem to go for ages on one type of craft and then all of a sudden the urge takes me to get back to something else. This is the first time I've picked my knitting needles up all year and I'm enjoying getting back to it.

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    1. They're so cute, aren't they? There's lots of very cute designs for the other months too.

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  15. Your work is beautiful!! I am glad you are taking your time and enjoying it!

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    1. Thank you. It was rather daunting taking on this project as it's only the second cross stitch I've done, but being split in to twelve parts makes it manageable.

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  16. You're making great progress, Jo. I love the way these thread colors look on the beige cloth. I think the mallard is especially realistic!

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    1. I love the colour of the fabric, it makes it look quite antiquey and it's nice to work on now I've got used to it.

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  17. That really is a lovely design, and the colours do work so well together.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I'm enjoying shopping for the embroidery thread and seeing what colours as coming up in future months. They all seem to compliment each other so well.

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  18. Very cute! And can't wait to see what you've got on the needles - I always have a few on the go at the same time as I tend to go for a bit on one, then drop it in favour of a different one for a while, etc.

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    1. I always worked on one project at a time until a couple of years ago and now I seem to have lots on the go at once. At the moment I've got two crochet projects, one cross stitch (though another is waiting in the wings and I'll be starting on that soon) and two knitting projects. At least I won't get bored.

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  19. It is so gorgeous, you stitching is so neat. I love that you are taking your time and making sure it stays that way.

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    1. I don't really have much choice, being new to cross stitch I'm very slow at it anyway, but it does make me notice exactly what I'm doing.

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  20. It´s looking very nice, slow but sure and better than unpicking :-) I like to be able to chop and change crafts too, sometimes you just don´t gel with one but enjoy another. Perhaps you could take your stitching on holiday with you as you relax xcx

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    1. I would definitely take my stitching with me on holiday if it were a smaller project but it's just too big. I have a knitting project which is smaller so I'll probably take that. I enjoy reading on holiday too so there's enough to keep me occupied.

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    1. I think the ducks are perfect for Valentine's Day in February.

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  22. Oh....absolutely gorgeous, and not finished yet!!! Looking forward to seeing the end product!xxx

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    1. I'm hoping that February will be finished before I show it again, I'm eager to get on to a new design now.

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  23. Those ducks are so sweet the way they are sat so cosy with each other.
    Lisa x

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    1. They are, I think it's a lovely design for Valentine's Day.

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