Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Joyful World - November

I'm very nearly finished with the Joyful World March design, there's just the lettering to stitch now.


I found there was a lot of stopping and starting with this design with all the different flowers and bits of stitching, it was quite time consuming. I did have a good tip though on a previous post, pre threading a number of needles with the coloured thread you're going to be using can save a lot of time.

I'm hoping that there will be a finish to show you next month.

42 comments:

  1. Everytime I see a post about this sal I really wish I had joined in, I have too much crafting going on at the moment, maybe I'll pick it up in the New Year. Your March design is coming along lovely, and I agree that threading up a number of colours before the start does save a lot of time.

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    1. The great thing is that each chart is still on the blog so you can pick it up at any time, it's so enjoyable to work on. March should be finished soon and then it'll be on with April, it's nice to get each month finished but exciting to be starting on something new too.

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  2. It's looking lovely. And that's a good tip! I'll have to remember that one.

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    1. It's a great tip, it saves keep breaking off to thread a needle.

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  3. This is such a lovely piece you are creating. How I admire your needlework! Pat xx

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    1. Each month has such a beautiful design, it's going to look wonderful when it all comes together.

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  4. A bit of Spring in the Autumn, the designs are lovely, I like the prethreading needles idea xx

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    1. There isn't a monthly design which I don't love. The beauty of this SAL is that you get to work on twelve wonderful designs in one project.

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    1. I love watching how the picture builds with each stitch.

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  6. IT looks so beautiful and delicate.

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    1. The designs are just wonderful, a pleasure to work on.

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    1. I'm enjoying working on it so much.

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  8. Such a lovely project, a glimpse of a season yet to come. Such a great tip too.

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    1. Or a glimpse of the season long gone since I was supposed to be stitching this then, I'm so far behind. That's the great thing about these SALs though, you can do them in your own time, which is great for me as I'm such a slow stitcher.

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    1. It's such a lovely design, it's looking even better as more is added to it.

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  10. That was a good tip. My cross-stitch is all one color, but I could thread up a couple of extra needles with that color.

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    1. It certainly does save a lot of time having the needles ready and threaded. I've got a needle threader too, I find that saves me so much time as I can hardly see the eye of the needle these days.

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  11. Some beautiful work Jo. I'm really looking forward to seeing it all finished. X

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    1. Just the lettering to go on March now. It's another lovely design.

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  12. This is such a very pretty design, I really like it.

    Although I do not do any needlework - that tip you received about "pre threading a number of needles with the coloured thread you're going to be using can save a lot of time." does make sense ...

    Looking forward to seeing the finished result next month!

    All the best Jan

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    1. One of the great thing about blogging is that people offer such useful advice. It's all about helping each other out, such a great community.

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  13. It's a lovely piece of embroidery. And thanks for the tip - I'll remember it next time I work on my cross stitch sampler. x

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    1. It's a great tip, so simple really but it does save loads of time.

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  14. Ahh...a few more details. All those little flowers are lovely. What a good idea about threading a bunch of colours to start - I love tips like that and often find my self saying "why didn't I think of that"! The wonders of the internet :)

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    1. March is a very itty bitty design with all those little flowers, so many small bits of one colour, but it does look effective. I was definitely glad of that tip.

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  15. That really is lovely Jo! So professional.xxx

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    1. I don't know about professional, there's one or two mistakes but I don't think they're too noticeable.

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  16. It's so pretty, Jo! I can hardly wait to start this SAL....I've been a bit preoccupied with 60-somethings - HA!
    xxx

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    1. You'll have loads of time on your hands once you finish off the RAKs, plenty of time to get going with this SAL.

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  17. March is so pretty, have you see December's? I just love that one, not sure i will get around to stitching it before the year is out but it's on the list for next year.

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    1. It is pretty with all the flowers and the colours are lovely too. I've seen December's, I don't think there's a month I don't like, they're all fabulous and I'm looking forward to stitching them all.

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  18. These designs are not as easy as you think, alot of colour changes and counting. I have mine on hold for a while.

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    1. There is a lot of counting to be done. I took a break whilst I was working on something else but I'm glad to be back to it again now.

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  19. Well done Jo and you certainly aren't giving up on this are you? Your stitching is so even, that I'm looking forward to seeing the whole thing. Take care.

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    1. I'm thoroughly enjoying this project, I won't be giving up on it. It's such a lovely design.

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  20. Great finish. The only one I am not keen on is November, must be something to do with my gran telling my peacocks were unlucky in the house.

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    1. I've just got the lettering to do on March now and then that'll be another one finished. I like the peacock one, in fact, there's isn't one I dislike.

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