Tuesday, 28 May 2013

A Large Update - Lots of Pics

Well hello everyone!!

I hope everyone is doing well. We have had some lovely weather here in South Wales, UK, until today that is. Today it has been raining most of the day :(

However, sunny or not, I have been a busy bee.  Myself and a few friends decided to start up a little Round Robin (RR). We decided to do a theme each, and so I decided that I would do a Joan Elliott one. 

I have so many JE charts that I highly doubt I'll ever get around to stitching so it was the perfect thing for me.

I chose my 8 designs, photocopied them and cut them down to a 60x60 stitch size. I also went shopping as we are stitching this RR onto aida, and I haven't any (what a great excuse), so I purchased some lovely fabric from Polstitches called Dawn Chorus.

Here is my fabric pictured with the charts I'm using:

I then went shopping once again for the specialty threads beads and so popped to 123stitch where I bought these:

As soon as my fabric arrived, I ironed it and sewed over the edges of the fabric to stop it fraying and made a start on the layout.  The below picture shows the layout I have chosen (the centre 4 boxes will be unpicked to become a title square where along with a title, the names of the stitchers and the fairies they stitched will go).

As you can see from the picture above, I also have room to add another 4 fairies if I chose to :)

The black outlines of the boxes are there only as a guide and once returned home, I will unpick and add a sparkle border with co-ordinating threads.

I have very nearly finished my first square on my robin (pictured below) and as soon as she is complete I will be making a start on the central box.

Snowdrop Fairy by Joan Elliott

If you are still with me, I hope you have enjoyed seeing my progress since my last post.

Until my next update, I do so hope you have a brilliant crafty time and take care.



  1. Oh wow Steph! I love all your goodies :-) well done on the theme and the first square is looking brilliant xxx

  2. Can't wait to see it progress. You are off to a great start:)

  3. Wow.... what a lovely new stash, and lovely choice for the RR, your first square is really pretty :)

  4. Wow..looking so beautiful xxx

  5. Great idea for a RR. The layout will look great when its all stitched. Looking forward seeing the finished product when it comes back :)

  6. Your RR looks lovely and what lovely designs, fabrics, beads and colours you have chosen.

  7. I already know your RR will look amazing because mine does! I think I might do the 6 garden fairies in the same style but stitch it all myself if I don't join another RR next year.

    Looking forward to seeing the progress on this one.

  8. Wow your RR is going to be spectacular!!


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