Friday, 10 February 2012

Victoriana, Oakhaven SAL and another Great Escape Update!!!

I have a few new finishes to share with you.  The first is a morning project that I started after As Ye Sew was completed.  It's a lovely piece, I think it looks like wallpaper.  It didn't take very long at all to stitch up, just a few hours.  It is nice to have these small projects to work on in the mornings whilst working on Siberian Forest.  Working on Siberian Forest can feel sometimes like you are getting nowhere, so having these finishes keep me going!!!

Here it is:


32 count linen from The Crafty Kitten grab bag (a bluey-pink colour)
recommended DMC threads
designed by Elizabeth Almond of Blackwork Journey
freebie from Blackwork Journey
65 stitches by 57 stitches

I have also completed the next part of the 2012 Oakhaven SAL (available from their yahoo group).  I thought this one was going to be all cats so image my surprise when the next part was a dog!!!  I am really excited to see what is next, it could be cats and dogs or another animal might be introduced, who knows!?!?!?!


28 count pink evenweave
recommended DMC threads
designed by Tonia 
42 stitches by 33 stitches

At the moment I have no ink in my printer so I was working on the above dog this morning with my computer running.  Towards the end I received an email from Abi Gurden saying that the next part of The Great Escape was ready for download.  I still had some time left for sewing and since I had the design next to me (as I keep both SAL's with each other) I decided to give it a go.  I think I was the first to finish it on the group!!! I absolutely adore this part.  Using variation of Rhodes stitch, the owl now has a mouse escaping from him!!!  This is the first part that I have been able to do without any need for frogging, so it didn't take any time at all to stitch up:


32 count Belfast Linen in Pansy Impressions from The Crafty Kitten
HDF Threads
Designed by Abi Gurden

I now intend to spend the evening working on HAED Siberian Forest.  I am almost halfway through the first page and will update as soon as I achieve it!

Happy Stitching Everybody!!!


  1. Can't wait for your SF update. It's a gorgeous piece!! Grats on the finish. I love those little flowers, and the colors are fantastic. Grats on being the first to finish this part of TGE too. You're really moving right along, Donna. Great job, all the way around!!

  2. Beautiful stitching.