Sunday, October 30, 2011


This year the our two Daphne birkwoodii bushes  have been a mass of blooms, this later flowering Daphne has a softer perfume and I have enjoyed sharing these lovely sprays with others. Caitlin and  I managed to make 44 little posies over several days,  before the rain came ( yet again!)

 One of our church members is a hospital chaplain at one of the local rest homes, she took away the first basket of posies with her on her weekly visit. The others took them to folk we knew in the other two rest homes and the final basket full went with me to church last Sunday and there were shared with those present.  I feel very blessed that I was given such an abundance of blooms and through others have been able to share them.

Now I have something I would like to share with you all.

My stitching friends group have had a Mystery SAL  We were given the instructions for making the shape and from there the choice of design was our own.  This is my finished one.... a  Christmas Quadrielle  and I am delighted with how easy it was to make and how it turned out, so I have decided to share how to make one like this as a SAL. on this blog. I am now on my second one and have ideas for others, these are fun to make.      The stitching is very simple it includes back stitch, chain stitch some couching and lots of beads!  so if you are interested in making one drop by tomorrow for the first of the instructions


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Daniela said...

Wspaniała praca!Amazing work!

Evelyne said...

I love your Christmas Quadrielle.It's a lovely piece of work.I love to make one!!
Warmest regards, Evelyne

Lynn B said...

Oh how beautiful, I will pop back tomorrow for the instructions!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Your project is just beautiful, Lee.
Looking forward to seeing more.
Happy Sunday.

Catherine said...

Oh wow! I bet your posies smelled wonderful. How sweet of you to share them!

Your stitched piece is beautiful!

Annette said...

Gorgeous! I've never made one and would love to join in on your SAL. Oh how exciting. Your basket of posies are so pretty. See you tomorrow. (I'm in California USA).

brandy1 said...

Loved your little posies of Daphne. They would be well received. I have wanted to make a Quadrielle for some time so will "pop" in tomorrow. Thankyou so much Shirley. n.z.

Carol said...

Such lovely photos of your Daphne, Lee. We had snow this weekend so please keep those beautiful photos coming to get us through our cold winter weather :)

Such a lovely piece--your work is exquisite!

Lee Albrecht said...

Obrigado por compartilhard tão lidnod bordado!! Um grande abraço.