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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Theme-Tas-Stitch Just one July link up

Hello friends

I can't believe it's link up time already so here is this month's Theme-Tas-Stitch link up post.

This months theme was...

Just one July -
Pick a focus piece for the month and see how much progress you can make - show us before and after pictures if you can.

Well its been Just One gift after another for this month. I was really hoping I would be able to finish my Anchor Sampler because let's face it - it's been hanging around for too long now and I have less than 1000 stitches to go. that will be coming out today
Here is where i left it last time...

And after one evening of stitching

The right flowerpot is done and the second butterfly. That just leaves 726 stitches for the bottom border and 22 French knots in the trellis and snail feelers. I'm aiming for a finish this weekend! 

I did get 5 cards made too for teachers at DD's school. I started them in Maynia...

And here are the finished cards...

I had a biscornu exchange too with Mini, but I'll save that for another post.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to. Here's the linky.
The theme for next month is...

Animalia August -
Give some love to those projects with our furry or feathered friends.

Tiff has had the idea of doing Dragons so there are a few of us going in that direction. I'm also hoping to do a bit on my Mill Hill Squirrelly kit too.

Good luck to all the mums embarking on the summer holidays!

Happy stitching



  1. Fantastic work on your sampler. Focusing on one piece makes such a difference.
    The cards are lovely too. I stitched the three flowers when they first came out.

  2. Beautiful work on everything! Thanks for the shout-out, and am I missing the link-up somewhere?

  3. Great progress on your focus piece. I love it.
    These cards are so darling.

  4. I love your teacher cards, they're so pretty! I'm sure you'll soon have a finish on your Anchor sampler. If not this weekend then certainly by the end of Just One July.

    I have been an epic fail on Theme-tas-stitch as I took on too many monthly projects, but I'm hoping you'll so it again next year when I don't plan to have so many commitments!

  5. Nice stitching Kerry! Hope you had fun with your focus piece this weekend.
    Love the cards too, very pretty.
    Barbara x

  6. Lovely handmade keepsake for the teachers at school.
    Well done on the sampler progress.

  7. Your finished cards are really pretty and I love your WIP.

  8. Such lovely cards for the teachers. I have seen the Anchor sampler finish on fb , so congrats for that too.
    I'm failing to keep up with SALs this year..may be I can link up the just one finish of the biscornu here..lol

  9. What a good idea to make cards for the teachers, a lovely detail. good progress also on the sampler.

  10. Nice cards, lovely thoughts. I tried to focus on my Village quaker this month and had good progress. I'm already thinking of the birds, butterflies, bears, mice for my August challenge! xxx

  11. Great cards! They're so sweet. And you're so close to a finish with your sampler! :D


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