Friday, July 24, 2015

PR mystery SAL... years later :p

So, I'm back working on the very first Passione Ricamo mystery SAL from a few years back. Yes, I started it when this was new, kept up for a couple of months, then fizzled out for some reason. That's just how I roll.

So I'll be working on parts 5-8 next. As you may have guessed, 5 and 8 are the parts with a lot of border going on, so I've been doing those first, but then I got bored and hopped over to part 7 to add some of the wings. It doesn't look like all that much yet because they're not filled in, but they'll pop nicely once I get all the colors in there.

I'll have to rechart parts 9-12 to remove the word at the bottom. Might take some fussing to get the border to line up, but I haven't taken a close look at the charts yet to see how much fudging I might have to do. Or maybe not, I don't know! I did see a pic of a finish without the word and it looked pretty good, so I'm sure it must work out well.

Parts 5-8 will probably be the most heavily stitched areas, so I'm trying not to get discouraged by slow progress. Hey, at least I'm not stitching the solid blue background! (whyyyyyy)

Well, there we go, visible progress for today! Almost everything below the rather visible line of parts 1-4 was added this week! (Just not the border section on the right!)


  1. I do like the border on that, very pretty!

  2. Another stunning piece :)
    Look forward to see this one finished

  3. It's beautiful. I'm glad to see you working on it again. It's way too pretty not to finish!

  4. I started this one too, and didn't finish. Maybe I'll get it out soon! Yours looks wonderful!

  5. I started this one too, and didn't finish. Maybe I'll get it out soon! Yours looks wonderful!

  6. I remember this one! The border put me off! It does look lovely when it's finished though.

  7. Wow now there's a blast from the past. I did exactly what you did, kept up for a few weeks/months and then got sidetracked. I disliked the fabric I was stitching it on and have now thrown it out. So it will have to be a re-start. Looking at your wip though it has fired up some interest in her again. It looks lovely. My friend Nina fudged the border too, to remove the word. She said it was easy - just turned the top border upside down and used it as the guide. Good luck.
    xo Alicia


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