Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tranquil Moments or 2 Olgas' SAL

My friend Olga in UK and I have had SAL this week.
For the SAL project we took "Tranquil Moments" by The Sweetheart Tree. We got interested in this design on different reasons but probably the main idea was to see what the design looks like in real life. If you saw the picture of the design in the ST booklet, you would understand what I mean: the ST picture is dark, you can hardly see the design in it.
I decided to trust the designer and used the colors of the fabric, floss and beads what the design calls for. Olga was experimenting with her own fabric and some other stuff, you can see the results of her SAL on her blog.
Here is the picture of "Tranquil Moments":


I liked these intricate stitches of the design, there are only a few full crosses there! That's the type of stitching I enjoy. In the picture you can see my framed piece.

The second stage of our SAL was to stitch the central part of the design, the star. I made this part into an ornament. A fragment from the outer border was stitchedon the back side of the ornament. Here is my ..."twinkle, twinkle little star" (гори, гори, моя звезда...-ru):

And here is the picture of my whole SAL:

I am satisfied with the results of our SAL. It was a great pleasure to stitch with Olga: we shared ideas and supported each other a lot. Thank you Olga for this wonderful experience.

I am a little sad because our 2 Olgas' SAL came to an end.

But! I am going to stitch another design by ST which is very similar to this one, everything is already ready to start on it.

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I also wanted to show you some pictures of another visitor we had yesterday: it is a tiny turtle which is as "huge" as two small acorns.









Isn't it cute? And I do not have to stitch Quaker turtles, I have real turtles in the yard.
Thank you for stopping by and special thank you for those who leave comments - I love to read them!
Happy stitching to everybody!

33 comments:

Jennifer said...

As usual, your stitching and finishing are just stunning. That ornament is GORGEOUS! And I love that cutie pie little turtle.

Yuko said...

Oh my gosh! What beautiful and gorgeous pieces they are!!!
Just stunning, and the twinkle twinkle~ is Super!
I'm always overwhelmed by your tecnique of finishing...
Speechless...

hohla said...

Оль! Замечательные вышивки!!! И оформление в багете , и звезда очень нравятся!!! А что новое будешь вышивать?
Черепашка милая!!! Такая крошка!!!

Dovilė said...

Very elegant, fresh and beautiful design and your finishes!

Faby said...

How beautiful...! I just LOVE your little star !!! It's so stunning...! Well done again, Olga !

vEr0n!c@ said...

Both framed piece and ornament are beautiful! Great job there!

That's the cutest turtle I've ever seen :D

Nataliya said...

Оленька, прости за молчание, не самая лучшая неделя в моей жизни. Надеюсь, на днях отвечу тебе, особенно на первое, там, где ты кое-что просишь :о). И спасибо за курочек и яички - такое не может не заставить не улыбнуться! Спасибо тебе!
Пы.Сы. Вышивка замечательная, всё нежно так....

Sally said...

Both of your finishes are absolutel beautiful!

Hazel said...

What a beautiful ornie!! I love it. I love your little turtle too. So sweet. I wonder how old it is. x

Carol R said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing of two Olga SAL.

I think my tortoise would love a visit from that little turtle!

Daffycat said...

That SAL ended up incredible! Your framed piece and the ornament are both so beautiful...well done!

I love that teeny tiny turtle!

Loreta said...

It's very beautiful!I love the way you finished!

Andrea said...

Wonderful finish. I love the ornament too. You're right it does look so dark on the cover photo, perhaps this is why I haven't stitched it either. :)

Genny Garcia said...

Olga pasa por mi blog, alli tienes un pequeño reconocimiento a tu generosidad, por compartir conmigo el patron del biscornu (pronto lo termino) y por tu blog tan bonito. Gracias.

Olga said...

hi Olenka, it was great fun doing the sal with you and as always your finishing is absolutely stunning!!!!! you did an amazing job with the framing too!! We should do another sal :o) ...happy stitching,
lots of luv from olga (uk)

Solstitches said...

How very lovely! The framed piece is beautiful and the ornament is just stunning.
It must have been a difficult one to put together so congratulations on your fantastic finishing.

gazette94 said...

Just gorgeous !!I love your star ornement ! It must be so fun to share this SAL with Olga !
I m on holydays for few days , I should be able to start your lovely Autumn square ornement..

dany said...

Superbe ce petit modèle !
Et la tortue est toute mignonne
Je t'embrasse et te souhaite un merveilleux week-end

Mylene said...

wow! they are beautiful, but i especially LOVE the ornament!!
Well done, Olga!!!

Angela said...

So very pretty! You do amazing work :)

All things beautiful said...

Love your stitching, esp the ornament. The original pattern has been so creatively adapted. Can't wait to hop over to your friend's blog now :-)

flom said...

sublime !!!!
it's so beautifull, I love !!!!!!
bravo
biz
flo

paola said...

Oh my gosh!
They are the beautifulst pices...
Paola

Pumpkin said...

Olga, your stitching is just incredible! I always love seeing you post pictures of it. You have not disappointed again ;o) I love how you took part of the original design and made that ornament. Just gorgeous finishing!

Well isn't he adorable! Hard to believe they can be that small.

Carol said...

Oh, that is gorgeous!

Cindy F. said...

What beautiful finishes!!
Absolutely beautiful!

Carla said...

Stunning finishes, Olga!

Lioness said...

Какая прелеcть эти дизайны Sweetheart Tree!!! Черепашка - домашнее животное, или они у Вас повсюду гуляют? Прелесть, действительно, и шить не надо.

Margaret said...

Wow! That's beautiful. How did you get the star shape so perfect on your ornament - that is exactly how did you finish it so well - I'd love a tutorial

Nina said...

Wonderful!!
I can't say more :)

Sabine said...

Again wonderful work you did, thank you for sharing your pics!

greetings from Austria
Sabine

Marie said...

your work is stunning !!!!!!!! those pieces are gorgeous !

Dani - tkdchick said...

You did a fantastic job with that ST piece!!!