Stitching album template & Happy Dance

Seeing as there has been a bit of interest generated, I’ve scanned one of my album pages to give you an example of what I do – excuse the photo on it, one of my ink cartridges needs changing, so it’s a bit pale. Anyway, hopefully it’ll come through OK … The box at the top is the same size as a ‘normal’ printed photo, so if I wanted to I could just paste in an actual photo, instead of scanning it – and I have one template page with a vertical photo format as well, then just type in the details at the relevant points. If anyone wants a copy of the actual Word document, I’m more than happy to send it to you – it’s very very simplistic, though, so you might want to play with it a bit … just drop me an email to shakatak at iinet dot net dot au and your wish will be granted 🙂

Rightio, back to my stitching, as I’m not far off my happy dance for Summer Into Autumn – I’ve finished all the actual stitching now, and just need to add the beads, so I’ll have a piccie to post before the end of the day. Then I just have to wait for the MH treasure to arrive, before working out how the heck to finish it into a bellpull … another new finishing technique for the new year 🙂

(edited to add the following Happy Dance)
Well, as promised, here’s the finished version of Summer into Autumn by The Drawn Thread – I have to admit the ‘softer’ look of the single thread suits it well. It’s not my usual style of stitching, but I really enjoyed stitching it for the variety of stitches involved, plus such a short and quick project to stitch – it took me a sum total of 9 stitching hours!

13 thoughts on “Stitching album template & Happy Dance”

  1. Your diary format is very clear. I still haven’t attempted anything like that – my real job requires such a lot of paperwork that I hate to carry that over into my hobbies!

    Your DT is gorgeous!

  2. Your DT is so pretty, Anne! I enjoy little band samplers like that for the quick gratification and variety of stitches.
    Thanks for letting us see your stitching album page! I think it’s a great idea and plan to do something like it. Not sure if I should print it out tho – I have so much paper in my life I hate to add more.

  3. Congratulations on your Happy Dance! It is absolutely lovely! I really should stitch that one some day… Mmm maybe next September ? ;-D

    Your album is such a nifty idea too. Well done!

  4. Hi Anne, congratulations on your happy dance! It’s lovely, and I rather like that ‘softer’ look of one strand too. Instant (or almost) gratification is a good thing once in a while for having a sense of accomplishment! 🙂

  5. Yay Anne! You did a wonderful job; that piece is just lovely! Can’t wait to see your bellpull finish and now you have some instructions to go with it. 😉 Let me know if you run into any snags or have any questions when you go to finish it.

  6. Congrats on your finish– it turned out really nice.

    I love the stitching album idea. That’s such a wonderful record to have, especially for those of us who tend to give lots of our stitching away.

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