Donnerstag, 30. April 2015


So again I waited until the very last minue to participate in my very own SAL, but here I am at last!

What project are you talking about this month? 

My project for this month are these beautiful Asters - September of the Flower of the Month free patterns by Ellen Maurer-Stroh. As you can see, I finished the purples and started putting in the greens now.

Have you stitched a project by this designer before?

No, this is the first one.

Would you buy/stitch a design by this designer again? Why/Why not?

I most certainly would - probably more of the Flowers of the month, as they are all really pretty and fairly quick to stitch, but I can totally see me buying a few of her patterns as well.

What made you choose this particular design/designer?

I was looking to make a wedding sampler for a friend of ours who's in his 60s, widowed a little over a year ago, and now head over heels in love again. Most of the usual wedding sampler didn't really seem to fit the situation, so I decided to compose something myself, and I thought that flowers that bloom in autumn are quite a nice analogy to falling in love in the second half of life, so I was looking for a pattern that fit my needs and along came those beautiful asters - just perfect!

Did you notice anything that distinguished this designer from others? - For example specialty stitches, fractionals, much/little 'confetti', beads, special fibers...

There are no fractals or backstitching in this design,  and from what I've seen that's true for most of her designs - yet the design is still very...defined, for lack of a better word, and detailed. And they don't even use that many colors, I think the aster has about five shades of purple and four shades of green! You should take a look at her other floral patterns, they are amazing!

That being said, I'm attempting to finish this over the weekend, so hopefully I can show you an update on it soonish :)


  1. I looooooooove how you thought of falling in love a second time in the autumn of like! That is so incredibly sweet!

    1. I'm glad you like it, and I hope they will at well :)

  2. Beautiful job stitching!
    I am stitching the flowers also. Have not made it to september yet.

    1. Thanks! I bet the others are just as much fun to stitch ^_^

  3. What a lovely idea and a beautiful chart. I will look out for her designs in future.

  4. Great choice for this month. I like some of her designs but some of the animal babies are just plain weird!!
    This is a lovely idea for a wedding celebration too.

    1. I agree, I find most of those animal babies slightly disturbing. I do love her florals though :D