I actually stopped working on (I have one more teeny piece to needleturn) Sew, Laugh Love a couple of weeks ago, but I had taken a few photos of the work and what it looks like dummied up on the canvas (stuck on with thumb tacks!).  So I thought I would show you what it’s like.

Sew Laugh Love WIP

Sew Laugh Love WIP

The pattern is from Leanne’s House by Leanne Beasley it comes with an iron on transfer and a pattern you can trace.  Instead of providing a stitch by stitch guide for this project, Leanne suggests we adlib and just pick our colours and go for it using stitches in our repetoire.  We are not left hanging though, there are some ideas and examples of what Leanne did on hers.

Sew Laugh Love

Sew Laugh Love, view of bottom of panel

I bought a kit from Perri at Stitches from the Bush, that included Leanne’s chosen Cosmo Threads in addition to a piece of hanky linen, so all I had to add was a couple of fat quarters* worth of fabric.  *(I did have to stitch one of my strips from pieces because I did not have whole width of fabric strips as described in the instructions I already had the fabric cut into fat quarter size.)

This was really fun to stitch and didn’t take long at all.  It took me a couple of weeks of working an hour or so in the evenings when I got home from work.  I used larger buttons than described and chose polka dot ones that coordinated with the colours in the panel as well as flower shaped ones in the multi-button sections.

Sew Laugh Love, View of Top of Panel

Sew Laugh Love, View of Top of Panel

If you are looking for a modern, cute stitchery panel either to mount in your craft room or use the panel for other purposes in another item.  This is a great option!

Sew Laugh Love - Almost Completed - Preview

Sew Laugh Love – Almost Completed – Preview

See my teeny rectangle in the top row, that is all that is left to do!
Good Night Stitchers, wherever you are!