SAL Update 9.13.20

Happy Sunday everyone! Well, I did manage to finish Block 13…but last night, as I was soaking it to remove the printed stabilizer I forgot and then soon realized that I used a variegated pink thread that is NOT colorfast…So you can imagine what you’re about to see when you scroll down. But first, this is where I was last time:

BEFORE

And here’s the completed block! It’s not too bad, I know. My plan of action to correct is simply to stitch in more pink flowers to cover the pink dye. I did use a little upholstery spot cleaner to help treat the area. Therefore, I did not bother with pressing the block and will do so after I stitch those extra flowers.

AFTER

On the next update, I’ll show a corrected flower basket and a start on Block 14!

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!

SAL Update 8.23.20

Happy Sunday everyone! On my last SAL update I had made a pretty great start on Block 13 Bee Romantic. While it was my goal to complete the block, the last 3 weeks kind of got away from me! Here’s where I was last time:

BEFORE

I was able to complete the bicycle and get started with the flowers. You’ll notice some minor changes in the wheel spokes, the direction of some of them were driving me crazy, lol! My friend Leah also sent me a sweet gift in the mail, which included that notions tin you see in the top right.

AFTER

Here’s a better view of that sweet basket of flowers:

I also mentioned in a previous post how I couldn’t embroider as long because my fingers would hurt. I know some of you mentioned experiencing the same. I’ve tried a variety of products along the years, but I finally found a product that works. I got it in the mail on Friday, so I didn’t get to use it long, but I definitely made great weekend progress because of them! They are the LoRan Needle Pullers. Have you tried them?

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!

SAL Update 8.2.20

How is it August already!? I actually am ready for fall weather 🙂 As a reminder, I’m working on the Beeutiful QAL for my SAL project, which is a free embroidery project from The Moda Bakeshop.

I finished up Block 12 – Bee Grateful, so that means mini dance time! To complete this block, I finished up the bee and traced the shape for the entrance onto Soft Fuse fusible web. I then soaked the block in the sink three times to get the printable stabilizer off. Once dry, I attached my bee skep entrance with a black blanket stitch for the finish.

BEFORE
AFTER

Now onto the next block! Here’s my start on Block 13 – Bee Romantic.

Block 13 definitely has a lot of detail. My goal is to at least finish this block by our next update. The flowers in the basket do not have a specific stitch type given, but the directions suggest to get creative. So I’m excited to work on that piece last.

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!