SAL Update 2.16.20

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! It’s been 3 weeks since our last update and I was very productive with my stitching! On the last update I showed you where I was on Christmas Dollhouse by Natalia Luneva and I was able to finish it on February 1st. Time for another Happy Dance!

Here’s where I was last update:

BEFORE

And here’s my finish!

I had picked out First Snow by Alicia Paulson for my next project….but I also managed to finish it before our update! I started First Snow on 11/2/2019 and I put it away on 11/19/2019. As soon as I was done with Christmas Dollhouse, I immediately got to work on First Snow and finished it on 2/12/2020!

First Snow by Alicia Paulson 11/2/2019

And here’s my finish! Second Happy Dance time!

If you are interested in joining our SAL group, click on Avis’s link below for more details! 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, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, and Jenny

We’re so happy to welcome Jenny back to the group! Looking forward to seeing what she’s been up to 🙂 Happy Stitching!

SAL Update 1.26.20

Time for a happy dance!

I started Into the Jungle by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery on 1/1/2018 and finished on 1/18/2020. It was a monthly SAL that I kept up with for most of 2018, but other projects inevitably got in the way of my completion. It is stitched on 28 count Lugana in the color Shale by Picture this Plus. I used all the called for DMC colors and Weeks Dye Works. I really enjoyed stitching this piece and and seeing all of these sweet animals come to life!

Here’s where I was last update:

BEFORE

Here’s the completed stitch!

I would like to learn how to frame this one myself in the future. The fabric was very stretchy and so my stitching looks a little wonky. I will have to figure out how to block it or pin and lace it for framing. Any suggestions?

For the beginning of 2020, I have decided to focus on almost completed projects. This way I can clear some openings in my WIPs for Stitchmaynia. Stitchmaynia is a stitching event in May where you can start many new projects. Originally, I think the intention was a new start for each day in May, but it has evolved to allow all stitchers to make their own rules and just have fun with it! I’ve decided to start one new project a week, so 4 new starts in May.

For my next project, I decided to finish Christmas Dollhouse by Natalia Luneva. Last year I had completed the third out of 4 rooms of the dollhouse and the last room is already stitching up quickly! Here’s where I was before in August 2019:

BEFORE

Here’s where I am now! This is stitched on 32 count linen hand dyed by Colour and Cotton. The color of the fabric is Tea Leaves. You can see a slight green mottled look and I really love it. The DMC colors are very light and subtle and is what drew me to this design originally.

If you are interested in joining our SAL group, click on Avis’s link below for more details! 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, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, and AJ

Happy Stitching!

SAL Update 1.5.20

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and joyous holiday. Did you make any resolutions? Or crafty plans for the new year? I’ve been thinking about my 2020 plans, but haven’t had the chance to put it all down on paper.

Onto the stitching, shall we? I was so very close to a finish. I know we all thought there would be a happy dance today and I had really hoped I could make that happen especially with the first SAL update of the year. While I did do a lot of stitching this past week, I could have done more, but I’ve been sick since Monday with a virus and it’s been a rough few days.

Here’s where I was before, making my way through the top border.

BEFORE

And here’s my progress since then. I did finish the top border and I also made a great start to the bottom border. Definitely on the next update, you will see a finish!!

AFTER

We’re also starting the new year with a new member in our SAL group! Welcome AJ! I look forward to seeing what you’re working on and hope you love the inspiration you’ll get from our lovely group of stitchers.

If you are interested in joining our SAL group, click on Avis’s link below for more details! 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, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, and AJ

Happy Stitching!