SAL Update 9.1

Happy September stitchy friends! I continued working on the top half of this Scarlet Quince full coverage piece for my SAL update. I was planning on putting in an extra day of stitching, but unfortunately the Scarlet Quince app was down for a big chunk of my stitching day and so I had to work on a different project. I have the hard copy pattern, but the app has spoiled me and I did not want to try and figure out where I was on the unmarked paper pattern, nor did I want to update the app after making the progress on paper. You can understand my dilemma, right?

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Stats: 183 stitches, 25.5% complete

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, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, and Sharon

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July 2019 WIPs

Well, July was our true Summer start this year. On my last update I told you about our very mild summer in June and all the rain we were receiving. July was the complete opposite! We experienced so many hot humid days and we only saw 0.24″ of rain, so practically nothing. We don’t have irrigation installed and I’m not the best at keeping up with watering in the garden. That’s why it’s so important that I plant drought tolerant plants. I did lose my beautiful hibiscus plant that I had in my front yard. I may buy another during the Fall Plant Sale this year and make some watering resolutions for next year!

GARDENING

The jalapeno and bell pepper plants continued to produce in July, the mint is bushier than ever, and the zinnias are rock stars in the summer heat!

The zinnias have also been the home to a little anole lizard. I named him Prince of the Zinnias. I’ve enjoyed chatting with him from time to time.

STITCHING

Not much stitching got done this month. I continued working on Christmas Dollhouse. I started a new section to the left of the dollhouse, which is meant to be the outside of the dollhouse. I wasn’t looking forward to this part since the design is very symmetrical, but it was a quick stitch nonetheless and I was able to finish it.

I also made a start on one of the minis from Where There are Bees. As you can see, Neko is totally impressed with my progress.

August is almost over and I feel pretty good about a major project completed. Looking forward to sharing it with you next month. Happy stitching everyone!

SAL Update 8.11

I worked on the top half in order to continue the cleanup. I would like to make as much progress in this top half as I’ve done on the lighter bottom section, then I can continue alternating until I close the gap.

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CLOSER LOOK

Stats: 240 stitches, 25.3% complete

Looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects! Join me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, and Sharon