SAL Update 9.9

Wow, September is here and we’ve had rain almost every day since 9/3! It’s starting to feel a little like Fall is on the way and I can’t wait for it to finally stick around for a while. At the end of August I cleaned out the garden beds and installed soaker hoses, which aren’t quite needed at the moment with all the rain. About a week ago I sowed some seeds in anticipation of all the rain and I’m already seeing sprouts from my swiss chard, spinach, mesclun mix, and carrots! I will be posting a gardening update as soon as the sprouts are a little bigger so I can take some photos.

I didn’t have much time for stitching, but I was able to focus a couple of big chunks of time to my Winnie the Pooh project. I probably stitched 5-6 hours on him, completing his arm and beginning to fill his belly.

SAL 9.9

Let’s see how everyone else in the SAL group has done on their projects. Please join me by clicking the links below:

Avis, Claire, GunCarole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, ConstanzeDebbieroseKathyMargaret, CindyHelenStephLindaHeidiJackie, Sunny, HayleyTonyMegan, Catherine, Deborah, and Connie

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Noah’s Christmas Ark: Whales

I finished a second block from Plum Street Samplers Noah’s Christmas Ark. This Whales block is from the part 3 release. I jumped ahead since I was listening to Moby Dick with other stitchers on Instagram and this block was the perfect project for that read along/stitch along (#ralsal).

I’m stitching the series on a 36 count fabric from Lakeside Linens called Porcelain Vintage. For the most part, I’m sticking with the DMC conversions, but the whales, I just had to stitch using the called for Weeks Dye Works Parchment, which has a beautiful variegation of white, cream, and brown. I love how the whales turned out and the overall block is beautiful. I can’t wait to hang it on my tree this year!

Noah's Christmas Ark Whales 2

Noah's Christmas Ark Whales

2 blocks finished out of 8 that have been released so far. There will be a total of 13 ornaments.

Plum Street Samplers Noah's Christmas Ark

I will return to the first pattern release and start stitching the second block of some adorable giraffes hanging ornaments on a tree ❤ Wait until you see it!

SAL Update 8.19

Hello stitching friends! I did manage to put some stitches into Pooh Bear’s arm, but I didn’t follow through with putting some stitches in before some progress on my other projects throughout the weeks. This was a great idea and I think I will still try making this happen.

This morning I thought I could finish his arm since I did get through half of what I had left, but figured it would still take me a couple hours to complete. Instead, I’ll stop here and show you my progress.

SAL 8.19

Looking forward to seeing our stitching group’s progress. Please join me by clicking the links below:

Avis, Claire, GunCarole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, ConstanzeDebbieroseKathyMargaret, CindyHelenStephLindaHeidiJackie, Sunny, HayleyTonyMegan, Catherine, Deborah, and Connie