SAL Update 11.20.22 | Gift Stitching

No new progress on my full coverage piece this round. In the past three weeks, I’ve celebrated my birthday, ventured to the Houston International Quilt Festival, and started a new cross stitch project in hopes of finishing up and gifting before Christmas.

This is where I’m at with my new start. Its one design from a series of 5 called December Down Under by Lindy Stitches. I’m stitching up the Kiwi Bird design for my husband’s friend who had a dream he was a kiwi bird. It should make for a funny gift!

Do you see that lovely Shaker Basket? That was a birthday gift to me from my aunt and I’m loving that it holds my sewing notions and threads for this project. Another birthday gift that I received was this stunning quilt from my mom. It was a block of the month that she had been working on since February! I can’t believe she kept this well hid little secret from me for so long ❤ I love the colors, the design, and all the kitties on the quilt!

And here’s some more family pics from one of our days at quilt festival:

Hopefully more progress on Scarlet Quince for the next round. Until then, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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, Kathy, Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, Connie, Cindy, and Mary Margaret

SAL Update 10.30.22 | Scarlet Quince

My goal this round was to work on some of the background, but before diving into that I decided to finish off those parked threads below. I tried the method for a good while and decided it wasn’t for me. I’m happy I gave it a try and that I understand the method. It will definitely still come in handy for specific scenarios, but for now I’m enjoying color completing the section I’m working in or alternating the color when I complete a length of thread.

Here’s where I was last time:

And here’s where I am now. Only 298 stitches complete. Halloween stitching has definitely been calling my name this month:

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, Kathy, Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, Connie, Cindy, and Mary Margaret

SAL Update 10.09.22 | Scarlet Quince

I’ve been stitching away and made some great progress. This time around I worked on filling the space between the leaf and the flower bud. I put in 664 stitches and am at 29.3% complete!

Here’s where I was before:

and here’s where I am at now:

I think for the next round I will start working downward and continue the background fill in, which is less color changes, and should get me closer to the 30% completion.

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, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, Connie, Cindy, and Mary Margaret