SAL Update 7.8

Hello stitchy friends! I didn’t get as much stitched on my projects as I’d hoped, but I’m keeping my project on the qsnap so I can continue to work on it this week. What I accomplished since our last update is the bottom outlining on Winnie the Pooh. I’m at the top of his leg now. Instead of moving the frame, I’ll start filling in the yellow now that I have some borders to stay within.

SAL 7.8

I’m enjoying my new feather grime guard too!
Let see how the rest of the SAL group is progressing on their projects. Join me by visiting the blogs below!



Noah’s Christmas Ark: Crocodiles

I hope everyone in the states is enjoying their 4th of July holiday! With my day off from work I decided to finish up my Christmas ornament block from Plum Street Samplers. This is Noah’s Christmas Ark I: Crocodiles. I’m stitching these blocks on 36 count Porcelain Vintage by Lakeside Linens, using the DMC conversions. I did purchase a couple of the overdyed flosses for specific parts that will show off the variegation in future blocks.

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Those crocodiles are just so cute! To the right of the crocodiles is the block from the third pattern release, Whales. I will definitely be using the Weeks Dye Works floss on the whales because the white is variegated with a cream and grey, it’s beautiful. I’m stitching the whales because I’m also listening to the Moby Dick audiobook as a stitch along/read along on instagram (#ralsal). To replace the crocodiles for Santa Sundays (#santasundayxs) on instagram, I will stitch the Giraffes to complete the part 1 release.

I also sewed up another grime guard as I was looking forward to another quick finish. I picked a feather fabric from my stash that has a little shimmer in it 🙂

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Looking forward to a little outdoor grilling today and for our city’s firework show this evening, which we can see perfectly from our front door. Happy 4th!

Into the Jungle SAL – June

Happy Summer! It’s officially hotter than hot here in Texas and I’m already looking forward to Fall. I guess the hot weather goes with my jungle themed cross stitch right?

For June we stitched up a pair of cockatoo birds and I love the colors in this block.

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These adorable birds were such a joy to stitch. It’s never too late to join! You can buy the pattern at The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and start with July’s release. I can’t believe we’re already 6 months in, but still excited to stitch 6 more!