SAL Update 8.23.20

Happy Sunday everyone! On my last SAL update I had made a pretty great start on Block 13 Bee Romantic. While it was my goal to complete the block, the last 3 weeks kind of got away from me! Here’s where I was last time:

BEFORE

I was able to complete the bicycle and get started with the flowers. You’ll notice some minor changes in the wheel spokes, the direction of some of them were driving me crazy, lol! My friend Leah also sent me a sweet gift in the mail, which included that notions tin you see in the top right.

AFTER

Here’s a better view of that sweet basket of flowers:

I also mentioned in a previous post how I couldn’t embroider as long because my fingers would hurt. I know some of you mentioned experiencing the same. I’ve tried a variety of products along the years, but I finally found a product that works. I got it in the mail on Friday, so I didn’t get to use it long, but I definitely made great weekend progress because of them! They are the LoRan Needle Pullers. Have you tried them?

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, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!

SAL Update 8.2.20

How is it August already!? I actually am ready for fall weather 🙂 As a reminder, I’m working on the Beeutiful QAL for my SAL project, which is a free embroidery project from The Moda Bakeshop.

I finished up Block 12 – Bee Grateful, so that means mini dance time! To complete this block, I finished up the bee and traced the shape for the entrance onto Soft Fuse fusible web. I then soaked the block in the sink three times to get the printable stabilizer off. Once dry, I attached my bee skep entrance with a black blanket stitch for the finish.

BEFORE
AFTER

Now onto the next block! Here’s my start on Block 13 – Bee Romantic.

Block 13 definitely has a lot of detail. My goal is to at least finish this block by our next update. The flowers in the basket do not have a specific stitch type given, but the directions suggest to get creative. So I’m excited to work on that piece last.

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, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!

SAL Update 7.12.20

Going from cross stitch to embroidery has been a nice change to my stitchy routine, but boy do my fingers hurt! Haha! It will take some getting use to. For the SAL, I have decided to pick up the Beeutiful QAL, which is a free embroidery project from The Moda Bakeshop. I started this quilt along back in 2016!! Wow, talk about your UFOs. I’ve been stitching a couple of blocks here and there over the years, but I’ve decided to finish them now with your encouragement! There are 20 blocks total and I’m currently working on block 12.

Here’s one of the last blocks I shared you with you back in March of 2019:

I was almost able to finish Block 12 – Bee Grateful. All I have left is to complete the bee with some black satin stitches, remove the stabilizer, and use fabric to applique a black entry way into the bee skep.

The sunflowers are my favorite part of the block. Lazy daisy stitches in a variegated yellow thread and dark brown french knots to fill the center is so sweet ❤ I should have a finish on block 12 and a start on block 13 next time we meet.

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, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!