SAL 20: turning the corner

It’s been a much better couple of weeks for stitchery.

The little blue sampler has seen a bit of evening work, and I’ve managed to work down to the bottom left hand corner. It won’t be long till it’s a quarter done. Here’s where I was last time

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And here’s where I am now.

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As always, it’s worth your while visiting the other SAL stitchers. Don’t forget about the difference in time zones; if you’re seeing me first, you may need to drop in to theirs a bit later to give them a chance to get their posts up.

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com

Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com

Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com

Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com

Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

Cathy at http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com

Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com

Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com

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28 thoughts on “SAL 20: turning the corner

  1. claire93 says:

    well done – you’ve been so busy with other crafting, I’m surprised to had time to do any xstitch at all ^^

  2. Carole says:

    It’s coming on a treat, isn’t it 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Once I’m into it, I can make good progress. It’s just getting past opening up my sewing box, putting the piece into my frame and threading the needle! What I really want to do is make a really large sampler, with multiple alphabets, houses, trees, people, boats, all that. Maybe one day…

  3. Grannymar says:

    I always found cross stitch very comforting.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s very orderly, and I like how the image builds up pixel by pixel, as it were. I love making samplers, but people always want to know what they’re *for*, and ‘just for pretty’ doesn’t seem to satisfy as an answer!

      • Grannymar says:

        I can understand that – they do not realise the time & effort it takes to complete any of the ‘craft’ skills. I normally use fruits of my skills for gifts, only once did I accept a paid project. I was given a photograph to translate to cross stitch… Just like that!! It took ten hours of planning, drawing the design, choosing threads & canvas and completing the stitchery. She was horrified when I presented my bill. her husband was a Wood turner and she could not see how it was a craft using his hands, just as I did. She paid reluctantly.

      • katechiconi says:

        It’s not just the needle arts which are under-valued, I fear. My BIL is a cabinetmaker, a real artist with wood, but he finds it hard to educate people on WHY his meticulous and elegant work costs ‘so much’…

      • Grannymar says:

        Yes, they will spend fortunes in the superstores on shoddy workmanship that will not stand the test of time. 😦

      • tialys says:

        That would satisfy me!!

      • katechiconi says:

        Yes, me too. I can’t see why everything has to have a use. Nice if it’s both beautiful and useful, but not absolutely necessary.

  4. rutigt says:

    Good work! Love the little angel!

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    I love this sampler, she’s definitely reminiscing on something!!!!

  6. Jule says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing the remaining parts 🙂

  7. lucyannluna says:

    Considering everything your doing I don’t know how you fit it all in. It’s starting to look fantastic.

    • katechiconi says:

      Cross stitch is for the evenings, when the light’s not good enough for quilt work – I have a very good work light next to my seat on the sofa and can stitch while I watch TV!

      • lucyannluna says:

        I find my daylight bulb a bit too bright in the evening ( then I don’t sleep , too much blue light), I also make lots of mistakes after a day at school. I get on better with crochet in the evening, it helps me to relax a bit after finishing the school work.

      • katechiconi says:

        Getting to sleep is something I never have trouble with any longer, thanks to the pain medication. And I find working such a simple pattern in just one colour makes it easier – especially when I have to unpick after a mistake!

  8. Well done Kate. I wonder how many balls you are juggling. Don’t count. You might get a shock?

  9. What a sweet project. That angel is so cute!
    Esther

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