SAL 22: more letters

I hope you all had a very enjoyable Christmas break, and that however you choose to celebrate the festive season, it was filled with laughter and happiness.

It’s Stitch Along time again. Here’s where I was last time:

blue sampler

And here’s where I am now.  Not too shabby, I think, considering the Christmas distractions and opportunities to put it off in favour of something else!

SAL 27.12.115

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
Claire at
Gun at
Carole at
Jule at
Wendy at
Lucy at
Cathy at
Jacqui at
Jess at


29 thoughts on “SAL 22: more letters

  1. How lovely 🙂 Perhaps one day, when I’m finished with hats and aprons etc I will dig out my stitching box and finish the cross stitch I started about 9 years ago.

  2. claire93 says:

    well done Kate

  3. So sweet! Almost done, right?!

  4. lucyannluna says:

    You’ve made good progress Kate. I’m looking forward to what’s at the top.

  5. Carole says:

    That’s good progress considering the season. It’s looking lovely 🙂

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    Coming on nicely. I love the angel!

  7. tialys says:

    It’s lovely – I really like the monochrome. Every time I see the angel she reminds me of the avatar I use for my online vintage shop (you can see her in the sidebar on my blog) which I took from a very old postcard.
    I can’t believe Christmas is over again for another year – just the New Year’s Eve party to go and everything will be back to normal.

    • katechiconi says:

      She does have a nice vintage look. I’m quite relieved Christmas is over – or it will be as soon as the leftover Nutella mousse in the fridge is finished. I’ve been doing a spot of secret sewing as a gift, but today I should have been back at the cutting mat, preparing squares for the quilt, except that I’ve hurt my back and can’t stand straight or walk properly: I always knew housework was hazardous to health!

  8. You’ve done really well considering the time of year. A finish for Valentine’s Day would be nice with all of those little hearts 🙂

  9. I used to cross stitch, particularly enjoying strangely unexpected stitching (T-Rex worshipping along with shepherds, donkeys, and sheep at the nativity was my favorite project) but have developed an essential tremor (passed down in the family, thanks Mom) so I gave it up. It’s a pleasure to see your work.

    • katechiconi says:

      Ah, mothers… I have mine to thank for the arthritis which is slowly crippling my stitching hand. So I’m getting as much done as I can while I can! One day, I won’t be able to hand quilt or embroider any more. I want a body of work to be proud of when that time comes.

  10. Jule says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing the other half. 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m on it! But just now, embroidery time is competing with making yoyos for the border of the Cloths of Heaven quilt. Both are jobs I can do quietly in front of the TV.

  11. Grannymar says:

    Please be careful with your hands… they complain when we abuse them. I find my fingers can ache and bend inwards in the damp cold of winter weather. I wear leather lined gloves all year long when out doors. It helps. Your even weave counted thread cross stitch piece is coming on well. I always found it so relaxing. My days of 14 count are gone… Mzybe that is why I play with ‘big needles’ for crochet and knitting.

  12. katechiconi says:

    I’m extremely fortunate not to live in a cold, damp climate; moist heat is actually pretty kind to my joints. Once counted cross stitch on fine fabric is no longer possible for me, I shall progress to tapestry; bigger holes, bigger needles, but still beautiful results!

  13. rutigt says:

    So now the alphabet is done 🙂 What´s up next, I wonder………It´s a nice embroidery and I almost can´t wait to see the rest of it!!!!

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