SAL 43: Time for something different

Here we are again, time to show what I’ve been stitching away at.

I took my embroidery away with me when I went on holiday recently, but due to have far too much of a good time, I got none at all done while I was away!  Since my return, I’ve managed to get the right hand border filled in down to the design either side of the Z. After this, there’ll be another decorative band, and then it’s time for the Big Stuff.

Here’s where I was before:

And here’s progress to date:

Do hop on over to everyone else’s posts and see what they’ve been up to; we’re all working on something different, and in different time zones, so if you don’t see anything new, try again later.

ChristinaSusan, Kathy MargaretCindyHelenStephLinda,
Catherine, Wendy

The next SAL post is due on 2 April. See you then 🙂

46 thoughts on “SAL 43: Time for something different

  1. Cindy says:

    Still looking great. Good progress. Glad you had a great trip.

  2. lucyannluna says:

    Great progress, can’t wait to find out what’s next

  3. tialys says:

    It’s a sign of a good holiday if you didn’t have time for ‘time fillers’.

    • katechiconi says:

      It is, and it was! I won’t make that mistake again, but I may take some hexie work next time unless I’m in the middle of something, in which case Lilibet will get packed.

  4. Carole says:

    It’s looking beautiful as it is. Can’t wait to see the big stuff appear 🙂

  5. claire93 says:

    the whole point of the SAL is to set your own pace and just enjoy making progress. No rush to get things done . . . the fun, after all is in the stitching lol.
    This piece is looking so elegant.

    • katechiconi says:

      I know, but it’s always nice when other people can actually see what you’ve done…! The next row down will be quick and simple, and then onto the interesting bits.

  6. rutigt says:

    I really like the designs of all the borders! They are so neat and at the same time very strong and beautiful!

  7. Dysis says:

    It’s so intricate and lovely. What will you do with when it’s done?

    • katechiconi says:

      Probably stick it in a frame on the wall, like a few others I’ve made. I like the order and simplicity of samplers and similar pieces, and tend to work in just a few colours to let the structure dominate rather than the colours.

  8. kathyreeves says:

    You still made progress, it’s a beautiful piece to watch unfold! Looking forward to the next update!

  9. Christina says:

    Looking good! Can’t wait to see the big stuff 🙂

  10. craftycreeky says:

    Beautiful! I love seeing this develop 🙂

  11. It’s lovely! Don’t go on holiday without something to stitch. What happens if it rains?

    • katechiconi says:

      I’ll take stitching, but I need more light and magnification than I can manage in a small caravan for this particular piece. Probably hexies next time!

  12. Catherine says:

    It’s looking great! I love this decorative border. Your trip looks amazing! I always love seeing pictures of back home 😊

  13. Debbierose says:

    Growing nicely Kate

  14. wendy says:

    that’s a lot of progress!

  15. magpiesue says:

    It looks so good!

  16. I love seeing the updates. What a gorgeous piece of stitchery.

    • katechiconi says:

      I do love my samplers! I thought you might like to see the wedding sampler I made – and finished late! – for our first wedding anniversary:

      • I loved seeing your wedding sampler and left my comments there. Thanks for linking me up.

      • katechiconi says:

        That one took far too long! I’m much better at making some visible progress these days, but I’m still making samplers and probably always will!

      • I haven’t done serious embroidery for years. I used to always have something going: needlepoint, cross, stitching, rug-hooking. Then I had two active boys and now blogging!

      • katechiconi says:

        You really have to choose your passions, don’t you? I’d love to try rug hooking, but I know perfectly well there just aren’t enough hours in the day. And don’t forget your garden!

      • So true. I’m out in the garden most mornings or afternoons, as there is always something to do this time of year. I fit it in here and there. Every day a new flower appears…and new weeds, too so I’m busy and happy. I still work my organizing business and have one son still at home. He’s active in Key Club and as such spends a lot of evenings and weekends volunteering all over the city. I will miss him terribly when he’s off to college in another year and a half, but my time in the car will be greatly reduced. I’m looking forward to that extra time for creativity and travel.

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