SAL 49: another big bit

The blue sampler is coming along well 🙂

Here’s where we were before:

And now:

A couple more smaller motifs either side of these two, a bottom border, finish the two side borders, and we’re done! I’m beginning to be impatient to finish this one, as I have the next project lined up. Not cross stitch this time, but needlepoint. Just simple tent stitch, but a lovely design by Kaffe Fassett:

As always, the others in the group are working on fabulous projects which you can see by clicking on the links below. We’re in different time zones and post at different times on the same day, but if there’s nothing new there the first time you check, it’ll be well worth your while going back for a second look.

ConstanzeDebbieroseChristina, Kathy, Margaret,
CindyHelenStephLindaCatherineMary Margaret,

See you next time, on 5th August.

39 thoughts on “SAL 49: another big bit

  1. Cindy says:

    Great progress. I love your next project.

  2. claire93 says:

    you’ve done loads this time! and now I’m really eager to see this piece finished because I can’t wait for you to start the next embroidery!!! I love Kaffe Fasset, and you choice for a needlepoint design is fabulous!

    • katechiconi says:

      Isn’t it a wonderful design? If I don’t find it too laborious, I can see myself doing it again in another colourway, something bright and gorgeous.

  3. I’m ready to see this one finished because it’s so beautiful. Love the needlepoint but have to admit, the sampler is a favorite.

  4. kathyreeves says:

    The latest tile is wonderful, I await the next two! I can see why you are so motivated to complete your sampler, as that needlepoint is a showstopper and looks so fun to stitch!

  5. craftycreeky says:

    Love that square, it looks so intricate. The Kaffe Fassett design looks stunning, I was looking at that book on Wordery, just waiting til the end of the month 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Buy it! Buy it! You won’t be sorry… I’ve got my name on the waiting list for a workshop he’s giving in the Gold Coast in February with Brandon Mably, I’m near the top of the list, so fingers crossed I get on it 🙂

  6. cross stitch is beautiful 🙂 And the KF design makes me want to get out all my needlepoint cushion covers and freshen them up! (I used to paint my own designs, when I had a needlework shop, in the murky past….) ❤

    • katechiconi says:

      I looked at a couple of mine and thought “well, I had the patience for it then, I can do it again…” And I just love the colours in this one, and the pattern is beautiful enough to repeat in different colours if I enjoy stitching it.

  7. rutigt says:

    The next embroidery is magnificent! But the stitches you´ve done on “the old” one are very beautiful. I like those flower motifs!

  8. lucyannluna says:

    Great job! It looks fantastic. I’m not a canvas work fan, although I have a few kits tucked away. My next RSN piece is canvas work , I still have both the design & stitches to sample.

  9. nanacathy2 says:

    Coming on fantastically. Love the next project.

  10. Catherine says:

    What a great tile! It looks lovely, and I always find it exciting as you near the end of one project.

  11. I always find having the next project in mind motivates me to get the current one finished. Come on Kate. You can do it! Anything by Kaffe Fassett appeals to me.

  12. I will be sorry to see this one finished – though of course happy for you, but I have so enjoyed watching it growing. Your next project looks fun too, though completely different..

  13. Christina says:

    Beautiful progress! I’m so looking forward to your next project too! I didn’t know Kaffe designed more than those beautiful fabric designs. Learned something new today 🙂

  14. Carole says:

    Love those two large motifs. So much detail in them!
    The next project looks beautiful.

  15. lbick says:

    It is looking great

  16. […] Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate,  Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Catherine, Mary Margaret, Timothy, and our new member  Heidi […]

  17. Both stunning designs but that new project…I can see why you are excited to start it!

  18. magpiesue says:

    I admire your ambition to tackle that needlepoint pillow! But then, you’ve clearly demonstrated that you’re not intimidated by challenging projects. It’ll be a beauty, there’s no doubt about that. Just look at the sampler!

    I’ve had to cope with migraines since the Scrap Happy post went up so I’m only just now getting around to see what everyone else has been doing. This seems to happen a lot lately. I find it very frustrating.

    • katechiconi says:

      How rotten for you, I do wish you better very soon. The pillow will take a while, LOTS of counting there, but it’s such a beauty I couldn’t resist it!

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