SAL 53: a time to dance

And a happy dance it is!

The big blue sampler is done. I realised I’d be away when the SAL after this one is due, and I didn’t want to wait for the session after that before I finished it, so I pushed on hard and got it done. It’s been a long time coming (I started it at the beginning of April 2016), but it’s complete at last. I suspect this one’s going on the wall in my sewing room 🙂 It will be quite strange not having it waiting beside my chair, especially after the fairly intensive stitching of the past few days.

Before:

And after:

I’ll be sitting out the next SAL, as the Husband and I will be on an adventure down south in New South Wales with the motorbike and trailer, catching up with a load of friends at our touring bike club national rally. Once I’m back though, I’ll be starting something new and completely different!

Do go and see what all the others are working on. As always, be aware of time differences for this multi-national group, and if there’s no post up yet, try again later 🙂

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnn, JessSue,
ConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaKathyMargaret,
CindyHelenStephLindaCatherineMary Margaret,
Timothy, Heidi, Connie, Jackie

The next SAL is on 29 October, but I’ll be away, so I’ll see you back here on 19 November. 

PS: Some of you might find this post familiar, and you’d be right. It was posted early in error when WP ignored the timing I’d put into the scheduling, for some reason. I took it down as soon as I spotted it…

45 thoughts on “SAL 53: a time to dance

  1. It is beautiful! Congratulations 🙂

  2. Debbierose says:

    Very nice. Well done Kate. Enjoy your holiday

  3. norma says:

    Well done! Very pretty

  4. craftycreeky says:

    It’s beautiful, well done! Enjoy your holiday 🙂

  5. claire93 says:

    gorgeous & crisp!

  6. Catherine says:

    Well done! It looks fabulous, the colours are soothing yet really catch your interest. Can’t wait to see what is up next!

  7. kathyreeves says:

    This is such a refreshing piece, the colors are some of my favorites. It will be a constant inspiration to you in your sewing room. Have a happy vacation reconnecting with friends!

  8. Jule says:

    Great finish 🙂 Looking forward to the next one.

  9. It’s beautiful! The sewing room would be the perfect place to display it. Enjoy the holiday 🙂

  10. jessicacrafts says:

    Woo! Congrats! I especially like the bits where the black and blue combine. They’re very pretty. I hope you have a brilliant time.

  11. lucyannluna says:

    Well done, it looks fantastic

  12. lbick says:

    Congrats on the happy dance. It looks great! Have fun on your trip!

  13. Christina says:

    Congrats on the finish! What will you do with the finished piece? The colors are beautiful.
    We’ll miss you the next update, but I’m looking forward to seeing your next project. Have fun 😀

  14. It’s lovely Kate! I know what you mean about not having it by your side once it is finished. Our projects almost become “Friends” to us. Enjoy your trip!

  15. Lynda says:

    Beautiful! I can’t do this kind of tiny stitchery, so I can really appreciate your effort and hard work. Well done, Kate!

  16. rutigt says:

    It´s lovely! I´m doing the Happy Dance for you!!!

  17. Congratulations on the finish Kate! I have enjoyed watching as this has sewn together. It is a beautiful work of art:). I know what you mean by missing your long worked on project in its usual place. There seems to be an empty void when it is gone even though that has been the goal from the beginning. Have fun on your trip!!😊❤️

  18. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    absolutely beautiful !! have a great trip !

  19. tialys says:

    I was getting a blank screen for ages when I tried to access this post hence my late reply.
    It’s blooming gorgeous.

  20. Congratulations on your finish!! It is truly lovely! Have fun on vacation and I am looking forward to seeing the next project you have in store for us.

  21. lol sounds like me. As I missed last time I did not want to miss this times post so I did it a few days early and scheduled it for Sunday or so I thought, I must have got the date wrong as it actually posted on Saturday lol so I was early.
    Your finish is lovely and I shall miss this as I have really enjoyed watching it grow. Congratulations, and have fun on your break with friends.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s a lot bigger now, at the end, than people thought it would be. I had several ‘nearly done’ comments when I was only halfway through! The next piece is something completely different – I’m in the mood for a change 🙂

  22. magpiesue says:

    What an impressive piece of work this has turned out to be. But then, we knew it would be! It’s beautiful Kate. 🙂

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