SAL 57: the first of the year

Not that I’ve made any resolutions or anything…

Which is probably just as well, as I’d have blown them away already! I’m doing a lot of hand quilting just now, so my paws are definitely sore and disinclined to do embroidery. Nonetheless, I did get a small bit done.

Here’s the before photo:

And here’s the after. Not terribly impressive, but you’d understand if you could see the quilting! I have managed to extend the petals out to the right hand edge of the piece. Lots of infilling to do now, but the framework is there.

Do go and take a look at what the others in the group are working on. We’re all over the world, so if their posts aren’t up yet, do go back later, they may be in a different time zone.

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

I’m not sure I’ll be able to post any progress for the next SAL on 11th February, as it’s the day before we go on holiday, but if I can’t, I’ll still put a post up directing people to all the other SAL blogs and what they’ve got up to.

See you then 🙂

39 thoughts on “SAL 57: the first of the year

  1. Cindy says:

    Hey it’s still progress. And the quilting is also stitching.

  2. I am skipping resolutions this year too. I think that ‘stay sane’ and ‘finish a few UFOs’ are the sum of my ambitions for now. 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      And let’s face it, we all need achievable goals! I do dislike feeling I have to beat myself up because I can’t get done the things I’ve inflicted on myself. Best thing is, do what you can and take pleasure in what you did get done.

  3. kathyreeves says:

    Some new colors this time, what a gorgeous palette this one has, some of my very favorite colors! I’m amazed at how much you were able to accomplish with everything else you’ve had going!

    • katechiconi says:

      I have been flitting from task to task in an effort to make visible progress on each of them. It doesn’t lead to big changes, but at least there’s *some* change 🙂

  4. Any progress is good, even a few stitches keeps you in touch ’emotionally’ with the project. I’ve been itching to get out my cross-stitch (either the Australian or the Mexican one) but I recognise this for the pure work-avoidance strategy that it is. SIgh.

    • katechiconi says:

      I want to do other things right now, but once I pick this piece up, I remember why I started it and enjoy the relatively fast results. So for me, the avoidance is this one!

  5. susanpblog says:

    Oh wow, this is going to be amazing when done!

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    I could see the progress straightaway. It’s very pretty.

  7. Debbierose says:

    wow looking wonderful

  8. Little and often will work fine. Hope your sore fingers get a break soon.

  9. lucyannluna says:

    Great job so far, looks very pretty

  10. dayphoto says:

    It’s just lovely, Kate!

  11. tialys says:

    Sore paws are no fun 😦

  12. claire93 says:

    looking good, Kate. Are you going to fill in all the background as well?

  13. Carole says:

    There’s definite progress on this pretty design. Love the colours in it 🙂

  14. Catherine says:

    There is definitely progress being made! And as someone who juggles multiple projects I understand how sometimes one just doesn’t move along as quickly as we’d like. It’s looking great!

  15. rutigt says:

    Oh, that flower is so beautiful!!!

  16. lbick says:

    I can see progress. Even 5 min of stitching is progress, it is more then when you started 😀

  17. craftycreeky says:

    This flower is just gorgeous, love the colours you are using too

  18. I am off on Monday so my next post will not have much progress to show either and also will be away for the following post (though i do have a couple weeks at home between the two holidays so – well we will see. Have a wonderful holiday – are you off anywhere interesting?
    Oh and the point of the post – progress, lol nearly forgot – plenty done this time so well done.

  19. Progress is progress I say! What kind of fabric are you stitching on?

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