SAL 58: just before we go…

We’re off tomorrow!

I didn’t think I’d be joining in this time, because of holiday prep, but I managed to get a bit of stitching done amongst the other handwork, packing, shopping, etc, that lead up to our departure. It’s not quite as much as I’d have liked, but that’s my own fault for slipping in all sorts of extra jobs: making and installing the Lime & Soda porch curtain, mending, crocheting dish cloths, making a pouch for our Garmin SatNav, and of course, the ongoing big job: hand quilting the Bonnard quilt I’m making for my sister.

This is where I left you last time:

And this is where I’ve got to. A bit more light green, and the first bit of white. I can see that the white is really going to make this piece sparkle, and I’m going to make the grey of the background a little darker than on the original design to give contrast.

Do go and take a look at what the others in the Stitch Along are working on. It’s all lovely, and well worth looking at. Do remember that we’re all in different time zones, so if their SAL post isn’t up when you look, do go back later.

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnn, JessSue,
ConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaKathyMargaret,
CindyHelenStephLinda, Mary Margaret, Heidi,
Connie, Jackie, Sunny

See you next time, on 3rd March. Hopefully clearing up after the holiday doesn’t eat up all my stitching time 🙂

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42 thoughts on “SAL 58: just before we go…

  1. nettyg says:

    Have a wonderful holiday.

  2. nettyg says:

    I know, getting out the door can be exhausting!

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    Have a wonderful holiday, travel safely, lovely progress on the stitching.

  4. claire93 says:

    well done Kate, and safe travels ^^

  5. Nice progress! Have a great time away 🙂

  6. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    You are such a busy bee !!!! Have a great vacation !!

  7. kathyreeves says:

    The addition of white really adds some great dimension. It’s great how one small blip of color adds so much! Enjoy your break, and just think of all the things finished now so you can stitch away when you get back.😄

  8. magpiesue says:

    I’m surprised you got any work done on this at all given your other projects and getting ready for the trip! You’ll note I took one of your suggestions to heart for my next caravan when you get a chance to look at my blog. Thanks for that!

    • katechiconi says:

      I went right over and saw it, and I can see immediately what it’s going to be!
      Getting any stitches done on mine was definitely a last minute thing, but thankfully I managed some and you can at least see where I’ve been!

  9. Christina says:

    Beautiful progress! Happy and safe travels Kate 🙂

  10. anne54 says:

    It’s going to look stunning, and you are right, the white makes it pop. Travel safely, and enjoy all the fun things you have planned. Looking forward to the photos 😊

  11. That pattern is so detailed and the colors are so glorious! Enjoy your holiday!

  12. craftycreeky says:

    It’s beautiful, I’m enjoying seeing this one grow! Have a good holiday 🙂

  13. The white really does stand out. Have a wonderful holiday.

  14. rutigt says:

    I dot know how you managed to find time for all your projects, but I´m glad you do. It looks very nice!!!!

  15. Carole says:

    It’s looking lovely. Hope you’re having a lovely holiday 🙂

  16. When you write it all out, do you realize how much you have done??? That’s quite the impressive list! I do wish I could have accomplished half as much.

  17. katechiconi says:

    When I wrote it out, I shook my head and wondered what I’d been thinking to take that lot on just before a holiday. But you just do what comes to you, I suppose…

  18. Catherine says:

    You really have been busy and it looks like you’ve been having s great time away. Safe travels

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