SAL 64: lots of white

This time, I’ve scarcely changed the colour on my needle.

There were several areas needing some peaceful infilling with white, so I just got on with those. Bliss not to need too much counting, especially as time seemed to whizz past as the weekend approached. Once I’d got the white done, though, I couldn’t resist getting into the greens as well, so there’s a bit more happening on the left as well.

Here’s the usual before:

And here’s the after:

Much better this time – I actually had to unroll the canvas a bit to get at that top part. And I’m now very, very close to having a quarter of the piece done, not counting filling in the background (which I don’t!). The needle shows where the top of the quarter is, and that bit of green at lower left shows where the bottom is.

Do click on the links below and go and look at what everyone else is working on. If there’s no post up yet, try again later, as we’re a scattered bunch, all in different time zones.

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnn, JessSue,
CindyHelenStephLinda, Mary Margaret, Heidi,
Jackie, Sunny, HayleyTony, Megan and Timothy

The next SAL will be on 8th July. See you then.

55 thoughts on “SAL 64: lots of white

  1. Catherine says:

    Well done with all that white! I tend to go a bit brain numb with the same colour. It’s really coming along now, exciting you are a quarter of the way through!

    • katechiconi says:

      I think I will be able to really veg out when I come to fill in the grey background! Still, by that time, I might be ready for a spot of vacant-brain!

  2. Debbierose says:

    Woo Hoo – unrolling – and a new colour, you have made a lot of progress, and it is lovely

  3. tialys says:

    You cross stitchers must have the patience of a saint – it’s going to be beautiful though.

    • katechiconi says:

      This one’s not cross stitch, thank goodness, or I’d never have taken it on. But yes, it does still need patience, and it’s nice to hit the quarter-done milestone.

  4. Hurrah for the white! Sometimes its wonderful to just have simplicity. Quite jealous!

    • katechiconi says:

      It didn’t last long… Now, when I start the grey background, THAT’ll be the time to get jealous. Hours and hours and hours of mindless stitching in the same colour 😉

      • rosejasm says:

        Loving to see how far you have come, just perusing the comments… I find the plain colours so hard!!! Good Luck is what I’m thinking!!! 😁

  5. claire93 says:

    must have been very satisfying to roll the frame ^^

  6. kathyreeves says:

    Well done! Have you decided which way you’ll go next? To the left?

  7. It’s beautiful, Kate, and you’ve really progressed. Between sewing, quilting, piecing and stitch work, I’m guessing your hands never stop moving.

  8. teamwilsun says:

    You made so much progress this stretch! It’s so satisfying to have to move the frame, isn’t it! Great work!

  9. Christina says:

    Well done! I really love the shade of green. How satisfying to almost be a 1/4 of the way done! I imagine you’ll be onto the next quarter next time 🙂

  10. You seem to say you haven’t done much on most updates but all those little stitching sessions have resulted in one quarter finished. That’s great progress!

    • katechiconi says:

      You’re quite right. Part of the problem is that this is such a big piece that even a reasonable amount of work appears rather negligible… Still, a quarter done is pretty respectable.

  11. lucyannluna says:

    Great progress it’s certainly growing

  12. ccflo3 says:

    You are making good progress. This is beautiful. Sometimes large areas of a color are very relaxing.

  13. Lindashee says:

    Nearly a quarter of it done !

  14. nanacathy2 says:

    Terrific progress.

  15. tonymarkp says:

    Good for you on sticking to your guns and getting all that white done. I get antsy when condemned to just white or gray.

  16. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    This is going to be soooo beautiful when it’s finnished !!!!

  17. This looks like such a meditative process. Hope it brings you the peace that it brings me to see it.

    • katechiconi says:

      I do find it soothing to build a picture out of such tiny increments, and the process is pleasingly repetitive. It does slow the breathing and the busy brain.

  18. Carole says:

    Lots of progress this time – you can see it really clearly 🙂

  19. lbick says:

    Great progress!

  20. anne54 says:

    Beautiful…and I hadn’t realised how big it is. The finished work will be a mind blowing jewel!
    I dislike that mindless stitching, so I think I would do some of the background grey as I went, just to break it up a bit.

  21. Emma says:

    It looks beautiful, it’s grown a lot since last time!

  22. rutigt says:

    I like those parts when you just don´t have to count every stitch you make! Your embroidery is looking so great!

  23. craftycreeky says:

    Great progress, it’s looking beautiful, I rather like the bits where I can just stitch without too much thinking 🙂

  24. Certain made a big inroad on this times post. Its lovely when you get that boost from a whole run at one colour and actually get some fabric covered.

  25. mlmcspadden says:

    Great progress! You gonna start on the background before moving the canvas or wait till the flower is done?

  26. JJ Crafts says:

    Lots of progress. Using one colour just makes things go so much quicker. This is going to look beautiful when finished.

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