SAL 69: nibbling at the edges

It’s Stitch Along time again.

I’ve done a bit more work along the left hand edge, in case you were having trouble seeing where I’ve been 🙂 Not a huge amount, but still, a bit of progress.


And after:

That bit of grey background is version 2: I had to frog a lot because I miscounted. But it had to be done… It’s nice to be moving on past the first quarter, but I’ll need to move everything next time; the chart over a bit, or entirely to the other side, or rolling everything up.

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,
CindyHelenStephLindaHeidiJackie, Sunny,
HayleyTony, MeganCatherine, Deborah, and Connie

The next SAL will be on 21st October. See you then.

44 thoughts on “SAL 69: nibbling at the edges

  1. jmcheney says:

    So lovely. It will be a real beauty when it is finished. Please show the back at the end. I will love to see your great style there. I would never show anyone the messes on the backsides of my few attempts at needlepoint, alas. I so admire talented needlework.

    • katechiconi says:

      Oh, there’s a considerable mess back there, I assure you 🙂 Since it’s destined to be a cushion front and will be lined rather than framed, I felt no need to be too, too tidy. Besides, pristine backs take longer 😉

  2. lucyannluna says:

    Looking great, it’s so detailed, I always find canvas work so slow

  3. Carole says:

    It’s so frustrating when you have to frog because of a counting error, but at least it’s redone now 🙂

  4. claire93 says:

    for such a huge, filled-in embroidery, you’re coming along very quickly!

  5. Frogging is something we all hate, but as cross-stitchers, tapestry workers etc we seem to have an inability to count. Who would have guessed counting to two could be so hard. Good progress.

    • katechiconi says:

      I was trying to be clever, count so many stitches up and so many over, so that I could place the first stitches in a new colour. Shame I wasn’t counting from the right start point…!

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    I see the progress, and it’s looking great.

  7. Debbierose says:

    Your work is lovely Kate, and frogging, well it happens to the best of us and you are in fine company

  8. wybrow1966 says:

    This really is a labour of love – I had never heard of the term ‘frogging’ before!

  9. kathyreeves says:

    Sorry about the frogging episode, but we all run into that, don’t we? It is looking splendid, I am looking forward to seeing where you go next, up or over.

  10. tonymarkp says:

    You’re hanging in there on this ambitious project! You’re doing great!

  11. After all these weeks I’ve only just realised you stitch with your frame the other way up to me. I have mine with the poles at the back. Trust me to do everything back to front!

  12. lbick says:

    Bummer you had to frog! I hate when I have to do it, but it is so worth it in the long run. It’s looking great. Bet it feels good to move on to a new section.

  13. Dayphoto says:

    A little bit here and there, then suddenly you are done!

  14. Lindashee says:

    That’s still quite a bit of progress ! I guess it’s harder to keep motivated with something which is full coverage, but don’t give up !

  15. magpiesue says:

    I hadn’t realized how much background there was to fill in on this design! Thanks for pointing out the area you worked on; often I can’t tell one photo from another when it comes to the intricately stitched pieces in this SAL. If it’s time to roll things up or over you’ve made good progress!

  16. craftycreeky says:

    I love this design, the colours you’ve chosen are perfect! It looks like quite a lot of progress to me 🙂

  17. rutigt says:

    You are doing great!

  18. I love this piece! Ripping is always tedious, but sometimes necessary. If I find a mistake in my stitching I usually “have” to rip – otherwise it bugs me too much! You have made great progress even though you had to rip.

  19. teamwilsun says:

    You’ve made lots of progress on this glorious piece! And you’ve inspired me to do a bit of frogging myself on my swans project. (I know — I don’t even have to COUNT on mine, but I used the slightly darker cream instead of cream on a feature and now I know I must frog it!)

  20. Catherine says:

    This is looking lovely and despite the frogging, it tends to be the right decision more often than not! Well done on reaching a pivotal point and needing to move your frame along!

    • katechiconi says:

      My heart sank when I realised my mistake, and it was very laborious, but I’m so glad I picked out all the wrong stuff. It’d have annoyed me forever after.

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