SAL 70: another petal

Another 3 weeks not spent stitching very much, sadly.

Bet you’re getting a bit tired of that old refrain. I’ll try to do better next time, I promise 🙂 And now, the results.


And after:

I’ve managed a little more on the petal at far left – it was a good job there was a fair bit of white and grey background to do, so I could just crack on with that instead of having to confetti stitch 5 different colours. It’s my own fault; I have too many other things on right now, all coming due at the same sort of time. If I can just get one or two of them squared away… But isn’t that always the story with hand crafts? Never mind, the usual links are below so you can go and check out all the people who do have some decent progress to show.

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. This week, we’re welcoming Clare, a new member of the SAL.

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnn, JessSue,
CindyHelenStephLindaHeidiJackie, Sunny,
HayleyTony, MeganCatherine, DeborahConnie
and Clare

The next SAL will be on 11th November. See you then.

46 thoughts on “SAL 70: another petal

  1. Gorgeous collection of colours though. C

  2. We all go through slow stitch times. When the time is right, you will be stitching away again. This piece looks so complex, I bet that even with hours of stitching, progress would be slow. It is so beautiful though❤️❤️

    • katechiconi says:

      I find it’s very easy to lose my place because of how big the piece is. Sometimes I find myself counting stitches three times for the same small area… Oh well, it’ll be worth it in the end!

  3. lucyannluna says:

    It’s slowly growing,& looking beautiful

  4. wybrow1966 says:

    Having a bit of a slow moment myself – but you have still made progress on this piece!

  5. Debbierose says:

    Blooming lovely – well done Kate

  6. craftycreeky says:

    I think a whole petal is pretty good progress! I’m getting the feeling too at the moment of having too many projects on the go, I like a bit of variety but sometimes it gets a bit ridiculous 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      I keep on adding new commitments that I feel strongly about, like Ovarian Cancer and Days for Girls, but it does put pressure on the ‘just because’ projects…. I think maybe I need to be a bit more disciplined about moving things along!

  7. nanacathy2 says:

    I can see the new stitching, slow and steady and all that malarkey!

  8. claire93 says:

    not looking slow at all to me! plus you did more filling in or background and that must take ages!

    • katechiconi says:

      To be honest, the filling in is the easiest and quickest bit, you don’t need to count or watch where you’re going! I’d love to finish a big chunk at some point, but it just doesn’t seem to happen. Never mind, slow and steady does it.

  9. Lindashee says:

    I also have too much on my plate, too many crafts and other comitments ! Some days I want to lock myself in to stitch 8 hours straight, and sometimes I go days without even picking it up. There isn’t enough time in one day to do it all, but what matters is that it fulfills you, don’t make it a chore ! I think you’ve done some pretty good progress here !

  10. There’s no hurry to finish. Just enjoy the process. It’s not just the projects we have on the cutting table but all the ideas in our heads that keep screaming for attention as well.

  11. kathyreeves says:

    This is such a lovely piece, worth the slow stitching, and a petal on this is quite a few stitches, especially with a bunch of other commitments! Enjoy!

  12. Carole says:

    I’m pretty sure you did more than me this time. Good job it isn’t a contest 😉
    I like having lots of projects on the go. There’s no time to get bored with any one thing. I don’t think I could ONLY do cross stitch, or crochet, or scrapbooking etc.

  13. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Well, you should not “have to” work on it when you want to do something else, just enjoy it when you work on it, slow is good !! And it will be stunning !

  14. Dayphoto says:

    I think it’s looking very pretty. It looks hard, but I know you can pretty much do anything! Good job

  15. magpiesue says:

    Hey, progress is visible. That counts in my book!

  16. Christina says:

    A full petal is great progress in my opinion. I think each petal would be a goal for me!

  17. Clare says:

    Love the shading in the petals. Happy Stitching.

  18. Catherine says:

    You’ve made great progress, especially with all the other things you’ve got on at the moment. Enjoy the moments when you can stitch it!

  19. rutigt says:

    “Not so much”!! Ojojoj, I´d say you´ve done a lot and it´s looking great!!!!

  20. We all seem to choose big or complicated things to do so they do take an age, but I never get tired of seeing what everyone is up to and how far they got. I achieved more than usual because after being in hospital there was not a lot else I could do. Not a way I would recommend for an improvement in the amount of stitching Kate xx

  21. teamwilsun says:

    I can see quite a big difference this time — this is going to be so spectacular when you’re done!

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