SAL 43: Time for something different

Here we are again, time to show what I’ve been stitching away at.

I took my embroidery away with me when I went on holiday recently, but due to have far too much of a good time, I got none at all done while I was away!  Since my return, I’ve managed to get the right hand border filled in down to the design either side of the Z. After this, there’ll be another decorative band, and then it’s time for the Big Stuff.

Here’s where I was before:

And here’s progress to date:

Do hop on over to everyone else’s posts and see what they’ve been up to; we’re all working on something different, and in different time zones, so if you don’t see anything new, try again later.

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnJessSueConstanzeDebbierose,
ChristinaSusan, Kathy MargaretCindyHelenStephLinda,
Catherine, Wendy

The next SAL post is due on 2 April. See you then 🙂

SAL 41: almost halfway

It’s that time again.

I’ve managed to keep a bit of momentum going this time, and my progress isn’t too shabby.

Here is where we were last time.

sampler-alphabet-done

And here we are now.  Not huge progress, but respectable.

sampler-middle-borderDo nip over and see what the others are up to. We’re all working on something different, all at our own speed. And we’re in different time zones, being all over the world, so if you don’t see something new the first time, go back for another look. It’ll be worth your while:

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnJessSueConstanzeDebbierose,
ChristinaSusan, KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLinda and
Catherine

Until the next time, on 19th February…

SAL 27: a fresh start, a blue sampler

I made a selfish choice, and went with the piece I really wanted to make for myself.

I’ll definitely get back to ANZAC some time, but not when I have so many other balls in the air. One of the embroidery pieces I’ve been contemplating needs a lot of counting and planning and I still have to make a chart. So that’ll have to wait too. The other needs a major investment in a lot of skeins of different colours. This one ticked the boxes. No chart to create, no millions of colours, just two.

BlueSampler top left cornerWell, it’s another sampler. No big surprise there, since it’s common knowledge that I love them. Two colours, not one, gasp! It’ll be larger than the last one, by quite a margin, worked on 16 count Aida in dark navy and mid blue. What you’re seeing is the mid blue. Some fun borders, some nice lettering, a few flourishes. Some quite tiny stitches – 16 count, what was I thinking – but at least it keeps the thing a manageable size. This is a small section of the top left corner.

As always, it’s worth your while visiting the other SAL stitchers, even if they’re not posting progress today. Don’t forget about the difference in time zones; if you’re seeing me first, you may need to drop in to theirs a bit later to give them a chance to get their posts up.

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com
Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com
Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com
Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com
Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk
Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com
Cathy at http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com
Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com
Sue at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com
Constanze at https://textiledreamer.wordpress.com

Welcome, Constanze, the newest member of our growing group! Jule is taking a well earned break but will be back.

See you next time…

SAL 25: Big letters

Travelling has meant a whole lot less sewing time this month, but I’ve managed a few stitches in spite of everything!

Here’s where I was last time:

Sampler 7 Feb

And here’s where I am now:

Sampler start of top left

For those of you who have been wondering how much bigger this little sampler is going to get, now you know! That’s the top border… So, still about 25% to go.

As always, it’s worth your while visiting the other SAL stitchers, even if they’re not posting progress today. Don’t forget about the difference in time zones; if you’re seeing me first, you may need to drop in to theirs a bit later to give them a chance to get their posts up.

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com
Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com
Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com
Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com
Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com
Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk
Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com
Cathy at http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com
Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com
Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com

SAL 24: Stitch by numbers

A bit more progress, despite the all-consuming Big Quilt Project 🙂

I’ve managed to get the bottom half finished. This was last time

sampler 17:1:16

And this is now

Sampler 7 Feb

Next time, I hope to have the start of the top half ready to show  you. It’s another alphabet, upper case letters this time, plus a few decorative twiddles.

As always, it’s worth your while visiting the other SAL stitchers, even if they’re not posting progress today. Don’t forget about the difference in time zones; if you’re seeing me first, you may need to drop in to theirs a bit later to give them a chance to get their posts up.

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com
Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com
Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com
Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com
Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com
Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk
Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com
Cathy at http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com
Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com
Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com

SAL 23: inching along

It’s been a very busy few weeks, but I have managed a bit of cross-stitch!

Here’s where I was last time:

SAL 27.12.115

And here’s where I am now:

sampler 17:1:16

As always, it’s worth your while visiting the other SAL stitchers. Don’t forget about the difference in time zones; if you’re seeing me first, you may need to drop in to theirs a bit later to give them a chance to get their posts up.

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com
Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com
Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com
Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com
Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com
Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk
Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com
Cathy at http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com
Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com
Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com

SAL 21: the corner filled

It’s that time again already!

I’ve been busy on my Cloths of Heaven quilt these last few weeks, but I’ve managed to find time for stitching too.

Here’s where we were before:

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And here’s where we are now, a fraction over a quarter of the way through. I got a good bit done this time!

blue sampler

As always, it’s worth your while visiting the other SAL stitchers. Don’t forget about the difference in time zones; if you’re seeing me first, you may need to drop in to theirs a bit later to give them a chance to get their posts up.

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com

Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com

Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com

Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com

Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

Cathy at http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com

Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com

Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com