June-SAL

Well it seems I’ve had a few glitches, but hopefully they are fixed!

I’ve mentioned in the past that backstitching really isn’t my favorite part of cross stitching. It’s still true and I had a hard time starting on this project. I kept finding other projects, (knitting, sewing , weaving, etc) to do. I finally told myself I have to finish this project before I start a new one, so just do it. This is the reason I now backstitch as I go. 🤣

Here is were I was last update…….

And now……

I was able to finish the panel with the cabin and deer…..

Now that I’ve started I’m ready to keep going and finish. Hopefully next update.

Please check out what the others in the SAL are doing and I’ll see you in 3 weeks.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,Sue,Constanze,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Hayley,Megan,Deborah,Mary Margaret,Renee,Jenny,Carmela,Sharon,Daisy,Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Helen

May-SAL #2

Well it’s been 3 weeks again. Hope everyone is well.

I have a happy dance this time! I finished my sampler. So nice to have it completed.

Here is were I was last time……

And now the finished piece……

Now I just need to figure out if I want to frame it or what.

Since I had finished my current project, I was going thorough my kits and came across some unfinished projects. I came across this one that I thought would look nice with the one I just finished. It seems it is all stitched except the backstitching. (I think I’ve mentioned before that backstitching is my least favorite thing to do 😀). So my plan is to finish this one before moving on.

I also came across this project that looks like it only has about half an hour to maybe an hour to finish so I’m putting it in the queue.

I had another project in mind to start, but I can’t seem to be able to find it. (I mentioned that I had to change craft rooms, so now some things are harder to find 🤪) But I did find this one so right now it is my new project. Avis and Claire both did this piece awhile back and I really liked it so bought one for myself.

See you in 3 weeks, stay safe and please check out what the other members of the SAL are working on.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,Sue,Constanze,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Helen,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Hayley,Megan,Deborah,Mary Margaret,Renee,Carmela,Jocelyn,Sharon,Daisy,Anne,Connie,AJ,Jenny,Laura,Cathie,Sherrie,Helen,

April-SAL

Sorry I’m a day late with this update. Right now the days just run together and it seems I’m either a day ahead or a day behind. 🤪

We are all still good here. No sickness, which is really good as 2 of our granddaughters are essential works and have been working regularly.

I was able to get some stitching time in, so that is good. With us all being home I keep thinking I’ll catch up on some of my projects, but I think I have to many to catch-up. 😀 Plus everyone is home.

Here is where I was 3 week ago……

And here I am now…

I finished the pine come and the wording on the top half. I also finished the tree and did the backstitching. It hard to tell, but I have most of the background for the bear done too (it’s cream so hard to see right now).

I think I’ll finish this by the next update, so now I have a hard decision to make. What project to start next. 😀

We have a new member join us this time. Welcome Sherrie to the group! Be sure and check out what she and the others have been doing.

See you in 3 weeks.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,Sue,Constanze,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Hayley,Megan,Deborah,Mary Margaret,Renee,Jenny,Carmela,Jocelyn,Sharon,Daisy, Anne,Connie,AJ,Jenny,Laura,Cathie,Sherrie

March-SAL #2

Hope this finds you all well and heathy. Things sure are crazy right now. We are all doing good and no sickness so far.

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome back. It’s great to be back.

I haven’t been stitching much, but was able to get some done. For some reason the pinecone was giving me trouble. I had to rip it back a couple of time before I finally figured it out. I started to do the backstitching of the pine needles, but stopped because I just wasn’t feeling it. I think I’ll give that a break and work on the other panels.

This is were I was 3 weeks ago.

And where I am now

I’m hoping I’ll be able to get more stitching in the weeks ahead. I have another project I want to start, but told myself I have to wait until I finish this one.

Please check out what the others in the SAL have been doing and I’ll see you in 3 week.

Stay well.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,Sue,Constanze,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Helen,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Hayley,Megan,Deborah,Claire,Mary Margaret,Renee,Jenny,Carmela,Jocelyn,Sharon,Susan,Anne

March-SAL

First off I need to apologize for being gone for so long. Life has gotten really crazy! First there was Christmas, then our daughter and her 3 girls have moved in with us in January. It is a big life change for all of us, but I also had 2 rooms that had to be totally cleaned out of 20 years of stuff. One of the rooms was my craft room 🙁. I had so much stuff that I had to go through and so many decisions to make that by end of the day I was so tired that I just wanted to sit and do nothing. So needless to say I haven’t gotten any stitching done.

Trying to decide on a project has been hard too, so I have decided to work on this project.

I thought that this was cute and would go great in our cabin. Also it is a small, easy project which is what I need right now.

I was able to make some progress. Doesn’t look like much, but I’m actually almost half done.

Please check out what the others in the SAL have been working on. We have 2 new members this time. Welcome Laura and Cathie

See you in 3 weeks.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,Sue,Constanze,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Hayley,Megan,Deborah,Mary Margaret,Renee,Carmela,Jocelyn,Sharon, Daisy,Anne,Connie,AJ,Jenny,Laura,Cathie

November SAL #2

Well another 3 weeks has flown by and I’m afraid I don’t have much to share.

The snowmen are still in time out, but I have chosen a project to work on. The Frosted Pumpkin has another mystery SAL called The Nutcracker Parade. I really enjoy these projects. Unfortunately I have been so busy, that I haven’t had time to even start it.

This is as far as I’ve gotten……

Hopefully things will slow down in the next 3 weeks and I will have some progress to share.

Be sure and check out what the others are working on, I’m sure the have more then I did to share 😀

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,Sue,Constanze,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Heidi,Jackie Sunny,Hayley,Megan,Deborah,Mary Margaret,Renee,Jenny,Carmela,Jocelyn,Sharon,Daisy,Anne,Connie

November-SAL

Wow the last 6 weeks have just flown by! Sorry I missed the last update, life has been super busy, with traveling and everyday life stuff.

I’m afraid I have nothing new to share on my snowmen. I’ve decided to put them in a time out. I wasn’t really happy with the white background and the snowmen colors. I thought that once I started backstitching they would stand out better, but unfortunately they didn’t. So I’m putting them aside for now, until I decide if it bothers me enough to start over with a darker background.

So I’ll probably be starting a new project soon.

Be sure and check out what the others have been up to, I’m sure more then I have 😀

We have a returning member, Connie, welcome back Connie.

Next update is November 24th

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,Sue,Constanze,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Hayley,Megan,Deborah,MaryMargaret,Renee,Jenny,Carmela,Jocelyn,Sharon,Susan,Anne,Connie

September-SAL #2

Three weeks have flown by again and it is time for a SAL update.

I was able to get more stitching time these last 3 weeks. It felt good to be able to work on my project.

As a reminder here is what my project will look like when it is finished…..

Here is where I was last update……

And here is where I am now……

I finished the upper half of the snowman and got most of his backstitching done. I also finished the deer and couldn’t resist backstitching his face. It sure makes a difference. Was also able to finish the polar bear’s head except for his eyes. Just have the scarf on the left an the backstitching to finish and then I’ll be done with the top part of the project.

We have 2 new members join us this update, so please welcome Susan and Anne. Also be sure to check out what the other members have been working on.

See you in 3 weeks for another SAL update.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,Sue,Constanze,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Helen,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Hayley,Megan,Catherine,Deborah,Claire,Mary Margaret,Renee,Jenny,Carmela,Jocelyn,Sharon,Susan,Anne

May-SAL

Good morning. Sorry I’m late for my update. Sunday was Mother’s Day here and I had a great day, but totally forget to post. Then the next thing I know it’s Wednesday, so here we are.

I’m afraid I haven’t finished my project, so no happy dance this time. The good news is that I have more time to decide what to do next lol. I’m sure I’ll have a new project started next time, I don’t have much left now. Just the backstitching on the lake word panel and the chevron below that then I’m done. 

Here’s were I was last update……

And where I am now…..

I didn’t think I had been able to get much stitching time in, but now that I see last update’s photo and this one I realize I did quite a bit.

We have a returning member this time. Please welcome Helen back. Also be sure and visit the other members in the SAL and see what they have been up to.

See you in 3 weeks.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,Sue,Constanze,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Hayley,Megan,Deborah,Mary Margaret,Renee,Jenny,Carmela,Jocelyn,Sharon,Daisy,Anne,Connie,AJ,Jenny,Laura,Cathie,Sherrie,Helen

September-SAL

Wow I can’t believe it’s been 6 weeks, and I missed an update. It has been a busy summer. Lots of good things happening, just busy and not much time for stitching.

I finally decided on a project. Guess I’m still in a Christmas mood, although I think I’ll use this one in January when I decorate with snowmen.

Here is the picture from the kit.

Sorry it’s not a great picture, but you get the idea.

Here is what I have been able to get done so far. It’s kind of hard to see, since it is mainly white, cream, soft grey and soft blue threads on a white background. I probably should have picked a different background, but that is what came with the kit, so I went with it. I’m sure it will better once I put in the backstitching.

The backstitshing is hard to do as you go because you have to finish a least a couple of spaces of the animal next to the one you just finished. I have finished the snowman’s head and around it so will be backstitching that soon. I just hate waiting until the end, because then I don’t get it finished. 🤪

Be sure to check out what the others in the Stitch-A-Long have been up to and I’ll see you in a couple of weeks.

Avis,Claire,Gun,Carole,Sue,Constanze,Christina,Kathy,Margaret,Cindy,Helen,Heidi,Jackie,Sunny,Hayley,Megan,Catherine,Deborah,Claire,Mary Margaret,Renee,Jenny,Carmela,Jocelyn,Sharon,