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SAL- September update

Not much progress this time, as we were on holiday last week through to this week. More on that in a later post.

Here’s where I was last time

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and here’s where I am today.

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just a bit more hedge and half a pair of sheers!

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There’s a lot more of that hedge to come!!

Please check out some more interesting progress on the others in the SAL. Links below

 

Kate-talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com

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

Elizabeth at http://stitch4therapy.wordpress.com

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

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com

Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.co

SAL- August update

Slow and steady is getting me there, thanks to joining the SAL.I am stitching a birth sampler, long overdue as Master H is now 7 years old and this should have been ready for his first birthday. The characters are based on the stories by Nick Butterworth of Percy the Park Keeper.

This is where I was three weeks ago

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and this is where I am now

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I am back stitching the mice and the final leaf motif is complete in the top right hand corner.

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and down the bottom I have started Percy himself!

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Please have a look at the SAL updates below.

Kate-talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com

Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com

Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com

Alison at http://minervahandmade.wordpress.com

Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com

Elizabeth at http://stitch4therapy.wordpress.com

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

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com

Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com

 

SAL- July Update

Gardening and trips away have meant less time for cross stitch . But some stitching has occurred and were I not in the SAL I know it wouldn’t have happened. Being in the group is really helping me stay focused. I had ground to a halt last time when I hadn’t got one of the threads I thought I had. So I substituted it and I think I have got away with it. I am working on a Birth Sampler for my grandson Master H, he is 7 now and its high time I gave him this. The design is based on the Percy the Park Keeper books by Nick Butterworth.

Here is the birth sampler last time I posted.

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And here it is now

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The mice are well under way.

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And hopefully completed by the next update in three weeks.

Please visit all the other participants in the SAL below. We are in different time zones so all may not have posted yet.

Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com

Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com

Alison at http://minervahandmade.wordpress.com

Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com

Elizabeth at http://stitch4therapy.wordpress.com

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

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

Kate at https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com

Jacqui at http://thestitchingline.com

Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com

 

SAL- May 2015

One of the best decisions I made this month was to join the SAL. The grotty weather in England has helped too, rain stopping gardening etc.

I started the birth sampler for my first grandson 7 year ago intending to give it to him on his first birthday, but life and the joys of knitting for said grandson, meant progress was virtually non existent. Enter the SAL.

SO HAPPY

Before

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After

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After

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No before,

After

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Looking like this now

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So my aim for June is to, finish the fox and badger. There are some mice to go in opposite the hedgehog, top right, Percy the Park Keeper and hedge at the bottom, two more leaf motifs top right and words in the middle. I may finish in time for Christmas.

The design comes from a book called Cross Stitch Characters by Adele Welsby

With grateful thanks to Avis for welcoming me and to all the others who are also sewing along.

Please check the links below ( There may be time zone delays)

Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com

Kate at https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/sal-12-kowhaiwhai-third-quarter-progress/

Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com

Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com

Alison at http://minervahandmade.wordpress.com

Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com

Elizabeth at http://stitch4therapy.wordpress.com

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

Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com

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