Sunday, November 28, 2021

SAL time

 Check out the members of the SAL:

AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJCathieLindaHelen


I almost forgot.   I did my photos late last night and loaded them in this morning then the rest of the day got  away from me.

Here's  Do Different 3 weeks ago





I was bad and didn't do a good shot of everything.
Today's shot is of everything then each side.

Here goes:


This overall with books trying to keep the left side from curling over.
I worked on the third band of the saying, working on finishing the side
triangles on the left side (not finished though)
I did the side triangles on the lower right and the bottom right triangles.
I blocked off the area which will be stitched in black on
both the left and right sides (look in the middle)
Under the third band of writing I started a small area on the left
It will remind what color is also going in on the right side.

See the blank area in the middle of everything
(more or less)
It looks like a vase to me and I am debating with myself as if it should be 
the solid red or black stitching.
Please let me know what you think.

Now for a closer look at the sides.


Left side


Right side.

Don't expect huge amounts of stitching for the next three weeks.  
I have lots to do to prepare for the Christmas events in our life.
Shopping is not my thing
unless it involves stitching.

Don't forget the other stitchers at the top of the post.

Good Stitching to one and all!







 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

 Where has the time gone?!   The last photo I took of Pandemic was in September.  yikes!



I am a lot further than this.  Another photo after the Thanksgiving holiday.
I'm taking the week-end off to stitch and relax.














Sunday, November 7, 2021

 It's SAL time again and there is something to show!  It has helped tremendously to switch projects and the needle has been flying..  I don't think I even skipped a day of stitching.  It felt wonderful!

Here is the start point of the section I wanted to do first.



and now.
Do Different is making progress.


The last number (for the year will be left til the end.
I doubt that I can finish it in 2021 but then again
you never know.

Make sure you visit the other stitchers as well.






Monday, October 25, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021

 It's Sal time and time for good news (I hope).

I have decided that enough was enough for the stained glass window.  It has not been touched in 6 weeks and was starting to effect my urge to stitch in general.  So it is retiring for awhile.  

I reread the prupose of the group and went thru my WIPs and studied them and decided what had the stongest pull.

It's called Do Different by Long Dog Samplers.  Here's the cover shot



Here is where I am and then a close up of where I wil start stitching later tonight.
Sorry that I didn't iron them ahead of photos.





you can see where I pull the needle out of the for the photo.

I promise progress for the next post.

Check out eveyone else's posts

 Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret,Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

 I can't believe that it is October all ready and I have said a word for awhile.  I admit to being super busy with genealogy and watching grandkids.  Stitching has been for later at night.

Here is one of the current projects.



This is Canterbury Santa
by Mill Hill
the scroll (upper right) will go in the extended hand
the holly (bottom right) will go on his hat.
Still have lots of beads to go as well as a beard

More to come.


Monday, September 6, 2021

SAL time again

 Yes it is that time again.  I can't believe I haen't posted anything since there either.  Partly because of too much to do and never enough time.  I admit to trying to get things done that are out of the house before we get shut down for COVID again.  But enough, you came to see progress pictures and I actually have them.



The whole piece overall





Just the top.
Just a few more stitches to finish before the whole top is done.
I have the threads but I was too tired and bug-eyed to finish
before posting.

Be sure to check out everyone else!