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End of another SAL October 17, 2011

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I missed posting my Part 5 progress at the end of last month but I can show Part 6 which brings a sad end to this autumn Alphabet SAL. It’s been a very easy and enjoyable stitch and I would like to thank Shio for organising it. 🙂

Good news is that a Happy Dance means a new start and Shio is organising another SAL very soon. I’ll put an update here once a design has been chosen and if you want to join in hop aboard. A new start is always exciting and the onset of darker evenings usually means more stitching gets done at this time of year.

Although I’ve been my usual quiet self on the blogging front I have done some stitching in the last few weeks and when I finished the SAL I treated myself to a new start. Claire’s daughter completed this a while ago and I had been following her progress. When I showed it to Ian he immediately asked me to stitch it as it reminds him of our dogs!. I know this is going to take me quite a while to stitch but the end result will be well worth it. I’ve only just started so very little progress.  To see what I’m stitching take a look and she what Lindashee has done with her finish – what a great idea – I love it!!

I’ve almost finished my Sampler Aux Chats which started as a SAL but has sort of fizzled out.  I ran out of thread at the weekend but have bought a couple of skeins today and will make my big reveal hopefully at the end of the week.

As I am on the subject of SAL’s I was invited by Shio to join International Hermit and Stitch Weekend which is being run by Joysze.

This takes place every third weekend of every month – just leave  a
link to your blog on her post and be ready to join in with the November
stitch.  I’ve just signed up and am number 84 and  recognise quite a few stitchers on the list.  Let’s see how long it takes to reach 100 🙂


Autumn Alphabet SAL August 30, 2011

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Even though I finished stitching part 2 of this lovely sampler yet again I didn’t get around to posting my progress and it’s now time to show part 3. So….to make sure I keep on track here are all my progress pics

Here is part 2


The fourth part will be shown in two weeks time and it won’t be long before we will doing a Happy Dance. I’m enjoying this stitch so much I may consider stitching the Spring and Summer samplers.

Sampler aux Chats SAL progress is due to be shown on the last day of this month and there is section I want to finish before I take my pic although I’m not sure if I can stitch at the moment as I have picked up a very nasty virus and even though I am feeling more human today I’m still feeling slightly giddy so I’ll see how I get on.

Two new SALs July 29, 2011

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It’s been almost two months since my last post – no surprise there – but I’m feeling quite embarrassed at the moment as after inviting other stitchers to join in with Jardin Prive Sampler Aux Chats SAL in June I haven’t posted any progress at all. (We were to post a pic on the last day of each month). Joining me in the SAL is Sandra, Maggie and Shio, a new visitor to my blog from Mexico. She is keen to meet other stitchers and I know she has already read some of your blogs so if you get a minute pop over to her blog and say hi. She is another cat lover and has loads of interesting things on her blog in particular a cute little kitten called Kattalino who has his own story to tell plus she is the only one who actually posted her first month’s progress !!

As Sampler Aux Chats was the only stitching I was working on I really got a bit carried away last month and at one point I thought I might finish before the first post was due but things have gone quite on the stitching front yet again and I’ve hardly picked it up at all this month. One thing I noticed was that there was an error on the chart –the letter G was missing from the alphabet to the right of the cat sliding down the chart. Nathalie (Jardin Prive) has now made a correction and mentioned in her newsletter that I was the first to spot the error. Rather than backtrack here is a pic of my progress for June and July. I am using 32 count white Belfast linen and DMC number 815 and it looks quite striking.

A close up

Anyone want to take bets on whether I will post on time next month 😉

To any Lizzie Kate fans reading Shio has also organised a SAL #149 Autumn Alphabet and I am joining her along with four other stitchers. The SAL is in 6 parts and started the 15 July with the first post on the 30 July and then progress posts every 15 days. It’s a quick and easy stitch so if you want to join in please do – the more the merrier. You can either contact Shio or leave a comment here.

I am stitching this using DMC threads and using 32 count cashel linen – it was left over from my Cirque des Triangles and I’m not sure of the colour but it works well with the threads.