In 2002 I loved the work of Paula Vaughn and my grandma very kindly bought me the Paula Vaughn cross stitch book “A Quilt for All Seasons”. I immediately started on the January one. I’m not sure when exactly this was, but the project then languished on a shelf in my spare room for twelve years after I moved into my condo. Last year I heard about this SAL and decided it may help me actually get this project finished.

This is where I was last update:

And this is where I am now:

I love my new way of tackling my stitching. I actually pick an object to stitch so this time it was the snow out the window. It lets me feel accomplishment and helps to divide up the work and to see progress. In the past I haven’t really thought of what I was stitching, just put stitches in.

In the corner of the photo you will just glimpse my new needle holder, which I love!!! It is so nice not to have to try and put my needle through the holes of the Aida cloth! I should have bought one years ago! I also like my new stitching bag which I showed in the last update, but wish it had some pockets inside so that I could keep the threads separated by number easier. This project takes so many threads! I’m thinking I’d like to try a single colour project.

Well that’s it for me. Make sure you check out the other stitchers as there are so many gorgeous projects and such variety that there is sure to be something you find inspiring.


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

26 thoughts on “SAL Update

  1. If you choose to do a single-colour one next I’d recommend NOT doing a huge A3 size sampler all in blackwork. Just saying … This is looking good and it sounds like the plan you have to do a specific “thing” at a time is working well for you.

    1. Lol I have my eye on a black and white representation of the flat iron building as all my artwork is black and white photography so maybe I would end up with something I could actually put on the wall!

      1. I fully understand.
        I might apply it to a project I have planned. I bought a pattern and all the floss and fabric for a big cross stitch project of the Tardis (of Doctor Who). And it feels kind of daunting, because of the size. I haven’t done such a big project yet. So would be great if I can find a way to make it in bite-size pieces haha

  2. I think picking a specific “object” to stitch is a fantastic idea! That’s exactly how I treated my last update as well. Love your needleminder too. I have a pretty big collection that continues to grow 😀

  3. I could be the last woman standing, I don’t have a needle mender. I like your idea to keep you progressing. I pick a tv show series to watch, like Perry Mason, 1 hour a day to see my progress. What ever works – works and is great. This is such sweet project too 🙂

  4. It is great that you are working at your own pace on this, as it is sewing for pleasure, not to fit anyone else’s time line. Imagine how proud you will be when you finish it!

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