SAL Update

I didn’t know whether I would get done in time to get this post up on the right day!

I have been doing a temperature tree by Stitchin Mommy this year. I had gotten half the trunk done at the start of the year but have been rushing to do each branch just before the month started. I decided this had to change and so have been working to get all of the branches stitcher before I go back to work.

I am pleased to say that all branches are done and my leaves are up to date!

I wasn’t sure I was going to like this project, but I really do love how the leaves change branch to branch.

It’s now time to start the next project as this one doesn’t count as a project. The next one will end up being a pillow for my dad.

Make sure you check out everyone’s progress in this group as they are all amazing stitchers!

AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretHeidiJackieSunny

Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, Connie, Cindy

SAL Update

It always blows me away how fast three weeks can go!

I have been doing a lot of knitting but have gotten some sewing and stitching done. My mom was in town so I got my last little stitch project made into a bookmark and sent off for my friend’s birthday and two project bags made for another friend’s birthday.

Right now I am busy stitching on Hello Summer by It’s Sew Emma and trying to get it done before June 21st. Last night I actually sat down and counted up stitches as it seems to be taking forever when it looks so small. I found out there are about 2300 stitches in the project and I am done 692 of them so I have a ways to go. I just need some brighter days so I have the light to stitch on Navy fabric! It has been grey, rainy and cold here.

This is where I am so far- not very exciting so please check out everyone else’s projects!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, Connie

SAL Update

Oh my I almost forgot! I have been busy stitching and knitting away. I finally made a list of the projects I have coming up and their timeline and this one happened to be next on the list. It didn’t take long to stitch but now I have to fully finish it and that always takes longer. First I have to get up the courage and then I actually have to do it!

It will be made into a bookmark and sent to my oldest friend for her birthday in June.

This is my second small piece in a row and I do have one more small piece kitted up. I’m hoping that if I get the project bag made with my last bigger piece maybe I’ll start another bigger piece!

Make sure you check out everyone else’s beautiful projects.

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

SAL Update

Oh my, I almost forgot! It’s probably because I finished my most recent stitching project and have nothing other than my temperature tree on the go right now. I will share a picture of my recent finish which was a birthday present for my dad.

This is from a very old copy of the Cross Stitcher Magazine. If you are wanting to know which it is, ask in the comments and I’ll go looking. I used the called for DMC and the only changes I made were to leave the bow off of the top of the head and to change the placement of the words so it would fit in the frame.

It was a quick stitch and he liked it:)

Make sure you check out everyone else’s projects:

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

SAL Update

Woah I almost missed posting because I had a goal before I did so. Note to self: don’t make goals 🤣

I am working on Real Comfort by Modern Folk Embroidery. I am really hoping to have it completed by this Sunday and I think it is possible. I have altered the pattern by leaving out all the alphabet at the bottom and by leaving out the death dates.

My friend has already stitched this and I am happy with how it is coming along on 32 count ivory Lugana.

This is where I was last time:

And here is where I am this time:

I have two rows of words left and a double border, but the border is just a single row of stitching so it shouldn’t be a problem.

I already have another project in mind so I need to get going and get this done!

Make sure you check out all the other stitchers as there are some wonderful projects!


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

SAL Update

We have a finish! It has not been made into its final project yet but all stitching is done! After 17 years, most with not a stitch done, it feels great to have the project finished!

I have bought all the fabric necessary for a project bag and this will become the pocket on the outside.

Make sure you check out everyone else’s projects!

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

SAL Update

🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊

I finished my January Quilt for All Seasons by Paula Vaughn on December 31st. Well, I finished the stitching. I am now working on the backstitching- a little each day. I know I could probably get it done in a day or two if I did nothing else, but I really don’t like doing backstitching! However, I do love what it does for the stitching so I will keep persevering on it.

Here is where I am:

There are mistakes galore, but I’m happy with how it turned out!

I have started a temperature tree and am doing some of the tree and a leaf a day.

I am actually on the lookout for a stitching project that could go in my kitchen. That will probably be my next project once I find it.

Make sure you check out everyone’s projects as there are some amazing ones!


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

SAL Update

Wow three weeks can go quickly! At least I once again feel like I have made visible progress on this project. I’m not sure if I will be done by the end of the year, but I will certainly be close. I definitely won’t be done the back stitching so that doesn’t even count!

Here’s where I was last time:

And here is where I am this time:

The pattern in the hoop is seriously messed up. There are so many mistakes it probably doesn’t even look like it should, but oh well is my attitude towards this right now. I know that there are also mistakes towards the left side under the hoop so I think I’ll start with the right side where it was all correct and work my way left.

Here’s hoping I get lots of stitching time!!

Oh and just to share another type of stitching I did today:

Make sure you check out everyone else’s progress. There are many remarkable projects and stitchers in this group!


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

SAL Update

Well I’ve had this project for probably at least twenty years, but this year a friend told me that there was no way I could have it done by the end of the year. Of course, me being me, I immediately decided I had to have the stitching done this year. I have no idea of having all the back stitching done too!

I counted approximately how many stitches I had left to do and determined I needed to do 100 stitches a day. Most days I get more than that done, and thankfully there have been very few days where I haven’t gotten that done.

The design is Paula Vaughn’s Quilts For All Seasons: January.

While this doesn’t suit my house, my mom came up with the awesome idea of making it into a project bag. I think it will work really well for that!

Here’s where I was last time:

And here is where I am this time:

I feel like I have made good progress. I really wish I had an app that gave me the percentage done as I know I would be motivated by that, but I’ll just have to keep on with my 100 stitches a day:)

Make sure to check out everyone else in the SAL’s process:)


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

SAL Update

I started a cross stitch many moons ago and this stitch a long has really been helping me get it done. This week I learned a second thing that would help me get it done- having a set up area. I was complaining to my mom that I never seem to stitch because I have to spread out my threads, hoop up, make space, etc. she reminded me that I live alone so why don’t I just leave an area set up. I’ve learned that the older I get, the smarter my mom is, so I took her advice, and… it worked! I have found myself sitting down more often to stitch because it’s there and ready!

Here is where I was on my Paula Vaughn- Quilts through the Seasons last time:

I am doing January and here is where I am now:

There is a rather large mistake in it. I am wondering if you can tell where it is. I don’t think I’m going to fix it, but am wondering how noticeable it is.

Make sure you check out everyone else’s progress as there are some amazing stitchers on here!


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