SAL Update

We’ll it’s a good thing I had this today or no stitching would have taken place! Truth be told, I have mainly been knitting the past few weeks because I have just gone back to work and it’s busy and stressful so by the time I get home at night, I don’t feel like I have the energy to stitch, whereas I can knit in a circle on a sock.

I am happy to say though that I am up to date on my temperature tree by Stitchin Mommy. I should say though that the colour key I am using is off an online resource as hers didn’t really suit our west coast temperatures.

Sorry for the not great photo- it is so sunny in here today it is hard to find a spot without shadows. I will be oh so glad to see the start of cooler weather!

I am still working on my beatings piece for my dad and I have my next door pattern as well. However, I was going to ask for this group’s help. My colleague is retiring in June and getting married in July and I figured those were two big enough events to warrant some stitching. My thought is that I can stitch something and the staff can pay for framing as her retirement present. She loves reading, flowers, birds and cats and she is hoping to buy a hobby farm after she retires. Does anyone have a suggestion for a pattern that could be done in 8 months???

Make sure you check out the other wonderful stitchers!

AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretHeidiJackieSunny

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

SAL Update

Shucks- I’m a day late! I hope I’m not too late!

I went to a Bard on the Beach performance last night and with leaving to visit my parents incredibly early tomorrow morning- my time has been crazy. I knew I was going to forget something:(

I have been continuing to stitch on my temperature tree and still loving it! I have to admit, I am so ready for the weather to cool off though!

I have also begun a new project. This one is for my dad as when I saw it, I knew it was perfect. He has said this saying a million times during my childhood, so now it will become a pillow for his birthday present in March.

This is how far I am:

Hopefully I will get more progress on it when I get home so I will have more to show on the next update.

Please make sure you go check out everyone’s progress to see the amazing stitching!

AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretHeidiJackieSunny

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

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

These three weeks go faster every time!

Unfortunately I don’t have an FFO to show you as my mom is only coming this weekend and I need her moral support for turning my previous stitching into a bag. She doesn’t need to do anything- just be present🤣

I have already started my next project, well actually I’m about half way through it.

This is Real Comfort: Jane Austen Sampler by Modern Folk Embroidery.

I am not really a sampler type so I am modifying this to be just the cute houses and quote as that quote is seriously me!🤣

I am using the Silk app to stitch this and am really loving it for being able to make the pattern really big and being able to see my progress tally at the bottom. I’m a numbers girl so I find that highly motivating!

I keep hearing about pattern keeper and it sounds wonderful, but I don’t have an android device so I will need to enjoy this experience before it is back to paper and highlighter for me.

I also needed to include my recent knit for Kathy. I had been wanting a big black, soft cardigan forever and Kathy very kindly sent me some black mohair. As you can see it has been put to good use! I can’t wait for this to be dry so I can wear it in the cold weather we are getting this week.

Make sure you check out the other projects as there is a great variety of beautiful projects in this group!


Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Renee, 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