Tag: SAL

SAL May 14

While I hadn’t thought I had made much progress, I was happily surprised when I pulled up the photo from our last update three weeks ago!
Here I was then:

And here I am today:

In this SAL we don’t all work on the same thing, so there is a variety of techniques and styles to enjoy. Do take a minute to enjoy some of the other projects, there’s a whole lot of stitching going on with this group!

Susan MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherine, Wendy, Mary Margaret and Timothy.

We all extend our heartfelt best wishes to one of our members, Susan, who will have surgery on Monday. I know that she would appreciate your thoughts and prayers. 

SAL April 23

Today is our three week SAL update. Do check out what everyone else is doing, because in this SAL, everyone chooses their own project! There’s a lot of inspiration and variety for sure!

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaSusan,   MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherine, Wendy, Mary Margaret and Timothy.

Last time I had just finished a project and so presented you all with this:


I have made some progress on this blank canvas, but the roof on this barn goes on forever!!! Too bad, because I already bought the matching frame, so forward we go. 😉

Some decent progress made, though it is still pretty sketchy.

SAL April 2

First of all, we have two new members! Welcome Mary Margaret and Tim! As always there is a wide variety of projects happening with this group; I encourage you to check out the  other sites to see what we ware all working on!

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaSusan,   MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherine, Wendy, Mary Margaret and Timothy
For my report this round, I have a finish! Last time we checked in, I was here:

And here is the finished piece! I framed it yesterday and gave it to my husband as an early anniversary present. After 28 years we are both a little weathered, but still standing strong!

This is from a series called American Barns found in three issues of Cross Stitch & Country Crafts dated September 1992 through January 1993. This is the western barn, which is perfect for DH, because he was a summer rangelands technician in the Flat Tops Mountains of western Colorado during college.

To represent me, I’ll stitch the Midwestern barn, which reminds me of the barn at my uncle Thor’s in northern Minnesota. He and his brothers built it themselves with their dad in 1906, when they immigrated from Stavanger Norway. We had no big barn on our place, the milk barn was built in the 40’s and had no charm, though I do remember falling asleep with a newborn calf or two back in the day.

Afraid you can’t see much yet!😉

SAL Update March 12

It’s time for the SAL update! We are a group that stitch whatever we want, but update every three weeks. It is an excellent way to encourage others and to help yourself stay on task! I am always inspired when I visit the other folks participating.

Here’s where I was last time:


Here’s where I’ve gotten to this session:


If you are interested, contact Avis, the first link below.

Susan,   MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherine

SAL Update January 29

I finished my project in time for Christmas and shared it in the last update. I have selected a new small project for this winter, and here it is!

Here’s where I was:  🙂


And here’s where I am now!


Do check out what the other members of this group are doing, some of the projects are quick and simple, some are epic. The variety is amazing! If you’d like to join the group, we work on our own piece at our own pace, but share our progress every three weeks. Contact Avis if you would like to join.

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaSusan, Kathy MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherine

SAL Jan. 8

I finished my delft sampler in time for Christmas!!!!

Here it is: img_0956

I have a few ideas for my next project, just haven’t decided which one I want to start next, but will definitely have it figured out by our next update.

Check out all the wonderful stitchery happening with the other members of this group. They always have amazing things going on! And, welcome back Wendy, we are glad to have you back! And a warm welcome to our newest member, Catherine.

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaSusan, Kathy MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherine, Wendy