Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SAL Check-Ins

I'm squeezing in my check-ins on a bunch of SALs today just in the nick of time. Not a whole lot of progress was made on anything, but every x counts!

Smalls SAL
This is being hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus. I managed two for this month.
Treats by Lizzie Kate
 My second finish is for the Christmas Ornament SAL hosted by Kaye of Kitten Stitching. It's one of the Mini Cards from Prairie Schooler. Sorry, I'm not sure of the year; I put the chart away in the wrong folder and have yet to find it again!
Kaye also hosts the Prairie Schooler SAL; I'm working on two Santas for this.
12 Days of Christmas Day 2: added a little more green
1984 Santa: finished the pant legs
It's been a while since I posted a progress pic on my Cinderella's Castle for A New Stitchy Start; this is being hosted by Tammy of I Want To Do One More Stitch. I'm still plugging away at it a few stitches at a time.
I've worked more on Pretty Little New York by Satsuma Street; I'm doing a SAL with Jo and Linda on Tuesdays. I finally finished one whole building!
I really like this designer; I'm planning on starting the rest of the cities as well as several more of her charts for the Super Duper Ultimate January February 2016 Challenge.
Here are a couple of my latest starts:
Trick or Treat by Ursula Michael
Sesame Street Group by Gloria and Pat adapted for Paragon Needlecraft
I bought my first silk flosses from Mo's Sale. They're so pretty and soft!
L-R: Peeta, Rue, Girl on Fire, Joanna, Cinna
And, finally, my sweet, wonderful, handy hubby made me a lapstand!
It's very lightweight and makes stitching the big projects easier. I was at 300 stitches on my Mini Owl Family chart when I took this pic; in two days time I was up to 800! I'm getting faster with my two-handed stitching.
That's all for me on the stitching front; I'll gather some crochet WIPs together for the next post.
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)


  1. Lots of stitches there, Kate. All your finishes look lovely. Very good of your hubby to make you the stand, I'll have to see if I can get mine to make me one, maybe if I show him the photo of yours it might push him!?! Hope you are feeling better at the moment!
    Hugs, Barbara xx

  2. You've made great progress! I love the Trick or Treat one.

  3. Such great progress, your needle is on fire.

  4. Great progress. Good hubby, happy wife, haha.

  5. Looking good! Hope everyone is doing well.

  6. Great finishes and starts! Will you have 60 more for next year? I think I can do 30 again, but 60 would drive me mental. Love the frame! Really great of DH to make life easier for you.

  7. Nice stitching! Love the stitching frame your hubby made for you - he's a keeper!

  8. Awesome finishes, progress,frame and floss Kate.


  9. Beautiful work. I have the same Trick or Treat pattern but have yet to start it.

  10. Two great finishes for the Smalls SAL. And you made nice progress on these WIPs. I can see why you wan to stitch the whole city series by Satsuma Street, they are just beautiful.
    Oh wow, your are already planning the Ultimate Super Duper SAL for the first two months of next year. Brave decision, Kate, and I bet it will be a lot of fun.
    Two great starts that you had. And a nice new lapstand, I'm sure you are very happy with it.

  11. Wow you are working on so much! I love your Christmas tree ornie for the month, and your new starts are pretty too.

  12. Lovely stitching, Kate. Your hubby is so smart to have made you that stand!

  13. I'm so far behind on reading blogs! You've got so much stitching done, I'm so jealous! I wish I could say the only thing I miss about being married was that my husband made me stuff, but he never did, so there you go. One of these days, I'm just going to break down and make my own stand to my specs instead of wasting money on buying stand after stand.

  14. Nice stitching! New York is looking good. I'm having a break until New Year now I have finished both Londons then I'll start on Paris.

  15. Hi Kate,
    I hope all is well with you! Have you been crafting lately?
    I miss you and just thinking about. Well take care.

  16. These are all great projects. Love your stand. I think it goes so much faster stitching two handed. I haven't chosen any SALs for next year yet. Better get planning huh?!

  17. There you go again, talking about something I know nothing about. :) What the heck is two handed stitching? All I can say is Wow! I don't know how you keep up with it all. And all the blue in the one project. Yikes! 1984 is the year I graduated high school. :) That stand sure looks handy.

    1. When I use my floor frame I stitch with one hand on the bottom of the fabric and one on top. It's faster than moving one hand over and under all the time.

  18. Congrats on the finishes. Oh you are the queen of new starts.How many new starts/WIPs do you have now? Would like to join some SALs in 2016,where can i get the info about them?

  19. Oh wow Kate you have been busy everything looks great, congratulations on all the finishes, love the stand! :) xx

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