If there’s one thing I find it hard to resist as a stitcher, it’s a Stitch A Long. Even when I wasn’t stitching during the second half of last year just reading about a SAL on someones blog would send me running to my stash searching through threads and fabrics. Claire, in particular, had many SALs last year that tempted me, but I managed to resist joining in as I knew that my stitching mojo had not fully returned and so I would end up with yet another unfinished WIP. There is one SAL she is planning for later in the year that I do intend to join, for this design…
There’s just something about those cute little sheep, especially the black one LOL
However, I saw a recent thread on Needlecraft Haven about a Carriage House Samplings SAL which I found extremely hard to resist. I have had a CHS chart in my stash that I really do want to stitch, so I’ve signed up for the SAL which starts on 1st February. This is the design I have in mind…
The SAL is fairly relaxed, we can stitch on our chosen design whenever we feel like and post a progress picture in the last week of the month. I plan on spending one evening a week stitching on Molly and the rest of the time working on Celtic Garden Mandala.
I’ve also decided that this year I want to stitch some Christmas ornaments, so have been browsing through all of my JCS Ornament Editions and have made a list of the ones that I fancy stitching. I’ve kitted up a couple to take to work with me so I can stitch on them during my lunch hour. If things go to plan I should be able to stitch two a month – we’ll see how that pans out!
Unfortunately I don’t have a progress pic for you today, even though I have been working on Celtic Garden all week as the battery in my camera died before I could take a decent picture. I’ll take one tomorrow evening.
This week we have Phill’s mum staying with us for a few days while she has her central heating boiler replaced, so I’m not sure how much stitching I will get done, but hopefully during the time she is here I can persuade her to give me sewing machine lessons as she used to work as a seamstress for many years making clothes, upholstery and all sorts. I’m sure she won’t take too much persuading LOL