SAL – Autumn House #1

I am sorry for such a late update. I didn’t forget. I had to work a full day today and then had to get 7 pints of pickled beets canned. Lots to do to catch up since we got back from our trip to Ireland on Thursday night.

I decided that I needed a bit of a “palette cleanser” after such a difficult last project so I started on the “Autumn House” which was a free download from designer Brooke Nolan.

Super cute isn’t it? I have worked on the Spring House in the past but have not finished it yet.

With a 7 hour flight to Ireland and a 7 hour flight back with lots of time to wait in the airport I got a lot accomplished on this piece.

Here is where I ended on Thursday night so far:

I promise a better photo next time.

This group of stitchers are working on some pretty fantastic pieces. Please visit their blogs to see what they are up to.

I look forward to posting my progress on this project in three weeks. See you then! -MM

SAL-Crown of Thorns #11 -Finish

I am doing my happy dance! Thirty-three weeks working on this project and I am finished.

Here is where I left off last time:

And here is the finished piece:

I had my husband hold the fabric up in a different light and look at the difference it made below:

The better light completely transformed the face of Jesus so you can see His full jaw line.

This was a very challenging project for me because of the colors and the thread quality but in the end I hate to be cliche but it certainly was a journey for me.

Thanks all for cheering me on! See you in three weeks with a new project. -MM

Please visit the other stitchers in this lovely group I belong to by clicking on the links below. If you are interested in joining us contact Avis who is the first link in the list for more info.

SAL #9 Crown of Thorns

I really can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks since our last update! I still haven’t finished this project. Summer has finally arrived here in NY and I have been in my garden and outside on hikes when I am not at work.

I did make some progress though so hopefully you can tell the difference. Here is where I left off last time:

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and here is the point I am at now:

More of the thorns is completed and I am slowly making my way to the left side of the chart.

I hope to complete this project in the next week. I might need a snow storm to get it done though!

Please visit the other stitchy bloggers in our group by clicking on the links below. We post from all over the world!

See you in three weeks – MM

SAL 8 Crown of Thorns

Good morning from sunny New York! I really can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks since our last check-in.

I have been working mostly in my garden so not as much progress has been done on Crown of Thorns as I would have liked but here it is…

Where I left off last time:

And where I am now:

I have 4 more colors to do on the crown and then done!

Please visit the other stitching blogs. These ladies are working on some amazing projects!

See you in 3 weeks. -MM

SAL 7- Crown of Thorns

What a gorgeous weekend it has been for us here in Upstate NY! Sunny and even warm today is the forecast. Before I run outside and play in my garden here is my three week SAL update.

Three weeks ago I left off with almost having the bottom finished:

After three weeks here is how far I have come:

I have finished the entire bottom half though it is hard to see with the wrinkle mark from the hoop. I got quite a bit done on the thorns!

I hope to finish this project in the next two updates. Although it’s been an amazing piece to work on my eyes definitely need a break.

Please visit the other members of this fun and extremely creative SAL group. If you are interested in joining us please contact Avis who is at the head of the list of Blogs.

See you again in June! -MM

SAL #6 Crown of Thorns

Good morning everyone! I got quite a bit done on my Crown of Thorns WIP this last three weeks.

Here is where I left off:

Here is where I am now:

The whole left side of his face is done and the right side is done to the edge of the pattern except for some on the bottom.

Still looks eerily real doesn’t it? Next I will work on the crown of thorns.

One thing I have been having trouble with is the quality of the thread. It tangles very easily and breaks often which is very frustrating sometimes.

Please check out the other blogs in or Stitch A Long group by clicking on the links below!

See you in three weeks! -MM

SAL-#5 Crown of Thorns

Good Morning from sunny New York! What a beautiful day it is going to be. Before I go out and dig in my garden all day I thought I better update you all on my progress with Crown of Thorns. Here is where I ended three weeks ago:

And here is where I am now:

I am feeling good with the progress I made this time.

I am part of a Stitch-a-long group that reports our progress every three weeks to each other. We are from all over the world. If you would like to join our group please contact the fabulous Avis. Her link is the first link in the group below. Please visit the other members blogs to see what they are up to!

See you in another 3 weeks! -MM