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-#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

SAL -#1 – Crown of Thorns

I’m back! I am so excited to be back with my favorite stitchers. I was gone for quite a while because I wanted to concentrate on getting my debt paid down. Now that I am well into my 80 week challenge I decided it was time to get back to stitching.

I received a kit for Christmas that I have been quite taken with for years. It’s a chart of Jesus’s face with His crown of thorns which is by Vervaco. Thank you mom for the very thoughtful Christmas present! This image is haunting to me. Just beautiful in fact.

I haven’t stitched a kit in years so I am trying not to mess us to often because I don’t want to run out of a color.

Here is the kit image and here is how much I have gotten done so far. I have had to rip thread out twice! I’ll get there though.

There are a lot of other stitcher in this group. Please visit their blogs by clicking on the links below. You will be pleasantly surprised at what you see! See you in three weeks! -MM.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret,Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny

Switching it up for the SAL. Pretty Spring House #2

I have been working on my SAL Onions and Gourds all through the fall and winter months. I have gotten a ton accomplished on it but it’s time to put it away for the spring and summer because I need something light and fun to work on.

Last time I showed you Spring House by Brooke Nolan.

Here is where I started three weeks ago:

And here is my progress after three weeks:

Not a lot done but my garden has been calling me more.

I am not alone in this SAL, not by a long shot. If you click on the below links you will see some very talented stitchers! If you are interested in joining our group please contact Avis, the first link in this group.

See you in three weeks and Happy Memorial Day to my US friends! -MM

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina,

Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda,

Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Timothy

SAL Onions and Gourds #11, WIP Spring House

It’s been another three weeks! I worked on my big project for the first half but got an itch to start a new project which I have been working on for the past week.

Onions and Gourds is coming along. I had to change the position of the fabric and I hope to get to the right side wall of the chart by the end of the next three weeks.

Here is were I ended last time:

Here is what I accomplished up to today:

I was getting sick of greens and blacks and yellows so I downloaded four free charts from brookesbooks.com. They are the four seasons house. I have started Spring House.

Adorable isn’t it?

MY SAL (stitch-a-long) group is full of very talented stitchers. Please do go and see what they are up to. If you are a stitcher and have a blog you would like to join our group with, please contact Avis, the first link below and see can fill you in on how to join us.

See you for another update in three weeks! -MM

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina,

Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda,

Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Timothy

Project Onions and Gourds #7

I am so excited! I got a ton stitched this time. Things are starting to take shape although it’s still messy looking. It will be much more recognizable as gourds and onions next time.

Here is where I was last update:

And here is where I am now:

Another gourd is taking shape!

Please check out my other fellow stitchers in the group by clicking on the links below.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina,

Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Connie, Jackie,

I want to welcome new member Sunny to the group! Here is the link to her blog. sunny

See you in three weeks! -MM

SAL Autumn Tree Project

Well I thought I was doing pretty well with this project until I took a photo of it just now. This is my first time charting my own project and it just doesn’t photograph as well as I would like. 

Here is where I was 3 weeks ago:

And here is where I am now:

I still have all of the leaves to stitch and some sort of saying or verse at the top, plus a few other things.

Please have a look at what the other members of this fine Stitch-a-long are up to. We are all working on different projects and every three weeks we check in with our progress. See you in three weeks! -MM

Avis,ClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKate,JessSueConstanzeDebbierose,ChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHelen,StephLindaCatherineMary Margaret,TimothyHeidiConnie