Next To Go Stage 9

Good morning,

It’s SAL time again. This kit is from the James Herriott Collection and this is how far I’d got in the last update.

Stage 8

I’d hoped to have finished the second dog for today but it wasn’t to be. Here’s where I’m at now.

Stage 9All that remains to be stitched is the top of the wall, the dog handler’s head, shoulder and elbow, the second dog’s head and some more foreground. I’m going to complete the foreground next and then all the other more interesting bits will bring it to life at the end.

This SAL (Stitch Along) is slightly different to other SALs in that we don’t all stitch the same design at the same rate. We choose an unfinished project, or maybe a new one, and show progress of its completion over a series of three weekly updates. There are no deadlines and no set amount to stitch. The result is that the space in our drawers full of WIPs (works in progress) is gradually being freed up to store lots of new crafty goodness. It’s surprising how much motivation I’ve gained from being in this SAL. If you’d like to finish a project you’ve left unfinished for a while you can join us by leaving a request in the comments below or sending me an email. The address is on the right of this page. I’ll send you a few simple rules to agree.

Cindy is our new SAL member this time. She’s chosen a huge cross stitch project to finish.

Don’t forget to take a look to see how everyone else’s projects are progressing. Just click on the names below and you’ll hop over to their blogs. We live all over the world so you may need to allow for time differences but we post local time, every third Sunday.

Claire, Gun, Carole, Wendy, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose,Christina, Susan, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy

Our next update will be posted on the 27th November 2016 🙂

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  1. I like how having the grass and background behind the bottom half of Dog 2 gives it so much more depth. You’ve set yourself quite a goal for the next SAL, fingers crossed!

  2. You and Claire are busy with such complicated patterns! Love the dogs, they are looking good

  3. It’s looking fantastic, the second dog will soon have a head too

  4. Love the James Herriot design you are stihing.
    I actually work a rota over a three week period, with 3 wips at very different stages. I would love to be part of a stitching community like this, but would 3 projects be allowed? , they would each have one weeks work to show each time. Sometimes I feel like I need some motivation as one of these projects has been a wip for almost 12 years lol. The other option is that I could show just one of the projects (though there would only be one weeks progress each time. I would love you opinion.
    Thank you.
    ps you can leave a reply in the comment section of my blog which is Stitchery Nook at wordpress.

  5. Nice work. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

  6. claire93

     /  November 6, 2016

    even without his head, that dog is looking very realistic

  7. Looking impressive Avis

  8. witchylin

     /  November 6, 2016

    This is such a lovely picture. The next dog will make it perfect. You are certainly getting on with it. Can’t say the same for my latest sewing project. 😦

  9. Looks great, you’ve made good progress

  10. I need all the incentive I can get. Thank you for allowing me to join the SAL. This piece is wonderful. I love dogs. Can’t wait to see more.

  11. That’s still A LOT of progress, it’s really coming to life!

  12. It´s looking good 🙂 And now I know all abut the Spirograph. We did have it in Sweden, I remember that seeing the photos 🙂

  13. half a dog is better than no dog! It looks like you’ll definitely have this one done for the end of the year

  14. Absolutely amazing!


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