Cirque des Triangles – Happy Dancing

Hello everyone,

It’s time to share progress on the SAL project again today. The good news is that I have a Happy Dance. This is where I left off last time.

Stage 10

Here is the finished piece. The design is called Cirque des Triangles and it’s by Ink Circles. It’s been a pleasure to stitch.

Stage 11

Here’s a close up of the middle section which shows off the colours much more realistically.

Stage 11b 

I’ll be framing this one and it’ll be hanging with the other two that I’ve already completed from the set. I’ve stitched three out of the four now and might just fancy doing the last one. Maybe Santa will treat me (again).

So, this means I’ll be starting a new project next time. Me and Claire have had our heads together and we’ve chosen something we nabbed in the January sales. All I’m saying for now is that it’s completely different to anything I’ve ever stitched before.

Everyone else in the group is doing something different. Please take a look at how they are progressing with their own chosen SAL project.  I promise you won’t be disappointed, maybe even inspired. We’ve also got a new member to welcome aboard this time. Just click on the names below and you’ll hop over to their blogs. Jackie is our new member. We live all over the world so you may need to allow for time differences but we post local time, every third Sunday.

Our next updates will be posted on the  8th October 2017. See you then!

About the SAL

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 ONE unfinished project, or ONE 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, or start a new one with us, 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.

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  1. Lovely work. It looks so pretty close up. The other photos don’t do it justice. What a lot of stitching!

  2. claire93

     /  September 17, 2017

    didn’t we do well, eh? gorgeous colours!

  3. Gorgeous, as always! Such lovely colours, and now all the gaps are filled, you can really enjoy the complexity you get with the variegated thread.

  4. witchylin

     /  September 17, 2017

    Another excellent project. You are a fantastic cross stitcher.:-)

  5. this is beautiful. Both of you should be very proud of this work

  6. It’s beautiful! Congrats on being able to do the happy dance 😀 Looking forward to seeing what your next project is.

  7. ccflo3

     /  September 17, 2017

    What a beautiful finish. I really love the colors you used in this one. Can’t wait to see what the new project is.

  8. Christina

     /  September 17, 2017

    Hurray for the finish! It’s beautiful and the close up of the colors is breath taking. The color variegation of that thread is not subtle and looks like you changed thread colors to make the effect! I really like that aspect of using one color for this type of project. Your new project sounds intriguing; can’t wait to see it!

  9. Well done on the finish! They both look lovely, although quite different with your different choices of threads and fabric which is nice. Such a lot of work in this piece, but it was well worth it!
    You have me intrigued about your next project – can’t wait to find out what it is!

  10. Beautiful, I love the way it looks symmetrical but they are all subtly different. Congratulations on the finish 🙂

  11. Well done, great job, it looks amazing

  12. Well done! Very excited to see what you’re going to pick next!

  13. Wow, congrats on a gorgeous finish. Now I’m impatient to see what you’re doing next 🙂

  14. Soothing, summer, serendipity, cool ocean breezes. This piece is all of those and more!♥️

  15. Congrats and a happy dance to you both. I love the colors you´ve used, it´s very beautiful!!

  16. Congratulations on the finish – I’m really curious about what’s next 🙂

  17. jessicacrafts

     /  September 18, 2017

    Yay! Also that sounds mega intriguing can’t wait to see what is up next.

  18. Congratulations!! It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to see what you choose to do next!

  19. Congratulations

  20. magpiesue

     /  October 16, 2017

    Wow, hats off to you and Claire for these beautiful pieces. Do, please, beg Santa for the fourth in the series!


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