Getting Ready – Stage 2

Hello everyone,

It’s time to show you an update on my SAL project today. The design is called Getting Ready by Ronald West and it’s a Design Works kit.

This is where I was up to last time. I’d completed 1/12.


This time I started stitching to the left of the last section.


I managed to finish another 1/12.


Here it is with the backstitch completed.


So that’s as far to the left as this one goes. One sixth complete. Next I need to work to the right and that will be the full width of the design done.

Me and Claire are stitching the same kit but we’re stitching different areas each time. 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. We live all over the world so you may need to allow for time differences but we post local time, every third Sunday.

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

Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret, Timothy,

Heidi, Connie, Jackie

Our next updates will be posted on the  19th November 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. Now this is interesting! You and Claire are both working on the same piece, but how different the effect of the same amount of work is!

  2. claire93

     /  October 29, 2017

    well done Avis
    stitching your way, and being able to say 1/6th is done, makes it feel like real progress!

  3. Lots of progress Avis, well done we are now starting to see the picture.
    Helen x

  4. You are really flying along with this project. It’s interesting to see the same project develop differently with the two different approaches.

  5. That is a lot of stitching! I am enjoying seeing the difference between you and Claire’s choice of where to start, and how things progress.

  6. jessicacrafts

     /  October 29, 2017

    It’s so intricate and pretty!

  7. Christina

     /  October 29, 2017

    Well done Avis! This is definitely a project that is stitching up quickly!

  8. WOW! That’s a lot of stitching! It’s looking great! I like the way you are stitching it – 1/12th at a time. I think I’m going to go back to my project and see if I can stitch it that way. That’s really a great way to set a goal for each post.

    • This method is working for me because it’s like aiming for a mini finish each time, especially as I chopped up the chart. I’m not even tempted to deviate.

  9. Great progress, it’s difficult to see them as the same project at the moment

  10. Nice progress. Can’t wait to see more.

  11. You really have done a lot. This embroidery will be finished in no time 🙂 It´s looking great!!!!!

  12. Great progress, stitching in blocks fascinates me, I’m sure I’d get distracted into the next block! 🙂

  13. What a fun chart. You’ve made beautiful progress!


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