Getting Ready – Stage 3b

Hello everyone,

Another three weeks have flown by and I’m afraid I’ve got very little progress to show you this time. I was full of good intentions but life got in the way. The design is from an artwork by Ronald West called Getting Ready and it’s a Design Works kit.

This is where I was up to last time. You’ll see that I just needed to finish the backstitch on the right hand section.

Stage 3

This is where I’m up to now. Only the backstitch completed this time but it does make a difference.

Stage 3b So now, 1/4 of the design is all finished. I’m hoping to get more done for our next update on New Years Eve but you never know because Christmas is coming and all that goes with it. If Santa doesn’t bring me any new toys I’ll maybe do a lot more stitching 🙂

Me and Claire are stitching the same kit but we’re doing different areas each time. Everyone else in the group is making 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 31st December 2017. See you on New Year’s Eve!

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. The back stitch adds so much definition. Looks incredible Avis

  2. Looks great, it always amazes me the difference back-stitching makes!

  3. You still got more done than I did, and the backstitching really makes things pop into focus. Good work!

  4. At least some got done and as you say, the backstitching does make a big difference.

  5. claire93

     /  December 10, 2017

    makes me feel slightly better to know you didn’t manage to begin another segment ^^

  6. Great job, it’s difficult to juggle everything this time of the year.

  7. Avis the backstitching makes a huge difference!

  8. The backstitching is so time-consuming but it makes all the difference.

  9. Looking great Avis! Maybe not tons of stitching, but they certainly make a difference in the over all look!

  10. The backstitching really does make a difference. The piece is looking great.

  11. It’s looking great, and the backstitching makes a huge difference! Life is like that, especially at this time of year. All the best, and I hope some rest and stitching come your way soon.

  12. magpiesue

     /  December 10, 2017

    It’s always amazing what a difference the back stitches make in pieces like this. Meanwhile, I hope you have a lovely holiday season, with wonderful treasures from Santa!

  13. It is amazing the difference back-stitching makes. Hope you have more time to stitch soon.

  14. Christina

     /  December 10, 2017

    It does indeed! The flowers looks so pretty 😀

  15. As I just told Claire: Don´t worry, you are just like the rest of us! 🙂 The backstitching looks great!

  16. Esmeralda

     /  December 18, 2017

    Hello dear stitchers
    I would love to take part in your sal.
    Could you please sent me the rules 🙂
    Greetings from Holland


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