Stage 4

Hello everyone,

It’s been a busy time for me recently but after my poor show in the last update I really put my head down this time. The design is called Getting Ready from a kit by Design Works. This is where I was up to last time.

Stage 3b 

Santa did bring me several crafty goodies for Christmas but I stuck to my task and completed another 1/12.


There was very little backstitch detailing to do on this square. See if you can spot it. I’ve now completed 1/3 of this project.


It’s hard to believe we’re now at the end of 2017. Where did this year go?

Please use the links below to see how we’re all progressing on our chosen SAL project. We live all over the world so please allow for time differences. Posting takes place every third Sunday local time.

Our next updates will be posted on the 21st January 2018.

Happy New Year!

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

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

Heidi, Connie, Jackie

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. Great progress 🙂 Happy New Year!

  2. Great progress Avis. I am envious. Happy New year to you!

  3. Great job, looks fantastic

  4. claire93

     /  December 31, 2017

    oh wow! you’ve really put me to shame ^^

  5. Woo hoo, 1/3 way to Avis

  6. A big chunk like that is impressive. As for the backstitching, the edge of the carpet and the waiter’s pants leg?

  7. Avis, you really did put your head down! I need to do that! It is looking great.

    • On with the next square to the right next. I maybe need to slow down a bit and do other projects over the next three weeks. I’ve picked up my knitting again so I’ll see how it goes.

  8. ccflo3

     /  December 31, 2017

    You are making great progress. You’ll be finished in no time if you keep this up.

  9. Christina

     /  December 31, 2017

    Impressed again by your progress! How do you do it? 🙂 Happy New Year!

  10. Wow, that’s some solid stitching there. You’ve made loads of progress 🙂

  11. Gosh, this has come along in leaps and bounds and looks fabulous! Happy new year

  12. magpiesue

     /  December 31, 2017

    That’s impressive progress considering the distractions of the season. 😉 Looking forward to another year of fun with this group!

  13. Looks great! I’m loving your project more and more! My have to make one for myself

  14. Great progress. I couldn’t spot the back stitch though, but guess it may be the bottom of the apron.

  15. Looking so good, even if I couldn´t spot the backstitch, but then you are not suppose to see them 🙂 Gott Nytt År!!!!

  16. I think you have made great progress! It is looking wonderful. Happy New Year!


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