Getting Ready – Stage 10

Good morning everyone,

It’s time for another update on the SAL project today. It’s from a kit by Design Works based on part of a painting by Ronald West.

This is where I was up to last time.

Stage 9

I’ve now squared off the centre bit to reveal part of a lady being held aloft!


I promised last time that the peach coloured splodges would become faces with a bit of backstitch. That’s better!


No prizes for guessing where I’ll be stitching next.

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

Our next updates will be posted on the 27th May 2018.

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

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

Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Timothy

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. Good progress. Faces are such blobs till you ad the back stitches.

  2. Looks fantastic, great progress

  3. claire93

     /  May 6, 2018

    your photo really motivates me with all the bottom half I’ve got left.
    Just noticed, I missed a “crease” on waiter’s sleeve in b/stitch.

  4. Ah, that’s better! They’re people instead of blobs!

  5. Those squares do make nice goals! The chefs really get some personality with the back stitching. The one guy’s mustache makes me giggle! Well done.💐

  6. The colours are really vibrant, lovely work !

  7. I love how backstitching really brings the picture into focus! Great progress on this!

  8. tonymarkp

     /  May 6, 2018

    That’s good progress. If it’s going to be a Christmas gift, you might have it done in time, which is incredible!

  9. Fabulous! How many sections do you have left?

    • I’m not sure. I’m trying to do at least half a square each time. There’s another row across the top so I’ve got 4 and a half square sections left to do.

  10. Christina

     /  May 6, 2018

    Well done Avis! Their little faces are so cute!

  11. It looks super awesome! I love that yours and Claire’s approaches are so different 🙂

  12. Your work looks so evenly stitched! This is progressing beautifully.

  13. I love their faces!!!! 🙂

  14. lol she may not have a head or her legs yet but she has her priorities in order and is hanging on to her wine. Sorry I was late posting this week.

    • True…and thankfully the artist depicted this lady with her bottom covered. He’s painted several others with rather large bare bottoms LOL.

  15. Looks fab, makes me smile 🙂

  16. Oh yes, those peach splodges do look better with backstitch. Much less splodgy 😀

  17. certainly growing, well done Avis

  18. Love the faces. Amazing what a little back stitching will do 😀


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