Getting Ready – Stage 11

Hello everyone,

Today is SAL project update day. I’m still stitching a kit by Design Works based on part of a painting by Ronald West.

This is where I was up to last time.


I’ve now started the final square at the right of this row. No more backstitch yet. That’ll be done for next time. Not too many colour changes to manage on this bit.

Stage 11I’ve been busy on several projects other than the SAL one lately. Once I pick those knitting needles up…

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 17th June 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. Wow, it’s nearly happy dance time! Looks great, it’s a lovely design 🙂

  2. Goodness, so nearly done, love this funny piece.

  3. Great progress, it looks fantastic

  4. Wow Avis! Maybe next time you will be doing a happy dance? Almost there! Great project 🙂

  5. claire93

     /  May 27, 2018

    two scarey heads and a lot of background there!

  6. Looking good and alot of background done !

  7. Good to see the other arm; it makes me feel that the lovely lady is a bit safer as he holds her up!

  8. Lol Avis, as I look at the bottom of yours and the top of Claires, I can see the whole picture, and know exactly how much more you have to do. You are coming along well however and the three blocks to do above will only take 3 sal post so you will be on the home straight after the next post.

  9. You are getting close to the final stretch, even though it is a full row! This square looks to be a relaxing stitch with those nice chunks of color.😊

  10. Looks great. You are getting close. I love watching your project grow.

  11. I think a happy dance at the end of each row is perfectly justified LOL

  12. At least the waiter has his other arm now! I know what you mean about getting distracted by other projects. 😉

  13. Christina

     /  May 27, 2018

    Well done Avis! Sounds like other craftiness was in progress and that’s all that matters!

  14. ccflo3

     /  May 27, 2018

    Good progress. I have also been knitting so know what you mean about not putting the knitting needles down. It does take away from stitching time.

  15. tonymarkp

     /  May 28, 2018

    Good progress! Just that one little area up there and it’ll be time to finish up!

  16. So I guess you´ll be joining us in a Happy Dance next time 🙂 Well done!

  17. Well done! Finish this and then you’ve just got the section across the top to go.

  18. JJ Crafts

     /  May 31, 2018

    Ooooh. You’re nearly there

  19. lovely Avis


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