Getting Ready – Stage 13

Hello everyone,

Here is the update post for my SAL project called Getting Ready. It’s from a kit by Design Works and the picture is part of an artwork by Ronald West.

This is where I was up to last time.

Stage 12 I’ve now started along the top which means the waiters have lost their legs!Stage 13I’m nowhere near the finish line yet but I can feel I’m steadily working towards it. There’s no hurry to finish as I’m still really enjoying this one. I thinks it’s the first all over stitched project that I’ve ever done.

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. We’re welcoming Catherine back to the group this time.

Our next updates will be posted on the 29th July 2018.


KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,

Heidi, JackieSunnyHayley, Tony, Megan, Timothy, Catherine

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. Sorry I’ve been so rubbish this time round, but I’m having fun seeing how much progress everyone else has made. You’ve done so well!

  2. Great progress, love seeing these grow 🙂

  3. Amazing progress! I can see why you would enjoy stitching this one, it is such a fun design!

  4. Looks fantastic

  5. It’s great to flip between you and Claire and get a preview of your next sections!

  6. Poor legless waiters LOL
    It’s looking great. And, you get to work on the headless lady next 🙂

  7. claire93

     /  July 8, 2018

    doesn’t hat lady have a lovely pair of legs? Looking forward to seeing you complete the top sections.

  8. Would love to join in with the SAL – have loads of unfinished projects that I need a little push to finish!

  9. Christina

     /  July 8, 2018

    Look at those legs😁 You’ll be done in no time. You’re such a fast stitcher.

  10. tonymarkp

     /  July 9, 2018

    Legless waiters! Now that’s a useless thing the world doesn’t need. Yet again you’ve made great progress on this project. It’s really coming along swiftly, as swiftly as a huge undertaking like this can be.

  11. The waiters may have lost there legs the but lady now has hers. You are keeping a lovely steady amount each month on this. I wish I could be so consistent Avis.

    • He-he! I just want to do lots of other things at the same time so I stitch like crazy on this for a few sessions after SAL day and then leave it for a couple of weeks. It works for me that way.

  12. Like! I think I´ve said it before, but this embroidery is great!!!!!!

  13. Wonderful progress !

  14. Looks great. I love watching this one progress.

  15. The waiters’ legs may be hidden, but your lady is showing hers off! I always love seeing your progress on this piece!

  16. Hi Avis, I loved being part of this SAL in the past. I am ready to join up again if that would be ok with you. I have a post scheduled for Sunday already. Thank you.

    • Oh wow, that’s great news! I’ve already sent out the links for Sunday so we’ll link up properly again next time if that’s ok with you. By all means do your update. I’ll mention in my post that you’re back and that should send some readers across to you 😁.


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