Getting Ready – Stage 16

Hello everyone,

Another three weeks has flown by! My SAL project called Getting Ready is from a kit by Design Works. The picture is part of an artwork by Ronald West.

This is where I was up to last time.

Stage 15

Here’s where I’m up to now. The middle section is all finished and there wasn’t a lot of backstitch to do.

Stage 16

I’m hoping to have this project completely finished in time for the next update. The top left corner will be the rest of the blackboard and some backstitched writing so there won’t be many colour changes. No problem!

I’ve already chosen my next project so that’s the best kind of motivator for me.  As you know, I made a working copy of the chart for Getting Ready and then chopped it into 12 equal sections. I found it easy to work that way, concentrating on stitching one square section at a time. It’s been motivating me to finish each part. I’ll definitely be using that method again next time.

Please hop around the rest of the lovely SAL blogs by clicking the names below. We live all over the world so you may need to allow for time differences. Posting takes place every third Sunday, local time.

Our next updates will be posted on the 30th September 2018.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie

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. Looks fantastic

  2. claire93

     /  September 9, 2018

    So glad we’ve been stitching this together. I wouldn’t have been motivated on my own

  3. JJ Crafts

     /  September 9, 2018

    Oooh looking forward to seeing the finish and what you’ve picked to do next!

  4. You will indeed finish next round! I have my next project picked out, and I hope it spurs me on to finish my towels in a quick fashion too!

  5. I’m sure you will finish by the next time! I think I will break my next project up this same way!

  6. Your piece looks awesome!! You are so close to finishing this one. Looking forward to seeing your completed project.

  7. That is quite a lot of progress and I love the detail in the lady.

  8. I hope you’ve got your dancing shoes ready, because I think the Happy Dance is pretty imminent. Are you and Claire working on the same project again next time?

  9. It’s exciting when you’re so close to a finish 🙂

  10. Looks great, so nearly there 😊

  11. Christina

     /  September 9, 2018

    So close! Exciting to hear you’ll be finished for the next update. Looking forward to seeing your new project.

  12. tonymarkp

     /  September 10, 2018

    Choosing a new project to start is definitely a motivator! Great progress, too.

  13. I love this embroidery and I´m impressed how much you´ve managed to stitch between posting 🙂

  14. Yeah almost finish! It looks awesome. Can’t wait to see what your next project is.

  15. I bet you can taste the finish line for this one by now. And there’s nothing like a new project to motivate one to finish the current project!

  16. Very nice progress. Looking forward to a happy dance !

  17. It’s looking fabulous, and you are oh so close! I can’t wait to see it finished and to see your next project!


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