Garden Shed SAL – Stage 2

Here is my update on the Cut Thru Garden Shed cross stitch. Designer credits are here. If you need a reminder of how it’ll all turn out in the end, you’ll find a photo in this post.

This is where I was up to last time.

Stage 1b

I continued working along to the right. Here it is before the back stitching was done.

Stage 2a

Here it is with the back stitching all finished.

Stage 2bI’ll keep going across the top of the roof line for next time. There’s a bit more stitching to do in the next section.

As usual, it’s worth hopping around the rest of the lovely SAL blogs by clicking the names below. You never know, you might be inspired to make something too. 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 2nd December 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, Clare

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. It’s always fun watching your progressive posts, it’s like a curtain slowly dropping to reveal the picture.

  2. Great progress

  3. Wow your garden shed and little birdies are gorgeous -One day I will attemp the cut through – although I need to get through a ton of other projects first

    • Yes, we all have a huge list of future projects. You seem to like fun designs so I think you’d enjoy doing a Cut Thru. There’s a design for everyone in this series 🙂

  4. So cute. It’s always amazing what a difference backstitching makes. 😀

  5. I love your approach on this Avis, I am considering how I might apply this to my next piece! The completed sections look so intricate with all that back stitching, well done!

  6. claire93

     /  November 11, 2018

    Bothy Thread designs always comes to life with the backstitch! Well done!

  7. Back stitching makes all the difference! Lookin’ good!

  8. Before the backstitching I was convinced you had an angel on the roof! Loads of progress and looking good!

  9. When I see the back stitching on your embroidery, I suddenly realize why it is so important with back stitches 🙂 It really makes a different!

    • I’m working on this piece upside down for the first half so I’m clueless about what I’m stitching until the back stitch is finished for each section. I rarely look at the cover photo while I’m stitching.

  10. I love the way you are progressing on this piece. I agree with the above comments – backstitching really bring a piece to life!

  11. Love it. And doesn’t the backstitch make a difference on projects like this 🙂

  12. You’ve made great progress! It’s great to see the backstitch bring it to life too. Another fun piece!

  13. JJ Crafts

     /  November 16, 2018

    I can’t believe how much difference the back stitching makes. This looks like it’ll be a really fun image once it’s done too.

  14. So cute, love it 🙂


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