Garden Shed – Stage 5

Here is my SAL update on the Cut Thru Garden Shed cross stitch kit. 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 4b

There’s a mistake on this one!

Stage 5a

It didn’t take long to put it right. Can you see what went wrong?

Stage 5b

Here it is so far without the back stitch done.

Stage 5c

Here it is after the back stitch. I know you love the big reveal.

Stage 5d

That’s the top of the roof all done now. Next time I’ll be working on the section underneath at the far left.

A warm welcome to Mary Margaret who is returning to the SAL after a long break. We also have two new members, Renee and Jenny. Links to their blogs are included in the list below. Please click the names to see what all the members have been up to in the last three weeks. 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 3rd February 2019.

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

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. Poor butterfly! Great progress.

  2. claire93

     /  January 13, 2019

    must be satisfying to know you’ve reached maximum width of design now! Looking forward to seeing more of the shed contents

  3. Think I am in need or new glasses Avis because I cannot see the mistake, it all looks good to me xx

  4. Fabulous as always Avis

  5. Lovely work Avis. It’s a shame the poor butterfly had to be reworked but I guess it was only a small mistake!

  6. The butterfly needed to fly higher! Glad it got its wings!

  7. Thanks so much for including me in the group and lovely to see your shed taking shape. Beautiful project 😍

  8. Your flutterby has escaped the pull of gravity, I’m glad to see 🙂

  9. I haven’t seen this project yet but it looks challenging and sweet at the same time. Great progress. I couldnt see the mistake.

  10. It’s looking great. Shame your butterfly didn’t fly high enough the first time, but as least you spotted it quickly.

  11. He’s learning to fly, now he’s fluttered a bit higher! Lovely project, makes me smile!

  12. Took me a bit, but I found him! Very satisfying to have made it across I’m sure. I ❤️ the way this comes alive with the Backstitching.

  13. Wonderful progress, and now, the slow reveal of the interior is about to start ! *grabs popcorn*

  14. I also could not find the mistake. It looks so pretty to me!

    • The butterfly moves between the 2nd and 3rd photo. It had to move or I wouldn’t have managed to fit in the brown splodge that will later become a bird 🙂

  15. I can’t wait to find out what’s in the shed

  16. Christina

     /  January 13, 2019

    I couldn’t see the mistake…had to read the comments and then scroll back up to see the butterfly moved, lol! Looking great!

  17. Your butterfly just needed to fly a little higher, that’s all. 🙂 And I love the “before” and “after” photos that show just how much backstitching does for a design!

  18. Thank you for adding me to the SAL. 🙂 Congratulations on finishing the rooftop! I love seeing your progress on this piece.

  19. I needed the comments of others to find your mistake! Love the way that the backstitch brings everything to life!

  20. I notice the butterfly has flown a bit higher! 🙂 Your embroidery is looking so great!!!

  21. JJ Crafts

     /  January 14, 2019

    Congrats on finishing the section!

  22. Hello!, I read about your initiative, a great idea !! I added myself to your followers, I would like to participate in your Sal … This is my email: (deleted to preserve privacy)
    Have a nice day!

  23. Immaculate stitching!


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