Garden Shed – Stage 7

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 6b

The next section is fully stitched so it was quite a lot to get finished in between other projects this time. I’m trying to stick to my plan. Time will tell whether I can keep up the pace. Here’s the next wishy washy square which looks even worse than usual because the photo was taken in poor electric light.

Stage 7a

Here it is in daylight with the outlining.

Stage 7b

The only critter to join in this time is the dangly spider ugh! I’ll keep stitching to the right for next time.

Welcome to Sharon who is joining us for the first time today. Please click the names below 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 17th March 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, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

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. Great progress, it’s a very cute spider, we call the big spiders in our house George!

    • We don’t have big spiders in this house but I’ve lived with them before. We currently have one living in a discarded bird nesting box in our greenhouse. He’s very welcome in there 🙂

  2. So much detail – and I agree the spider is very cute!

  3. claire93

     /  February 24, 2019

    an empty paint pot & spider . . . it’s beginning to look like a typical garden shed lol

  4. “George” looks right at home! That was a lot of stitching to get finished, well done, Aavis.

  5. Hi Avis! You have had good progress! I love snail, so cute!

  6. Progressing by squares really shows how much is done between every update !

  7. I’m always amazed at the difference back stitching makes. Your updates clearly show that process. Great progress!

  8. You’ve made huge progress, such intense detail. The backstitching really makes the picture and thank you for the welcome 🙂 ~ Sharon

  9. I love seeing your shed grow, think it’s the nosy neighbour in me wondering what goodies are stored in the shed. I think every shed needs at least one resident spider to keep all the other creepy crawlies at bay. Fab progress Avis. Jenny x

    • I’ve got a lovely big fat hungry spider in my greenhouse. I think he’s doing a marvellous job but I’m happy he doesn’t make an appearance too often when I’m in there.

      • Hehe, yeah we’ve got a wee one that’s just snuck into the house. It’s under the sofa and Spats the cat is on watch duty but is far too lazy to catch it! I think we need to rescue him just in case the killer instinct kicks in! 😉

  10. I love the sweet little details being gradually revealed in this pattern. My favourite is still the two little birds with worm. Continued Happy Stitching, Avis.

    • There’s another bird coming soon. It’s partly stitched at the top right of the shed. I’ll leave you to guess what he’s doing. All will be revealed later.

  11. There’s always so much to see in your updates, and I always marvel at your discipline to just just peek ahead and extend some same-color stitching!

    • Sometimes I have no idea what I’m stitching because I do the splodges upside down and don;t have the picture to hand. Then it’s all revealed to me when the back stitches are done. Fun all the way 🙂

  12. Christina

     /  February 24, 2019

    I love spiders! I think he’s a cutie 🙂 Such a detailed and fun update.

  13. Backstitching sure is amazing Avis! Love this project.

  14. This is such a fun piece! I love all of the detail. The spider is fabulous and I love the paint can. Great progress!

  15. I love this embroidery! Yes, I know I have said it before and I will keep on saying it till the embroidery is finished 🙂

  16. So interesting watching each new bit emerge.

  17. This is fab! I love all the little details that are emerging 🙂

  18. Very nice indeed

  19. Wow, look at all that detail! Impressive work!

  20. What great progress! I love the little spider. If it were a snake I’d have issues but this little guy is cute.

  21. Great progress. Looks wonderful.

  22. JJ Crafts

     /  March 11, 2019

    Wow. The progress shots of this growing look amazing! So detailed.


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