Garden Shed – Stage 8

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 7b

Here’s the next square of splodgy stitching. Every shed needs a dart board!

Stage 8a 

Here it is with all the back stitching done. A few more items have become a lot clearer now.

Stage 8b

They’ve certainly crammed a lot into this shed. This square was fully stitched so it took a while to finish. The next stage to the right looks just as stitch intensive but it’s still growing well and that’s what matters.

Please click the names below to see what all the members have been up to in the last three weeks. Kate is taking a break from the SAL for a while but her blog is still well worth a read. Can’t wait to have you back Kate! 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 7th April 2019.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, 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. It’s coming on well, this one always makes me smile 🙂

  2. We all need a shed like that! I’ll be back as soon as I can get a break from the DIY, but at present I’m fair knackered in the evenings and my hands are sore from painting, drilling, hammering, etc.

  3. A dart board, why haven’t I got one of those in the garage?😆 love the details on this, it is so fun to see the before and after shots of the Backstitching!

  4. Coming along very nicely ! I love the impact of backstitch on bothy thread designs 😀 It’s like night and day.

  5. It’s looking great Avis, that backstitching is making such a difference. Jenny x

  6. Your right there is a lot of stuff in that shed😀 is fun seeing your progress and want is in the shed.

  7. claire93

     /  March 17, 2019

    a dart board in the garage????

  8. I love seeing your updates! It is so fun to see what else is crammed in this fun little shed. Wonderful progress.

  9. Christina

     /  March 17, 2019

    Fantastic progress! Is that garlic hanging to dry?

  10. We all need a ‘she shed’ and this one is so wonderful – the detail is amazing. Your work is amazing!

  11. I definitely need one! This is looking great!

  12. Looks like our shed with just as much stuff crammed into it (giggle). You got much accomplished Avis. Backstitching makes it!

  13. At first I thought it was a fan, then realised Dartboard. Clever design

  14. I don´t have a shed like this one, but I do have a room, the Chaos room, where we put all our stuff that we don´t know where else to put 🙂

  15. Jocelyn Thurston

     /  March 18, 2019

    I’m loving the little detailed items appearing as if by magic each posting. Fun to see what will be next. Lovely stitching, Avis. And thanks again for hosting the SAL.

    • It’s about time we had some tools in there I think 😉 I’ve virtually given up blogging, both reading and writing, mainly because two blogs were taking up too much of my time. The SAL keeps me involved. Maybe I’ll return to blogging properly one day. At the moment I’m enjoying crafting too much.

  16. You are making great progress. It sure looks like they have crammed a lot into that little shed 😉

  17. I daren’t let my husband see this. Our shed is crammed enough as it is and he might get ideas to shoehorn more in LOL

  18. I wish our shed had so much color in it!

  19. I’ve just realised I missed Sunday! Our move has been a disaster and it’s going to take two months to get ourselves sorted. I’ll be back next time! You have made brilliant progress here, I really love this design!

    • Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your move. Moving is stressful even when it goes well. Chin up Catherine. You’ll get there in the end. Big hugs are flying across the world to you.

  20. Brilliant progress – I wish I could say the same of mine. I am taking a week off from Garden Alphabet to see if a wee break will make me feel more enthusiastic again. I think with the end in sight I am getting frustrated that its going to slowly at the moment.


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