Garden Shed – Stage 17

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 16b

I really struggled to achieve my personal goal of one square this time. I was still sitting frantically back stitching yesterday. A crack of the virtual SAL whip and a dose of sheer determination got me through 🙂

Here it is without the back stitched detail.

Stage 17a

Now we have a pair of wellies, the beginnings of a BBQ and some soil!

Stage 17b

Please enjoy the latest SAL project updates from the rest of the group by clicking the links below. There are two new members this time. Welcome aboard Susan and Anne! I can’t wait to see which project you’ve chosen for this SAL.

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 13th October 2019.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Susan, Anne

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 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. A shed would not be a proper shed without at least one pair of wellies… Looking good, and the important thing is, you achieved your goal.

  2. The backstitch makes such a difference!

  3. claire93

     /  September 22, 2019

    our 3-weekly updates really do help to keep us on the straight & narrow, don’t they?

  4. This looks very detailed and yes the back stitching whilst laborious certainly makes a difference. And you achieved your target – well done.

  5. witchylin

     /  September 22, 2019

    This is looking great. It is fun to see what extra items are added in each section.

  6. If you hadn’t told us we wouldn’t have known how tight it was ! SAL really helps give a kick in the shin doesn’t it?! Great progress

  7. Every little detail in this project is delightfully fun and whimsical. I just noticed the broken strings on tennis racket; she shed magic! your X’s are perfection 🙂 Sharon

    • Aw! Thank you 🙂 I think concentrating on one section at a time has been good for spotting all the little details. I’m really enjoying this one but my favourite so far is still the narrowboat in the same series.

  8. I absolutely love seeing your updates. This is such a great chart and your stitching is fantastic. You are getting SO close to a finish. I look forward to seeing it next month!

  9. Avis you got a lot accomplished if you didnt start stitching till you emailed us our reminder!

  10. That crack of the SAL whip had me stitching at the last minute too. 😉 I still marvel at what a difference back stitching makes!

  11. Love the latest square. This is such a brilliant project 🙂

  12. And a cup of tea on its way too! Yes, that SAL whip cracks has spurred me along more than once. I’m not sure, but I may have missed your last email Avis. I don’t remember seeing one last week, though I may have accidentally trashed it by mistake.

  13. Anonymous

     /  September 22, 2019

    So glad you were able to meet your goal. It is so much fun seeing all the items that are packed into this shed.

  14. Oh it is wonderful! There are so many little details to look at. I can’t wait to see what will be in the shed next time!

  15. You did it and I´m impressed! Great work!!!!

  16. Jocelyn Thurston

     /  September 23, 2019

    I do enjoy seeing these little motifs emerge each visit. Wonderful stitching as always, Avis.

  17. I’m glad that we all get encouragement from your stitch-a-long! And I always love seeing all the details in this design. You’re getting close to a happy dance!

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