Highlands Landscape – Stage 2

Happy New Year everyone!

Yes, it’s 2020 already. I won’t be making any New Year’s resolutions because I’ll fall at the first hurdle. I think I’ll just plod along and see what the new year brings. Hopefully there’ll be plenty of crafting time and then I’ll be very happy.

It’s time to show you an update on the Highlands Landscape. Here’s where I was up to last time.


It mostly consisted of diagonal stitches with a few full crosses thrown in for some texture on the clouds. I continued stitching one square at a time.

Stage 4 There were still lots of diagonals to stitch. That tree at the bottom left was a nightmare!

Stage 5It’s nice to see a bit more colour. There’ll be a tiny bit of backstitching to do on the top half but I’ve decided to do it all last. I may regret that decision.

Stage 6I’m going to start at the bottom left hand side again and see if I can complete another 3 small squares for next time. Maybe the cottages will make a full appearance.

We’ve got a new member joining the SAL from today. Her name is AJ and I can’t wait to see which project she’s chosen to stitch. Welcome to the group AJ.

Please also enjoy the latest SAL project updates from the rest of the group by clicking the links below. 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 26th January 2020.

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

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. Looking lovely! I’m hoping I’ll have time this year to rejoin the SAL, most likely in the second half after I finish a couple of big things.

  2. Beautiful, I love the way they’ve caught the light in the sky. Great progress too 🙂

  3. claire93

     /  January 5, 2020

    oooh cottage chimneys just appearing!

  4. You got a lot done this last three weeks Avis! Looks beautiful

  5. A great progress! How many small details…Hugs

  6. The half crosses create a misty effect, it is just beautiful. Cottages next? I can’t wait to see them!

  7. You’ve made tremendous progress and this is totally taking shape. It looks beautiful Avis!

  8. Wow, this looks amazing. Such beautiful colours 🙂

  9. This piece is so beautiful! I can almost feel like I’m there. The tree must have been a bear – it looks like lots of color changes!

  10. Avis, this piece is sooo pretty. You’ve made beautiful progress!

  11. Jocelyn Thurston

     /  January 5, 2020

    Lovely stitching and progress on what sounds like a bit of a challenging piece (know it would be for me). Happy Stitching and also Happy New Year from me to you!

  12. You’re blasting through this project. It looks really lovely and ever do neat !

  13. Wow your project is so lovely!!

  14. Happy New Year! Beautiful stitching! I look forward to see more.

  15. It’s stunning, Avis! The colours are so soft, but then there is the touch of dynamic green. How big is it?

  16. Beautiful — and I love the way the half crosses somehow look “shimmery”.

  17. Lovely embroidery! And you have been stitching a lot! 🙂

  18. That looks like a lot of progress already!

  19. Wonderful stitch work and good progress.


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