Highlands Landscape – Stage 5

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

Stage 12

Last time, several readers commented that it looks finished. I have to agree that the design could’ve been framed at this stage and, if I hadn’t been enjoying stitching this one so much, I could’ve just done the backstitch and called it done. However, there’s more…

Stage 13   and more…

Stage 14

and this is where I’m up to now.

Stage 15

That’s 5/7 of the cross stitching finished. Then there’ll be some back stitching to do.

Please take a look at the latest SAL project updates from the rest of the group by clicking the links below. Welcome aboard our two new members Laura and Cathie! I’m looking forward to seeing which project they’ve chosen for the SAL. Linda is also rejoining us this time. Welcome back Linda! 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 29th March 2020.

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

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. Wow! Is almost finished! A beautiful landscape…

  2. The sheep are so sweet!

  3. It really is beautiful enough to be done, but enjoy your stitching 🙂

  4. Such a gorgeous cross stitch project. There’s such depth to this picture with each unveil. Excited for your finish 🙂

  5. claire93

     /  March 8, 2020

    looking good Avis, and can’t wait for backstitch to add all the détails.

  6. Jocelyn Thurston

     /  March 8, 2020

    Oh, sheep just make this piece look so lovely and pastoral, Avis.

  7. Anonymous

     /  March 8, 2020

    Beautiful project! I really like the sheep on the bottom. Can’t wait to see what is coming next.
    Thanks for the welcome back. It feels good to be back. 😀

  8. Linda

     /  March 8, 2020

    Looks great! Love the sheep at the bottom. Can’t wait to see the rest of the piece.

    Thanks for the welcome back. It feels good to be back and to be working on my stitching again 😀

    • Haha! Linda again 🙂 I’ll delete the “Anonymous” comment if that was you. Anyway, you’ve got rocks and thistles to look forward to LOL.

  9. I love how neatly you stitch each square. My stitching is all over the place in comparison 😉

  10. This piece is beautiful. I look forward to seeing the rest of it. You are working very quickly.

  11. Now that I see more of this design I seem to remember from way back when you started it that there was more to it than we saw in the last update. Gorgeous work, as usual!

  12. Laura White

     /  March 8, 2020

    It is a beautiful project and it looks like you are making good progress. Thanks for letting me in this group!

  13. I thought it was finished last time, but now I see the extra sheep I realise that they really add to the work. So, now it is almost finished. Will we be seeing a happy dance next SAL?

    • No, I’ve given my self a target of 30 x 90 crosses for each update. I’m struggling to get that much done but trying to stick to it. There’s 5400 crosses left to do so that’ll be two updates and then all the back stitched details. I’ve just noticed you’ve posted your update this morning so I’ll pop over and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

  14. It feels like the whole piece is giving me peace 🙂 So beautiful!

  15. Ah the tranquility of this piece – it is beautiful, how many more stitches?

    • I’ve just finished my target for the next update (Stage 6) which was 30 x 90 stitches. When I pulled the next chart out ready to start I was surprised to see the last row is only 22 x 90 stitches. That means a total of 4680 crosses left to reveal.

  16. I’m all for more sheep in a picture! So lovely to see. Wish we were there right now!

  17. Beautiful! Almost finished!

  18. I love seeing your updates! It looks fantastic.

  19. witchylin

     /  March 29, 2020

    This is looking wonderful. So different from your usual cross stitch choices.


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