Highlands Landscape – Stage 7

It’s time to show an update on the Highlands Landscape cross stitch. Designer credits are here. This is where I was up to last time.

Stage 18

You’ll be pleased to know the cross stitching is all finished now.

Stage 21

There’s just the back stitching details to add and then I’ll take it off the frame and let you see the whole thing. I expect to be Happy Dance next time :-).

We’ve got a new member to welcome into the group today. Her name is Sherrie and you’ll be able to check out her blog by clicking her link below. I’m looking forward to seeing which project she’s chosen to complete for the SAL.

Please also take a look at the latest SAL project updates from the rest of the group by clicking the names 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 10th May 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, Sherrie

About the SAL

Please note this SAL is not accepting any more new members until further notice but this is what it’s all about anyway. 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.

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  1. Beautiful, love the colours, looking forward to seeing all the detail picked out 🙂

  2. I have loved watching this beauty grow, and now it is almost Happy Dance Time! Yay!

  3. Cathie J

     /  April 19, 2020

    I look forward to seeing this piece once all of the back-stitching is completed

  4. You’re so close now, it’s looking beautiful and once the back stitch is done it’s just going to spring to life. 🙂

  5. Magnificent – love the colours and the back stitching always make things pop!

  6. Beautiful Avis! Conveys a lot of serenity!

  7. Absolutely stunning! Stay safe and well.

  8. The details added will be a revelation I think, looking forward to it!

  9. Laura White

     /  April 19, 2020

    So close to a finish!

  10. So close now! I hope all the backstitching doesn’t drive you crazy 🙂

  11. It looks beautiful. Well done 🙂

  12. Hi Avis,
    Beautiful piece. I’ve always hated doing back stitching. But it’s a must to finish the work. Have a great day!

  13. I’ll be putting on my dancing shoes for next time!

  14. So close to the finish line – the colours look lovely.

  15. Christina

     /  April 19, 2020

    Wow, well done Avis! I can’t wait to see the design pop with the backstitch 😊

  16. Wow! Great to see this piece so close to the finish! Every time I see this I think about our honeymoon on Loch Lomond.

  17. Congratulations on finishing the stitching part!!

  18. claire93

     /  April 20, 2020

    looking forward to seeing the big reveal next time ^^

  19. Can’t wait to see it with the backstitching Avis!

  20. Jocelyn Thurston

     /  April 20, 2020

    So close is right! Good luck now with the back stitching, that always adds interesting detail. Stay safe, Avis!

  21. “Just the backstitching” 🙂 Can´t wait to see it! And thanks for setting the limit of 30 members in the group!

  22. Hi Avis, I would like to rejoin the group please. I have made a start on my garden alphabet and will look forward to sharing with you all next SAL Sunday . Hugs Helen x

  23. Love this project. Looking forward to seeing it with all the backstitch.
    We were planning to go to Scotland for a week this year. Looks like your stitch is the closest I’m going to get 🙂

  24. Whoa – this looks a huge piece of work


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