Paddy’s Cove – Stage 2


It’s time to show an update on the Paddy’s Cove cross stitch. Designer credits are here. This is where I was up to last time which shows about one quarter of the design area.

Stage 1

I continued stitching like crazy since the last update and managed to reach my next target of getting all of the left hand side completed. This is where I’m up to now.

Stage 2My plan is to continue stitching to the right, so that’ll be the bottom right quarter of the picture. Let’s hope I can stay on track.

Sadly, we’re saying goodbye to Sherrie and Jocelyn this time but the rest of the group are posting updates today. Please check out what everyone has been up to by clicking their 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 12th July 2020.

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

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. claire93

     /  June 21, 2020

    what’s amazing, about the way you tackle a project is, this could almost be a finished picture now!

  2. It is coming along nicely. I always stitch from the center outwards, it is interesting to watch your picture grow in the way you proceed.

    • I used to stitch from the centre as well but I’m finding it easier to work this way on a big frame. It saves having to keep scrolling the fabric back and forth if you know what I mean.

  3. I do love those red roofs, Avis! You are flying through this one!

  4. Wow, you have made a lot of progress. This piece is so pretty.

  5. I agree with what Claire said, if you never finished this, it would be frame worthy and just lovely as is. There’s such a peacefulness to this scene as well. Great progress 🙂

    • I agree too. The next bit is similar, just more land and little cottages 🙂 To be fair to the designer, it will add a bit of perspective, even more so when the last quarter is done.

  6. Wow! It is great progress! The seagull is very sweet! Good Summer

    • I love seagulls. We have a pair of herring gulls nesting on the chimney opposite our house. I could watch them all day 🙂 Your beautiful sampler border is coming along very quickly. Well done on getting so much stitched. I think I might have the same French marigolds as you. Mine are called Naughty Marietta. If they’re not the same, they’re very similar 🙂

  7. Such a lot of stitching you were able to do for this update! It’s so pretty!

  8. Wow! You have made amazing progress! If looks fantastic. Beautiful work.

  9. That was fast ! and the colours are absolutely lovely. The wispy edges really make it feel like a finished piece already.

  10. Christina

     /  June 21, 2020

    Always blown away by your progress! Lovely colors 😊

  11. You been busy like a bee, haven´t you? 🙂 I love how this project is coming along!!!

  12. Jocelyn Thurston

     /  June 22, 2020

    Something about those red roofs against the white make this very special, Avis. Lovely.

  13. Fantastic progress this time Avis, and love that you pick such busy charts to stitch as it means there it always so many different things to see each time. xx

  14. Wow you got a lot done! Very jealous that you can stay on track like that.

  15. Laura

     /  June 22, 2020

    You’ve made a lot of good progress!

  16. That is so beautiful
    And you finished so much, good for you!

  17. Wow — you are making amazingly quick work of this! Well done!

  18. It looks beautiful and you’re getting it stitched so quickly!

  19. Beautiful stitching! You have made great progress!

  20. Wow, you really are covering a lot of territory in a hurry! You’ll have to explain to us about how the designer intended the back stitching vs what you end up doing that’s more acceptable to you. I didn’t realize there were more options than doing it as you go along or all at the end.

    • Hi Sue, The designer has the back stitches going horizontal and vertical around the edge of the crosses so it looks quite jagged, if you know what I mean. I think jagged is OK sometimes but for the sloping edges of the roof, for example, I’m going to see if I can stitch along the slopes in a diagonal fashion.


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