Woodland Sampler – Stage 3

It’s time for another SAL project update.  I’m stitching the Woodland Sampler by Anchor. The design number is PCE958.

This is where I was up to last time.

Stage 2

This is where I’m at now. Can you guess what the latest animal is without reading further?

Stage 3

I decided to leave the back stitching until I’ve finished all the way across the top. I might regret it! The greenery under the owl is now filled in and I’ve got most of the red squirrel done. I was hoping to finish this piece of the chart but there’s a lot more background to add. I hope to at least square it off in time for the next update.

Please check out what everyone else 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 4th July 2021.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, AJ, 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. I like this design, it’s full of detail. Although I do think you will get sick of backstitch if you leave it all for last :D. I enjoy doing small bursts of it, also allows me to sanity check for mistakes and know which areas are fully completed.

  2. Wonderful progress Avis. Have a lovely 3 weeks 🙂

  3. This is gorgeous – I don’t know when I will stitch my version.

  4. That squirrel will be handsome next to the owl. These are so lifelike, great stitching, Avis!

  5. claire93

     /  June 13, 2021

    that squirrel has a very life-like pose – looks ready to leap (and tease my cats lol)

  6. Wonderful stitching, it’s such a lovely design

  7. Cathie J

     /  June 13, 2021

    That is a lot of stitching. I can’t wait to see that squirrel.

  8. Lot of work, looking fabulous

  9. Ohhh a squirrel in hiding me thinks. Its beautiful but there is far more work in these projects than people think Avis, as I am sure you will agree xx

  10. You’ve made excellent progress!

  11. Wow, that is a lot of progress – I look forward to seeing the squirrels face appear.

  12. A Squirrel! Ekorre in swedish 🙂 Great progress!

  13. I see a bushy tailed squirrel. This is looking great!


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