Woodland Sampler – Stage 4

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 3

This is where I’m at now.

Stage 4

It’s growing very slowly. There were lots of fractional stitches to do but I’m plodding along. I did some of the trees and sky plus the squirrel’s muzzle. It looks a bit strange I think but I checked the chart and the backstitched detail will put that right. I did panic at the beginning of last week because I’d only managed to do a few stitches since the last update but I picked up a bit in week 3.

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 25th 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.

Leave a comment


  1. Looks fantastic 😁

  2. claire93

     /  July 4, 2021

    that squirrel is looking so life-like!

  3. If you had only done a few stitches before this week then the steam must have been coming of that needle this week Avis. So sorry my post was late and have only just posted (though at least its on the correct day he he he) xx

  4. Looking lovely Avis. Mr. Squirrel will look great when backstitched

  5. The squirrel looks mischievous. Slowly but surely looking gorgeous.

  6. Cathie J

     /  July 4, 2021

    I love that adorable squirrel. You made a lot of progress.

  7. I love this! Beautiful autumn colours and I love that squirrel 🙂

  8. I know those fractional stitches are a pain and slow going, but this looks fantastic!

  9. I think it’s making good progress! Slow and steady

  10. The squirrel looks so cute. When we only saw the portion of it in your last posting all I could see was a parrot. Fractional stitches are the pits –

    • I agree! I honestly don’t think they add anything to the design. A parrot? I didn’t see that until I went back to look. A feathery tail 🙂

  11. The detail on this is amazing!

  12. Keep plodding along. It is starting to look great even without the back stitching.

  13. I think you´ve done a lot and the squirrel is so cute! 🙂

  14. I think the squirrel looks great, but it is amazing what back stitching can do!

  15. Christina

     /  July 5, 2021

    That squirrel is so cute!! I love the negative space around the animals and background.

  16. Laura White

     /  July 5, 2021

    Your stitching looks great! My project is going very slowly too.

    • We’ll get there. At the moment I’d rather be outside in the fresh air. When the days are shorter and cooler I’ll be back to more crafting.

  17. Oh the squirrel looks amazing.

  18. Fractional stitches are a pain. You have done a marvellous job


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Join 483 other subscribers
  • My Tutorials

  • Visit my quilting blog

    Oh Sew Tempting blog
  • My version of the Loyal Union Sampler in progress.

  • Email:

    Avisbesidethesea at gmail dot com

  • Recent Posts

  • Crafty Eye Candy

  • Previous posts

  • My community

  • Copyright 2011 – 2019

    The content of this blog including all text, photos, tutorials etc. belong to me. Thank you for respecting my copyright and always linking back to the original source.

  • Meta

%d bloggers like this: