Woodland Sampler – Stage 9

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 8

Zooming in…

Stage 9a

This is where I’m up to now.

Stage 9b

As you can see I’ve been working on the greenery under the tawny owl. There’s a few little gaps still to be filled but I desperately needed a change of colour. I’ve done a few stitches on the fox cub’s right ear. I’ll do as much of the fox as I can for next time.

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 7th November 2021.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, AJ, 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. Cathie J

     /  October 17, 2021

    I totally understand your need to chage colors. You have done a whole lot of green stitching in the past few weeks.

  2. This is so beautiful and I hope mine will look as good (when I get round to it of course), cannot wait to see the little fox cub.

  3. claire93

     /  October 17, 2021

    you do like to keep us in suspense, don’t you ^^ can’t wait to see more of the fox cub!

  4. Christina

     /  October 17, 2021

    It’s looking so good, Avis! Oh I feel your pain on the repetitive browns and greens for that tree and greenery. Brings me back to my hummingbird full coverage piece that desperately needs some attention. But in the end it will make your finished piece look even more amazing!

  5. That’s some great progress with all those color changes. Such a wise ol’ owl. Just a few days ago my neighbor came over to get me as ‘our wise ol’ owl’ was in a tree visiting. She has been very vocal over the last few weeks waking us up but this was our first actual sighting and she looked just like yours 🙂

  6. The green stitching area looks like a bit of a nightmare , I’ve got some designs like that where the colours change too much for one to stay sane so I can’t blame you for wanting to move on to the fox. Progress is looking good however !

  7. I completely understand the need for a change of colour! The Fox will be a fun change for this section of time:)

  8. You have done such a lovely job on those browns and greens. They are convincingly like the tangles of leaves and branches. I can understand why your eyes needed a break from all that fine detail.

  9. Greenery is always such a challenge to finish, but this is definitely worth the time! I’m looking forward to seeing the fox cub.

  10. Great progress! 🙂 And a fox to be!!! 🙂

  11. Making excellent progress and the colours are so bright and cheerful in this one Avis. xx

  12. Such a lot of progress – really love the expression on the squirrels face.

  13. witchylin

     /  October 22, 2021

    Looking so good Avis. I can understand your need to change to another colour for a while. There is such a lot of green. So looking forward to seeing the fox.


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