Woodland Sampler – Stage 15

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.

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I moved to the right and worked on the fern or whatever it is. There’s also some bluebells which are much more blue than I think they should be but I used the thread specified on the chart. I would’ve opted for more of a lilac blue but it is what it is.

There were loads of fractional stitches in this section but I just put my head down and was surprised how much easier it was with the right attitude.

The good news is that this sampler is now half finished. Does that mean I’m on the home straight?

As you probably predicted I’m now going to work on the section under the fox. It’s more flora and very apt for this time of year in the northern hemisphere. I’ll let you guess what’s coming next.

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 as we’re posting today at local time.



Our next updates will be posted on the 13th March 2022.

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. The complexity of the pattern amazes me Avis. I can’t imagine sewing all those fine stitches in different colours. It is looking wonderful ~ you could be finished at this point.

  2. The detail in this pattern is gorgeous, worth all the half cross-stitches 🙂 It’s looking beautiful!

  3. claire93

     /  February 20, 2022

    love the delicate ferns! and yes, the bluebells do look a bit “blue”.

  4. witchylin

     /  February 20, 2022

    i agree the bluebells are too blue, however the rest of the sampler so far is fantastic. It is going to be wonderful when finished.

  5. I know just what you mean about the bright blue of the bluebells Avis, but having said that I very much think, that if you had not pointed it out neither I or anyone else on the group would have even noticed. I think when you look from a distance i.e when its on the wall you will not even give them a second glance, its just being up close makes you see things more vividly. Just enjoy stitching this and do not worry about things like this which are such a tiny detail. xx

    • I agree. I’d have a problem with leaving an error but it’s not my error LOL. The blue on the packet photo is just as vibrant and there’s no purple threads in the kit so they’ll be staying blue.

  6. Cathie J

     /  February 20, 2022

    Yes, sometimes you just have to take a big breath and dive into the stitching that is more challenging. This piece gets more beautiful with each update.

  7. The ferns were definitely worth the effort, Avis, they are delicate and give a nice balance to the picture. The bluebells are pretty bright, but they may look calmer once the stitching below them is added. The ones in my yard are really bright, especially when the sun hits them!

  8. Such a beautiful piece. It gets more amazing each posting. I actually am rooting for the bluebells and their color. They may just be perfect after you add the next elements. Any lighter they may get lost in the picture. Either way aren’t they adorable and worth their work 🙂

    • I’m pleased you like them the way they are because the blue isn’t going anywhere 🙂 I could easily change them to purple but I’m not going to.

  9. This is delightful and you have made good progress with all those colours and fractional stitches. I like the bluebell colour.

  10. I’m glad the fern didn’t stop you, it’s lovely ! Looking forward to seeing the fox finished next time!

  11. That is looking really good! I was watching the Mama Bear Stitchery flosstube and was tickled pink when I recognized that she had bought this chart too

  12. Love the fern (ormbunke in Swedish) ! 🙂

  13. Wow! If you are just half finished, that must be a gigantic piece! It is so beautiful.


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