Woodland Sampler – Stage 16

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.

I’ve been working under the fox this time. I finished the greenery where he is sitting, a clump of primroses, part of a butterfly and more greenery with someone hiding at the bottom. We’ve got quite a few primroses flowering in the garden at the moment so I enjoyed stitching those.

I’ll be working to the right of the primroses next. It’ll be almost full coverage with a stream and more greenery plus the rest of the butterfly. I’m going to try to keep up the same pace for every update. You’ve all been very patient with me for taking forever to get this project done. Thanks for all the encouragement.

Renee has decided to take a break from the SAL for a while. 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 3rd April 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. Oh Avis, you make such steady progress and there is no need to apologise for taking time and care with your stitching. Many of us, myself included take far longer than you ever do, and it is a real pleasure seeing this one unfolding, as it is so beautiful xxx

  2. claire93

     /  March 13, 2022

    well done on another stage, Avis. Love the primroses which are very seasonal ^^ And the blue butterfly is going to balance the bluebells very nicely!

  3. Cathie J

     /  March 13, 2022

    Oooh, is that a bunny that is emerging down below. Those primroses are beautiful. You have gotten a lot of stitching completed these last 3 weeks. I am enjoying watching your progress.

  4. Oh my, this is looking so good! Apologies are not required, just beautiful stitching. Keep going!.

  5. I spy a bunny! The butterfly will be so pretty, but those primroses are delightful too!

  6. Such a happy project – love the flowers and that butterfly is so lovely. You made outstanding progress !

  7. Great progress! No Primroses here yet, but plenty of Snowdrops!

  8. I think you’ve had a very good pace with this project but I know it can feel like forever when you’re the one stitching

  9. Christina

     /  March 14, 2022

    There’s so much detail and it’s looking great! No complaints here as I love looking at the woodland animals 🙂

  10. I think you’re making great progress, I love all the detail in this piece, it’s so pretty,

  11. Love the flowers ! Every piece of this cross stitch is like an advent calendar box !

  12. Congratulations on the next stage and so sorry my post was late Avis. I have not been well and am currently in the throws of parents evenings – so my brain really isn’t functioning. I will try and get back on top of things now!


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