Woodland Sampler – Stage 22

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.

Here’s where I’m up to now.

I stitched the last half of the toadstool and across to the right. Did you guess who would be making an appearance this time? The hedgehog is the final animal in the design. There’s going to be more browns and prickles to do but I should be Happy Dancing on the next update. My mind is moving onto a new project already. Just got to get past the finish line first.

Cindy is taking a break from the SAL but she’ll be back soon. 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 7th August 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. Ahh the little hedgehog – cute! You will dash past the finish post by next time I’m sure. Will you be getting it framed? I find choosing a frame difficult – trying to find one that doesn’t distract from the design.

    • Yes, I’m going to try to finish quickly and get it framed in time for the next update. The framer will help me choose. I’m hopeless at that sort of thing.

  2. That’s going to be one cute hedgehog, but I love the ladybird! Looking forward to the happy dance post!

  3. That hedgehog is adorable!! I’m so happy for you to be so close to the finish line.

  4. The hedge hog is quite cute and very popular at the moment but I am partial to the sweet ladybug. I actually have a bit of nice collection. Looking forward to dancing at our next posting 🙂

  5. claire93

     /  July 17, 2022

    oooooh . . . I was wondering if there was going to be Horace the hedgehog on this piece, and there he is!

  6. Christina

     /  July 17, 2022

    What a cute update and how exciting for a soon to be finish!

  7. Cathie J

     /  July 18, 2022

    All those toadstools are so pretty. I can’t wait to see the rest of the hedgehog.

  8. Mr. Hedgehog is a perfect ending to this piece!

  9. Of course there must be a hedgehog there! In Sweden they are not so many nowadays which is sad. Hedgehog in Swedish is igelkott (trying to learn you some Swedish if you wonder 🙂 ).

    • I do like to see the Swedish words for the animals. The numbers of hedgehogs are reducing here every year too but not in my garden. We’ve got 3 regular visitors, I know one of them has been here for 2 years because he has a pale patch on his bottom 🙂

      • That´s great! The only place in Sweden where they are not outnumbered is in the north!

  10. Good luck with the finish, I can’t wait to see the rest of the hedgehog

  11. Fabulous piece, love all the forest critters evolving

  12. witchylin

     /  July 20, 2022

    Not long now and the Happy Dancing will commence.


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