Roll Your Own – Stage 2

It’s time for another SAL update. I’m stitching one of the Roll Your Own designs from Ink Circles.

This is where I got up to last time.

I was enjoying doing the black stitching so much that I decided to finish all of it. I was almost at the end before I got tired of black so just one last push was needed to get it all done. Here it is.

I’m really pleased with how it’s looking so far and I can’t wait to stitch some of the colours. The garden needs a good tidy up before the autumn sets in and I’m also distracted by knitting again but I’m sure there’ll be plenty of time to stitch some pretty colours in the next 3 weeks.

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 9th October 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. Cathie J

     /  September 18, 2022

    Stitching all of one color does eventually get boring, but this pattern is so pretty. I am looking forward to seeing the colors. One thing that will never distract me is gardening. Enjoy your week.

    • Until 4 years ago I didn’t do any gardening because I was too busy working. The grass got cut and everything was kept low maintenance and tidy. Then I started to grow flowers and some veg. The grass is slowly disappearing and I’m loving being out in the fresh air with some free food 🙂

  2. Interesting, i haven’t heard of ink circle designs, and look forward to seeing this unfold

  3. Now that’s dedication! I don’t think I could have stayed with the black knowing all the pretty colors that were to come.

    My garden has been distracting me as well. All of a sudden everything is ready to be harvested. I feel like I’ve spent more time putting up food than doing anything else! It will be nice in the winter to have good food that we’ve grown ourselves.

    • I was happy to continue with the black and then have the “reward” of adding the other colours. I’ve just taken out all the remaining tomatoes. Most will ripen indoors and the rest will become chutney. There’s still plenty of veg growing for the winter months but the fruit is finished now.

  4. This looks like leading on stained glass! I hear you with the garden…it is a relief when October arrives and everything has to be done!

    • I’ve started adding the colours which are shaded so you’re right about the stained glass effect. As for the garden, I’m a plodder, little and often is what I do. If something goes wrong it just means there’ll be more compost to use next year.

  5. claire93

     /  September 18, 2022

    now for the fun part of colouring in ^^

  6. Christina

     /  September 18, 2022

    Well done pushing through to get the outline done. The colors will so much fun! I too need to tidy up the garden for fall. I can’t believe it’s here already!

    • It’s been very cold here for the last few days. I like this time of year when the garden goes to sleep. The trouble is my mind turns to what I’ll be doing next year LOL.

  7. I like this as it is – blackwork but i’m sure the colours are going to be fantastic.

  8. Will you start in one corner and follow with each different shade, or will you do all the sections of the same colour before moving to another. Guess I have to wait for three more weeks to find out lol x

  9. Wow! Fabulous! I hear you on the outside garden stuff too. Mine is a mess

    • Don’t worry, I won’t be a slave to the garden. I go out for the fresh air more than anything. Free food is a bonus and if anything goes wrong it just means I have more compost for next year.

  10. I love this too, and am looking forward to seeing how the colours make it pop.

  11. That is so wonderful! I’ve never heard of a roll your own, but I’m intrigued:)

  12. This is so exciting! Can´t wait to see the colors being stitch 🙂 but three weeks do fly away, don´t they! So til next time, happy stitching!

  13. It looks very detailed, I hope the garden doesn’t keep you too busy for the next update, am looking forward to seeing the colours show !

  14. I agree with Kathy — it looks like the leading on stained glass! I would have done the same — gotten all the “outlining” done and then moved on to coloring in. Can’t wait to see how you fill it!

    • Yes, the colour shading is looking like stained glass and I’m enjoying my “reward” of adding the colours. I’m actually toying with the idea of making it bigger but I’ll finish this square first.


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