Highlands Landscape – Stage 5

It’s time to show you another update on the Highlands Landscape. Here’s where I was up to before.

Stage 12

Last time, several readers commented that it looks finished. I have to agree that the design could’ve been framed at this stage and, if I hadn’t been enjoying stitching this one so much, I could’ve just done the backstitch and called it done. However, there’s more…

Stage 13   and more…

Stage 14

and this is where I’m up to now.

Stage 15

That’s 5/7 of the cross stitching finished. Then there’ll be some back stitching to do.

Please take a look at the latest SAL project updates from the rest of the group by clicking the links below. Welcome aboard our two new members Laura and Cathie! I’m looking forward to seeing which project they’ve chosen for the SAL. Linda is also rejoining us this time. Welcome back Linda! 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 29th March 2020.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda

About the SAL

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. If you’d like to finish a project you’ve left unfinished for a while, or start a new one with us, you can join us by sending me an email. The address is on the right of this page. I’ll send you a few simple rules to agree.

Highlands Landscape – Stage 3

Well that must’ve been the fastest three weeks ever! It’s time to show you an update on the Highlands Landscape already. Here’s where I was up to last time.

Stage 6

I didn’t have to do any more diagonal stitches this time and I haven’t looked ahead on the chart to see if there’ll be any more but I suspect it’ll be all full crosses from now on.

The first bit I tackled was the section on the left hand side. I knew the tree would try my patience with all those greens but I’m happy with how it turned out and I didn’t need to unpick any errors so that’s good.

Stage 7

I must admit, in all the times I’ve been to Scotland, I’ve never seen blue water inland but that’s what the chart said to stitch. The cottages are beginning to make an appearance.

Stage 8 

They’ll have a small amount of back stitched detail but they’re already obviously cottages.

Stage 9

I didn’t notice while I was stitching but there’s a reflection of them in the water. Would there be a reflection from this viewpoint? I’m no artist so I’ve no idea if it looks OK.

If I can get another 3 small squares done for next time I’ll have more than half of the design stitched. I’m spending loads of time out in the garden at the moment and, if it wasn’t for the SAL, I’d be stitching far less than this. I’ll start at the bottom left hand side again and see how far I get. There should be more heather and sheep coming up.

Please also enjoy the latest SAL project updates from the rest of the group by clicking the links 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 16th February 2020.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ

About the SAL

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. If you’d like to finish a project you’ve left unfinished for a while, or start a new one with us, you can join us by sending me an email. The address is on the right of this page. I’ll send you a few simple rules to agree.