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Friday, May 17, 2013

Birds SAL Progress Part 1

One of my goals I set for myself this year was to participate in a SAL or Stitch a Long.  Back in December I signed up for the beautiful "Birds Sampler" here.  I got off to a bit of a late start as I have quite limited stitching time taking care of my daughter. This design is also quite large (304 x 339) so it took me awhile to grid out my 25count fabric.  But I was finally able to start this beauty on April 29th.  The bad news is this was the first time I have worked on fabric so small and I was unhappy with working 2 over 1 so I had to take out my first days work and re-do it as 1 over 1 on 25 ct.

Here is the progression of my stitching progress...














I have been working upside down since I am using my large Qsnaps but here is what the design is supposed to look like with Part 1 finished :)


I have really enjoyed stitching this design.  The colors are so pretty and feminine and I chose it originally because I LOVE roses, but the fine scrollwork has also been fun to stitch.

My only problem is that I am WAY far behind...I was supposed to finish this much by February 25th and yesterday was May 16th!  I just sent my image in to receive the next part but the designer gently reminded me that if I don't finish by September I may need to buy the full chart from her to finish.  She is right but for some reason I feel up to this challenge.  I really feel like I can try to fly through the rest of the parts to catch up.  Please help cheer me on so I can prove it to myself that I CAN DO THIS :)

10 comments:

  1. You've done a lot already Lulu, just keep stitching!!! I think the designer is a bit cheeky to put a deadline on it or else to buy the full chart!!! She should be grateful you're stitching it :P All the best, you can do it x

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    1. Thanks. I understand her point and she was very kind about it. If for some reason I don't finish in time I'll pay for the beautiful chart.

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  2. It looks great so far. You can do it!

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging words :)

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  3. Its very pretty so far. It would be a shame to fall behind and have to buy the pattern to finish! I know you can do it!

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  4. Yes you can! It looks fantastic so far, and you have all summer to catch up. Can't wait to see your progress! :D

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  5. Thank you. You are right about having all summer and we have so much extra daylight in Oslo in summer that should help me.

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  6. It looks great! Seems you have gotten quite a bit stitched up and I too love the colors! Good luck at getting in some more stitching time.

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    1. Thank you. I am enjoying stitching this design a lot.

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