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 :)