Saturday, 13 December 2014

Save the Stitches SAL

It's check in time for the Stitch ALong.  I'm stitching along with 9 other ladies, though we're all stitching on different projects, the SAL is to keep us motivated and moving along.  So am I and have I?

Here is where I was last week, this was block 13 on Elizabeth Almond of Blackwork Journey's Save The Stitches blackwork sampler.



And here is where I am now:


I have done half of block 14 and half of block 16 which is the row across the bottom.  When I've finished the pattern you can see I'm working on, I'll complete the metal thread stitching for these areas, then I need to move my QSnap to the right and carry on with blocks 14 and 16 and get block 15 done too.  I'll take a picture of where I'm at then too.  I seem to be averaging a block every 3 weeks so this is going to take me forever as I'm only half way through!

You can go and see what the other participants have been up to here:


Claire at Claire93's blog

Gun at Rutigt



Eleanor at Sun and Cake 

Alison at Minerva Handmade


11 comments:

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

You're only halfway through?!! This is going to be the largest blackwork panel in the world! It is beautiful.

Rachel said...

Keep holding on to the idea that it will be stunning when it is done!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

It's looking lovely. I always find that if I make good progress and get a section of anything done 'under budget' I feel better about it, and the end seems closer. At least you are continuing to work on it so you must be making progress.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, it looks amazing! I can't believe you're only halfway through - it seems huge already! :D

claire93 said...

looking good ^^

Jane Galley said...

Glad you have some company to keep to you going. You might be fed up with it, but I love seeing it

margaret said...

this might be taking a while to complete but it is truly worth every minute you spend on it a lovely piece of stitchery, I know Liz ill be thrilled with how it is coming along.

minerva said...

I do so love this design and seeing your progress on it every three weeks. Don't worry about the slow progress because it's going to look fantastic when it's all done!

jule61 said...

This is beautiful - I wish I had the time for a blckwork project. :)

sewingbesidethesea said...

Well done on making so much progress this time. It's lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing the gold stitches too :-)

rutigt said...

This embroidery is looking great! I like the metal thread stitches :)
Gun, Sweden