Sunday, 4 January 2015

SAL update

It's time for a check in on the 3-weekly SAL.  I'm stitching Elizabeth Almond of Blackwork Journey's Save The Stitches blackwork sampler and have been for most of the year.  I made a LOT of progress this time.



The photo above shows blocks 13-18 which is half done.  I had already stitched block 13 and half of 14 and 15 so you can see that I've basically stitched an entire row (made up of 4 blocks), but in two halves.


This is blocks 14 and 15 with half of 16 below.


and this is block 17 and half of blocks 18 and 20.  I said in the last check in that I was half-way through, I was so wrong, I'm nearly done, which is what I think is responsible for the sudden burst of activity on this projects.  There are 24 blocks in total which means I have to finish the row I'm on and there's one below, then it's just going back to stitch on the beads!


Here's the entire piece so far.  Yes, it's huge!



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


13 comments:

rutigt said...

I must say it again.....This is a beautiful embroidery!
Gun, Sweden

aslightobsessionwithbooks said...

Well done on so much beautiful progress. I hadn't realised just how huge that project is. It's going to look magnificent once finished :)

Christine said...

Wow, that is gorgeous!

Flickenstichlerin said...

What an awesome project. Wonderful work.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Kerryp77 said...

That is one amazing piece!! I love blackwork and I am in awe of you for all that work.

Rachel said...

It will look fabulous!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, it looks incredible! Great job, Wendy :D

sew.darn.quilt said...

I can't get over how beautiful this piece is. Your progress is fantastic ")

sewingbesidethesea said...

This is looking fabulous and it is much bigger than I had imagined. It's definitely a project for my future to-do list. You done so much in the last three weeks :-) It's gorgeous!

Pamela said...

This is beautiful. I'm going to have to start it this year.

Jane Galley said...

Wow, Angela! You forget how big it is when you only see the small bits you're working on from week to week. It looks amazing and so close to the end, well done.

margaret said...

this just keeps getting better and better

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

I am full of awe every time I see this. I hope you get it finished and framed in time for the show.