SAL and Slow Stitch Sunday

I’m so excited to once again be participating in the SAL over at Avis’!  It has been a long time since I have worked on my own projects and I’m really enjoying the time spent with non-studio things.  Of course there are plenty of things going on in the studio, I’m just making space for a little bit of “me” time.  Last time for the SAL I was working on a big Christmas stocking for my oldest son.  That project is on time out!!  I made a pretty big counting error and I have to rip A LOT.  There are a few other smaller things that have been languishing in a “will do eventually” pile that have been pulled out.  This:img_7954

was purchased quite awhile ago.  It has been so nice to work on cross stitch again!  This is what is looks like right now:


11/3/19 SAL Update – Gingerbread House #5.

I think this will be a very quick project as there is no backstitching.  I love this SAL and am so happy to be back in the midst of this group of talented, welcoming and supportive stitchers.  Please take a look a what everyone else is up to:

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyLindaHeidiJackie SunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeJennyCarmelaJocelynSharonDaisyAnne

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 Avis an email. The address is on the right of her page. She wil send you a few simple rules to agree.

I’m also linking up with Slow Stitch Sunday and One Monthly Goal.  My goal for this month is to finish the stitching on this piece.  It feels like such a quick stitch!

31 thoughts on “SAL and Slow Stitch Sunday

  1. Hi Connie – it’s so nice to have you back! What a sweet Gingerbread house. Is this going to be a gift? Sharon

  2. Love that gingerbread house, it is adorable. Can’t wait to see this one progressing!

  3. Welcome back, Connie! Cute gingerbread house — it’s fun to work on smaller projects after working on big projects for so long.

  4. Welcome back Connie! That gingerbread house is just too cute. What a great restart project for you!

  5. What a cute little cross stitch! It is important to take some ‘me’ time. So glad you are.

  6. That is an adorable stitchery… perfect to work on this time of year!
    Thanks for linking up!

  7. Arrgh! So sorry about that counting error on the Christmas stocking. Definitely time for a break. 😉 The gingerbread house is a cute little project, perfect for such a break.

  8. Welcome back! It’s so good to see you join us again and that Gingerbread project is a super cute start! I’m sorry to hear that you had a blip with your stocking project, it’s so frustrating when that happens but I’m sure you will get back to it when the time is right! Jenny xx

  9. Great to see you back! That’s an excellent project to get you back into cross stitch. I love CCN’s designs. They’re always a pleasure to stitch.

  10. Welcome back Connie! I love the little project. I am sorry you have to do a rip out on your other project though. 😦

  11. Welcome back! Such a sweet little project. You’ve made a great start on it too 🙂

  12. that’s a lovely piece! hope you get it finished in time for xmas!

  13. Jocelyn Thurston

    Lovely and timely project to be working on. I love Cottage Needleworks too. Happy Stitching from me in Canada!

  14. Welcome back!!! What a cute Gingerbread house!!!!!

  15. What a sweet little Gingerbread house! It’s been so long since I cross stitched … but seeing all these darling projects on Kathy’s linky party is making me want to take one up! Maybe the same one you’re doing! 😉

  16. Very cute! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  17. What an adorable project! It’s off to a lovely start!

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