January SAL and Slow Stitch Sunday

It’s a new year and there are so many things I’m looking forward to!  I’m so grateful for my family, my friends and just my life in general.  I’m grateful for this SAL and the friends I’ve made here.  There is so much support and care from each of you and I truly feel blessed to be a part of it.

Three weeks have gone by already since the last update!!  I simply cannot believe that another year is starting – Happy 2020 to everyone!

At the last update, this is where I was:

This is where I am now.

We were on vacation and I had lots of morning and late afternoon time to work on this.  It was just so very relaxing to sit either on our balcony or on the beach, watch the ocean and stitch away!


1/5/20 Update: Before the backstitching


1/5/20 Update: After the backstitching

I even managed to stitch on the airplane!!  That was a first for me.  I hope the start of the new year brings much happiness to you!

Please take a look at the other wonderful stitchers participating in this SAL by clicking on the links below!  And welcome to AJ who is joining us!  This SAL is different than other SALS in that you get to choose the project that you work on.  Every three weeks you post your progress.  It’s a great group of stitchers and if you’d like to join us, please contact Avis (hers is the first link)

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyLindaHeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborah, Mary MargaretReneeJennyCarmelaJocelynSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJ

I’m also linking up with Kathy for Slow Stitch Sunday.

17 thoughts on “January SAL and Slow Stitch Sunday

  1. Connie~ this is looking so wonderful with the backstitching. Here’s to another great year of crafting and your vaca sounded perfect 🙂

  2. Sweet progress on Santa’s hand! Enjoy your slow stitching today!

  3. Wow, fantastic progress! Stitching on the beach sounds amazing. I just love how the back stitching makes your progress pop 😀

  4. Wow! You made so much progress! Beautiful work. Sitting on the balcony at the beach and stitching sounds lovely.

  5. I recently bought a kit to stitch a stocking for my son-in-law. I really like the stocking that you are working on. It looks great with the back-stitching. I always leave mine until last. I might try doing it as I go in the future.

  6. Another window pane in the books! You have your stitching mojo back in earnest! It’s looking wonderful!

  7. Jocelyn Thurston

    Oh your stitching places sound heavenly to me as I look at a white, white world right now. Yes, you made good progress on your project…looking awesome and a very happy new year to you!

  8. Great progress, it’s beautiful! I always take stitching to do on plane journeys – helps to distract me 🙂

  9. How lovely to sit at the beach and look at the blue, blue sea and sky whilst stitching your fabulous Santa. Sounds a bit like heaven if you ask me.

  10. What a beautiful project! It sounds lovely to have been stitching on the beach.

  11. Great progress. The before and after photos do a great job of showing how far you have come.

  12. that’s huge progress!!!! this stocking will most definitely be finished for Tyler’s next xmas!

  13. I love how the backstitching turned the vague brown shapes into Santa’s hand and a candy cane! Great progress!

  14. Back stitching is magic! This looks beautiful. What a great way to end one year and begin a new one. 🙂

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