SAL Update

I have not stitched on my SAL project for this update.  I am still excited that I found a solution to the challenge of placement on the fabric and I will be stitching again this week.  Here is the picture from last week:img_9870

What I had been doing instead was getting ready for our yearly family backpacking trip.  We gathered all our packs and gear, inspected them (some repairs were necessary – good hand sewing skills come in handy!) and then purchasing the rest that we needed.

We backpacked in the back country of Yosemite and it was gorgeous!  There was really no one else there – we did encounter one family on the way out and one on the way back, but it was super easy to distance.  Here are a couple of photos from our trip:img_1698

This picture is actually at then end.  We went int and out of this trail head.  I couldn’t find the picture from the start of the trip where our smiles were much bigger and we didn’t look quite so tired!img_1704

This year I used hiking poles for the very first time and they made such a huge positive difference!img_1754

Chain Lakes on our first night.  Such a gorgeous place!img_1757

Morning time on the second day!  Right after this photo was taken, two of the kids jumped into the lake and swam out to the island in the middle.  Such a fun time!

I should have more to show at our next update.  This is such a fun group of stitchers to be working with.  We are from all over the world and touch base once (or more!) every three weeks to show progress on one of our projects.  I am so grateful to everyone!  Please take a look at the other talented stitchers participating and if you’d like to join us, please contact Avis at the link below.

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen

8 thoughts on “SAL Update

  1. It looks and sounds like you all had so much fun! I smiled when I read how a couple of the kiddos jumped right in the lake! You know, when I used to cross stitch, I never new about making grids on the cloth with black floss! Such a great idea!

  2. Looks like a beautiful trip x

  3. I used to take my cross stitch camping, those were the days!

  4. It sounds and looks like you had a lot of fun. I hope you get to work on your stocking soon.

  5. What a road trip – it is lovely to see more of another country!

  6. That stocking can wait a bit for memory making like this. What a wonderful family adventure.

  7. Oooh, I’m jealous of your backpacking trip! We love to camp and haven’t been out all year. I agree with Sharon — your stitching can wait.

  8. I am so glad you found a great solution for your adorable stocking! Your trip to Yosemite sounds like so much fun, too!

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