September SAL Update

I’m excited that I have made a decision on my next big project for the stitch-a-long! I waffled back and forth between several projects. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to start something else big or do a few small ones first. Well… I finally decided on this,

Christmas Stocking for Jack!

This is the kit I bought for my youngest child (now 17 years old!). It also marks the last of the stockings for my kids (I still have to do one for my husband).


This will be a change for me as this is needlepoint. I have played around with needlepoint here and there. I’ve never tackled anything this big before, but I’m actually excited to do it.

SAL Update 9/18/2022

I dove right in. It appears to be going pretty quickly. This represents about an hour of work.

This SAL that I am a part of is so wonderful. The stitchers involved are so talented and supportive. We post once every three on a project of our choosing. If you have a moment, please take a look at what the rest of our group has been up to:



25 thoughts on “September SAL Update

  1. This might be a quick project after all! Enjoy working with wool thread for a change of pace!

    • Thanks, Kathy! The threads are all 6 strand cotton floss. Weird, right? I bought all the kits years ago and didn’t know anything about needlepoint at that time. I only knew cross stitch. It doesn’t really matter to me, I don’t really enjoy separating out the 6 threads to put them back together again, but it’s all just a part of the process.

  2. Great start on this new project. I did a needlepoint project back in the 70’s and enjoyed do it. I don’t know why I haven’t done one since …. just might have too ๐Ÿ™‚ Always love these stockings!

  3. I made my daughter a needlepoint stocking many years ago (she is 31 now). If I remember, it stitched up fairly quickly. I have also made felt and cross-stitch stockings. I might look into another needlepoint one for my new granddaughter. I will enjoy watching your progress.

  4. I like needlepoint. Less counting and all that. My best one is on my wall of a kingfisher. The very first one was of some blue tits. This will stitch much quicker and I’m sure the recipient will love it for many years.

  5. ooooh! I’ve never tried needlepoint – is it like tapestry? with diagonal stitches, instead of crosses?

  6. I’ve never tried needlepoint, but it looks like it should go faster since the design is painted on the canvas? the texture will be so much fun! Great start ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. This looks like a fun project. I have not done a tapestry project in many years. It will be a beautiful heirloom for Jack

  8. I haven’t done needlepoint for ages, the stocking looks wonderful

  9. Great new project!

  10. I’ve done needlepoint with wool and canvaswork with lots of different threads before and I really enjoy it. Stitching the stocking in tent stitch will take half the time of full crosses so it’ll grow fast!

  11. Wow it looks huge but I bet it will go fast. Very fun project!

  12. Great project! Needlepoint is nearly new to me, I started on one, but never got it right ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Looks very nice, happy to see another stocking join the SAL ! I have still so many people to make one for I opted for older generations first cause kids get too many presents to fit in one anyway. My husband and I will probably have ours last haha

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