SAL – new start

On our last 3-weekly update, Avis and I were proud to show off our happy dancing, with “Friendship Quilt V” (Whispered by the Wind) all finished, after 12 months of stitching.  In case you missed it . . . here’s mine again.

SAL friendship quilt finished

We then put our heads together and agreed on a new project.  Something totally different, but ever so colourful.  And here is photo of my first stage.

KD 01

A little kokeshi doll ^^  This new project is a design called “Kokeshi Friends” and is copyright to Joan Elliott.  It was published in issue 200 of  “The World of Cross Stitching” magazine (which is where my copy of the chart comes from) but was also later republished in chart form.  You can buy it here on  or here, on Casa Cecina. 


It’s a perfect design to break up into stages for a SAL.  I haven’t added backstitch yet (except for eyes and mouth) but Miss Pink will look a lot cuter, when details are added to her fan & kimono.

Don’t forget to check out what my SALing partners have been up to, will you!  Avis, who is stitching Kokeshi Friends along with me . . . and other ladies, working on different designs.  Kate, Gun, Jule, Carole, Lucyann, Cathy, Wendy, Jess and Jacqui.

Next update on 6th December.


24 thoughts on “SAL – new start

  1. Ooh, that is gorgeous! I love Joan Elliot’s stuff and have lots of her charts. Must get around to bumping one to the top of the pile at some point. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy watching this one grow 🙂

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