SAL “Together We Are Magic” #1

Excitement today, as I’ve started a new project for the SAL, after many many weeks of stitching “Tiny Treasures”.  TT was fun, but now it’s time for something completely different.  Which is why I chose this kit, only recently added to my stash.  Design is called “Together We Are Magic” (from artwork by Jody Bergsma, I believe) and it’s a LETISTITCH kit.  This is a full coverage one, with 42 colours and working on 16 count aida.  I decided it would easier if I work on this in blocks, so I gridded out my fabric accordingly.

Design is 152 x 200 stitches, so I’ve only gridded out part of my fabric (plenty of time to do the rest as I progress). I used a red FriXion pen which will disappear with heat of hot iron when stitching is complete.  Doesn’t look like much but I accomplished approx 1600 stitches.  If I can keep up that pace, it’s going to take me 60 weeks to complete!

Anyway . . . let’s pop along and see what other SAL members have been up to.

AvisClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen

And we’ll be back again on 23rd May.

38 thoughts on “SAL “Together We Are Magic” #1

    • hope it will be, Lynn ^^ I do like a unicorn, which is why I bought the kit, but it’ll be a while before I see any unicorns take shape with this one.

    • thanks Cathie. As said in post, I’m gridding for this one and even setting myself 40 x 40 it’s going to take 20 updates to stitch, so I really need to keep to schedule if I don’t want it dragging on for years ^^ I do other crafting, but hope to concentrate on this for 7 evenings a week. Which will leave me 2 weeks of evenings for other crafts.

  1. I didn’t realise it was that big a project. But it’s a great start so far! Im glad I don’t count or I’d be depressed at the idea of how long these things take me.

    • I’m not actually counting lol, but if I don’t start out as I mean to go on, setting myself a certain amount for each time, this project could drag on forever ^^

  2. Love Jody Bergsma’s work ~ This is going to be beautiful 🙂 BTW, Jody is a Bellingham, WA woman where I am. In fact, while my husband and her went to different schools, they knew each other. (same age) ‘small world’.

  3. Such an impressive start, Claire! The gridding will definitely help. This makes me want to work on my full coverage once I’m finished with the bee blocks 🙂

    • I don’t often work on full coverage, Christina, and last time, I found I wasted a lot of hours just trying to find where I was on the chart. So far, it’s working for me this time. Even came in useful when I had to frog ^^

      • Great point! Glad to hear that you won’t have the same troubles this time around. Have you tried pattern keeper? I think it’s for Android devices.

      • I don’t like having charts on my tablet, Christina. I prefer to photocpy the original paper chart and have that on my lap while I stitch.

    • thanks Gun. It doesn’t look very interesting so far, but once the unicorns appear, I think it’ll be more interesting to see progress ^^

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