SAL “Bag Ladies “ # 15

Another 3 weeks have flown by . . . and my SAL project  has evolved from this

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to this

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As you can see, there’s a ginger cat just peeking out of the new bag.

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Let’s hop along and see what other SAL members have been up to.

AvisGun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

A little PS to SAL members with Blogger/Blogspot blogs . . . you might have noticed, I’m leaving comms “anonymously” these days, but signing claire93 as that seems to be the only way I can leave a comment.

And meet up again on 1st September, for our next update.

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happy unbirthday Debbie Rose!

What with crafting for birth of Baby Viking last year, followed by xmas, which was then followed by invitations to 2 weddings for 2019, I wasn’t able to find the time to keep up my “unbirthday” scheme.  In fact, it’s been way too long since any unbirthday gifts were made & posted . . . so time to try and get back into the routine!

For July, I sent a little something to DebbieRose.

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A little cross stitched card (design by Helz Cuppleditch and published in Cross Stitch Crazy) and a cross stitch kit.  “Quilting Angel” by Jim Shore.

DebbieRose does many needlecrafts, including patchwork and cross stitch . . . so hopefully, this lovely design will be right up her street!

SAL “Bag Ladies” #14

This is the photo I posted last time

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of the project “Bag Ladies” that I’ve been working on since September last year.  I’m pleased to say, I made a fair bit of progress this time.

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As you can see, I completed the back end of that very curious tabby cat who seems to have found something interesting in the blue carrier bag.  I also added backstitch details to that area, including to the Siamese type cat, peeking over the top of the brown bag . . . and even began work on a new pair of ears.

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Let’s do some blog-hopping and see what other SAL members have been up to.

AvisGun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

And we’ll be back again on 11th August with our next update!

SAL update # Bag Ladies #13

I’m afraid to say it’s simply been far too hot in this part of France for much crafting.  So any hopes I had of having decent progress to show were completely frazzled, rather like myself, with the current heatwave.

Last time I was here

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and the only progress made is this

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Let’s see if other SAL members made better progress.

AvisGun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

And here’s hoping I have more to show on our next update which will be on 21st July.

happy retirement

A French blogging friend, La Pie Kikou,  has recently started a new chapter in her life:  retirement.

What better excuse (if excuse be needed) to send a little gift her way.  And as luck would have it, I had the perfect little card kit to stitch up for the occasion.

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The design is by  Helz Cuppleditch, and kit was a freebie in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine.  Seeing this little mouse, relaxing, and twiddling his toes in his hamac, was perfect to wish a happy retirement.  However, I know La Pie won’t be twiddling her toes, as she will be busy settling into her new home, and (I hope) filling her days with crafting.  So . . . a mini charm pack of the range “Whitewashed Cottage”  was also sent, and I’m sure La Pie will make something fabulous with it.

SAL – “Bag Ladies” #12

It’s time to share an update of my SAL project:  “Bag Ladies”, but before I show you progress, here’s a reminder of the project I’m working on (because some of you have been wondering how much more there is left to do).

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Last time I was here

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which I reckon is about the half-way mark.

For this time, here’s how things look.

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As you can see, I’ve started adding back stitch detail to the largest cat and there’s a new head, peering out of a fifth bag.  So that’s 6 cats and 5 bags . . . only 4 cats and 4 bags to go!

Let’s do some blog hopping and see what other SAL members have been up to.

AvisGun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

Next update on 30th June.

SAL “Bag Ladies #11

I seem to be slowing down with SAL stitching . . . but knowing today was a date to show progress did spur me on to fit in a couple of hours.

Last time I was here

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and this time

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A quick zoom, because it’s not easy to see some of the paler stitches

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That’s the fifth cat done, although I still need to go back over him/her with backstitch.  I reckon I’m about half way through this project now.  And will be working on a new bag for next time.

Don’t forget to visit other SAL members, who are working on a variety of projects.

AvisGun, Carole, Sue, ConstanzeChristina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

And we’ll be back on 9th June.