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.

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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.

SAL “Bag Ladies” #10

It’s time for the 3-weekly SAL update . . . linking up with a group of stitchers/crafters world wide, and with our SAL updates helping us to all to motivate each other to keep up steady progess.  I am sorry to say, I didn’t quite meet the objective I had set myself this time around.  Last time I showed you this photo

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I had hoped to have completed another cat for this time but . . . I’ve been rather busy with some secret crafting, so this is all I have to show for the past 3 weeks.

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Let’s see if other SAL members were more industrious than I was.

AvisGun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, 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 19th May.

SAL Bag Ladies #9

Another 3 weeks have flown by . . . which means it’s time to post progress photos for my SAL project.

Stitching “Bag Ladies” which looked like this 3 weeks ago

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And has now progressed to this

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Not bad, even if I do say so myself!  A fourth bag complete, and a fifth cat (the largest in this project) gradually taking shape.

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

AvisGun, Carole, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, 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 again on 28th April, with yet more progress.

SAL “Bag Ladies” # 8

Time seems to be speeding up this year!  It really doesn’t feel like 3 weeks ago since the last update, but the calendar doesn’t lie.  So . . . here’s where I was last time

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And photo of where I am now.

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That’s 3 bags completed and 4 cats , even though it’s mostly only heads or tails peeking out of bags, with a 4th bag and 5th cat well underway.  I’ve done as much backstitch as I could on this section, so I won’t have to worry about going back on myself.  Am pretty pleased with progress so far, as I estimated this design would take about 20 stages to complete.

Let’s pop over and see how fellow SAL stitchers are getting on with their projects.

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

Next update on 7th April.

picking up a UFO (only 6 years after starting)

I pride myself on the fact that when I start a project, I usually finish it (eventually) . . . so don’t think I have too many UFOs lurking in my sewing room (although I haven’t searched very thoroughly).  There are a couple though, that have been in the back of my mind for a while, as worthy of my attention.  One of them being, a latch hook kit.

I treated myself to this way back in January 2013: “Puppy” by Versaco.

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Quite an expensive kit but it was a treat to myself for my birthday that year.   First hooking began way back in February 2013, and then poor puppy was pulled out occasionally over the following 2 years.  Last seen in September 2015 looking like this

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I’m not sure why I ran out of steam.  Possibly because I can’t latch hook while sitting in my rocking chair, watching TV.

Anyway, suffice it to say, this poor puppy has been waiting too long for completion, so I’ve picked up my latch hook, and begun work again because, honestly, I’d come too far not to continue!  I’m not setting myself a “to be finished before” date, but at least the UFO is now back to being a WIP.

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