SAL update – time flies

It is true, time flies. I cannot believe it is time for a SAL update again!! The good thing is that school closed Friday for a two-week holiday and I am so happy about it. To me it means sleeping in and doing whatever I feel like for the next two weeks. Mollie must go to the vet to be spayed and microchipped Monday morning and Thursday I have a workshop with Mark Gee, for astrophotography. His photos are simply beautiful and I cannot wait for this hands-on workshop, after trying to get a place in one of his workshops for quite a few years – the tickets sell out within hours and I have always been too late. But this time it is my turn!!!! I am also thinking of going on a road-trip. It is called the Forgotten Highway and it looks like a potential fun trip

I haven’t done much needlework the past few weeks, since the last update, except working on the black cross-stitch project. I have finished all the embroidery and now just have to finish it off. But as I said in my last update, I am not very fond of this piece I have done and still trying to work out how what to do with it, and how to finish it off. If I liked it enough I could have made a wall-hanging, but I still don’t. This might go into a drawer to be gifted to the right person at some stage. Or I might add a fabric border and backing and use it on the coffee-table, I really have not decided yet.

This is where I was with the last update (first photo) and where I am now (second photo):

cross stitch

Cross-stitch project

Please hop over to the other SAL members – there are very pretty needlework happening on their blogs. We are also welcoming a new member, Margaret!

Avis at
Claire at
Gun at
Carole at
Wendy at
LucyAnn at
Jess at
Sue at
Constanze at
DebbieRose at
Christina at
Kathy at
Kate at
Margaret at


17 thoughts on “SAL update – time flies

  1. kathyreeves September 25, 2016 / 2:40 am

    Susan, even if you are unsure about where this piece belongs, it is such a unique project. I lobe the simplicity of the minimal color. It seems to accentuate the pattern. Well done!

  2. claire93 September 25, 2016 / 9:41 am

    gorgeous! it looks finished to me, is it?

    • susanpblog September 26, 2016 / 6:32 am

      Just have to finish the hem. All the embroidery has been done

  3. Wendy September 25, 2016 / 10:25 am

    I think it’s beautiful! Well done on the finish

  4. rutigt September 25, 2016 / 11:51 am

    I was so inspired of your embroidery, that I looked up Connie Gee on Facebook and started following her tiny SAL. Haven´t have time yet to stitch anything, but I will in the future. I think your embroidery is great!

    • susanpblog September 26, 2016 / 6:33 am

      She has some pretty stuff there, I am looking forward to seeing what you do

  5. jessicacrafts September 25, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    I like it. But always struggle with knowing what to do with projects when their finished too.
    The astrophotography course sounds awesome. I’m very jealous. You’ll have to share pics when you’ve done it. I would love to see some.

    • susanpblog September 26, 2016 / 6:34 am

      I will definitely post some photos – as long as you can see a star or something on them 🙂

  6. Sewing Beside the Sea September 25, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Well, I still love this design and your embroidery is beautiful and so neat.I think it’s a treasure 🙂

    • susanpblog September 26, 2016 / 6:35 am

      Thanks! Someone recommended I put it away fro a while and decide later what to do with it. I think that is a good idea

  7. Carole September 25, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    It looks beautiful. So intricate and detailed 🙂

  8. katechiconi September 25, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    A lovely finish! Perhaps putting it away for a while and then bringing it out again, you’ll rediscover your original enthusiasm for the design, which is so beautifully executed.

    • susanpblog September 26, 2016 / 6:36 am

      Thank you!. I have decided your advice is good and I am going to put it away for a while

      • katechiconi September 26, 2016 / 7:32 am

        You’ll probably love it again once you’ve forgotten how many hours you devoted to it!

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