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Cross Stitch SAL Stage 3

Stage 3 of Lord's Prayer Sampler

Stage 3 of Lord’s Prayer Sampler

Hello everyone, Stage 3 of our SAL is here with Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea and Claire at claire93. Nothing makes the time fly by as fast as keeping the mind and hands busy 🙂 Avis and Claire have been working on their cross stitch of  Cirque des Cercles, while I have been working on The Lord’s Prayer Sampler.  I’m really excited about Stage 3. Not only does it have a few pretty flowers in it , but it also means I will be turning a corner in my work, literally 🙂  Now it is really taking shape and looking better. I only picked out 2 or 3 mistakes this time YEAH! and finished it up as of 4 PM Saturday. Now onto Stage 4 and I believe that will be for April the 6th.?? I’m sure Claire and Avis will confirm that ..:)

Thank you so much for dropping by…happy stitching

Izz 🙂



March 16, 2014 · 2:00 AM

Cross Stitch Sampler and a SAL

Hi everyone..I hope you have had a great time sewing or knitting or which ever craft you are indulging in. For me, it’s all of the above with a couple extras thrown in. I posted about getting back into cross stitch a few days ago and had started a little practise piece  That is now finished and it wasn’t as hard on the eyes as I thought it might be, once I got going on it that is   🙂 I had started it a week ago and only worked on it here and there.  When I was finished the piece, I gave it a good shot with the steam iron on the back and trimmed the adia cloth even around the design. Then stitched it on a piece of off white heritage cotton so the white adia cloth would pop out.

ink circle completed

ink circle completed

Now I’m ready for the sampler kit that I mentioned in my “Inspired” post .

Lord's Prayer Sampler

Lord’s Prayer Sampler

I haven’t put needle and thread to the cloth yet…but soon 😉 I’m excited that I’ve been invited to participate in a SAL with Claire and Avis as they work on their projects, Cirque des Cercles . It will great fun working along on our projects together. I’ve always said, It’s all about the timing !  As you can see there is a lot of detail in the columns around the verse. (The picture is from the kit’s packaging) The chart itself which you can see in the background is quite big and it will be easy to read, something I am very happy about 🙂  The finished sample will be 11.25″ X 14.5″  That’s 196 X154 count on white 14 count adia cloth. Well my fingers are twitching to be stitching and I must go 😀

Thanks for dropping by, have a great day of crafting and stay warm…Izz


January 13, 2014 · 7:28 PM