Monday, February 10, 2014

Working on the SALs

    Once I finished my last project, it was time to rotate through the SAL list.  I worked the February assignment for the Quaker Medallion Sampler.  I substituted diamond eyelet for the satin stitch in the diamond motifs at the end of the last alphabet.

40 ct Lakeside Meadow Rue
with my conversion to GA Sampler Threads

  Then, this afternoon I finished this months assignment for the Snooty Parrots.  I had just a few of the berries to put in to be able to call this section finished.   I would have finished it sooner but Olympics watching slowed things down!!

40 ct Lakeside Exemplar with threads called for
As you can see in this pic, I changed the berries to a diamond Rhodes stitch.  Not my original idea, someone else in the group did this first, but I love the way it looks and decided to do mine the same way.

   My other current SAL is Dorothy Walpole and I was already ahead of the SAL with that one so I have been waiting for the assignments to catch up to where I am on this sampler.  I think I will need to work Dorothy back into the rotation next month.
  Which brings us to the Olympics stitching.  I thought I might get Ann Bowers back out and see if I can finish her up over the next couple of weeks.  I don't know though.  I have had The Needleworker's Sampler kitted since it came out and after seeing Cathy B's recent finish, it is calling to me loudly!!  We'll have to see who comes out on top!


  1. All your projects look wonderful. I have the same problem, so much to stitch and limited time!

  2. So many choices for stitching! I like the diamond Rhodes stitch too and will probably do the same!

  3. Your Rhodes stitches for the berries fit perfectly, love how you used them in the border. Very beautiful samplers your stitching.
    love Annette

  4. My goodness, is it just me or are your needles smokin'? :)
    All gorgeous and perfectness!

  5. Wow! You have been one busy productive stitcher

  6. Whew! That's a lot of rotating. I may have to go to the dark side and see if I can stand to rotate a couple of things.

    Love the Rhodes berries.


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