What have you been up to?
Me? A bit of this.
A touch of that.
And more SALs! Yup, I’m SAL Silly!
I’ve completed three. You can see pics in this post at my other blog, Blackwork Lessons.
And I’m participating in three year-long SALs currently. You’ll find pics of two of them also at Blackwork Lessons.
So I can get this post published and get back in the swing of things now that I finally have a working computer again, I’m just going to post the links to the SALs I am participating in. If you are working them, too, please leave a comment or a link to your pics so we can all enjoy them, too. If you aren’t working them, get your gear engaged and get going! They’re all year-long SALs so there’s plenty of time to “catch up!” Let’s work together!
- Blue Dogwood Designs, Shashiko Sampler...this is a fast working canvas project playing with blackwork type stitches. I caught up four months worth of pattern in less than a week and I re-stitched it all when I put the colors in the wrong place. So you can easily get up to speed, especially if you do like I did and create your own colorway.
- Elizabeth Almond, Save the Stitches…this is a wonderful blackwork sampler with pattern updates at the first of the month. It takes a bit more time, but is fun and challenging and guaranteed to become a family heirloom. I’m not the only one who wants to do this one twice−once in traditional black and then again in bright colors.
- Soed Idee, Randje per Week…this is also a year-long project. Every week a new band or two or three are posted. The site and FaceBook group are predominantly Dutch, but using Google Translate makes it easy to understand and participate. Frankly, all I do is post my pics. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, in any language. Right?! The patterns are about 100 wide x 10 stitches long. So another easy weekend project! And after a year you will have an incredible sample of borders and bands to use as a personal reference.
Here are two shots of my Randje per week sampler. I’m organizing mine into two columns as I didn’t want to buy more fabric and wanted to use stash only for this project. It’s a lovely project, relaxing, easy, fun.
So, which one will you do? One or all? Tell me! I’m gonna show you mine, so please show me yours!