Sunday, February 28, 2016

SAL Catch-up

I guess I'm hooked on SAL's lately.  I discovered the cutest ABC prim SAL on Kim's blog. The SAL consists of 12 little squares that can be done as one sampler or as individual blocks.  You can send an email to Ele, the designer, to join in the fun. Read all about it on her blog,  Busy Hands Craft 

She has released four blocks so far.  I'm planning to make cube-shaped pin cushions out of the designs so I modified the border to be the back stitch edge that I will use to whip stitch the sides together.  Not sure what we are really in store for since she has featured nine letters on four blocks, but I trust that it will all work out well.  The color palette is that kind of standard prim muted type, all DMC.  I'm using 32 count Lamb's wool Jobelan.  My photo editing may make you think I'm using different fabrics, but they are all from the same cut of Jobelan.

I like the little touches of interesting stitches.  I had never heard of the Wheat Sheaf stitch, but you can see that below on the side of the house in the third square.   That square is especially fun with a house and the 'h' and 'i' close enough together to spell  'hi' .

So I'm up to date and it be should easy to keep current since the designs are so quick to stitch.


I also finished the March design for the Snowflower Diaries Joyful World SAL.  It's mostly stitched with suggested colors, but I did change some for better contrast and a brighter over-all look.   Again, this is 1-over-1 on 28 ct Tea Monaco.  Do you think we'll get a bunny in April?  We probably ought to have a betting pool!


22 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The tiny alphabet SAL is lovely. I'm betting she goes through the alphabet again?
Your Joyful World looks great too in the more colourful version. This is such a great SAL.

Jackie said...

I do think you should get a bunny in April! Don't you?! :) I'm always in awe of someone who can design. It's so not something I can do.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Vickie said...

Oh your March finish is so cheerful. :)

Angela said...

Lovely SAL finishes :)

Jane Galley said...

love the alphabet blocks and can't wait to see you finish them, it's a great idea

Mii Stitch said...

Oh I love your March finish on the Joyful World SAL!! It is so colourful. My favourite design so far out of the 3 months.. Let's see what comes for April... you might be right with a bunny :)

Preeti said...

Lovely March finish !! The corner borders are a nice touch. Looking forward to see the bunny:)

averyclaire.org said...

I know you love doing smalls and these are delightful! Love the monthly series.

KimM said...

Love the ABC SAL, don't you? Your stitching is so pretty....I need to get on the stick and start the Snowflower Diaries SAL. Lovely stitching
Hugs

Blu said...

The ABC sal is very cute. I love the colours of March. So bright and cheerful.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Look at all those sweet blocks! I adore all of your stitches! I love the idea of SALs I don't think I have every finished one successfully though! LOL!

Penny said...

I love these little alphabet blocks! And the March addition is so sweet! I really admire your over one stitching, Annie. We'll see about the bunny. :)

Mylene said...

So cute finishes! And i love how you stitched up the Joyful world SAL!

Brigitte said...

This little alphabet designed by Ele is so sweet and has tempted me a lot but so far I have resisted as I already have so many projects waiting for me that I don't need another SAL. But it's lovely to see it on so many blogs. The same for Maja's SAL. Her monthlies are all so sweet and I really want to stitch them but haven't found the time so far. I'm just as curious as you are to see what animals will show up as April's theme. I love the colors you used on March, it's such bright version.

Margaret said...

I love both projects! That ABC one is adorable! I love your idea for finishing them too. And of course the Snowflower one is wonderful! Bet we will get a bunny in April like you said! Love your colors on the March block.

Carol said...

The SAL's sure make it easy to know what to stitch next, don't they, Annie? Yours are both so cute--it is nice to have the little ones by Ele that you can finish up in just one evening, too. And I love your "brightened up" version of March. I do hope you get a bunny for April--I might have to break down and stitch it if you do as I love bunny stitching :)

Hope your March is off to a great start!

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty March finish with the brighter colours. I´m way behind, like you, too many SALs on the go.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Such pretty work on both SALs! I really have to get myself together and start the Snowflower project already. But love seeing your work.

mainelystitching said...

Great SALs, and I love your bright & cheery stork scene!

♥ Nia said...

Enjoy your SALs sweetie :D
Lovely March stitching! =)
hugs&smiles to you

Holly said...

I love your color choices for March because I personally love bright and bold colors. Your piece is so cheery!

Annette said...

I had to look on the web, because my bloglovin did had your post anymore.. but here I'm.
Your doing a great job on the SAL's.
Awesome!!!
It's Really Spring time with you piece, it feels like Spring..
Now only outside ..............