Thursday, 31 December 2009
Posted by Hazel at 23:56
Here's my January Progress. I'm pretty close to done, but didn't quite pull it off!
I thought about stitching diligently until midnight, but champagne & treats are more tempting
Happy New Year, everyone!
November Progress Above - December Progress Below:
Hi Stitchers and Happy New Year to all!
Congratulations to all who have finished this beautiful sampler. I am ending the year with about 15 motifs left to stitch. I just finished my second skein of Belle Soie Rustique today. I finished my first skein on May 5, so I do believe that my stitching time slowed down in the second half of the year. I hope to have more time to devote to Miss Potter and would like to have my sampler complete within the next six months.
My thanks to Hazel and all who have participated for the inspiration. I do hope that this blog will continue until all of our samplers are framed and hanging on our walls. It has been fun, and very motivating.
My December progress is shown above to the left. I added two motifs to the bottom right since November, shown above center.
Sharon in St. Louis
I've stitched another little medallion.
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Wow only 22 made progress this month!! Well done to everyone who participated this month. Only one more month left. You can tell this is slowly drawing to a close can't you? Just a note about next year. I will be leaving the sal to run although I won't be keeping tabs every month or having a draw at the end of the year. I will delete people who have either:
1. Finished Beatrix or
2. Have only posted up 6 months progress pictures or less.
This will give other people a chance to join in if they like. If I delete an inactive member and that member really wants to join in again all they need do is re-apply for membership. I won't delete active members unless you request it.
Hope this doesn't get me into trouble and that ALL will be happy with this decision. I don't want to delete the blog as it is just too good and makes for a great gallery.
All the best for stitching in December.
Posted by Hazel at 14:05
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Monday, 28 December 2009
Just in time for the end of the year:
congratulations on all the beautiful finishes, and all the wonderful progress made during the year!
Sunday, 27 December 2009
If you have only done 9 postings then I would encourage you to get your tenth posting in this month so you can be part of the final draw that will take place beginning of Jan. I will give it a couple of days as it's new year and people may need an extra day or so to get their pictures up.
Before I do the drawing I will post up a list of names of who is being entered and give you all a chance to check it first. I will then do the drawing on the 7th January and the winner will be announced.
Also, if there is anyone who would like to take over the running of this sal then please email me with details on why and how you would run it. I would only consider active members of this sal for this post. I have a lot on at the moment and would like to give someone the opportunity of making this blog their own as it were. I have said that I am willing to keep it running but will not keep tallies etc but there may just be someone out there who would be willing to run it in a similar way again???
Posted by Hazel at 18:33
Monday, 21 December 2009
Finally finished, though yet to be framed. I've stitched this in Amy Mitten's Fibres to Dye For "Madam Rose", with accents in her "Point Blank" on 36 count Cream Edinburgh linen. I've thoroughly enjoyed the work on this piece - so much so that I even did some parts more than once ;) The initials and number is for our 40th wedding anniversary, with our son's initials as well.
Posted by Dianne at 20:42
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
We are very nearly ready to begin this SAL. I hope you are all ready with your floss and fabric!
Posting - Please, you can post anytime in the month after the 2nd January. If you only work on this piece for one day on the first day of every month then that is fine - just wait till the 2nd to post pictures. You must post each month's progress by the last day of the month. Only then will you be eligible for entering the draw at the end of the year. You need to post up ten progress posts - ten out of all twelve months (at least) to be entered for the draw.
Please keep blog posts about the design only. If you wish to share anything else then please make use of your own blogs. This is just to keep it uncluttered and make it easier for me to to do the listings at the end of the month.
Due to the large number of participants please could you check that your name is not the same as anyone else's here. Just add your surname initials or where you're from just to distinguish you from anyone else.
Thanks for understanding. If you need any help with anything or are unsure about anything then please email me.
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and look forward to SALing with you all next year!!
Posted by Hazel at 19:41
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Hi everyone. Tracy has kindly charted an alphabet in the style of the sampler and is making it available free of charge so that you can personalise the sampler as you wish. If you would like a copy then please email her at:
and put "BP alphabet" in the subject so she knows it isn't junk or spam. It is very well charted and would recommend you get a copy while you can. xx
Posted by Hazel at 19:10
I have worked on this for the last three days and have finished.It is stitched on 32C Linen, Antique White and using VC HDF colour, Dried Roses. I shall miss doing this but have lots more to stitch in my stash, so a busy time in 2010 !!
The different shades in the floss do not show up on camera, but hopefully they will when framed. This is going to be my family heirloom
Happy Stitching everyone and a Happy and Blessed Christmas
Posted by Chris at 18:26
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Yes...I put the last stitches in last night and now my sampler is completed! To recap, it is stitched on Bay Rum jobelan with Carrie's threads in Koala Claw and the accent thread is from the Dye is Cast...Strawberry Cream. The initials are mine and my husband's and the dates are our wedding date and the year and the current year.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
I see that Hazel has already tallied up November, but I want to post my progress anyway. We were out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday and I'm just getting back into the swing of things. Sorry I'm late. Here is what I completed at the end of October:
Here is what I accomplished in November. I spent a little more time with Bea this month. I've put in my son's initials in the motif with the swan. I'm going to put in my families initials. There are 4 in my family so that works perfect.
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Paula Sibbald from Kelmscott Designs emailed me a while back regarding the giveaway at the end of the year for this SAL as she wanted to give something towards it. Well, today a parcel arrived at my door and I can now show you what Paula is giving away to one lucky person who gets picked:
Feast your eyes....
You get 4 Ackworth Coasters (2 red 2 blue), a pair of Hardwick scissors, a butterfly thread minder and a heart thread keeper!
Don't forget you will also get a littel surprise something from me too.
So remember to keep posting up your progress. You only need 10 months to be entered into the drawing so get posting and keep up the good work.
Posted by Hazel at 20:35
This is where I was at the end of October.
And this is what I added this month. I had to scan the piece because my camera isn't cooperating this morning! I was able to stitch these three large motifs and 2 small ones. I think I have 4 to go. Sorry for the poor photos. Hopefully I'll have a finish by the end of the month.
A little progress this month. I am a turtle, I know that I will not finish at the end of the year but it's not very important. Now I use to stitch on it each month, that is important ;-) !!
Last month it was like that
Today it is like that:
Congratulations to all ladies who finished :-)) !!! Now, I am with a Christmas mood and you ?!
Have a nice day !
Posted by elisabethb at 08:36
here's where i was in october:
and here's my november progress:
I'm still hoping to finish by the end of the year...only 4 more motifs to go.
congratulations on the beautiful finishes, and the great progress made by everyone!