Sunday, November 30, 2014

Just Nan SAL and an update on everything else

It's time for the Just Nan SAL 2014 check-in.  Zeb at Keep Calm and Cross Stitch started this SAL.  Unfortunately, she hasn't updated things in a while, but it has helped me pull some of my Just Nan's out of the stash, get them started, and, in a couple of cases, actually finish them.  I have made one of the slots in my rotation a dedicated Just Nan slot, so you will be seeing more of her designs in the future.  I am currently working on Spring in the Air.  It just came back into the rotation today, so no new stitching yet as I am busy coloring snowmen for our Christmas cards, but I do hope to get a few stitches in later today.  Here's where it is right now:

Lizzie*Kate's Holly and Hearts Sampler finished up its week in the rotation yesterday.  I didn't get as much done as I'd hoped - I spent most of my week off doing gift crafting, sewing and planning - but I am happy with any progress at this time of year.  Here is what it looked like last night when I put it away:

I am still mulling over my stitching plans for next year. I was planning to cut back on SALs but have found a couple that sound interesting.  The first one I found through Leonore's blog Needle, Pen & Sword and is DESIGN (Designers Everyone Should Immediately Get to Notice)
.  The goal is to introduce others to designers you enjoy and see who everyone else is talking about.  You just need to have a WIP from the designer you choose to introduce and post about them on the last day of the month.  There is an outline of things to talk about on the website.

The next one,  GRAB the Badge to follow along, is hosted by Tammy at I want to do one more stitch.  Another easy SAL, if you are thinking of starting a new big project on January 1st, join the SAL, share your start and your progress.  No definition of "big" was given so you aren't locked into a HAED, Chatelaine or TW, although I suspect there will be a fair number of them.

Speaking of HAED, I was digging around in my fabric stash looking for a piece to do my HAED SAL and this click here to download freebie on and found an entire yard of 28-count antique white Jobelan. It wasn't labeled for a specific project or projects and I don't remember why I bought it, but it is what I was going to order for Shakespearean Fantasy, so after a little measuring and cutting, I have one less thing on my "to buy" list.  And yes, I did eventually find pieces for the smaller HAEDs.  Hurray for a ridiculously large stash and a bad memory!!


Brigitte said...

Nice progress on both your WIPs.
I am also thinking about next year but I'm still very reluctant concerning SALs. But we will see what I discover and where I feel like I can't miss it all.
Good luck with both these SALs that you will be joining.

Giovanna said...

These are both so pretty - nice going!

Tammy B said...

glad you are joining in the SAL, no there is no limit on size just said med to large cause I don't want ornaments or 5/7 pictures.

Jan said...

Everything looks like its coming along really good.

Leonore Winterer said...

Nice little progress on your sampler, and I'm really happy you decided to join my little SAL :)

Suz said...

Very nice progress!