The 2015 HAP SAL is hosted by Stacy at Crossed Stitches and highlights all those huge projects, defined by Stacy as "the smallest of the dimension of the stitch count is 300", you are or want to stitch and maybe even finish. I was planning to start Shakespearean Fantasy from Heaven and Earth Designs, so joining up made perfect sense.
When I posted my starting picture, I was here:
When I finished gridding, it looked like this:
|completed gridding - 450X867 so definitely meets the minimum stitch count|
And today, it looks like this:
I am stitching on 28-count Antique White Jobelan, one over one, with DMC thread. Mostly black and dark navy blue (DMC939) with about a half dozen green stitches thrown in for variety.
I stumbled upon the 2015 Designer SAL on The Sampler Life's Facebook page and was sucked in. Each month a new piece is released, each is 50X50, from a different designer. I think the last count was 22 designers so it will stretch out well into 2016. I found a piece of 28-count Vintage Light Examplar from Lakeside Linens in my stash and should have all the threads, so this will double duty as a Stitch from Stash piece and my monthly small. The fabric is just wide enough for four blocks with five stitches in between and more than long enough for many more than 22 blocks. I am a little concerned as the fabric is an odd cut, 18"X55", so not something I would just normally buy, but there was no project name written on the label, so I do hope that a few years down the road I am not terrible upset with myself when I go to start a long, narrow piece and can't find the fabric, I know I bought.