Sunday, February 1, 2015

Februray 2015 HAP SAL check-in

Before, I jump in with check-in, I want to welcome and thank my new followers. I appreciate you taking the time to stop into my little corner of the word and read whatever it is I'm blathering about that day. I do try respond to all your comments but I have been having trouble lately with a few responses bouncing back, I am working on that, but please don't think I am ignoring you or don't appreciate your comments.

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.


Pull the other thread said...

Great progress.

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

Nice start in the gridding! And some lovely navy too. Can't wait to see the colours appear!

I've asked to join that FB group now because another SAL is just what I need LOL. As is another FB group!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Gridding takes ages but can be quite satisfying. Lovely start :-)

Heather said...

Nice start! Im curious, why do you use metallics for gridding?

Linda said...

Great start Susan. Did you grid in that metallic floss?


Leonore Winterer said...

I STILL am amazed by your gridding, and I know you will make that much more great progress on this in the future :)

That Facebook SAL looks like something I would love, I'll have to look into that when I get home...