Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Caught Up in SALs

I ran across several blogs that had SALs, but it's what I want to do at this time, and since it's an enjoyable hobby, and not a race, I've decided to just get caught up with the SALs I joined and forget about my WIPs for a while. See? No stress any more. I've decided to take the advice of many and just stitch what I want and enjoy it.

I love these little guys. Each owl is cuter than the one before, and I'm anxious to get caught up so I can await the next month's surprise. Tonia Pappan does a nice job on designing the owls.



After royally screwing up the placement of January's bird (last post), I have finished February's bird. I love stitching these pretty little fellows! The colors are scrumptious. Again, nice designing job by Tonia!


I'm loving this Tree of Stitches by Abi Gurden of The Specialty Stitches Yahoo group. She designed this and a Little Lace hardanger piece that we're SALing in the group. I have not yet begun the Little Lace hardanger piece but I'm proud of the Tree of Stitches progress, though I'm behind since it started at the first of the year, I believe. Each part is made up of a different specialty stitch. Abi's clear, concise instructions make it a pleasure to work on.

15 comments :

Nancy M said...

Yep, it's all about the enjoyment! Glad you decided to go with what makes you happy! Nice progress on all of them.

wendy111 said...

Nice to see you doing some stitching. I love the start of your tree of stitches, it is such a nice project of do. I look forward to seeing more of your tree (and the owls and birds)

Sally said...

I love your SAL pieces Nancy. They are lovely. I'm glad you went with what makes you happy :)

chrisstitches said...

very beautiful work.
i loved the owls best.
chris b.

Gabi said...

And right you are. It's your hobby and should be fun.
I LOVE your owls and also the hens. SO cute. Your tree looks fantastic too.

Sunshine said...

Great Job Nancy!!! I'm so proud of you!!!! Keep Smiling, and Happy Stitchin!!!!

Meari said...

Good progress on all of them. :)

Giovanna said...

Wow, they're all lovely! I love the colours you picked for the tree and the fabric you're using. I'm collecting the monthly birds and the tree too, but I'm nowhere near starting either... though the tree is really calling :-)

Always smiling said...

All of your cross stitch designs are beautiful I love SALS too..
Happy stitching

Hugs Chris x

Justflo said...

Love your little owls. I must see if I can find those designs I think they're cute.

Shelleen said...

All of your SALs are really nice.

Kathy Ellen said...

I am in total agreement with you, Nancy. The most important thing about stitching is to thoroughly enjoy whatever you decide to stitch. It is too stressful to feel rushed to finish something. Your little owls are just adorable. Lovely stitching!

pat said...

all very nice
Pat

Patches said...

Definitely stitch what you want. Like you said what matters is the enjoyment, not finishing.

Kay said...

I love your stitching, I tend to not really sign up for SAL's only because I never seem to follow through. Keep up the good work with the stitching!