God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SALing with Sally

Sally & I started a SAL back on New Year's Day.  Thursday is our actual stitching day. We are stitching Snow Angel by Lone Elm Designs.  I don't think I've posted a photo of my progress since that first week (shame on me!) but this is my progress as it appeared at the end of last Thursday's stitching.

I opted to not include the date, 1880, on the roof of the house. 

As you can see, I have started to stitch the tree using 3 needles & the suggested 3 colors of thread.  It gets rather tricky trying to stitch with one needle without catching the threads of one or both of the other two.  I know that many of you would stitch this tree or similar types of motifs using one color, then another, then a third, etc.  I have a bit of difficulty getting my stitches to look nice when I do this, not that I'm not saying they look so great with this multi-needle method.

Like Sally, I am not too happy with the way one of the floss colors is showing up.  If I had realized this right away rather than after many stitches had been made, I would have frogged & chosen another floss color.  I will just have to deal with it &, like Sally, count this as a learning experience.  

21 comments:

Linda said...

What a beautiful design Shirlee. You have made good progress.

Linda

Carol said...

Oh, what a pretty start, Shirlee. I like the house better without a date on the roof, too--good idea!

Maggee said...

Wow! That is looking quite nice. But I have NEVER seen anyone stitch with multiple needles. I am impressed. I don't think I will try this... I am not that skilled. I have a feeling I would be cursing some! Hugs!

Myra said...

This looks so pretty Shirlee. I am dead in the water on this one. I will have to look at Sally's post to see which floss isn't showing well so I can switch it out. I am a bad SAL pal, aren't I?

Judy said...

Very lovely Shirlee. I have never tried the multiple needle thing...maybe I should try it sometime. I think I would get the threads twisted together! I like the roof without the date.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's so pretty! Great stitching progress. Can't wait to see how the rest of it turns out! :D

butterfly said...

I love it Shirlee it looks great nice start hugs.

Krista said...

A really pretty start!

Marilyn said...

Great start!
That's such a pretty design.
Marilyn

Justine said...

I think this project is beautiful Shirlee and I can't see where the floss isn't showing up either. That three needle method shows true dedication to neat stitching!

P.J. said...

That is such a nice pattern. Your progress looks great.

Chris said...

What a gorgeous project Shirlee!! I couldn't handle the 3 needles, there would be one of those burning of the project incidents if I tried. Now and then I do attempt 2 :)
Hugs!

Vickie said...

So glad to get a look at yours. What a lovely, lovely pattern. I like the colors. I have had three needles going before. It is tricky. Be blessed!

bonnie said...

this is very pretty!!!

Sherry said...

love the design. I can't wait to watch the progress on it.

Peggy Lee said...

I really like this pattern.
Good luck with juggling three needles. Not sure if I could do that. :)

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Julie said...

A lovely design you and Sally have chosen, it's growing nicely.

Simply Victoria said...

I'm impressed with the three needles. I agree with you in leaving the date off. Looks great thus far!

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

Nice design, I'm going to go look it up as I've not seen it before but it looks lovely.

I do park with two colours but not three, I think the catching on the other threads would annoy me too much!

Catherine said...

I think the colors look great!