Monday, November 12, 2018

Stitching: Notre Dame WIP

If I 'forget' that this piece is a SAL that started in January and releases a piece a month; then I feel much better about getting the third piece of 12 done. (lol) 
Let's face it I love SALs but am awful, and possibly incapable of keeping up with them. That's okay, I've decided I don't care. 

This SAL is from Ingleside Stitching (Etsy) and is based on the gargoyles (or chimeras) that are on Notre Dame Cathedral. I love that they are based on real statues! 
Stitching this piece on 28ct evenweave that is hand-dyed by (a Canadian!) Rolanda: 

While 28ct feels huge to me, I'm still enjoying this piece a lot. I'm trying to remember to railroad and am ensuring that all overdyed (the borders only) are being stitched one by one. 
On that note, I took a course with Jeannette Douglass last weekend!!! Where we worked on two pieces and Jeannette shared with us tips, tricks, new stitches and all kinds of knowledge. I cannot wait to share my experience with you all. 
However I promised myself to post this update first and that I would put some time into photos and writing up about the course. So that is what I shall be doing this week.

I'm dying to share my Simply ABC sampler from the first night of course, it is looking soooo pretty! So stay tuned!


Robin in Virginia said...

Mel, your SAL piece looks good. I love your fabric. I look forward to hearing/reading a recap of your class with Jeannette Douglas. Have a marvelous Monday!

Sasha said...

I love watching everyone's progress with this one. It looks great!

Mary said...

Very pretty progress.

Leonore Winterer said...

I love this SAL! I'm the same though, I have at least three WIPs that were SALs I am far behind on (as in, the finished ages ago), and quite a few in my stash where I bought the patterns, but never started...

Keebles said...

I absolutely adore this piece! I'm going to be on the lookout for it! It doesn't look like they are currently carrying it, but maybe they will list it again! You are doing a great job, by the way!