Sunday, June 30, 2019

Swan Stitch-a-Long, part 14

Hi everyone! My blog has been pretty quiet -- it feels like June totally got away from me, somehow! But I've made progress on my swans needlepoint, and am excited to share!

Here's where I was last time:


And ... bam! Swans!!!


What's more, I finished the stitching on the side borders, and designed a simple repeating pattern for that bottom (and matching top) border.

Three weeks ago I felt like this was going to take a few more check-ins to complete ... but as of today I feel like I'll be doing a happy dance next time! Shouldn't get too cocky, though -- we'll see how the next three weeks go!

I owe a lot of my progress to the support -- and accountability! -- of this stitch-a-long. It's definitely keeping me motivated on this piece. If you fancy joining in, visit Avis's blog (first on the list below) for more info. And if you just want to look and feel inspired by a wonderful range of projects, check out what my fellow stitchers are working on!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, LindaHeidi, Jackie, Hayley, Megan, CatherineDeborah, Clare, Mary MargaretRenee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, and Sharon.

See you on July 21st for our next check-in!

14 comments:

  1. It's absolutely stunning and I love your chosen border. It's good to hear the virtual whip-cracking works :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Avis! Really hoping to do a happy dance next time!!

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  2. Wow! That makes at least three of us in this SAL who might be happy dancing by the next check in. I won't be one of them - at least, I hope not. I need my current needlepoint projects to last a while. ;-)

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    1. Thanks Sue! This has been such a great project but I'm looking forward to getting my needle into something new.

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  3. Oh wow, Sunny! You have really moved along with this! I can't wait to see it next time in all of its glory! Excited for the happy dance to come!

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    1. Thank you! But I also have to confess that I also did more than a bit of "cramming" in the last few days of this session so I would have progress to show!!!

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  4. good to see you got that bottom border sorted out
    claire93

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    1. Thanks Claire! I like the way it stitched up, too -- now I just need to finish the top border and I'll be done with the stitching. Happy dance next time, I hope!

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  5. It certainly looks like a finish is imminent. This will be a beauty of a piece.
    Yes, June is one of those months that has so much going on in it. All good!

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    1. Thanks Jocelyn! I'm really looking forward to getting it off the frame soon.

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  6. Amazing progress! It looks fabulous too, you should be so pleased with it!

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    1. Thank you Catherine! I'm really happy with how it's turning out!

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