Sunday, July 29, 2012

SAL Progress--Week Four (and Wrap Up)

Wow, this month has flown by! I can't believe I am doing a round-up post for Week Four already.

 Week Four wasn't as productive as previous weeks, though it felt like I was constantly stitching. I worked on some non-Stitchalong projects (more on those later), but I still have some cute stuff to show you.

Last time, I mentioned that I'd prepared four embroidery projects for stitching. I got two of those four things done. First up is Mr. Wreath.

Soooooooo cute, right? And so tiny, too! Look!


Next up is The Gingerbread Men Trio.

Again, sooooo cute and tiny!

The pattern is actually for one gingerbread man, but I thought it would be cute to make a trio. This pattern, along with the wreath, is from a set called Teeny Tiny
, and will be available in Wild Olive's shop on August 1st.

Aside from the embroidery pieces, I managed to put a few stitches into the cross stitch project I showed you from Week Three. Here are some side-by-side comparisons:

Yeah. Not much change there. But--it is still coming along very well, and, surprisingly, a little more quickly than I thought it would. All that white would normally bore me to tears, but it's not that bad. Perhaps using an overdyed floss called Toasted Marshmallow (Crescent Colours) has something to do with that. It's hard to be bored with a color called Toasted Marshmallow.

I am so glad that Julie and I did this Christmas in July Stitchalong. (Be sure to check out Julie's progress for the week! She's done some CUTE stuff!) I got a good start on my handmade Christmas gifts, which I know that it will make the holiday season less hectic. I can't thank Julie enough for her encouragement and friendship during this stitchalong. She kept me from getting gumpy about stitching for Christmas in the middle of summer. :)

Overall, I would say our Christmas in July Stitchalong was a smashing success! 



Julie said...

The wreath and the gingerbread men are so, so cute! I think I'm going to have to buy those patterns. :)

Mollie. said...

Definitely a success! Seriously, just thinking about it and starting the Christmas gifts in July is HUGE progress! I'll be lucky if I get started in November...

Pam Fields said...

Just discovered your site today and love your idea of Christmas in July stitching. I felt so accomplished because I have started a list for handmade goodies for Christmas!