Thursday, January 1, 2009

New SAL For Inspiration by Rosewood Manor

A day or so ago, I saw a thread on the 123Stitch message board about a SAL for the year 2009 to stitch Inspiration by Rosewood Manor. I have had this kitted up but had not planned to stitch it just yet. However, the idea of a SAL, which I have never done, just sounded fun. So I have set up a blog for those of us stitching it to share progress. I started mine today and got the border from the 1st page done.

I also started Got Carrot? by Bent Creek. It is one of their older Zipper kits. It is on 18 count linen, using 1 strand of perle cotton over 2 threads. Well, what I read was "18 stitch over on on that...ok...." So I got to about the middle of the chart and realized that this was in no way centered on the fabric and in fact it would not fit if I kept stitching it where it was. Because it is a kit, and had perle cotton which I don't happen to have laying around, I had to carefully unstitch what I had done so I could save the fiber to use again. I had counted up from the center as if I was going to stitch it over 1, and then proceeded to stitch it over 2. Sigh.

But I got it all put back in, and got further than I had been too. AND I started my SAL!

Happy Stitching New Year!


Daffycat said...

Ooo, I like that Got Carrot? design! I like Bent Creek a lot. Great choice. Hope it goes better now!

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to see your progress on these 2 pieces!!

Pumpkin said...

Oh my! That is going to be quite a SAL!!!! I can't wait to see your progress :o)