Saturday, March 30, 2013

April Stitch-alongs starting soon!

April showers bring May flowers, but April also has the distinction of being a busy month ahead for me in the way of several SAL's and an online counted canvas-work class I've signed up to take.  Guess I better get these taxes out of the way TODAY!

First off, on April 1st, there is a SAL starting for Bygone Stitches' design, "One Nation."  This is a great design featuring a US Flag comprised of the names of all fifty states forming the red and white stripes. The model is stitched on 28 ct Ale linen by Picture This Plus (a great, hand dyed linen!) and uses Crescent Colours over dyed flosses to stitch the design -- Blacksmith Blue (3 skeins), Cupid (9 skeins), and Antique Lace (12 skeins!)  You could use another fabric of your choice and any red, white and blue flosses, but you may not obtain the variegated, weathered look of the model.
One Nation by Bygone Stitches

On April 15th, another great SAL begins (same group, "The Stitchalong" on Facebook) honoring the designs by Glendon Place.  This should be fun to see all the different designs people choose to stitch from Glendon Place's repertoire!  As for me, I'll be choosing one of their A-Maze-Ing Dessert Mandala designs.  I really love the geometric symmetry of this series, as well as the awesome hand-dyed fabrics used for the models along with the wonderful Dinky Dyes flosses.   If you're on Facebook and you'd like to join in any of these or browse the long list of many future SAL's planned, come on by!  

Grasshopper Pie

Baked Alaska

Cherries Jubilee


Strawberry Shortcake

Pumpkin Swirl

Plum Pudding


  1. Sounds like you have lots to keep you busy! Happy stitching!

  2. Great SALs! Hope they are fun!

  3. Wow... you're going to be busy! It all looks like a lot of fun.

  4. Can't wait to see which Mandala design you choose. They are all lovely.

  5. Hi Kevin ~ WOW! You are certainly going to be one very busy stitching fellow! I love the flag project and I can't wait to see with dessert mandala you choose.

    I finally read through your earlier postings and realized that you have quite the stitching stash! Stitching is quite the addiction, isn't it? Keep us posted on your projects - it's so much fun to see them.

    (I'm the Barb that sent you the email asking about the Little Sheep Virtues project. thanks again for your response.) :-)

  6. Sounds like a lot of fun, I really like the Glendon Place Patterns, I keep looking at buying either Plum Pudding or Baked Alaska but I know if I buy one I will just end up buying them all! I might take a look at the facebook group and just admire from afar for now...

  7. Blog hopped and found you,, some interesting projects that you intend to do. I quite fancy one of the SAL's myself.. I am thinking can I fit it in???? Such a lot to do and so little time.
    I shall pop back to see what you did chose.

  8. Can't wait to see your progress on the flag and glendon place. I was going to work on Witches wheel, but decided I have too many WIP's already and need to finish a few before starting something new. Of course, I may start something anyway lol