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!