Thursday, November 22, 2012

SAL with Kaye and Amanda

Before I start blogging about my stitching I want to wish a very happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! Well, today I wish a happy Thanksgiving to all Americans. After all they are stuck with Obama for another four years and to have a happy Thanksgiving will be more and more challenging. Black Friday? No, I see black future - no jobs, fiscal cliff, unbalanced budget, uncontrolled spending, week economy and non existent American Dream - sad, so sad, my heart is aching for my southern neighbors. Gosh, sounds almost like '1984'  is becoming a reality. God bless them.

Since Canadian Thanksgiving was a month ago I am all into Christmas. On Kaye's blog Kitten Stitching I've spotted a lovely chart she is working on

After working on my Halloween Quaker 'Thine is the trick and the treat'  I absolutely fell in love with quakers and I was searching for another one and here it was: Christmas Quaker II - Songs of the Season. I could not say 'no' to this one! I bought it along with the fabric and floss. And I set it aside to stitch later. Now, after seeing Kaye's and learning that she is stitching along with Amanda from Samplers, Silks and Linens I decided to join them. It is our Wednesday SAL and here is my progress from yesterday:

I'm stitching this piece on 32ct Light Examplar linen from Lakeside Linens with floss from Carrie's Creation - Playmouth Red and Peacok. I absolutely adore this combination.

Amanda and Kaye started this SAL on October 31 so I'm a little behind but maybe I can squeeze a few more hours to this project and catch up.

So long my friends,


  1. What a lovely choice of sampler to SAL. You will soon catch up.

  2. What a gorgeous chart! That is going to be beautiful Evalina. Enjoy!

  3. wow very sweet is looking so lovely..
    hugs xx

  4. great start - the peacock colour is lovely, so happy you joined us :)

  5. Very nice posting, and I def agree with you on the whole "1984" and the goodbye to American Dreams. :( Though you live in Canada, I'm not sure if you celebrate Thanksgiving there, if so Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family; if not still wishing you a Happy Day! Enjoyed reading your posting!

  6. This is an absolutely beautiful design and you've made a great start to it. I have this one on my wishlist and would love to stitch it someday.

  7. It is going to be so much fun having you join our SAL - you are already ahead of me because the Frog Prince decided to pay a visit during my last Wed of stitching on this - lol!

  8. As an American, I certainly see a brighter future... the budget has been unbalanced for decades and the spending has been going on for just as long. Every administration inherits the problems of the previous one. This situation started in the Bush era. I've read 1984 and really do not foresee that happening.

    Your new SAL looks beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing it come to life. :)

  9. What a wonderful SAL! I'm sure you'll catch up in no time! Have a great year stitching this great design!


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