Sunday, November 15, 2015

The November Gifted Gorgeousness SAL, and the Elephant is Done!

How is it the 15th of November already? This year is flying by! It's time for another Gifted Gorgeousness SAL update. This is Jo from Serendipitous Stitching's baby - we stitch on something that's been gifted to us through exchanges or giveaways, whether a pattern, kit, fabric, floss, whatever, and post on the 15th of the month (because it's 2015).

For the last few months I've been working on Prairie Schooler's Two By Two, gifted to me last year in an exchange with Emma from Emma's Bloglet (you can see my last update here). This is what it looks like now:


I'm at 3600 stitches now, and I'm so, so, so close to being done with the hull! I can't believe how long it's taking, seriously - but finally there's a light at the end of the tunnel.


Lots of stitching done on my baby sampler, too. First it looked like this:


And now it looks like this:


I've made lots of progress on both the lion and the elephant. I've finished stitching the elephant, and I'm just finishing up his frame now. I didn't like the colors charted for the lion's eyes (blue!) and ears (orange!), so I used DMC 975 (a nice brown) instead. I'm leaving all the backstitching for last, which is why they look so undefined.

Big hugs,

11 comments:

Marie said...

Nice work on the PS design. Do you really count the stitches? :-)

Love the baby sampler and your stitching is beautiful. I would have changes the eye color as well.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. You've made great progress on your birth sampler, hopefully it will all be done before the baby arrives.
I loved hearing about your Hallowe'en decorating and all the trick or treaters visiting. Sounds like a great neighbourhood.

Emma Louise Brown said...

Lovely stitching, you'll have them both finished in no time :)

Linda said...

Nice progress on both Sarah.

Linda

Heather said...

They're looking gorgeous. I'm still really loving the animals.

Sarah L said...

Both look great! The baby sampler is too cute. looks like a fun one to stitch.

Elfie said...

You have made good progress on your baby sampler and also on the ark. I sense a finish soon.

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet little crosses!

Penny said...

Nice stitching on both pieces!

Brigitte said...

I love the little animals on your baby sampler. And the ark will soon be finished.

Kaisievic said...

Fabulous stitching on both pieces, Sarah - you are steaming along!