Sunday, January 13, 2019

SK Effects of Caffeine - SAL Update 1



I began working on my Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) Storykeep Effects of Caffeine in October of 2015 because I love Randal Spangler's work and I needed a new travel project. (You may see the art this chart is based on here.)

Now that I am working full-time, my goal is to spend at least a few minutes on this piece during my lunch breaks. In December I asked Avis, at Sewing Beside the Sea, if I could join her SAL (stitch along.) Members of this SAL share progress on one project every 3 weeks, which seems like a perfect routine for sharing updates on this cross-stitch project. And I love the work I have seen through the other blogs I follow that are participating with this SAL. 


The photo above shows how it looked on January 1st. I hope to have more visible progress on our next SAL update, on February 3rd.

January 1 - 12: Stitched 7 days for a total of 3.85 hours. 452 stitches added.

4,842 of 23,660 stitches are complete.
The project is 20.46% complete. (It was 18.55%.)
Page 1 (of 4) is 76.01% complete. (It was 68.92%.)

I do hope you will join me in visiting the other SAL participants to see what they are working on and to cheer them on. Links are below. I would love to thank everyone in the SAL for the warm welcome. 

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary MargaretJenny

Thank you for visiting!
Renee



18 comments:

Claire said...

welcome to the SAL.
I can totally relate to the theme of this project - life would not be the same without coffee ^^

Queeniepatch said...

Don't forget to eat on your lunch break! Good to have a SAL to keep track of your progress.

Christine B said...

Looks like a fun project to work on in your lunch breaks Renee. Look forward to seeing your progress. Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Kate Chiconi said...

Welcome to the SAL, and I look forward to watching your progress!

K Reeves said...

Welcome Renee! When I was working in an office full time, I also used lunch to do a little stitching. It was what got me to actually eat lunch and take a break from work! I look forward to seeing your progress!

Sewing Beside the Sea said...

Those stitches are teeny tiny! This project deserves to be finished after such a long time. Welcome aboard!

Christina said...

Wow! I'm there with you working on a large full coverage piece for the SAL! You've got a great plan to make some great progress. Welcome!

Katie said...

Wohoo progress. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you can get a few moments of stitching in even though you're working. Looks great!

Sunny said...

Welcome to the SAL! This piece is really lovely -- can't wait to see that cute dragon appear!

stitchingranny said...

A big welcome to our small but very supportive group Renee. This is a fun project and love the little dragon at the bottom. I have a HAED in my UFO pile so I know how much work is in them. I will look forward to seeing more of your work as it grows.

Susan said...

Great stitching total this week. I'm starting that this year, adding it to the stash report and block totals.

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

Welcome to the SAL!!! This is going to be a really beautiful piece. I am looking forward to seeing your progress!

Deborah said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome. Look forward to seeing your progress.

G Adrian, Sweden said...

Welcome to the SAL! Your project is looking great! Looking forward to see the progress!

Carole said...

Welcome to the SAL! Love your project. I've seen quite a few HAEDs stitched up, several of them by Spangler, and they're amazing. So detailed. I shall enjoy watching your progress on this one :)

Catherine - Hillview Embroidery said...

Welcome to the SAL! I look forward to seeing your project develop. Lucky you for being able to stitch during lunch!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

The progress is quite obvious this time - good for you! Proves that working in even small bursts of time can produce great results.

Renee said...

I was unable to reply to many of you by email. Thank you for the warm welcome to the SAL and sweet comments!