Sunday, January 26, 2020

SK Effects of Caffeine - SAL Update 19

2,922 stitches have been added to my Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) Storykeep Effects of Caffeine cross-stitch project, based on artwork by Randal Spangler. 

I apologize for the crooked photo.

There are only 2,265 stitches to go! 

The needle marks the bottom of the design.

This is how it looked in our last update.

I am participating in the 100 Days of HAED Challenge, with a goal of adding 30 stitches a day to this piece from January 1st - April 9th. It has really helped with my progress this month.

This Stitch Along (SAL) is hosted by Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea. Each blogger selects a project to work on and we share our progress every 3rd Sunday. 

Please hop on over to everyone else's blogs to see the progress on their projects. We are all in different time zones, so if a post is not up yet, check again later. 

Our next update will be on February 16th. 

If you were unable to visit all of the blogs last time, there were a few happy dances! (Hopefully, I have not missed any of them...)

  • Constanze finished Mr. Iguana and he is fabulous, as seen in this post!
  • Anne finished not one, but two embroideries based on cliffs from Portsea. You may see them here.
  • Sue finished a darling cross-stitch and her pillowcase, as seen here.

There were also 3 finishes in December:

  • Sunny finished a fabulous Christmas banner, as seen here.
  • Carmela also finished her lovely sampler, "De Senectute", which you may see here.
  • Connie finished her Gingerbread house, as seen here.

Thank you for visiting!


Queeniepatch said...

You have really put in a lot of hard work and will soon have the end in sight. It is interesting to see the picture emerge.

K Reeves said...

So many stitches this month!! Will you try to finish for next time, or just cut that in half? This is so cut. 🙂

Pyros & Patch said...

Wonderful little dragon with its blue cup!!

Connie said...

I think you will be doing a happy dance for the next update!! You are really amazing with your stitching. Thank you for the shout out on my finish!

nwpaintedlady said...

You got so much done on this and it's almost completed ~ it is so cute :) Great job!

Anonymous said...

soooo close to a finish now!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi, enjoyed your post, Renee; it is fun to read these monthly updates. Also to see such perfect stitching, of course. Happy Stitching from me!

Sewing Beside the Sea said...

At this rate you'll be Happy Dancing next time :-)

Renee said...

Thank you, Carmela! :)

Renee said...

Connie, your finish was darling. :) I really hope to have a finish by our next update, but I am sharing my free time with training for my first 8K. So, we will see how much I can accomplish! Happy Stitching!

Renee said...

Claire, it is close to a finish! I am so excited. :) Happy Stitching!

Renee said...

Avis, I am certainly hoping for a happy dance with our next update! We shall see. :) Happy Stitching!

Christine B said...

This is looking great Renee! Not far off a finish now! How exciting!! Christine xx

Gun said...

So now you are seeing the end of this project?! Great progress!

Lindashee said...

Wow you've just zoomed through this !!! Seems like there's one more update to go and happy dance. Well done it looks gorgeouuuus.

Sunny said...

WOW! At the rate you're going you'll be happy dancing next time!!! It's so cute and your stitching so perfect!

Katie said...

Oh wow! The end is near. Amazing!!! I will miss this cutie.

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

This is lovely and you are really close to a finish now!