Sunday, March 8, 2020

Twilight Duel - SAL Update 1

This Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) "Twilight Duel" cross-stitch project will be my next focus piece for this SAL. 

The photo above shows my progress through February 15, 2020.
It was 46.62% complete.

I started this piece, featuring Ruth Thompson's fabulous dragons, for my youngest son on August 30, 2015. 

10 of 24 pages are complete. I will be focusing on finishing page 9. My goal is to finish the 3rd row of pages (3 - already done, 9, 15 & 21) by the end of the year.

This will also be my focus piece for Road Trip Across the USA Challenge with the Stitchtalk HAED Challenges Facebook Group. 

829 stitches were added since February 15th. 
It is now 47.18% complete.

Our next update will be on March 29th. My goal is to add at least 750 stitches.

There were a few finishes and happy dances during our last update. (I hope I did not miss anyone...)

I finished my Heaven and Earth Designs Storykeep Effects of Caffeine, as seen here

Christina at Petals and Pins had 2 finishes! You may see her Christmas Dollhouse by Natalia Luneva and First Snow by Alicia Paulson here.

Sharon of Piecing Life Together One Stitch at a Time finished a darling Cardinal Stitch a Card Counted Cross Stitch, as seen here.

About this Stitch Along (SAL)

For this SAL, we each choose our own project to work on and share an update every third Sunday. If you would like to join, Avis has shared information about joining on her blog, Sewing Beside the Sea.

I encourage you to stop by and see what the other SAL bloggers have been up to. Linda, we are so happy to have you joining us again! Laura and Cathie, welcome to the SAL!

We are all in different time zones, so if a post is not up yet, please check again later.

Deborah, Mary Margaret, CarmelaJocelynSharon,

Thanks for visiting!


K Reeves said...

Such an intricate piece Renee! This will be quite beautiful when finished. If you have to hunker down for awhile, at least you'll have plenty to keep you busy! Stay well.

Pyros & Patch said...

Challenging and beautiful, with all those dark colors.Happy Stitching!

Sewing Beside the Sea said...

This is going to be stunning! Great progress already.

AJ said...

That is such an amazing piece. I love how you keep track of your progress too:)

Claire said...

another really intricate design!

Carole said...

That's an amazing design. How big will it be when finished?

nwpaintedlady said...

This is really a great project with a lot that has to be go girl, your doing a great job and its looking fabulous!

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

This is a great design, I'm a big fan of dragons.

Laura said...

I've never done a Heaven & Earth design. They look very complicated! Great progress on yours!

Susan said...

I was shocked to read that you started this in 2015! It seems like only yesterday. I've been reading here a long time. I hope to see this one through to its finish, also. =) It's an amazing piece, and you've worked it beautifully!

CathieJ said...

I hope you stick with this project. It will be beautiful and your son will love it.

Magpie Sue said...

You are an outstanding record keeper! Not to mention a dedicated stitcher! I'm glad there are people like you in the world so the rest of us can go merrily along in our undocumented ways. ;-)

Queeniepatch said...

I am always impressed of how you keep track of your progress.

Gun said...

As always, a very beautiful embroidery!!!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Such intense stitching on this magnificent design and as always, I am impressed by your recording of stitches. Because of this project I visited the Heaven and Earth site to have a look. I've bookmarked a couple of projects.

Katie said...

Oh I'm glad this one will be a focus for a bit. I of course love it.

Christine B said...

Can't wait to see more of this project Renee.... it's beautiful! Christine xx

Sunny said...

Another stunning piece that will be a pleasure to watch progress!

Anonymous said...

This looks like an amazing design and I can't believe how you keep such detailed records of your stitching progress.