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Monday, September 26, 2011


Since my last positng, I have heard from several of my followers, who suggested to me that they thought I should consider stitching "My Lovely Stitching Tools", as my next stitching project because they loved this design too!  This led me to start thinking that a SAL might be fun, since it seemed that there were others that might like to stitch along with me!  As I mentioned in my last post, this is  a current Mystery Sampler design being offered through The Gift of Stitching.  So dear friends,  I would like to extend an invitation to you, to consider joining me and a few other stitching friends ends for a SAL! 
This wonderful Mystery Sampler is offered through The Gift of Stitching's online monthly magazine.  Part I of the sampler is in the August 2011 issue.  If you are not currently a subscriber toThe Gift of Stitching, monthly issues can be purchased at their website (http://www.giftofstitching.com).  
 I chose Weeks Dye Works and Sampler Threads instead of the recommended Valdani threads.

If you don't have a blog, and would like to participate, please email pictures of your Mystery Sampler progress and I will be happy to include them with updates of our SAL on my blog so that we can all share in the fun!  I will also post a link on my Facebook page so that pictures can be posted there as well.  More fun!  Hope that you will join us for a wonderful SAL!


  1. Count me in! But you already know that. I love the threads you're using. I'm afraid mine will be plain old DMC although I might splurge on a skein of the dark red...

  2. I hope you didn't delete my earlier comment...I was sure my post went through. You may not "know" me. I just became an official follower earlier today, but I have been reading your blog by linking through Nataly's for a few months now.

    I would love to join your SAL group on this project. It looks like a fun stitch.
    I rejoined The Gift of Stitching this afternoon and have printed out parts one and two. Now to choose some fabric and threads.



  3. Hi Kathy: I ordered The Gift Of Stitching just for this pattern I love the cyber magazine I used to get it, I fell off the earth when I needed to renew and finally got all my marbles together.
    I would like to stitch along but have too many irons in the fire and need to get cought up on other stitching.
    I will however follow your progress.

  4. It is a lovely project and I will enjoy seeing everyone's progress. I had a little new start while I was away. I've been playing catch up ever since, but I'll get an email coming your way before too long.

  5. What a great idea Kathy! Looking forward to watching everyone's progress. This looks like such a fun piece to stitch.

  6. That is a beautiful sampler and I love your colors you've chosen. Thanks so much for visiting me. Have a great week.


  7. hello dear, ia m your new friend from south africa..i came to know about this sal from the jo's blog..i love it so much..
    please count me in..i hope i am not too late..i will look for the mag and i will then get the material too..so excited for it..
    thank you.
    hugs cucki xxx


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