This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs and this week I have a new start. I did consider using the SAL to finish Rose Boudoir, but then I realised it was a perfect excuse to start another project. And you know that I need very little encouragement.
I bought this one ages ago from Jardin Prive. It’s a French site, hence the name, Douceur de vivre, which I think means Sweetness of life. I’m sure someone can confirm or correct that.
I like the colours used in it. It’s a nice mixture and I think they go together beautifully. This is what my starting stash looked like.
I’ve started by doing the grid and will probably fill in the squares next, followed by the border. I’m itching to do the border first, but even though I’ve checked, double-checked and triple-checked the count on the grid, I’m convinced that if I do the border first, I’ll end up having to frog it all because somewhere it’ll be one stitch out. If I start in the middle and work out, at least any miscounts will only result in the grid being frogged.
I’ve no idea how long it’s going to take to finish, or how many squares I can manage for each update, but I am looking forward to finding out.
For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Avis at Sewing beside the sea
Claire at Claire93
Kate at Tall tales from Chiconia
Gun at Rutigt
Jule at From the boudoir
Wendy at The crafter’s apprentice
Lucy at Lucyannluna
Cathy at NanaCathydotcom
Jacqui at The stitching line
Jess at Ever the crafter
Not everyone does an update each time, but their blogs are always worth a visit.