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SAL – Cappuccino #02


This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs and I’ve made progress with Cappuccino.

This is where I was up to last time. And this is where it is now.
It’s not finished yet but it’s almost done. All the border is completed plus the cup, and I’ve made a good start on the lower section. Hopefully there’ll be a happy dance next time.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Avis, Claire, GunSueConstanze, ChristinaKathyMargaret,
CindyHelenLindaHeidi, JackieSunnyHayleyMegan,
Deborah, Clare, Mary MargaretReneeJennyCarmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

Do allow for people being in different time zones, so not posting all at the same time, but it’s well worth doing a bit of blog hopping to see all the lovely projects that are being worked on.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

32 thoughts on “SAL – Cappuccino #02

  1. Taking the time to mark the grid is so smart — especially with a fiddly fabric. I hope you’ll share how you combine it with your other two coffee pieces! Also, belated thanks for sharing your “finished” box last time — I have two small pieces I want to pick up after I finish stitching and making up Swans, but then I really should open up that box, take a deep breath, and do something with at least one piece!


  2. Gosh you seem to be stitching very fast these days! It’s another lovely piece.


  3. Such a sweet project, Carole. I love the colours, how the border worked up and also that background colour of the fabric. Yes, this one is almost done!


  4. you do love your coffee designs, don’t you ^^


  5. Coming along nicely Carole xx


  6. Fantastic progress! What a great cross-stitch design.


  7. I missed the last SAL posting so this is a new project to me. Had to look twice at those red lines on your ground fabric. 😉 That must speed up the counting process a good bit!


  8. I missed your update last time! This is such a cute project! Looking forward to your happy dance next time around 😀 The border looks like my Noah’s Christmas Ark Ornaments by Plum Street Samplers, and it’s time consuming…and i have to stitch it for every ornament!


    • Thanks 🙂
      I didn’t mind doing the border. Once I’d got into a rhythm with it, I could listen to an audio book without having to worry about losing count.


  9. It’s looking great Carole, I love the border. Looking forward to joining your happy dance next time! Jenny x


  10. Well done, Carole! This is such a cute design. I’m curious about this premarked fabric, do the guidelines just wash out with water?


    • Thanks 🙂
      It’s not a premarked fabric. I’ve added the guide lines myself with stuff that’s a bit like fishing line. I suspect fishing line would have been cheaper but I saw this at one of the craft shows and it’s for cross stitch. It pulls out really easily afterwards. It took me maybe a couple of hours to put it in?

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  11. I am ready for a cup of coffee now…almost there and it looks great 🙂 Sharon


  12. Looks great. Here’s hoping you get to do a happy dance next time 😀


  13. Good progress! I really like the small flower on the side of the cup,very sweet! Good Summer!


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