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SAL – Precious dreams #14


This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs and I’ve finished Precious Dreams. It’s happy dance time!

This is where it was up to before. I had 6 columns left to do, which is 3780 stitches. This is the finished piece. I know it’s a little wonky, but once I press it and stretch it onto a frame of some sort, it’ll be fine.

It’s about 8″ x 5.5″ (21cm x 14cm) and consists of 35,190 teeny-tiny stitches.

It’s worked 2 threads over 1, in tent stitch, on 28ct denim Jobelan. I’m pretty sure I’ll never do that again! LOL

I have no idea what I’m going to stitch next. Something colourful, I think. I’ll have to have a rummage and see what calls to me 🙂

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, CindyHeidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, DeborahMary Margaret, ReneeCarmelaSharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, Helen

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.

36 thoughts on “SAL – Precious dreams #14

  1. Gosh! I feel like I’ve been living under a rock and hadn’t seen that you finished this — huge (and belated) congratulations on your finish! This piece is so beautiful — I love the smile on the cat’s face.


  2. Wow! Congratulations on a gorgeous finish! It looks fantastic.


  3. Beautiful !!! Congrats on finishing this , well worth it.


  4. Congratulations on a well earned happy dance Carole. Its a lovely finish though I must admit I look forward to seeing more of your colourful (and often quirky) stitches.
    Please can I ask where your header picture is? – it does not look like the UK though it could be one of the Scottish locks, or a very wintery Lake District.

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  5. One Happy Dance for you! I just love that cat!!!

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  6. Just beautiful Carole, I can’t wait to see what you pick next!

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  7. Holy cow! Either I missed your last post or I didn’t realize how close to done you were. Congratulations on finishing this piece! You definitely deserve to be happy dancing, not worrying about what you’ll pick up next. 😉

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  8. Congratulations! What a great finished project! It’s so beautiful and realistic looking. Crafty hugs, Jenny xx

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  9. Congratulations on a great finish!

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  10. Just adorable! I want to pet that purrfect kitty cat in dream land slumber 🙂 Dancing along with you on this great finish!

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  11. Happy dance for you !! An adorable cat and the sweetest fish! It must have been challenging, sure, but it’s delicious!
    Hugs, Carmela

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  12. That is so pretty. I have been fascinated on how you’re able to keep all those threads straight while you’re stitching. What an accomplishment finishing this project.

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  13. Congratulations!! This is such a pretty picture and SUCH A LOT of work! I can’t wait to see what you pick next.

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  14. well done Carole !! You were so disciplined and organised with this piece and the finished result ot stunning. Enjoy your happy dance, and look forward to seeing what you pick for next time.

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  15. Yay! This is so adorable. I can’t imagine working those tiny stitches on that color of fabric.

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  16. It’s so life like! Another brilliant finish. Enjoy your Happy Dance 🙂

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  17. It is a well deserved Happy Dance Carole! It is quite stunning. All those teeny tiny stitches have created such a softness, especially with the fur.

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