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SAL – Los gatos – 02


This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs and I’ve been cracking on with Los Gatos.

Usually when I do a cross stitch project, I pick a starting point and work out from there. This time though, I fancied a change. As this design has only five colours, which are mostly in blocks, plus it’s nicely gridded for easier counting, I’m doing one colour at a time. So far I’ve done all the yellow and have started one of the greys. I realise that this gives you absolutely no idea what it’s going to be, but I’ve been having fun doing it like this.

I’ve also done February’s Hootie but I’ll put him in a separate post. I’ve managed to resist the temptation to do the cross stitch temperature chart that I mentioned last time, but it’s definitely on my To do list for next year.

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

Avis, Claire, Gun, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, CindyHeidi, Jackie, SunnyMegan, 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.

26 thoughts on “SAL – Los gatos – 02

  1. Stitching by color can be fun! I look forward to your next update! Your owls are darling, too.


  2. Enjoying the colours. Can’t wait to see what it is.


  3. Hooray for Los Gatos! This will be fun to see it take shape, one color at a time, like a screen print!

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  4. That´s a funny way to stitch! 🙂 Interesting to see what it´s gonna be!

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  5. A good way of doing it and if you leave the centre till the last you can still keep people guessing lol (I cheated and looked it up) xx

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  6. It will be interesting to watch your progress on this one.

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  7. Gridding your fabric definitely makes color completion stitching doable! Excited to see what it is! Gatos… There’s going to be cats somewhere right!? 💛

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  8. I often use this approach on smaller projects. It is fun trying to guess what this could be. I love your January Hootie too 🙂 so cute!

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  9. It must be so fun to start and stop stitching on all different places on the fabric! Seeing this evolve is going to be entertaining!

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  10. What a fun way to stitch this, and with your grid, I bet things go perfectly!

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  11. great progress and very brave to be tackling this one colour at a time. Hope you’re counting twice ^^

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  12. I like this idea as there are so few floss colors. It is going to be fun to follow your progress and watch the picture emerge.

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  13. It’s going to be interesting so see this one develop colour by colour.

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