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SAL – Crazy cat lady #8

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

This is where I got to last time.  I haven’t got a great deal done this time but I did manage to get most of this table done. I just need to do some more backstitch, but I need to carry on with the tablecloth on page 2 first. I love the handle of that mug!

This is what it looks like now.  I’ve also done most of the backstitch on the other side table so I’m pretty much done with page one. Time to roll the frame up and get cracking on page two. There are more cats waiting to be stitched 🙂

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Avis, Claire, Gun, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina,
Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Mary Margaret,
Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Timothy

Look how many of us there are now! We’re getting more people join us all the time and it’s great to see their progress posts every three weeks.

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.

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SAL – Crazy cat lady #7

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

This is where I got to last time.

Since then I’ve finished stitching this little chap. Doesn’t he look happy? I’ve also stitched these cheeky chaps. And this is what it looks like now. 

I’m quite pleased with that progress. I had hoped to finish the first page but I’m very close now so I should get there for the next update.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Avis, Claire, Gun, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina,
Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Mary Margaret,
Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Timothy

Look how many of us there are now! We’re getting more people join us all the time and it’s great to see their progress posts every three weeks.

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.

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SAL – Crazy cat lady #6

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

This is where I got to last time.

And this is where I’m up to now.

Not a great deal of progress. I haven’t been able to do much stitching for the past week or so. The skin on my thumb is a bit dry and there’s a small but painful crack just where I hold the needle. I’ve had to stop stitching until it heals but hopefully I’ll be able to stitch again soon.

I did console myself with an impulse buy. It came up on my FaceBook feed and I had a crazy cat lady moment and bought it. Isn’t it purrfect?

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Avis, Claire, Gun, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina,
Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Mary Margaret,
Heidi, Connie, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Timothy

Look how many of us there are now! We’re getting more people join us all the time and it’s great to see their progress posts every three weeks.

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.

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SAL – Crazy cat lady #5

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

This is where I got to last time.

This time I concentrated on working down from Cat Lady’s head plus the area to the right of her. I’m aiming to get one of the cats finished for each update, which I managed. Don’t you just love the expression on his face? There’s an awful lot of back stitch but it really makes a difference, especially to the faces.

This is what it all looks like at the moment.I stopped working down at the bottom of page one (of two) so you can see that I’m getting close to half way now. Maybe for the next update?

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

Look how many of us there are now! We’re getting more people join us all the time and it’s great to see their progress posts every three weeks.

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.

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SAL – Crazy cat lady #4

This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs. I’ve been carrying on with Crazy Cat Lady and although I didn’t make as much progress as last time, I’m pleased with what I did get done.

This is where I got to last time.

And this is where I’m up to now.

Cat lady has a face now, and her hair is finished. That backstitch took forever!

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

AvisClaireGunLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina Kathy,
 MargaretCindyHelenStephLinda,  Mary MargaretHeidi, Connie, Jackie, Sunny

Look how many of us there are now! 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.

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SAL – Crazy cat lady #3

This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs. I’ve been carrying on with Crazy Cat Lady and I’ve got a fair bit done. I’m quite pleased with how much 🙂

This is where I got to last time.

And this is where I’m up to now.

All the little picture frames are done now but there are loads of other details to add. It’s like having lots of mini finishes which I’m loving. I really enjoyed doing these cats & the vase. 

Hopefully Cat Lady will have a face for the next update. She’s looking a bit scary at the moment.

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

AvisClaireGunLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina Kathy,
 MargaretCindyHelenStephLinda,  Mary MargaretHeidi, Connie, Jackie, Sunny

Look how many of us there are now! 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.

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SAL – Crazy cat lady #2

This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs. As I finished A whole lotta latte for the last update, I’ve carried on with Crazy cat lady, which is the one that I did a bit to when Latte stalled temporarily.
This is where I got to last time.

And this is where I’m up to now.

I’m getting used to doing the different types of cross stitch now; diagonal half-crosses, horizontal half-stitches and vertical half-stitches. I’m really enjoying it, especially all the little pictures in frames. Just a couple more of those to go and I can start working my way down the Cat Lady herself 🙂

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

AvisClaireGunLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina Kathy,
 MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherine,  Mary MargaretHeidi, Connie, Jackie

Look how many of us there are now! 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.

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