SAL Update Post

Work on my project has been ongoing and I am feeling like I have really made some progress since picking up this cross-stitch to continue with it. Here is where I was last time we posted. I had begun outlining which I will continue to do as I go.


Here I am now



I finished up with some more outlining and started on the second dog.

Barbara Lavallee is one of my favorite artists. I was so surprised when I had found a cross stitch featuring one of her paintings. My plan was for this to be a Christmas gift for a daughter who had moved to Alaska last year. Christmas 2018 came and went but this year….with the encouragement from this SAL, I’m planning on a 2019 finish!



Please click the names below to see what all the other members have been up to in the last three weeks. We live all over the world so you may need to allow for time differences. Posting takes place every third Sunday, local time. Our next updates will be posted on the 28th April 2019. If you would like to join please contact Avis at the link below and she will walk you through it. 

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

31 thoughts on “SAL Update Post

    • nwpaintedlady April 7, 2019 / 5:13 pm

      The dogs are fun! My daughter got to participate with a number of musher races with the dogs this season. She had a lot of fun! I think she is going to love this gift! Thanks for checking in 🙂


    • nwpaintedlady April 7, 2019 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you Nanette – I haven’t cross stitched in years and this has been fun ~ Sharon


  1. Christina April 7, 2019 / 6:49 pm

    You’ve got this! We’ll definitely encourage you for a 2019 finish! Great progress 🙂

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    • nwpaintedlady April 8, 2019 / 2:49 am

      Thanks for the encouragement Christina. These ‘group alongs’ really are a motivating factor in getting things done as well as fun!


  2. gingerninjacrafts April 7, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    It’s looking great Sharon, I love the dogs and I’m sure you are on track for Christmas this year x

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  3. Deb April 7, 2019 / 7:41 pm

    Lovely stitching! This project puts a twinkle in the eye!😄

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    • nwpaintedlady April 8, 2019 / 2:52 am

      Thank you Deb! Have you seen any of the artists other work? I think you hit the nail on the head – it does put a twinkle in the eyes!

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  4. claire93 April 7, 2019 / 7:42 pm

    ah a second husky dog has come to join in the fun ^^

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  5. kathyreeves April 8, 2019 / 12:05 am

    That’s a nice bit of progress, and you’ll be so glad to have the back stitch nearly finished when you complete the cross stitches! Such a delightful design!

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  6. nwpaintedlady April 8, 2019 / 2:54 am

    Thank you Kathy ~ I am such of fan of Barbara Lavallee; her work is so fun and whimsical. The back stitching makes it 🙂


  7. Lindashee April 8, 2019 / 7:48 am

    Wonderful progress! If you keep up the pace , you’re sure to finish in time for this Christmas !

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  8. rutigt April 8, 2019 / 9:41 am

    Great progress! I really like this embroidery!!!!! It´s so cute and different from other embroideries I´ve seen!!

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    • nwpaintedlady April 8, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      If you haven’t ever seen Barbara Lavallee’s art before just google her ~ her art is fun, whimsical and colorful, a real treat, a smile maker 🙂


      • rutigt April 29, 2019 / 8:28 am

        I will absolutely do that!


    • nwpaintedlady April 8, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      I am so excited for Christmas – I can hardly wait to finish and send to her 🙂


  9. Jocelyn Thurston April 8, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    It’s coming along and I will love to see this one finished…the snow house and all. Amazing how the black outlining brings attention to the details of your lovely stitches.

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    • nwpaintedlady April 8, 2019 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you Jocelyn ~ you’re so right, it’s the outlining that brings the picture to life, defining the story….so happy I started the outlining process as I go.


  10. Catherine April 9, 2019 / 9:18 pm

    This is so cute and it’s really coming together! The backstitch really makes a big difference.

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  11. nwpaintedlady April 10, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    Thank you Catherine ~ I totally agree, so glad I am doing the backstitching as I go 🙂 ~ Sharon


  12. magpiesue April 16, 2019 / 5:21 pm

    Good progress! We’ll have to keep poking at you to get this done for Christmas this year. 😉

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