SAL Update: Cactus Hoot

Summer time is quickly wrapping up, a hint of fall is in the air, the cactus blooms are fading while mine have a way to go. Having fun with this new project. Here is where I was last time we posted.


Making progress



If you have a project and would like to participate in with this SAL please contact Avis at the link below and don’t hesitate to follow all the links to the work of amazing crafters and their projects.

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


I also wanted to share another amazing completed project by Kate who some of you do know and follow. Β I had the honor of participating in her amazing yearly on going quilt fundraiser project. The quilt is made for auction to benefit ovarian cancer. The amazing talented quilters are from all over the world (like us) Kate Chiconi (Australia) spearheads this project. You can read Kates posting on this quilt here…/scinteallate…/

24 thoughts on “SAL Update: Cactus Hoot

  1. kathyreeves August 11, 2019 / 2:16 pm

    Your tape matches your cactus! Great progress, can’t wait to see the little owl!

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    • nwpaintedlady August 11, 2019 / 2:30 pm

      Thanks Kathy, I know I will get to him eventually but I think he is quite a few posts away πŸ™‚

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  2. katechiconi August 11, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    Thanks for the pingback, Sharon, it was great to have you join us, and you’ll be welcome if you want to participate again next time πŸ™‚

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    • nwpaintedlady August 11, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      You’re so welcome. I think what you are doing is so wonderful and I totally appreciate your efforts. I would love to had a block the next time πŸ™‚

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      • katechiconi August 12, 2019 / 2:46 am

        The way I see it, most people can manage a block or two, or three, but not the time or energy needed to make the whole thing. If we work together, I’m happy to do the quilting and assembly. I’m thinking the next call out will appear on my blog around end of April, beginning of May, just to give you a heads-up.

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    • nwpaintedlady August 11, 2019 / 4:37 pm

      It’s simple and sweet a ‘pretty straight forward scene’ πŸ™‚


  3. Carmela Gulino August 11, 2019 / 4:50 pm

    Wow! I really like this project! The owl has a nice air! Good Summer

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    • nwpaintedlady August 11, 2019 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you Carmela – it’s funny, I am making this for a daughter who I raised in the desert but it was the owl that drew me to this πŸ™‚


  4. claire93 August 11, 2019 / 5:27 pm

    love the flowering cactus ^^

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  5. Jocelyn Thurston August 12, 2019 / 12:18 am

    Love the shades of colour in both the cactus and the flower. I’m looking forward to seeing that owl !

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  6. KerryCan August 12, 2019 / 10:18 am

    This is a good example of how much the back stitching and details will transform the cross stitch piece! All of you who worked on Kate’s quilt did a wonderful job!

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    • nwpaintedlady August 12, 2019 / 1:38 pm

      You are so right , I’ll be sure to show a back stitch comparison photo for this πŸ™‚


  7. magpiesue August 12, 2019 / 6:11 pm

    Lol – your cactus looks like a frog’s body to me at the moment. πŸ™‚ It’s going to be fun to watch it turn into a cactus perch for the darling owl.

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    • nwpaintedlady August 12, 2019 / 6:32 pm

      That’s funny, I have been looking at it too trying to figure out how back stitching will make this into a cactus πŸ™‚

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  8. Christina August 16, 2019 / 12:28 am

    Great progress! Can’t wait to see that cute owl!


  9. teamwilsun August 17, 2019 / 3:34 am

    You’re really moving along! And the backstitching will really bring it into focus. Can’t wait to see your owl!

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  10. Renee Younger August 18, 2019 / 1:07 am

    Great job! You made great progress.


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