SAL: Project Choice


Last posting of 2019 ~ I can hardly believe how quickly the year has passed. At my last posting I had finished ‘The Owl and Cactus’. Sadly it is still in the shop being framed. I had hoped to have this done and in the mail to my daughter, living in Okinawa (Military) for Christmas. That didn’t happen but something else did. My daughter surprised me the other day and I learned she is actually following the blog. I had no idea! In fact I said “you never comment and say nice job mom” lol ~ her surprise became my surprise.

I’ll be sure to post the framed finish before I send it off.


Before moving on to my next project for this SAL, I finished up a few gift giving projects I had started. A cross stitched greetings card for my favorite uncle and a bunch of lavender infused 3.5 sachet pillows. Bagged in baggies to let their fragrance steep šŸ™‚


Now to decide on my next project for the SAL

I thought I should get a jump on projects for next fall because considering how fast this year went by ….

The first is this Pumpkin cross stitch.



The second choice is this absolutely adorable “Trick or Treat” Victoria Sampler



Notice the bottom section ~ Hardanger, I knew I should joined in when Kathy (below) hosted her Hardanger stitch along ~ darn it ~ this just might determine my choice.

To everyone ~ I wish you lots of great projects, good health and lots of laughter in the coming year.

This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, we post our progress on our chosen project every three weeks, please follow the links to see what every one else is stitching.

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



31 thoughts on “SAL: Project Choice

  1. kathyreeves December 15, 2019 / 1:51 pm

    I love them both, and that little bit of Hardanger will be a snap for you!

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    • Sharon December 15, 2019 / 2:02 pm

      Your sweet Kathy ~ I was thinking, if I decide on that one I could just eliminate the Hardanger part although I think that’s what makes that sampler so gorgeous.

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    • Sharon December 15, 2019 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you. My daughter was hoping it was for her and didn’t want to say anything. She figured the other Alaskan Igloo project was for her sister. I am leaning towards the pumpkin as my cross stitch skills are not the best šŸ™‚

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  2. Christina December 15, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    So sweet to hear your daughter secretly reads from the sidelines. I love the halloween sampler! Looking forward to seeing the framing šŸ™‚

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    • Sharon December 16, 2019 / 12:55 am

      It’s suppose to be done on the 16th but I was told their backed up due to the holidays. I am anxious to see it too. The halloween sampler is adorable but I am leaning towards to the pumpkin this time around


  3. claire93 December 15, 2019 / 8:30 pm

    you know we’ll be here to cheer you along whichever project to decide on. I have to say the banner would have my vote though, and I’m sure you’d build up the courage to tackle the harrdanger by the time you had worked your way to the bottom (says she who’s never tried hardanger in her life and doesn’t intend to lol).

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    • Sharon December 16, 2019 / 12:57 am

      lol lol I was thinking I could do this one and just not do the hardanger part, just leave it off but it so makes the sampler!

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  4. magpiesue December 15, 2019 / 9:54 pm

    Gee, now I wonder if family are following my blog and not telling me! I’d totally go for the ornamental pumpkin if I were choosing your next project. šŸ˜‰ But isn’t there a chance Santa will bring you something you’ll want to start right away?! Happy Holidays!

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    • Sharon December 16, 2019 / 12:58 am

      lol Santa said no more projects in your to do bin until you finish all you got šŸ™‚ I am leaning towards the pumpkin!

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    • Sharon December 16, 2019 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you Nanette šŸ™‚


  5. Susan Nixon December 16, 2019 / 3:16 am

    Wonderful new projects planned. That is one fancy pumpkin! Yes, projects. I already have too many starts on my January list!

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    • Sharon December 16, 2019 / 1:05 pm

      It is one fancy pumpkin for sure! Knowing you, your organized and ready to tackle January šŸ™‚


  6. Jocelyn Thurston December 16, 2019 / 3:33 am

    Very sweet cross stitched card and little lavender sachets. Great gifts. I love both those projects…yes, that is dilema…and you are so right that the seasons roll around so fast!

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    • Sharon December 16, 2019 / 1:06 pm

      Thank you Jocelyn ~ glad someone else feels the roll of the seasons šŸ™‚


  7. Carole December 16, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    Two lovely projects. I love the pumpkin but I really love the sampler. I’ve done a couple of little pieces by Victoria Sampler and their instructions were excellent. If you’re unsure about the Hardanger, you could always get a smaller project to practise on first?

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    • Sharon December 16, 2019 / 1:09 pm

      Thank you Carole ~ great idea to work a smaller Hardanger project first. I think with a youtube video or two I could do it but the pumpkin seems to be calling me šŸ™‚

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      • Carole December 16, 2019 / 10:29 pm

        It is lovely. I do like pumpkins. They’re so… orange šŸ˜‰

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  8. rutigt December 16, 2019 / 12:10 pm

    I think both the projects are interesting. I have tried Hardanger and I think you can do it šŸ™‚

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  9. craftycreeky December 16, 2019 / 6:05 pm

    This did make me smile, my daughter follows my blog but never comments too šŸ™‚ Both projects are lovely, I’ve done a little bit of hardanger, I had to concentrate as it does takes a bit of getting your head round, you can do it šŸ™‚

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    • Sharon December 16, 2019 / 7:50 pm

      I am sure I would need to do some practice hardanger before I tackled this – thank you for the vote of confidence šŸ™‚


  10. Deb December 17, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    How delightful that your daughter is following you!šŸ˜Š the sampler,please ,I know you can do it! Your a wonder with a needle .. all you need to learn is how to work the scissors!šŸ¤“

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    • Sharon December 17, 2019 / 2:30 pm

      Love the vote of confidence Deb ~ thank you for the encouragement. I do have the perfect scissor for this šŸ™‚


  11. teamwilsun December 18, 2019 / 4:36 am

    I love the look of that pumpkin, but the sampler is spectacular — I’m sure you could do a great job on the hardanger! (Note that I have never tried it myself. šŸ™‚ ) Also — there’s proof that Santa is real because Santa also told me I am not allowed to get new projects until I complete some of the kits I already have. I look forward to whichever fall design you decide to work on!


    • Sharon December 18, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      I agree ~ the sampler is spectacular …. what to do, what to do? I am at a crossroads.


  12. Renee Younger January 5, 2020 / 6:01 pm

    What a fun way to discover your daughter is following your blog! Both of your fall projects are lovely. You choose the most fabulous projects and do such lovely work!

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    • Sharon January 5, 2020 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you Renee ~ my projects choose me, lol – basically because I buy what I find at our local Goodwill mostly and it is potluck. Luckily they get some great stuff šŸ™‚ The Owl & Cactus is one its way finally too ~ Sharon


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