SAL: New Project Choice

Hi everyone ~ how does three weeks come and go so quickly?

I made a decision on my next project in the nick of time. I was wavering on what to start but I know some of you will be happy to see that my choice was the Halloween “Trick or Treat” cross stitch.


I was a little hesitant with this for a number of reasons. One reason was I didn’t have the right length of cloth to complete the whole picture. Another, I didn’t have the floss colors listed. Wanting to get started, I thought, hey I can eliminate, create, and alter as much as I want. Enough procrastinating, I’d give this a try get this project started…..


I don’t remember the exact details on the fabric I purchased at Joanns before Christmas. Pretty sure its an 18 count cotton Aida fabric in a neutral/beige. I will be using floss from my stash trying my best to match up the colors with the picture and thread list. I did a read through of the directions and seem pretty confident I can do this ย ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll see you all at our next posting and until then


Please enjoy the projects of the other participants by clicking on the links blow. We live all over the world so please allow for the time differences.

Avis,ย Claire,ย Gun,ย Carole,ย Sue,ย Constanze,ย Christina,ย Kathy,ย Margaret,ย Cindy,ย Heidi,ย Jackie,ย Sunny,ย Hayley,ย Megan,ย Deborah,ย Mary Margaret,ย Renee,ย Carmela,ย Sharon,ย Daisy,ย Anne,ย Connie,ย AJ,ย Jenny,ย Laura,ย Cathie,ย Linda,ย Helen


About the SAL

Please note this SAL is not accepting any more new members until further notice but this is what itโ€™s all about anyway. This SAL (Stitch Along) is slightly different to other SALs in that we donโ€™t all stitch the same design at the same rate. We choose ONE unfinished project, or ONE new one, and show progress of its completion over a series of three weekly updates. There are no deadlines and no set amount to stitch. The result is that the space in our drawers full of WIPs (works in progress) is gradually being freed up to store lots of new crafty goodness. Itโ€™s surprising how much motivation Iโ€™ve gained from being in this SAL.

28 thoughts on “SAL: New Project Choice

  1. claire93 June 21, 2020 / 3:37 pm

    pleased to see you’ve started on the haunted house ^^

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon June 21, 2020 / 7:02 pm

      I wavered on this but glad I made up my mind ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Deb June 21, 2020 / 7:21 pm

    I can feel that confident growing… you got this girl!๐Ÿ˜„

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    • Sharon June 21, 2020 / 8:18 pm

      Ill take confidence over crazy to start this ๐Ÿ™‚ TY Deb


  3. Christina June 21, 2020 / 9:40 pm

    Love that you will modify to make this your own. That will be fun! Looking forward to seeing more ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Sharon June 22, 2020 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks Christina – I always have a hard time thinking out side the box, like its ok not follow the directions ๐Ÿ™‚ On this project I am going to be a rule breaker!


      • Christina June 22, 2020 / 1:51 pm

        I’m the exact same way! ๐Ÿ˜


  4. kathyreeves June 21, 2020 / 11:06 pm

    You can do it! Besides you have a bit of cross stitching to do first, so enjoy that right now!

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      • kathyreeves June 22, 2020 / 9:06 pm

        You’ve got to give it a try…we can skype of zoom or whatever and I’ll help you!

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  5. Cathie J June 22, 2020 / 1:31 am

    This looks like a great project. Enjoy your stitching.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. rutigt June 22, 2020 / 8:21 am

    Good luck with your new project! I think it will end up fine whatever you decode to stitch!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. stitchingranny June 22, 2020 / 11:57 am

    I love Victoria sampler projects. Having done several the special stitch diagrams are usually very simple to follow, and they are so easy to change a little and make them more personal, which is another reason to love them. Good luck and I have done the match it with dmc threads many times as so many of the recommended threads are very expensive. xx

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    • Sharon June 22, 2020 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you for your encouragement. I always have a hard time allowing myself to change ‘directions’ and do it my way. Thanks for the green light ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Laura White June 22, 2020 / 1:35 pm

    I’m a big fan of Halloween stitching, and I love this piece! Great choice!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon June 22, 2020 / 2:02 pm

      Halloween is a favorite for a number of my family members. It is going to hard to decide who to gift this too ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. teamwilsun June 23, 2020 / 4:10 am

    I love this pattern, Sharon — and I bet you can pick and choose elements to fit the fabric you have!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon June 23, 2020 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks for the support, I sure need it with this one ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. magpiesue June 24, 2020 / 12:00 am

    Absolutely do what works for you and the materials you have available! This is going to be a fun one to watch develop – I love Halloween for the whimsy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon June 24, 2020 / 1:22 pm

      Thank you Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. Texas Quilter June 26, 2020 / 1:49 pm

    You are so talented! Maybe someday I will get brave and do some cross stitching. When eyes are fixed! LOL. Hope all is well Sharon, Hugs


  12. Susan Nixon June 28, 2020 / 7:28 pm

    I don’t think it matters at all that the colors aren’t exactly the same. It will still say fall and be wonderful, even if you have to leave out a section. Or two. =) I look forward to seeing how you progress and the decisions you make as you go.

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    • Sharon June 29, 2020 / 1:18 pm

      Thank you Susan. I haven’t touched the project since posting. I think your go ahead approval was exactly what I need to get me motivated again ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Susan Nixon June 30, 2020 / 2:09 am

        LOL, okay, then go ahead! It’s going to be beautiful!

        Liked by 1 person

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