SAL Update: Christmas Greetings

Hello everyone – here is my update on my Christmas Greetings cross stitch project. At our last posting I was near completion of my the project. Santa looked like this below.

Pleased to report I actually have a finish. I finished up with the blue snow around Santa added a snowflake, the leaves and saying.

The sizing was just perfect for a 8 x 10 frame, a bit snug. I framed it myself and in the photo it looks a bit lumpy but in person it is not so noticeable. I had a lovely day date with my friend to give her the picture and she was thrilled with it. She in turn will be giving it as a gift. The original design called for more leaves and snowflakes – on the sides and bottom. I debated on whether to continue but I knew I would not be done in time. In light of having to frame it myself, I usually have our local Joann’s (not framing now), I called him done πŸ™‚

Now I am off to check in with the others in the SAL. If you’re not participating in the SAL, won’t you join me by clicking on the links below. There are so many amazing projects in the works. See you all at our next posting on the 19th December 2021.


About the SAL

Please note this SAL is not accepting any more new members until further notice but this is what it’s all about anyway. This SAL (Stitch Along) is slightly different to other SALs in that we don’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. It’s surprising how much motivation I’ve gained from being in this SAL.

26 thoughts on “SAL Update: Christmas Greetings

  1. claire93 November 28, 2021 / 3:17 pm

    well done! Santa already has his skates on, and you can give yourself a big pat on the back for finishing well in time for xmas!

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    • Sharon November 28, 2021 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you Claire πŸ™‚


  2. ccflo3 November 28, 2021 / 4:20 pm

    That is a wonderful finish.

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  3. Texas Quilter November 28, 2021 / 4:31 pm

    I love this Santa!!!! Where did you get the pattern? I do not remember. I will check the first post. Hugs Beautiful work! You did great on the framing!

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    • Texas Quilter November 28, 2021 / 4:43 pm

      I found it on Amazon Sharon, went back to July and found out where you purchased it! For some reason I am drawn to it. Hugs

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      • Sharon November 28, 2021 / 8:48 pm

        Oh great! … now I see you found it πŸ™‚ I really modified it Nanette and changed the floss to as the floss that came with it was awful.


        • Texas Quilter November 28, 2021 / 9:38 pm

          I will send you a picture of the one I got to see if it is the same. Hope the pattern is okay


    • Sharon November 28, 2021 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you Nanette. I bought it off of Amazon. Were able to check the first post?


  4. Cathie J November 28, 2021 / 6:31 pm

    Christmas Greetings is adorable. I love that pattern. You did a nice job framing it!

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    • Sharon November 28, 2021 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you Cathie – not a professional framing but it passed and looked cute πŸ™‚


  5. Sewing Beside the Sea November 28, 2021 / 6:57 pm

    What a lovely gift! it’s a great design and your tiny stitching is lovely. I love the simple frame which lets the stitching do the talking. Enjoy a well earned happy dance πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon November 28, 2021 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you Avis. I love a simple frame too πŸ™‚

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  6. Renee Younger November 28, 2021 / 7:04 pm

    Congratulations on such a darling finish! I am sure the final recipient will love it. Beautiful work.

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    • Sharon November 28, 2021 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you Renee. I was so happy my friend loved it and was thrilled she loved it enough to pass it on to her friend πŸ™‚


  7. AJ November 28, 2021 / 7:40 pm

    That is super cute and it’s always nice to gift to an appreciative friend:)

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    • Sharon November 28, 2021 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you Kathy. I was really pleased how he turned out πŸ™‚

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  8. Deb November 29, 2021 / 12:31 am

    πŸ‘πŸ‘a finish! Love it. How neat that your friend is passing on a lovely gift.

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    • Sharon November 29, 2021 / 1:36 am

      Thank you Deb. I actually didn’t realize it when I started. But I am honored πŸ™‚

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  9. teamwilsun December 1, 2021 / 1:13 am

    Santa is lovely — I really love the teddy he’s tucked in his pocket! I love the simple frame, too — that’s my favorite sort of framing. Congratulations on your happy dance!


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