Jun 22, 2017

Longest Day SAL

Yesterday I joined Jo in a fun SAL called the Longest Day SAL to celebrate the longest day of the year with the arrival of Summer. She worked on beautiful WIPs. I thought that would be fun. Then I noticed a stack of things I wanted to start. What better excuse to start them then a fun SAL. So I decided to do new starts and spend an hour on each one before starting the next one. I warned my family. I warned my couch. I was totally lazy haha. So let's see what my day looked like...

9am -- Here we go. 1st Start...
Refuse to Sink
Hands on Design - To the Beach #9
Starting Point - Bottom Left
10am -- 2nd Start
Flock Together
Hands on Design - To the Beach #3
Starting Point - Left Side 
11am -- 3rd Start (with break to take dog out...Izzy didn't get the memo about not needing me haha)
On Beach Time
Hands on Design - To the Beach #5
Starting Point - Bottom Left
12pm -- Lunch Break

1pm -- 4th Start
Stars in the Sky
Hands on Design - To the Beach #6
Starting Point - Top Left
2pm -- 5th Start
Grab Life
Hands on Design - To the Beach #8
Starting Point - Top Left
3pm -- 6th Start
Oh Whale
Hands on Design - To the Beach #1
Starting Point - Bottom Left
4pm -- 7th Start
Mill Hill Kit -- Snowy Owl Snowman by Jim Shore
Starting Point - Center. I don't know why Mill Hill kits I've noticed take a lot longer. Weird.
 
5pm -- Dinner Break

6pm -- 8th Start
Mill Hill Kit -- Best Friend Santa by Jim Shore
Starting Point - Center
7pm -- 9th Start
2013 PALs Limited Edition Hands on Design 
(Last one of the set of 4 so far. I finished the other 3 already.)
Starting Point - Bottom Left of Top Panel
8pm -- 10th Start
Mill Hill Kit -- Sea Turtle
Starting Point - Center
9pm -- 11th Start
Mill Hill Kit -- Evergreen Snowman by Jim Shore
Starting Point - Center. Ice cream called my name and I only got a half hour on this one haha.

So 11 new starts. I really enjoyed my day. I have to admit it was really hard to stop at the hour mark. I really wanted to keep working on each one. I was already told (by mom haha) that Flock Together must be worked on and finished soon. She really likes that one. I also know there are a few of the To the Beach pieces I don't own. Need to fix that of course. Thanks Jo for the fun reason to be completely lazy and get a ton of stitching worked into one day.

13 comments:

  1. I adore all of those new starts. I especially love all the beach-themed ones. Now you have a lot of UFOs. Next time will have to be a UFO-a-long? (giggling) --Andrea

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  2. Totally agree with Andrea! All the beach themed ones are my favourite. Looks like you had a great stitching fun day!

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  3. That was a great idea to start new ones and you made lots of progress on all. I thought of doing but was occupied with daily duties on that day. I haven't got to do any IHSW till date.

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  4. Love all your great starts Katie.

    Linda

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  5. Fantastic work today! I was loving all the beach themed ones and then the snowman appeared! I love the sandcastle pillow and the gorgeous sea turtle, he'd go great with my Discworld Mappe!

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  7. my spelling was terrible so I'll start again!
    you really made use of the longest day,great stitching on all your pieces.

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  8. So many fun sea-themed pieces! I think of you every time I see one "Does Katie have that one?" ;) Glad you had a fun day and I hope to join in one of these years. Also, I think you chose your projects well, they all look like they can be finished in a reasonable amount of time.

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  9. You chose some gorgeous charts for your Longest Day! I really love the seaside designs too. The colours are muted and so pretty.

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  10. Wow, 11 starts in one day!! They're all very cute, though. Good luck with the SAL.

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  11. So great to go through your longest-day-of-the-year-stitching-marathon. And you managed it so well. I'm sure that it was a lot of fun to start all these great Hands on Design charts and Mill Hill kits.
    When I joined Jo last year it was - for me as well - the hardest thing to put the project away after half an hour, so I can understand you very well on this.

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  12. What a great idea for a new-start stitching frenzy! You've chosen some really lovely pieces to start and stitch on, all of a very manageable size. I look forward to seeing progress and/or completion photos soon! :)

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  13. Oh wow, you certainly know how to keep busy! I love all the beach ones and the Christmas ones are perfect too.

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