Are you involved in any SALs (Stitch Alongs)? I am! I am currently working on three different projects with stitching buddies all over the country. I thought that I would share them with you today.
Here is a progress picture of Bent Creek's Snapperville:
Here is another SAL - DT's Sampler of Stitches. The progress photo is a bit out of date, we have since added on one additional part.
This is a great SAL piece, since it is huge and get a bit overwhelming at times - support group and cheer leading troupe are recommended tools. I am stitching this with my friends NJ-Babe and Having-a-Ball. NJ-Babe also invited a couple of her friends which is really neat - a great way to make new friends! We are 2/3rds done and we may even finish up this year. Both Having-a-Ball and I discovered that we did not line up part 4 with part 1 properly. Both of us realized this when we started working on part 6... No, we are not going back to correct our errors! I have slowly learned to be less OCD about needlework than I used to be. A lot this more relaxed attitude is thanks to NJ-Babe who always says "can you see it from an airplane?". You can't so I'm all right. I have also decided that I stitch for fun. Stitching is my hobby and I do it to relax, not to add some extra bonus stress in my spare time....
Here is the final SAL and this one is a really big one too; She Maketh Fine Linen designed by Rae Iverson of Moss Creek Designs.
House of Stitches in Indiana. Practical? Life saving? Dangerous? You bet!!!), and myself.
I think that we are about half-way done on this one. I am the one slacking here; we have had a part due for a long time now. Guess I need to pick up the binder and get started on it today!
Tell me about your SAL experiences. If you don't have any, try it - I am sure that you'll like it! It is "safer" and more relaxing than Round Robins or exchanges. No worries about items disappearing in the mail and if you need to take a break it's all right. Just tell the rest of the group to go on without you for a bit. You can always catch up down the road. Works great!
I enjoyed the exchanges too, but you are not on your own time anymore. I think that I did three or four rounds of the cross-stitch ornament round robin a few years back. It was fun, but could get pretty stressful at times. (I have yet to finish up all those ornaments, but that is another story....)