Cross-stitching

Stitchonomy Halloween Stitch-Along

I was introduced to cross-stitching by my friend Alyssa from Stichonomy, who shares a studio space with me over at Handwerkstudio Leiden. She makes cross stitch kits and also sells supplies for them. I tried a couple of cross-stitch projects and ended up really liking it! It’s a convenient little craft to do on your lap while watching TV or traveling by bus.

In September Stitchonomy launched her Drawlloween Stitch-Along and being a huge Halloween fan I just HAD to join!

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Every day you would receive an email with that day’s image which were based on the Drawlloween prompt posted by @mabgraves. There were 31 different images and the frame was released early so we could get a head start.

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I chose Dove Gray Aida 14 which I purchased from Deb’s Cross stitch.

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I had never done a project this big before and it was pretty intense! I think it took me 4 days to finish the frame.

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Then it was time to stitch the different daily images. I was already a little behind on the SAL so I could do two or three a day to catch up.

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And my friend @femmelot also joined the SAL and she chose a gray linen (left). As you can see I was pretty far behind at this point!

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But in the end I finished on the 30th of October and could enjoy the SAL for the one day of Halloween, yay!

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And here it is framed and pressed! The SAL is still available over at Stichonomy’s Patreon and if you start now it will be done before Halloween πŸ˜‰

Seeing as this was my first SAL I definitely underestimated how much time every single image took. I also underestimated how much time I had during October which caused me to quickly miss stitching a couple of days in a row. Next time I take on such a big SAL I need to plan an hour or so each day just for stitching to keep up. It is definitely discouraging to start again after missing a couple of days.

Have you done any SAL’s this year?

Thanks again for reading!

~ Mardie

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