Thursday, January 15, 2015

Glendon Place SAL - I

Hi everyone, two posts in one week! Pretty good for me!

This is going to be my first post of the Glendon Place SAL that I am hosting along with Neil. You have until tonight at midnight (or until whenever tomorrow I remember to take it down) to sign up here and you'll be able to get caught up on all the rules. There are current 9 links up, 7 blogs, one Instagram (#gpsal) and the cross stitch forum has 6 members participating. It's not limited to people with blogs only. I am quite active on both Instagram (@xstitchhaven) and the cross stitch forum so I thought I would open it up to everyone! The same rules about posting progress still apply.

I will be working on Plum Pudding. This is not the first Glendon Place Amazing Dessert that I've started, if you've been following me for a bit you'll know I started with Tiramisu in 2014. I have not finished it yet (clicky for last update photo), but because there was interest in starting a stitch a-long I took the plunge and started another one! I have already decided on a third too (but I"m going to change the colors to shades of teal instead of what is charted).

Here's a picture of my supplies that I bought myself for Christmas:

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I am stitching this on 28 count Antique White Lugana. I choose to do it on white instead of a hand dyed fabric like the Tiramisu project of mine because every single picture I've seen of this completed it has looked washed out and I really wanted the purple colors to stand out.

I decided to start January 1 and here's my progress so far:

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I've already had to frog (rip out stitches) which is very sad. I try really hard not to have to do it with silks, but sometimes it's unavoidable. It was over a block of color that had a page change and I didn't follow through correctly, I thought it was a bit lower than it was. At least I noticed before I moved on to other blocks I suppose! Be careful with page changes everyone! ;)

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There are only 4 required posts throughout 2015 for this SAL, but I am 100% sure I will be posting regular updates throughout the year. I am easily distracted so even right now I have 3 projects in Q-Snaps. Since there are 6 total pages to the pattern, my goal is one page every other month. I think that'll be sufficient for my "easily distracted self" to keep on task and not totally put it away in favor of another project, as happened to Tiramisu.

Once you've updated your blog, post a link in the comments below so everyone can go find yours!


  1. I have just posted my first update :D


  3. Thanks for the heads up about the page changes. Pretty painful to frog silks! I have a picture up on my blog of what I'm stitching for this SAL. I did the two birds with one stone thing so just scroll down! Here's the link

  4. Your warning comes tooooooooo late. I also had to frog at a page change. Of course, I also had to frog because I can't count, and then again because the silk got horrifically dirty in some utterly unknown fashion. I don't think I care for white silk.