I'm developing a slight obsession with SALs in part works. Since I made a resolution not to start any large projects which weren't on my 11 in '11 list I've had to find different excuses. A SAL in parts is clearly not a large project, it is a number of smalls all added together. There is no rule about smalls in my resolutions therefore I can start as many SALs in parts as I want!
So, as well as the Castles in the Air, which requires ALOT of thought and decision-making I have started on this one - Periphaeria It is a lovely Scandinavian themed sampler by a Finnish designer. They are upto part 6 already and just over half way through. Luckily I prefer to start stitching in the middle of a project so it suits me fine. I have decided to go for a purple theme. I got a lovely piece of Purpleberry Spludge from Sparklies website. To keep costs and size down I decided to stitch it over 1 (I love the delicate look of over 1 and it's not really alot of bother unless there are large, dense areas of stitching (eg C is for Coven!))
The colours I've chosen are 333 purple and 973 yellow. The purple was easy but I couldn't decide on an accent colour at all, pink, turquoise, lime green or silver all went through my mind. In the end I asked the large boy and he decided on the yellow. So yellow it is. Aren't children useful?
My first ever RR piece arrived, it's a gorgeous Teresa Wentzler Band Sampler, it's been round the world once and is off on a new adventure. I can't wait to get stitching on it, it's a little daunting as I've never stitched for other stitchers before (except my Mum!) so I want to make it extra lovely and carefully stitched. I think I have decided which band I want to stitch, Sophia has kindly included loads of samples of TW bands to choose from.
As usual there are lots of giveaways going on this week. Unfortunately I haven't made a note of any of them to specifically mention them here. Look down my bloglist and see who mentions Giveaways in their titles!! Also GoS has a huge kit sale going on.
There aren't enough photos is this post, so here are the previous 3 teachers' samplers: