Week 4 - Soar SAL...

Welcome to the final week posting of the Soar SAL...

Judy stitched and stitched trying to get hers completed for this week, but just couldn't quite get it done. She plans on sharing her finish on our 4th of July posting. Judy has just recently taken up cross stitch after taking a 10 year sabbatical...she is really glad she picked it up again!

I like what Judy has done to her floss choices for the stream, here are her substitutions-
610 for 640
300 for 3023
3011 for 3013
3866 for 3782
ecru for 644
for the water Judy used 926, 927 and 928 for a variegated look

Pat too came up a bit short of a finish. She too would have like to have stitched more, but life got in the way. Don't you hate that when that happens??

Below is Sharon's update. She too had the very same comment as Pat...life got in the way of her stitching, too. Sharon also had to do a little frogging on one of the fish!

Last but not least is Harriet's update. Everyone had good intentions of getting their piece finished, but it just didn't quite happen according to Harriet. I like Harriet's personal touch, she added IOWA to her sampler. Harriet hails from Iowa too!

And from Teena I just received an email, no pics...she has nothing new to share. Upon completing her piece she realized she was off by one thread. somewhere.... She was making frog noises too... rippit, rippit, rippitt....augghhhh, we all feel for you Teena!

And an update from the nest...

our little fluff balls are now pretty well feathered out in their adult colored plumes. Today the first hatched (E1) actually fed himself! There was lots of nest improvements made today, as well, by both parents. Mom & Dad just keep adding taller safety gates to the edge of this already "ginormous" nest, as their young ones get bigger & bigger.

Again I'd like to thank everyone for joining in and sharing photos of their pieces...it's been a joy! For those of you still stitching or for those of you just starting...remember I will post pictures of finished samplers on the July 4th posting...a goal to set for getting your sampler finished!!

Tis cold here again. We had 99 degrees a couple of days ago and today we have 50 degrees and back to running the furnace...how's that for some extremes??

Have a good weekend,



Gabi said...

All are looking gorgeous.

Susan said...

Everyone has done a terrific job.
My broken wrist is healing, and I hope to be stitching and get a
picture in for the extra posting
in July.
Warm Regards,
Susan,Western MA

MoonBeam said...

Thank you, Brenda, for cluing us in on the eagle nest and your back yard birds. Both the learning experiences and the sharing of the associated stitching projects have been so enjoyable and a perfect way to transition through spring.


TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow ~ each and every one is gorgeous!!! Every one is my favorite! Wonderful design Brenda!

marly said...

All are real eye candy and show how many different choices there are. After the winter we had in PA, as long as it's not snowing, I'm happy. Well, not really, but close!

Becky G said...

All are lovely. I'm playing catch up on my quilting, but have all the supplies ready to begin the project... I haven't done much cross stitch & that was 20 years ago, but I do love it... and these eaglets have been my daily companions thanks to you.... My mom used to own a store that speciallized in needlepoint & cross stitch, so I'll get her to help me get started... another wonderful memory will be attached to this lovely project. Thank again.

Colleen said...

AWESOME...All are so gorgeous. Beautiful design, Brenda, & for a special 'cause.'

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Nathalie Uy said...

When you feel like quitting think about why you started. (y)