Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sara's SAL Sorpresa 3 Finale

We have finally come to the last part of this year long SAL. I put in my last stitches a few days ago, here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.

Lots of a skating ring..

A church, chair lift and a hotel...

This was the last part, a big Christmas Tree...

I enjoy stitching this winter scenery. Currently waiting for the special button that Sara had designed for this Sal. It will be placed next to that fence in the above picture. Sara is having another SAL starting next month, be sure to register if you enjoy Sara's designs.
Currently I am picking up Sara's Summer, which I put aside while doing this Sal. Will post an updated picture soon!

I also have been working on my Hal Bambu. Ticoeur is hosting this Hal on her French Forum. Here is my progress...

A closer look... I enjoy Hardanger as much as cross stitch!

Here are some smalls done in between the big projects. Some wooden key rings, these are freebies from UK cross stitch magazines.

Another small from Japanese magazine Idees 17. This was gifted to my friend to be made into a triangular scissors case. Will post a picture in my next update.

I participated in the last  HoE ornament exchange after a long break. This Round was stitcher's choice and I stitched LHN's Snowy Pines for Becky, my partner.

In return, I received a beautiful ornament from Karen. She stitched for me a Santa from PS. It is a pinkeep style ornament, I love it! Thank you Karen!

I love stitching smalls, you get so many finishes ha ha!

Will update my other projects soon..Thank you for your visits and comments, they are greatly appreciated!

Happy Stitching!



Lisa V said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish. I am only up to part 7 so I have to get a move on. Cant wait to see what Sara brings out next month.

Brigitte said...

You are a bit like me, Ellen. You love to stitch big projects, and then the small ones in between. Your finish looks so gorgeous, it's a great design. I love Sara's designs very much and have been wanting to buy one of them for quite a while, but can't decide which one. They are all so beuatiful. Now you made me curious about her new SAL. I'll have to go and see what it is.

Your Hardanger piece is really special. I love the dark border that you started around the design. Great colours. And you stitched some beautiful smalls. A busy month.

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish Ellen.
It's a lovely design and, as usual, your stitching is beautiful.
The Hardanger piece is lovely also.
Great gifts both given and received.

Carol said...

Oh, it looks fabulous, Ellen--congratulations!! What is the final size of that one? It looks huge!!

I love your small stitching, too (of course!!). It is always a pleasure to stitch and finish something within a week rather than spending months and months on a larger piece only to tire of it by the end...

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching. The SAL piece is fab and the hardanger is just gorgeous. Lovely gifts both sent and received.

Lillie said...

Congrats Ellen, a gorgeous finish.
The smalls are lovely.
Wonderful gifts too, both sent and received.

Myra said...

Beautiful finish Ellen!

Mylene said...

Your work in progress are coming along beautifully.
Lovely ornaments both sent and received!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a fun finish! I love the winter scene and will have to check out the next SAL. Not that I have room for another project, but that never stopped me! Very pretty smalls!

Sally said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish Ellen. I love it!

Beautiful stitching on your others too and beautiful gifts both sent and received.

erba said...

Ellen is lovely, congratulations! It is a beautiful finish, it sounds so fun!!!
And enjoy your Hardanger, I can't wait!!
Hugs erba

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love your Winter design, you must be sad to not be stitching it anymore after a whole year!

The hardanger is beautiful too.

JudyC said...

這回的Hal Bambu設計很特別,我喜歡這個漸層顏色,相當特別!你的十字繡總是進度快速!!!

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erba said...

I wish you all a happy fall. Thank you, Ellen!!! <3<3<3
hugs erba

Madtatter80 said...

Enjoying all of your projects and love the scissor case and winter scene too!

erba said...

Dear Ellen, thank you! Wish you Happy Weekend!
Hugs erba

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Sheryl S. said...

What a lovely winter scene and small stitched designs. Just love the hardanger work and am off to find the group.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hi there just had to leave a comment on your post. What beautiful stitching; I am in awe of the over 1 stitches. Thank you for the link to Mamen's blog. Happy Stitching!!

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