Friday 12 April 2013

Turtle Trot 2013 April Update !

It is time for Turtle Trot 2013 SAL update . Every 13th of the month we share the progress on our chosen 13 projects for this SAL . Ok , I know , today is not 13th but since I will be travelling out Friday evening, therefore, I thought of updating it upfront.

See here to know about my 13 projects . To read about and sign up for this SAL , visit BAP Attack blog .

This time I managed to work on 6 pieces ; a great progress for me!!:)

1. Nature's charm by Dimensions 



Some more progress on the bunch of leaves.

2. Floral border from the book 'Variegated floral borders', Leisure arts. 


Started and did 2 flowers. This is a colour variation (shaded colors) chart. I could not find the Anchor equivalent color variations so I chose as per my choice and availability. I let go the colors play their own magic;)

3. Humming Bird Quartet by Frankie Buckley, Leisure arts.


Started. I loved working on this colorful project very much :)

4. A floral border from the book "Embroideries and patterns from 19th Century Vienna"


Just started . I found that the chart given in the book is actually a mirror image of the picture . So my finished piece will look different :)

5.  Couple of pets from the book ‘ 100 more Lovable pets’ by Linda Gillum, Leisure arts.
I have chosen these two charts for this SAL. 
Chart 1

Chart 2
Started on Chart 2 . Completed the mommy dog . I did the quarter stitches for the first time and I just didn 't like making those . But I can very well see the effect on the finished piece . Do you see a small brown stitch in the eyes of the mommy? I have never done so much detailing earlier .

6.   ‘Drama Queen’ from the book, ‘Smirk attitudes A to Z’ by Kyla May,  Leisure arts.
I had earlier mentioned my 13th project as a secret project, but now I have added this chart to the list.


I changed the color of dress :)

Since I picked up my needlework few months back so all my projects are new! Out of 13, four are still in the queue for the first stitch. I guess I am doing well and hope will start the remaining four charts too by next month.

I am ready with my needles and threads for next month but before that I will complete some of my crochet projects too :) I am happy that both Crochet and Cross Stitch work patiently with me without any clashes!  I will be back on Sunday to catch up with your stitching :)

Have a happy weekend !


  1. all are beautiful.. i've long time no sew cross-stitch. thread here is very expensive ..

  2. wow!!!
    you are a busy sewing bee!!!!
    xxx Ale

  3. So many beautiful projects! :) Looking for to follow your progress :D

  4. Hello

    Just found your blog through Heather's.

    You have a lot of beautiful stitching and I will enjoy seeing them all grow.
    Happy weekend.

  5. Ciao
    Un premio ti aspetta nel mio blog. :-)
    Ti auguro un buon weekend
    Bye, bye Elli

  6. oh Jeepers..I am so envious that you are able to have so many things going at once..I cannot do know why if you have been following my blog. They all looks so lovely and so nicely done. Good for you. Looking forward to seeing all of them finished. Blessings

  7. Lovely! I am still struggling to work on my Kitty Litter cross stitch, I need you to give me some of your enthusiasm :) Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Oh my goodness, your work is beautiful. Looking forward to browsing here. Have a nice weekend.

  9. Hi Preeti, wow you do needlepoint. That is wonderful. I could never do that. God bless you for doing this. THey look wonderful. I will continue to look around her and most certainly will follow you too. Thanks for stopping by and following me:)

  10. Great updates on your projects! I have that pet pattern book too. :)

  11. Hi, really nice cross-stitch projects. I was thinking about joining a SAL or CAL too, but I'm afraid I'll fall behind. With little kids it's hard to stay on track with all my craft projects.

  12. You have stitched so much this month! Everything looks wonderful. The details in the dog's face look so realistic. I love the bright Variegated Flowers and Hummingbird Quartet.

  13. Wow! What a lot of lovely projects! I love the happy flowers most, but they are all pretty!

    I also like to cross-stitch but have not done it in some time. I will have to pick it up again a soon as my crochet phases wanes. :-) You make me want to start again.

  14. Lovely projects, Preeti! The Drama Queen looks cute! Curious to see all of them. :)


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