Our current SAL is
Garden of Stitches by Samplers Not Forgotten, Kimberly Nugent
This is a year long SAL. Participation is completely optional.
Kits were mailed to each stitcher in February. Kimberly was with us during a Zoom meeting to go over the chart and instructions and we were off! A year long schedule for completion of each band was created. (see below) Look at the gorgeous fibers that were in our kits.
Stitching schedule for Garden of Stitches
--start in upper left corner vertically and horizontally on the border
--start band 27 - vertical row of flower in the upper left corner but do not do the Colonial Knots at this time
--continue to work on band 27 and the border each month as time permits
--Band 24 - put in the cross stitches only; wait to do the satin stitches
--First row of alphabet
--Second row of alphabet
--Third row of alphabet
--Fourth row of alphabet
--Pot of flowers
--Band 24 - satin stitches
--Band 27 - Colonial Knots on floral band
--Continue top, sides and then bottom border
--Catch-up and framing time
--Showcase your finish
Prior Stitch-a-longs (SALs)
Current Stitch A Long
The Amethyst Band Sampler from iStitch
January 2019 - September 2019
iStitch is a Facebook group that offers one a week charts for completing the band sampler. The cost is $27 and the patterns is delivered weekly by download. The SAL runs for 27 weeks. Member Caryl C. will chart something to help personalize this sampler for DVHSG.
They offer a choice of banding through a shop in Europe or try Sassy Jack's in North Carolina - they have banding precut for this sampler. Your sampler does not have to be completed on the lavender banding nor does it have to be stitched in solid purple floss. It is always fun to see the variations from the many stitchers.
February 2016 to January 2017
Our "project" for 2016 is to list up for five pieces that are less than 50% completed and to complete each before January 2017. One chance for each that is finished will be entered into a drawing in January. In June of 2016, stitchers will have a one time chance to change out one of the stitcher's selections for a different challenge piece. Time to clean up those UFO's.
Girls of the Guild
Sharon Verbos of The Purple Thread
February 2015 to January 2016
February 2015 Rows 1 - 2
March 2015 Rows 3 - 4
April 2015 Row 5
May 2015 Rows 6 - 7 - 8
June 2015 Row 9
July 2015 Row 10 - 11
August 2015 Rows 12 - 13
September 2015 Rows 14 - 15
October 2015 Rows 16 - 17
November 2015 Rows 18 - 19
December 2015 Rows 20
January 2016 Completed!
February 2015 launched the Girls of the Guild sampler stitch-a-long. Karen K. was nice enough to group order the pattern and fabric for any interested and provided it at the meeting. At last count there are 29 participating.
Stacy S. provided a schedule of the rows to be completed each month. Linen and floss can be as charted or you are welcomed to select your own favorites. See the schedule and pattern corrections below.
This is such a pretty sampler with an even nicer verse that Sharon shared about the inspiration for her design.
February 2013 - June 2014
This SAL was WINTER WHITE SAMPLER by Eileen Bennet. The design can be found on page 49 of the Jan/Feb 2013 Just Cross Stitch magazine. Karen K. had the supplies at the March 2013 Meeting packaged up for those who had pre-ordered. Cost for supplies was $17.85 and included the Just Cross Stitch magazine, the 35-count linen and the Special Dentellle #80. Three other DMC flosses were needed and were selected by the individual stitcher. Some choose to use three shades of other than the beige and cream tones.