The Elephant returns – back to the SAL!

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It has been a while, a long while in fact, since the elephant last made an appearance. But, now I’m basically settled back in Australia, I thought it was time to join back in the SAL, and actually try and get him finished!

Unfortunately, all that has happened is I have located her, and given some thought on how to finish it. I’ve got a few ‘secret stitching’ projects at the moment which are taking up my time. Hopefully I will get them finished quickly now and I can move onto finishing this guy!

The last time we spoke about the elephant, I was pondering how to finishing her. You were all very helpful, and I’ve decided to opt for couching around the outside. This will also give me the ability to give him a slightly tufty tail, as I can leave some threads on the front.

So unfortunately not a great update for my return to the SAL! Fingers crossed for next time.  I’m hoping it will be ready for my nieces birthday later this month, so an added incentive to get moving with it!

Join the others!

Do make sure you head over and see what everyone else has been up to! There is always so much to see, and is a great and lovely time catching up with everyone. If you would like to join, please get in touch with Avis, and she will give you all the details.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, LindaMary Margaret, Timothy, HeidiJackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan

See you in three weeks for the next SAL update.

26 Comments

  1. Margaret Creek

    Great to see you back with the SAL, been wondering how your elephant was doing 🙂

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    • Catherine

      Thanks Margaret- hopefully some progress next time!

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  2. Carole

    Welcome back. Good to hear that you’re settled now.

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    • Catherine

      Thanks Carole – I’ve got a few things that need a push so I’m glad to be back!

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  3. Mary Margaret Ripley

    So great to see you back Catherine. I am looking forward to seeing your progress next time 🙂

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    • Catherine

      Thank you! Fingers crossed for lots to show 😊

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  4. Kathy Reeves

    Welcome back Catherine, looking forward to the finished elephant now that you’ve decided your next step. 😊

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    • Catherine

      Yes, now just to get on with it, as my interest has waned on this project!

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  5. Avis

    Welcome back Catherine! Your niece is going to be so pleased with this piece. I’ve liked it from the start.

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    • Catherine

      I hope she likes it! It will be a different present for her anyway!

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  6. Rachel

    You have so many gorgeous stitches in there. I’m sure you’ll enjoy finishing this one!

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    • Catherine

      I hope so Rachel! My interest has been led elsewhere at the moment, but hopefully now I have a plan I can just get on with it!

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  7. Claire

    sometimes the pondering is even more productive than the actual stitching.
    Good to see you back!

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    • Catherine

      Yes, I think you are right Claire! So often with this piece I spend just as much time wondering what to do as I do stitching it, so a plan might help the speed pick up!

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  8. Anne Lawson

    Your elephant is lovely and you will get to it when you have the time. We can’t do everything, as much as we would like to! Having a plan to take you forward is a great idea.

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    • Catherine

      Thanks for such encouraging words Anne! A plan definitely helps 😊

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  9. Christina

    Welcome back Catherine! Look forward to your updates on this beautiful piece.

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  10. Tony

    Very nice! My favorite animal is the elephant and I collect elephant things. I’d love to working on something like this.

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    • Catherine

      I love elephants too! Such incredible animals. This is a real sampler, but it’s been fun to work!

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  11. Gun Adrian

    Welcome back! I love your elephant with all those different stitches!!!!

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  12. Kate Chiconi

    Welcome back – and welcome back! How is it to be back in Australia? I hope to see the elephant finished next time, whether it’s a him or a her 🙂

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    • Catherine

      It’s good to be back, though a bigger cultural adjustment than expected! I’m hoping for a finished elephant too. ☺️

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  13. Sunny

    Welcome back! Your work is always so stunning, I’m excited to have you back in the S-A-L to see what you’re up to!

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    • Catherine

      Thanks so much Sunny! It’s good to be back in the group and get some of these languishing projects back moving again!

      Reply

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