Friday, July 15, 2011

Another First For Me

The happiest business in all the world
is that of making friends,
And no investment on the street
pays larger dividends,
For life is more than stocks and bonds,
and love than rate percent,
And she who gives in friendship's name
shall reap what she has spent.
Arthur Unknown

I am doing my first SAL. I must first tell you how it came about. I had been  following Denise at Riverside Stitching. She and Mary Jane were both stitching "Dandy Dreams" and posting their progress. It was interesting to me to see how each one started in a different area and how different they looked. At first I didn't think they were really stitching the same piece.  When they both finished I missed seeing the progress. When Denise posted some new stash she had bought I saw that we had the same scissor fob kit. I had purchased mine several months earlier and for some reason never had the incentive to start it. I commented on her blog maybe we should stitch it together. She emailed back we got to talking and decided to start it last week. Let me first tell you this will most likely be the shortest SAL in history. It really is a easy piece once I got started. We each will stitch on it one day a week and post our progress.

Here is what I got done this week:

It is Shepherd's Bush "Tiny Garden"

Here is what Denise has accomplished:

I am sure by next week we will have all the stitching done and then post the finishing the following week. I have never finished with the ribbon like this one so it will be interesting to see if it works or I try something else.

It is not the size of the SAL and the length it takes that matters, what matters is because of one small comment on a blog I have a new friend. As a little girl I always wanted a pen pal. Now with blogging I feel I have pen pals from all over the world (postage free).

Always keep love in your stitches,

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Nancy said...

Cute SAL! It is nice to meet new friends!! Stitchers that blog are the best!

Stray Stitches said...

How fun! I have so much fun making new friends through blogging - that's the best part of this whole blogging thing :)

gracie said...

Everytime I see a SAL, I think, I would like to do one..but have not approached anyone. I do not do samplers and tht is what is usually being stitched. I did like the DAndy Dreams and this fob is nice too..waiting for the finish!

Lesleyanne said...

Great start on your SAL. I have done a couple and they are great.

Mouse said...

aww that is such a cute SAL and blogging is great isn't it .. "met" many new friends and loving it :)

Bekca said...

That's a really nice way of thinking of blogging, like having lots of pen pals. I'm glad you've found a new friend and a new project with this design. Best wishes.

mdgtjulie said...

Awesome. Denise is such a sweetheart too. Lovely progress for you both!

Carol said...

What a cute design you two are stitching, Teresa! Enjoy :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

SALs are a lot of fun and the commradarie is wonderful! Its a great way to make new friends.

Chocolates By Imagination said...

You do beautiful work. Sonia

Pumpkin said...

Isn't it fun doing a SAL with someone else? :o) Glad you're having fun.