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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

New Free Mystery SAL For my blog readers :) starts today!!!

Welcome to our Fall SAL.I think everyone enjoyed the summer one so much that I said I would have one for Halloween but that changed to Fall. I do hope you enjoy this one.
  • The stitch count is 84 x 56. If you do this on 28ct linen or 14ct Aida it will be a 6 x 4 and this would fit great in a 7x5 frame. This design is wider than taller.
  •  I would choose a grey color fabric for an autumn sky and you want to make sure the clouds will show up,  they are Ecru. 
  • Also do all of the stitching first for all of the 4 sections that you will be downloading. You will save the long stitches for the tree branches, fence, sheep, and pumpkin stems for last, This way you can tape all of your charts together and that will make it so much easier for you to do that all at once, :) 
  • I also suggest that maybe for the pumpkins you could do a Rhodes stitch or maybe you could still cross stitch the area but after you could make long straight stitches over them to give more dimension to your pumpkins. 
  • I also suggested Weeks Dye Works #2234 "Autumn Leaves" for the leaves in the tree and the pumpkins but if you have another over-dyed floss or fall color that you would like please substitute it. 
  • In the part of the lawn that I used DMC 830 on you will notice that I have small squares with DMC 829. I did this because you know how much I love dimension and the Rhodes stitch is one of my favorite along with french knots. So maybe you could use a Rhodes stitch or if you do not like any other stitches but cross stitch then feel free to use cross stitches in these areas. 
  • Here is a floss list for you: DMC: Ecru, 160, 502, 613, 742, 829, 830, 832, 834, 3371,  Weeks Dye Works #2234 Autumn Leaves
  • The charts will be on-line every Wednesday for 4 weeks starting today.
I will be adding all of your pics that you send to me of your progress on our SAL page, please be patient if I do not get to them right away, I am going to be doing some teaching during this time so I am a bit busy. But I am doing this because I enjoy hearing from all of you and I appreciate you. This is not a SAL that you have to sign up for it is free to everyone. But if you are stitching along with us it would be great if you did  reply to this post and tell me so that I have an idea of how many people are with us.
Thank you for joining this SAL. I hope you enjoy it and you can send me pics to stitchbythebay at g mail dot com ,
donna
Click on the word SAL to be directed to the chart in PDF form and print from home, 

31 comments:

  1. Thanks Donna! I'm going to be doing this :-)

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  2. Donna, thank you for this wonderful SAL. I love Fall and this will be perfect.

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  3. Thanks Donna, if I have the right color fabric I'm starting this tonight. Do you have a DMC# to sugggest for the WDW 2234 ?

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  4. Thanks Donna! I have yet to stitch the last one. It is kitted up.. I want to so bad learn to make that Owl and Tree at Camp Wool! I sure wish I lived closer!! lol

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  5. Thanks so much, Donna! I would love to do this SAL too!

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  6. How exciting! Ive always wanted to do a Mystery SAL. I may be a little slow though because my LNS doesnt carry greay Aida or Weeks Dye Work threads *sigh* so I'll have to order online

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  7. Thank you so much Donna - I'm personally glad that it's a Fall SAL, I'm not a Halloween kinda gal!

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  8. Ooo - this looks amazing - thank you!

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  9. Thank you,I fly to stitch!!

    Raffaella

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  10. WooHoo!!! Thank you Donna. Oh I am IN. Can't wait to see how this Mystery unveils itself. Fall? Perfect.
    love Annette

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  11. Can't wait to start - thanks for another great SAL. I really enjoyed the first one

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  12. Yay, I am excited to find you doing a sal again. I missed the last one. I am going to get all my stuff together tonight to start this one. Because it is designed by you, I know it has got to be good. Love your designs.Thanks for doing this,Kimberly Martinez

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  13. Donna, thanks for this SAL.

    I#LL have a try doing it.

    The beginning is very nice

    Love
    Judith

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  14. Yea! Glad it is fall, not Halloween. I can better display it year around if it's fall. Will do this one on perforated paper too! Will start tomorrow! Thanks!

    Donna

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  15. It would work fine on paper. There are no 1/2 stitches. And I believe any orange or brownish orange DMC floss would look great for the leaves. Maybe DMC 721 or 722. I found a conversion chart on-line and it had these numbers. hope this helps
    donna

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  16. Donna,
    I'm so excited to start this SAL. I so enjoyed your last one. I have completed it and it turned out beautiful. Now just have to figure out how to send you a picture.
    Thank you so much for this stitching enjoyment.

    Susan

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  17. Awesome! Just what I need to spur my stitching mojo.

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  18. Fantastic - I am all ready to sign up and join in - Let the fun begin!

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  19. Donna -

    Thanks! I've printed mine and am heading to my stitching room to pick out fabric and floss.

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  20. This will be my first SAL so excited, my LNS don't sell WDW either can anyone suggest a color?

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  21. I enjoyed so much stitching the last SAL so I will stitch this too.
    To mmccorbin - I will try a DMC color variation, I´m at work so I can´t check, but thin it is 4126.

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  22. Donna, I've never done an SAL but have admired your designs for a long time and will be participating in this one. Thank you so much for sharing your art!

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  23. I would like to participate.

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  24. Thanks so much for the SAL pattern! I am joining in and just pulled my threads and fabric - ready to start!! :)

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  25. Just printed off the first part, can't wait to get started!

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  26. Yes, I am doing this. I did my first part just today. I am e-mailing a picture right now! Thanks so much!

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  27. Hi, Donna,
    I will follow it. I will show Fotos on my blog when I finished it.

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  28. I just found this and I'm going to start it just as soon as I get the supplies! Thank you!

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  29. I am not able to participate in the SAL at this point in time but I will definitely save this for another time. It looks like such a fund design and one for my favourite season too!

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  30. Thanks for the SAL, saving me from putting my sampler threads away.

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  31. Am i able to obtain the Stitch an Inch Winter 2011.
    I am nw to your site this year.

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