I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

2019 SALs

Hallowe'en Ornie Blog SAL 2019
Post due by the end of the month
I have chosen to stitch the following design for 2019:

Jardin Prive "Quaker a Halloween"

January - Haunted House
February - Addams Family / spooky characters
March - Lantern, Jack O’
April - Loot
May - October
June - Witch
July - Eek / anything scary
August - Eyeballs / body part / skeletons
September - Night
October - Bat
November - Orange and Black
December - Owls

Christmas Ornie Blog SAL 2019
Post due by the end of the month
I have chosen to stitch the following design for 2019:

12 Days of Christmas - Maria Diaz

Stitching Smalls SAL 2019
Hosted by TBC (#smallsal2019)

Check-in dates:

WIPocalypse SAL 2018
Hosted by Melissa on Measi’s Musings

Check-in dates:
Posting dates and Topics for 2019:

6 January: Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!
27 January: What SAL’s are you participating in this year?
24 February: What do you listen to while stitching?
31 March: What newer designers and product creators (fabric or floss dyeing, etc) out there have you discovered and recommend?
28 April: Talk to us about your longest-running WIP or UFO.
26 May: Where do you love to shop for stash?
30 June: Half-year recap:  How are you doing with your goals so far this year?
28 July: How do you get yourself out of a stitching drought?
25 August: What do you have on your stitching bucket list?  (for example, specific projects, designers, fibres, etc)
29 September: What finishing style have you never tried but would love to do?
29 October: Do you prefer to stitch on a rotation or one project at a time?
24 November: What new stitches or techniques did you learn this year?
29 December: Recap your accomplishments for the year! (Your finishes, your final before/after photos, etc)

The WIPocalypse SAL now has a Facebook group

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2019
Hosted by Serendipitous Jo - post due 15th of each month

Friday Frolics Blog & Facebook Group
Friday night stitching / Saturday posting

Friday Off The Grid (FB)

Stitch selected designs from 2018 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Issue (1 per month)

January: Rovaris - Joy (page 19)
February: Glendon Place - City Sidewalks (page 56)
March: Blue Ribbon Designs - 2 Stags and a Star (page 27) / Blue Ribbon Designs - Caroling Cardinals (page 29)
April: Keslyns - Santa's Hat & Boots (page 90)
May: Knotted Tree NeedleArt - To All a Good Night (page 16)
June: Pickle Barrel Designs - Special Delivery (page 35)
July: Rosewood Manor - The Heart of Christmas (page 66)
August: Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Christmas Morning Goodies (page 88)
September: My Big Toe Designs - Bless the Lord (page 78)
October: Snoflake Stitchery - Fair Isle Ornament (page 52)
November: Dragon Dreams - Now What? (page 97)
December: JBW Designs - Noel 2018 (page 22)

Other Facebook Group SAL's
During the year I will also be taking part in various Facebook SAL's (Stitch Maynia; Cross Stitch Finish Line; Little House & Country Cottage Stitching Group; Cross Stitch it's Fun; Soulful Stitchers; School of Magical Stitching Group; Sampler World; Long Dog Samplers; Stitch From Stash) which I will try and remember to post about as they occur.

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