SAL Sunday – 9 – happy dance!

Happy Sunday crafty people!  It’s been another very speedy three weeks and here we are again with a SAL Sunday post.  It’s been a busy three weeks including a trip to the Download music festival (or brownload as it turned out as it was pretty wet and very muddy!). I’ve not spent very long stitching but I have got some progress to share!


Three weeks ago my tigers were looking like this….


…. Today they are all done and I’m doing a happy dance!


Now since joining this SAL I have made a good dent in my pile of projects that I had started.  The one I’ve chosen for my next project is very old and is a bit more of an undertaking!  The project is from the Cross Stitcher magazine in 1996!  The project was included in several issues of the magazine and I was annoyed to be missing one of them.  I thought this meant that I would never get it finished but amazingly I found the missing issue on ebay for a couple of pounds and I am all systems go now!  I hope to get it finished off in 2019 and then it’s only taken me 23 years!!!

So I should let you know what it is!  It’s a floral alphabet designed by Sheila Hudson and I have 6 of the letters completed….


I’ve got three letters partially done so this time I’m going to focus on the Oriental Poppy which is currently looking like this….


I think I should be able to get it finished off and maybe more!  I’ve no idea what I will do with the finished alphabet but it’s so pretty that I will enjoy the stitching and I hope that by the time I have finished the 26 letters I will have a plan for a finished item.  Please let me know if you have any thoughts!

In case you haven’t seen one of my SAL posts before I should explain.  SAL stands for Stitch Along and this one is organised by the lovely Avis.  The idea is to finish off a UFO (or Unfinished Object!) and let me tell you I have lots of those!  If you fancy joining in then contact Avis and she will give you all the information you need.

I’m looking forward to catching up with all the other blogs in this SAL group, please give them a visit too, I’ve linked them here so you can easily find them.

Avis , Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze  ,Christina, Kathy , Margaret , Cindy , Helen , Linda , Heidi , Jackie , Sunny , Hayley ,Megan , Deborah , Clare , Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn and Sharon

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


34 thoughts on “SAL Sunday – 9 – happy dance!

  1. Hurray for your lovely happy dance 🙂 Your flowers remind me of the ABC Bears that I completed a while ago except my bears were all on one piece of fabric. They’re on my blog somewhere if you’re interested. Anyway, I’d make the letters into a long string of bunting and hang it around my sewing room if they were mine.

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  2. Congrats on finishing those adorable little tigers! Doesn’t it feel great to get all of these ufo’s completed! I enjoy seeing how quickly you get through them 😀 The floral alphabet is very pretty. I was thinking some little flat folds for finishing, where you can swap them out whenever you’d like. Do you follow the Twisted Stitcher? Vonna Pfeiffer has her own finishing service, but she shares finishing tutorials on her blog. She offers me lots of inspiration and her tutorials are very easy to follow! Flat fold tutorial:

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  3. I am dancing 🙂 I never noticed the green grass under those adorable tigers feet before. They are so precious. So glad your going to be finishing up with this project too. Not sure what you could do with this to display, maybe a book of some sort with backing on each square???

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  4. Hi Jenny!How nice you tiger cubs are! Wonderful.You now have another beautiful project.I like them very much.Time ago I made small alphabets that will gradually become pincushion.Happy stitching and Good Summer!

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  5. Fancy that, you were 15 minutes away and I didn’t know. We can open the back door to listen to Download, if the wind is in the right direction. And yes it would certainly have been muddy this year.
    Congratulations on yet another happy dance and your new (ish) start looks as though it will be interesting Jenny xx

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  6. The tiger cubs are darling but I really love the floral alphabet squares! It’s going to be fun to watch these develop. And thanks for making me feel better about having fabric in my quilting stash that’s at least as old (some older!) than the patterns for the floral alphabet. 😉

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  7. This is such a cute finish. Those faces are beautiful. I do love your new project of the alphabet and flowers…two things I love. I also enjoyed your exploding card tutorial. Really neat!

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  8. Well done on the finish! they do make me smile. Your next project looks great, and I’m so glad you found your missing copy so you could complete the whole project!


  9. Congratulations on your happy dance! I love those tiger cubs — so sweet! And congrats on finding the missing issue so you can complete your floral alphabet! I love the idea of bunting or a picture book, or maybe quilting them into a table runner or some cushions?


  10. Wow, congrats on a gorgeous finish. I love those wee tigers ❤

    How brilliant that you got the missing copy of the magazine so you can finish the alphabet. It's so pretty too. I'd stitch them into a fabric framework and make a wall hanging so it was on display all the time 🙂

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  11. Your tigers are darling! Congratulations on a fabulous finish. The floral alphabet is off to a gorgeous start! I am so glad you were able to find the missing magazine.

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