After setting all my New Year goals and swearing to myself that I was not going to sign up for any mystery SALs once again I broke my own rules.
I saw part one of the new Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's 2018 SAL - Into the Jungle and could not resist - that sloth was just too cute!
I purchased the chart and the Picture This Plus recommended fabric (Shale - I chose 28 count evenweave) from The Homemakery in the UK. I've always wanted to try Picture This Plus fabric and by buying it from a UK stockist I knew at least I wasn't going to be hit with customs charges.
I joined the SAL as part 2 was released - so the parts released up to now are block 1 - Sloth, block 2 - toucans, the frames for all the other blocks and the top and bottom border.
I am using the charted DMC colours but there was one Weeks Dye Works charted which I couldn't find in stock anywhere so I subbed out two Classic Colorworks flosses I had in stash - 95 - Bejeweled and 191 - Grasshopper.
The whole piece is 131 stitches across so I decided to make the top and bottom border more manageable I could stitch a column of each border, each month.
So up to now I have completed the two released blocks and 31 stitches across of both the top and bottom border. I have also stitched some of the borders for each block just to make sure I had the stitching right.
If you've managed to read through all that waffle you deserve to see some pictures now right!
Keep stitching and smiling