Saturday Stitches: End of Week 3 of HSAL and MSAL Update

HSAL is what I’m calling this Halloween themed Stitch-A-Long from Stitchonomy I’m currently doing. The MSAL is the Mystery Stitch-A-Long from Linens and Threads I’m also doing. Anita from My (mis)adventures with yarn is doing these two projects with me, and I encourage you to check out what she’s done on them!

The HSAL is a daily pattern release project, and I’ve just completed Week 3. I believe there are 10 blocks left to fill in after yesterday’s block. Today’s block hasn’t been released yet. Below is the picture of my progress thus far:

End of Week 3 progress

This week, we had :

  1. The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus, a movie and originally a story the producer told his children before bed.
  2. A ghost ship for The Flying Dutchman, a legend from the Netherlands.
  3. A man being bricked up in a wall for Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado.
  4. Cthulhu from The Call of Cthulhu written by H.P. Lovecraft.
  5. A clock for Poe’s A Telltale Heart.
  6. Slenderman from the urban myth created from a story from SomethingAwful.com
  7. A man looking at a painting for The Picture of Dorian Gray written by Oscar Wilde.

If I missed one, let me know, but I think I got all of them done. 🙂 I’ll be adding eyes and details once the project is done. I’ll be changing the eyes in the painting to red because it’s supposed to be showing Dorian’s evil nature.

On to the MSAL, this fun project hosted by Linens and Things is a monthly block pattern, and I’m having lots of fun with it. I’ll be showing you the block for September. October just came out, and I haven’t worked on it yet. Anita’s version of this is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring so, once again, I encourage you to check out her posts about it!

September’s Block

This one came out very well, and I’m excited to get to work on the next block – it’s nearly done, and I’ve enjoyed every month so far! I’ll be framing this one with great pride and will definitely being doing next year’s as well!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

3 thoughts on “Saturday Stitches: End of Week 3 of HSAL and MSAL Update

  1. Thank you for your link-ups to my project!

    Love all the little ideas you come up with for the Halloween MSAL, like Dorian’s eyes, and French knots, and glow in the dark thread (even if you’re in two minds about the latter.) I could never muster enough patience for back-stitching at the end of a project, so I’m trying to do that with each section as much as I can, especially since I don’t have any plans for coloring the background either. I’m really looking forward to your finished project.

    Your Linen & Threads section is cheerful as ever! It’ll be lovely to see the completed project framed.

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      1. A wall hanging really fits the project! 🙂 I’d use a dark color if I’d wanted to retain focus on the main sections. It’s hard for me to determine a color since the project itself is quite colorful. (That’s why I’m pushing the border decision on my project until the end – less time to second guess. 😉 ) Hope you find a good match for yours.

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