12 SALs Happening in 2017

stitchrovia sal Stitchrovia’s Charity SAL for UK based charity Mind. All profits from the pattern will go to directly to the charity to help those who suffer with mental health issues, as well as their families. You’ll find the first of nine installments at https://www.etsy.com/listing/505309597/charity-sal-for-mind-release-1-of-9

rainbowsalConnie Gee Designs 2017 Rainbow SAL. Year long sampler with a free monthly chart release. You’ll find all of the information and downloads at http://www.conniegeedesigns.com/2017-sal.html. Make sure to join Connie’s Facebook group to follow along with others and to share your own stitching progress. It’s been fun to see everyone’s floss and fabric choices so far!

linen and threads mystery band sampler salMystery Band Sampler from Linen and Threads. A year long band sampler mystery with free monthly chart release. This is a big one at 205w x 467h final stich count. You’ll find all the downloads and information for this one at http://linenandthreads.com/mystery-sampler-stitch-a-long

birthstone dragons sal Birthstone Dragon SAL from Ingleside Imaginarium. You know me, I love stitching dragons, so of course this one caught my attention. Another monthly release program. When you subscribe to the SAL ($18 on Etsy) you’ll receive the border and the January dragon. Then on the first each month you’ll receive an update with the newest dragon added. You’ll find the information at https://www.etsy.com/listing/498195209/birthstone-dragon-mystery-stitch-a-long

lakeside fantasy salLakeside Needlecraft Fantasy SAL. A beautiful border and your favorite fantasy creatures in this mystery stitch-a-long. The overall project size is 183 x 234 stitc count. There are options for ordering just the pattern or full kits if you prefer, and there’s a Facebook group for participants to share progress and stitching photos. You’ll find the pattern details and ordering information at http://www.lakesideneedlecraft.co.uk/fantasy-sal-153-c.asp

happily ever after salHappily Ever After SAL at Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. A year of happily ever afters sounds pretty darn good to me. The fee for the pattern is $18.95 and you’ll receive each new segment automatically, scenes from 12 favorite stories in classical literature and poetry. (timeless classics like, Heidi, The Owl and the Pussycat, Pride & Prejudice and more) You’ll find all of the details at https://www.thefrostedpumpkinstitchery.com/collections/clubs/products/happily-ever-after-pdf-cross-stitch-pattern

mystery town sal ships manorMystery Town SAL at Ship’s Manor. This one starts at the end of January and the pattern is $10. Stitch count will be approximately 100 x 200. Erik is also custom dying fabric and threads for the project, which will be available through the Ship’s Manor website if you’d like to get them. You’ll find all the ordering and pattern details at http://www.shipsmanor.com/mystery-town-sal-2017/

beautiful sea quaker sal ships manorBeautiful Sea Quaker SAL at Ship’s Manor. This one started in 2016 and is still going on, so there’s still time to join. Erik does some lovely and creative quaker style designs and this is shaping up to be true to it’s name, beautiful. ($6 for pattern and $15 if you want to order the hand dyed thread pack) You’ll find the pattern order information at http://www.shipsmanor.com/beautiful-sea-quaker-sal/

freedom sal tempting tanglesFreedom SAL at Tempting Tangles. This one actually started at the end of 2016, but is happening mostly in 2017 with chart releases for the 16 parts happening every two weeks through June, so there’s plenty of time to join in and participate in the stitch-a-long. The fee for this one is $5 and you can pick it up on Etsy or find all of the information on the Tempting Tangles website at http://www.temptingtangles.com/2016/12/mystery-sal-freedom-stitch-along-sneak.html

fabulous women of history salFabulous Women in History SAL at Cloudsfactory. This is a big one, featuring 24 fabulous women who have changed the world throughout history. The overall project stitch count is 316 x 191. The pattern only option is $19.99 and there are kit options available for purchase as well. You’ll find all of the information on the project at https://cloudsfactory.net/featured/fabulous-women-in-history-yearly-subscription-kit.html

ongoing ornament stitch a longThe 2017 Christmas Ornie SAL. This is one of those ongoing forever things, and I’m glad to see it still going strong after several years. This is a stitch-a-long for folks who want to stitch holiday ornaments throughout the year. There’s a theme each month and you can stitch any ornament, share your progress with the group and encourage others on their ornament stitching projects. You can even sign up to post your ornaments on the blog. You’ll find all of the information on themes and signing up at http://christmasorniesal2015.blogspot.com/

monogramsalMonogram Sampler Quaker Fantasies by AuryTM. This is being released as one part per month the first week of every month. The size is 205 x 261 overall. The fee for this one is $10.
This seems to be taking place mostly on Facebook, with a separate Facebook group created just for the stitch-a-long. You’ll find the ordering details in this Facebook post [here]

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This isn’t by any means an exhaustive list of all the stitch-a-longs and groups that are out there in the cross stitching world, but it’s a good starting point if you’re looking for an SAL to participate in. If you know of one that I haven’t mentioned, please do leave a comment below and point us in the right direction to join 🙂

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

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  1. Deborah Sharp says:

    Great list- most of them I’m in already LOL!
    You did miss the new Lakeside SAL – Under the Sea…

  2. Susanne Singh says:

    KLT hearts SAL is also missing and lovely

  3. Evelyn Krache Morris says:

    Martina Rosenberg (Chatelaine) is doing one – so far it looks spectacular!

  4. There is also an ongoing forever Halloween Ornie SAL. http://halloweenorniesal.blogspot.com/

  5. Thanks for the list! I think I may join the Ornament A Month SAL!

  6. 8 out of the 12!

  7. Lakeside Insects Sal.

  8. Thanks for the list!

  9. Also, the Happiness is Homemade (afternoon tea) SAL from Caterpillar Cross Stitch! http://caterpillarcrossstitch.com/

  10. Frosted Pumpkin also has a couple SAL’s.
    And Stitching Lotus does a Smalls SAL (where it doesn’t matter which small piece you chose to do, as long as you’ve done something).

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