For the stitch alongs . . it looks like we have one scheduled to start on either Christmas Day or New Year’s Day (Three Things Sampler); then Smith Sampler will start on February 1 and then And A Forest Grew on March 1. There may be others throughout the year.
There’s not a huge number participating but most of us will probably stitch on these throughout the year.
Any suggestions on how to handle it so those of us who are stitching can share progress/questions/tips along the way?
There’s Instragram. I’m not great with using Instagram but I could learn to do better if the majority wants that.
There’s Facebook. I could start a group there but I’m not a fan of FB but again, I’ll go along with what the majority wants.
Or, we could keep it all on the blog. I don’t really like link boxes. It’s something else I have to pay to use and those links don’t last forever. If you want to share your progress, you could send me a picture and I could post it on the blog or you could post a link in comments if you have photos hosted where others could see them. Any comments with links will be held for my approval because you can imagine things that scammers and sales people try to slip in through links.
A SAL is more fun if we’re all communicating. I’m open for discussions/suggestions.
For blog readers who are not (yet) cross stitchers, would you be opposed to a once a week post that was sharing progress from those who are stitching along?
Thanks for any thoughts you may have and share on this idea.
Facebook works great for SAL
… I am not on facebook or instagram, but I would appreciate a weekly update with links or pictures. If someone is posting on a blog/website, can’t they link to their site and we would just have to click on their highlighted name? If everyone used the same tag, then it would be easy to search for the related posts. You could also put a link on your sidebar for the SAL people.
They can but any comment with a link has to be approved. I mentioned that in the post because those who don’t understand that get frustrated when their comments don’t appear if I’m not near the computer for a while.
I prefer the blog because I have a great dislike for FB and don’t use IG much.
Barbara Yarnell says
I probably wouldn’t have enough progress myself to show more than once or twice a month, but I’d rather do it here on your blog. I do have both Facebook and Instagram though, and I’ll go along with whatever y’all decide.
Cindy F says
Whatever is easiest for you! I’m good with anything folks are wanting to do. I use Facebook and have Instagram but I rarely use that. I’m thinking having them all on one place would be great. If that means sending you a photo and you do a weekly/monthly post on progress that works for me. My progress will likely be slow if I get to working on other things too and that is highly likely! lol
You know that no matter how slow you may be, you’ll have it fully finished and on the wall before I get mine halfway done. 🙂
I’m leaning towards doing it on the blog and then in the sidebar, posting a link to the post each week.
I like using your blog. I really enjoy seeing what others are doing. Thanks for asking! Hugs,
Donna in KS says
Even I would enjoy it being on your blog. I won’t be doing any of the samplers, but I have a couple other things I could work on. For instance, “There is always something to be thankful for”.
Pat Anderson says
I think the blog makes the most sense. I wish I had a dollar for every time my son told me DON’T CLICK ON LINKS! If everything is on your blog, no problem. (I do click on links, but kind of cringe cuz I can hear him in my head!)
I know what you mean. I try to be careful.
Is this SAL a specific cross stitch or can it be what we pick for the SAL
Some are specific – the three I’ve mentioned so far are specific. I’m going to post about other ideas I have and those won’t be specific.