I'm very excited to be participating in my first-ever SAL, which also happens to be the first time that I've stitched on linen instead of Aida. I read several recommendations to do a small project first with learning linen, so I'm making a bookmark with a few motifs from the Ackworth School Pattern Book and I am loving it already. I've cross-stitched a lot in the past, but lost my love of it a few years ago because of some projects that had me changing colors constantly. Sometimes a lot of shading and detail gets just too tedious.
Once I am done with the bookmark I will be starting on the Mary Wigham SAL, so I'll be a little behind some of you. I will be doing it on Wichelt Lambswool Linen, 32 count 2x2, but I'm only using three matching shades of blue to create a bit of a monochrome-ish effect with DMC 930, 931, & 932. Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated!