It's being working differently this year, so here's the scoop.
The SAL challenge for 2009 which will be a freebie QS 1 Year Challenge...
The challenge being CAN YOU STITCH ONE of four QS charts in a year?
Each person selects ONE of 4 special QS charts. All four charts are approx the same size. (These charts were not released for sale - there are only for participants in THIS SAL.) We sent email to the mod with our chart choice, at which time she sent back the details so we could kit the selected chart. On the second weekend in January we received the first page of our selected chart.
Every second weekend on alternative months until the end of the year.. we get a new page. i.e. January, March, May, July, September, November
We will have a monthly freebie QS Challenge SAL which will run over four days .. Friday to Monday.
We can stitch the chart any time we want, not just over those four days.. and we don't need to post regular WIPs if we don't want.
BUT... if we DO post at least 4 WIP pics we will receive the remaining freebie charts at the end of the year as a reward for participating in the SAL... they will not be available at any other time they are exclusive to the SAL... so that is four QS charts for free if we post WIPs.
IF we finish our chosen chart within the year including posting a final picture we will go into a drawing for five charts of our choice, courtesy of HAED.
So..... HOW COOL IS THAT??!!!
My choice was Dark Cherry - artwork by Ching-Chou Kuik.
We've just completed the first weekend of the SAL. Here's my progress. Stitched on a Silkweaver Solo, 28 ct. Opalescent Lugana, full X, 1 over 1. A little more than 700 stitches so far.