Friday, 1 January 2021

Temperature SAL 2021 - January

Welcome to the first of 13 posts for the Temperature SAL!  This first post will be the place to start the SAL properly after you have read the information post that has fabric sizes, floss etc in it. Now you get the pattern and other information required to get going!
This is a picture (click to enlarge) of the large border pattern — it's the one with the months listed as well as just the daily patterns.
This is a picture (click to enlarge) of the small border pattern, with just the daily patterns and no months listed.

The daily patterns for both are the same. If you don't want to do a border just download the small border pattern and ignore the border.

Every day of the month is represented by a flower. The Sunday flower is bigger and to help you spot it in the pattern I made it light blue, of course when Sunday does come around you will need to do it in the colour of that day's temperature.

You may wish to highlight a special day like a birthday or anniversary date and for both of them I have designed a slightly different flower shape, both for a normal day and for a Sunday — again the Sunday ones can be seen by the light blue flower part.

For my own embroidery I am planning on doing the stalks and leaves in a green and just the flowers in the day's temperature, however you can do the entire plant in the day colour too — it's entirely up to you!

Since this year each month has its own row you don't need to worry about the direction you are stitching, just work left to right for each month's row.

So... with all of that what do you do next?

You start stitching at the top left and, referring to the pattern, make your start with the correct colour for today's temperature. Then you set it aside till tomorrow.

Every month on the first of the month you show off your progress so far on your blog/vlog/in the Facebook group — with your last post being on December 31st/January 1st showing off your year of temperatures! If you blog or vlog please drop by and post a link on my blog post of the month.

The Patterns:
You can download the pattern with the large border here
You can download the pattern with the small border here

I hope this year's pattern is less confusing than last year's! If you have any questions please do ask! Either here on my blog on in the FB group, and I'll respond asap!

I was going to do the Ornament of the Month post as well today, but I'm just too exhausted, and I'm making silly mistakes because of it — I'll do it tomorrow instead.


  1. Oh, I love the flower idea! This one is going to be fun. I'm just finishing up December, then I can set up for the new year and decided which version to make.
    One question, though - for the daily temperatures, do you change the colour of just the flower itself, or leaves, stem and all? It might have been in there somewhere, sorry if I missed it.

    1. Awesome! I'm glad you do! That sounds like a good idea. :)

      For the daily temperatures you can decide which you want to do yourself. That's where you get to add your take on the SAL. :) Personally I think I'll be going for the whole plants as I'm concerned the greens for the more clement temperatures may get lost if I did the stalks all green as well. And looking at last year I had a LOT of green already.

    2. I was thinking the same thing. And it would be a shame to bring in the other colours for only 4 stitches at a time too!


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