Thursday, 28 July 2016
July Smalls SAL
The Smalls SAL is hosted by Heather from Stitching Lotus
This year I have two Small Challenges:
For the Hallowe'en Blog I have done something a little different this year, I've chosen a band sampler by Just Nan called Counting Bats and each band corresponds to the monthly themes on the blog. July was Witches' Accessories and I stitched this band which has The Amazing Candy Corn Producing Cauldron:
And here is the whole piece:
stitched on 32 count lilac linen
The dancing skeleton will be attached when I finish the piece.
For the Christmas Ornie Blog SAL I returned to my Christmas Cubes by The Primitive Hare and stitched A which was for the Free Choice in July:
And the whole set so far:
Stitched on 35 count Country Mocha from Willow Fabrics
I completed the third Just Nan Small; Big Bee, Little Bee and found some bee charms in my stash. To be fair, it should be called Two Big Bees because they are the same size!
Then I got the scrapbook papers out and mounted it on a page from a Monet Waterlilies Calendar along with Beehive Violets:
Remember the sampler I showed you from Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Special? Christine suggested that the top part would make a great ornie on it's own. So I started it! Partly to test some WDW that Tiffany sent me. I like it! The corner is WDW and the rest is 3799 to contrast.
stitched on 28 count Moondust evenweave from Crafty Kitten
That's it for Smalls this month, now for some Bigs!
First up is Gathering Honey, continued progress on this design where the confetti leaves are preferable to the backstitch in the plants!
Loads of fractionals in those leaves
And you can see where I got bored with backstitch and stopped:
Don't worry, I will complete it at some point, it does make a difference.
And here is the full piece:
stitched on 30 count linen
Finally, the continued progress on Ghostly Mandala by Ink Circles. I have been stitching this one for 22 days, doing approximately 1/2 an hour each evening:
Stitched on 32 count Autumnal Woodland from Crafty Kitten