Friday, 31 May 2019

May Smalls SAL

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Mary's Thread

For this SAL I am showing the monthly project for the Christmas Ornie Blog. I am choosing from the back issues of the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Specials. This month we could chose any ornament from the 2001 issue.  Owing to a slight mishap with the years last month, I stitched the 2001 Dragon Dreams design in April, so I'm stitched the 2002 in May instead.  No-one will notice if you don't tell them!

stitched on 32 count green linen

The words originally read "Peace on Earth" but when I was stitching I kept singing "Peace and Harmony" which all parents of young children will know is a song sung by Madame Gazelle in Peppa Pig!

My Hallowe'en "small" is to add some small details to my spooky conversion of Lavender & Lace's Enchanted Alphabet.  This month I added pumpkins:

stitched on 32 count Murano in Tiger Lily by Sparklies

I had one finish for my Just Nan-a-thon, this one took a lot longer than most of them but it is done now, ready to be scrapbooked:

Just Nan -Butterfly Lace
stitched on 32 count Lavender Evenweave

Once this one was finished I moved on to the next one in line; Butterfly Needlebook.  I decided to stitch the whole turquoise border on both parts of the design first:

stitched on 28 count hand-dyed pink linen

And each day I stitched one length on one of the 32 designs started for Stitch Maynia last year.  Here are the last 7 designs:

Finally, I'll be back later with my Pie and Stitch from Stash post!!


gracie said...

Such busy hands and delightful projects.

Julie said...

Sweet little dragon.
Loving Butterfly JN

Mary's Thread said...

Oh, Butterfly Lace is EXQUISITE! Your dragon is very cute too!

Vickie said...

Peace and Harmony is so very cute Jo! Butterfly Lace is so very pretty!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Your Just Nan is stunning Jo, I'm enjoying watching your Stitch Maynia and admire both your dedication and self-control, I'd be tempted to stitch more

Mary said...

Your finishes are beautiful. I just love seeing your Just Nan pieces. I love the Enchanted Alphabet conversion.

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable Dragon finish Jo. Nice progress on the others.


Pamela said...

I think this is about the prettiest Just Nan - so delicate looking.

Mini said...

Both your finishes are lovely.

Rachel said...

Your dragon and Just Nan are gorgeous!
I thank goodness my children grew up before Peppa Pig arrived, but I do know just about every Tweenies song inside out! :)

Christine said...

That dragon is adorable

Katie said...

Beautiful work on so many different pieces. I of course love the dragon.

Leonore Winterer said...

What a cute little dragon! Great progress on your JNs too.

Astrids dragon said...

Oooh, no surprise, I'm loving the dragon!
Cute pumpkin and such a sweet Just Nan.