Friday, 25 October 2019
October Smalls SAL
The Smalls SAL is hosted by Mary's Thread
At the beginning of the month I managed to finish my Christmas Small from September. Several people guessed it was a dragon! This is You Are My Gift from the 2010 issue of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special.
stitched on 32 count dark green linen
The design I chose for October wasn't the best choice for stitching time unfortunately. As it is Dark October and I am stitching Hallowe'en all month, the only time I get for Christmas stitching is at bath time. But I can't bead at bath time so this month's design is looking a little dull. It is Victorian Christmas Tree by Sue Hillis Designs from the 2003 issue of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special. You stitch the basic tree and then add beads to make candles and garlands.
Here is the tree:
stitched on 28 count green evenweave
I love the effect of the pine needles - they are blended with one strand of dark green and one of light green and then you backstitch the needles.
I will be adding the beads the first chance I get in November.
I have started this month's Word by Jessica Savage. This is a series in Cross Stitcher magazine. This is a very pretty one and will say "Imagine" when I finish it.
stitched over one on 25 count blue evenweave
I also made a little bit of progress on the 25th Anniversary Cameo by Mirabilia.
stitched on random 28 count hand-dyed evenweave
Finally, this is the last call for the Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop. There is still room for more people to join in, I will be sending the emails out on Monday so everyone knows what they are doing. Just leave a comment or send me an email if you are a no-reply person.