Thursday, 25 February 2016
February Small SAL and Other Things Beginning with S
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. So February was Mummies and Monsters for which I stitched this Mummy:
I have chosen another series for the Christmas Ornie Blog; The Primitive Hare's Christmas Cubes. Here is R for the theme Snow:
Here's another Small I stitched for another S - Syria:
This is for the Concern Stitching for Syria project. The charity is running a Women's Centre in Lebanon and wants to make a hanging for the walls to show the women that the international stitching community is aware of their difficulties. You sign up on the website and they send you a little chart to stitch and send the square to their London office. Plenty of time to join in, the project has only just started.
This one is quite small and begins with S - Strawberry Sampler by The Sampler House. I started this as part of the DUCJC2015 and picked it up again this February.
Stitched on 32 count Antique White linen
Close-up of some of the speciality stitches.
I really like those tiny pink eyelets near the top.
The word is stitched over one.
I drew a strawberry plant in the corner of the mount so it co-ordinates with Bilberry
I chose a lighter wood for the frame. The design just fits into a standard mount too.
Yet another S finish is the one you've all been waiting for - Nora Corbett's Alphabet Fairy S:
stitched on 32 count Murano in Oceanic Fantasia by Crafty Kitten
close-up of the fairy with her lovely Kreinik veined wings
The two sisters together:
S is only 4 inches wide compared to C's 6 inches. I think they need framing with lots of the fabric showing because it's so beautiful!
Finally, it's nearly time for the Easter Blog Hoppity Hop! Taking place over the Easter weekend each participant will be allocated a letter of the alphabet which they must post along with a nice Easter or Spring themed stitched photo. In recognition of the varied talents of my followers I think you can also show any sewn, quilted or otherwise crafted Easter or Spring themed items.
Everyone will then hoppity hop around like a little fluffy bunny and collect the letters which will spell out something seasonal. If you would like to be a picture poster then please drop me an email.