Thursday, 10 February 2022

Finally Fully Finishing Fun for February


Hosted by Rachel the Ten Hour Stitcher

This SAL is designed to motivate us all to do something with that box of Finished pieces instead of just storing them under the bed.  We will all be linking up on Rachel's blog on or after the 10th of each month (10 Hour Stitcher - 10th of the month).

I did slightly better than last month when I was FFO'ing on the 9th.  This month I FFO'd on the 8th!

Last year I stitched a Just Nan sampler called Follow the Needle which included a chart for a smaller ornament design.  My plan was to make the ornament and pop it into the corner of the box frame the sampler is in.

Just a simple pillow finish with a few beads at each corner to disguise them!

That's it for this month!  Maybe I'll have more to show next month.

I did complete Day 2 of the 12 Days of Stitchmas.  My project this year is by Jardin Prive and I'm using this rather wonderful Millenium Blue linen.  

stitched on 32 count Millenium Blue linen

I used a different green to Day 1 to see if it would show up better and it does.  So the green will be frogged from Day 1 and replaced with this one. It's just a shade lighter and brighter.

My WIPGO Board chose Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow twice this month so I thought I'd carry on with Block 2 and start Block 3 from the beginning of the month.  Get my 14 days stitching in and then see what time I have left for another project.

I completed Block 2 after 5 days of stitching:

I changed the date on the tombstone from 1710 to 1709 because that is my Birthday!

And here's where I am on Block 3:

stitched over 1 on 25 count Cassia Rose from Chromatic Alchemy

The black got a little tedious so it was nice to move on to some letters today.

Finally, the stitching photos for the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop have been filling my Inbox with love.  If you're joining in and haven't sent your photo yet, please can you do so ASAP.  I'll be emailing everyone on the morning of 13th February.


Mylene said...

That's a lovely pillow finish.
All three WIP,S are coming beautifully.

diamondc said...

Jo: Beautiful pillow and Sampler.
Day 2 of Christmas is very pretty, I like the fabric color choice.
Nice progress on Halloween design.


Carol said...

What a pretty little pillow, Jo! It looks lovely alongside your larger Just Nan piece. Halloween at HRH is coming along great--so cute how you personalized the tombstone :) Hope you're having a great February ♥

butterfly said...

Love the sweet little pillow that's so me.
All wonderful stitching again .
Have fun Jo this weekend with your stitching .

Mary said...

YOur sampler is beautiful and love the addition of the little pillow. Your Halloween stitching is great fun!!

Vickie said...

The Just Nan sampler Follow the Needle and the little pillow are so pretty Jo.

Mary said...

Congratulations on your ffo and for sharing your beautiful finish. I love your wips; it is a great variety of different types of patterns.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely sampler and mini pillow, so delicate. Have a great stitchy February

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

The sampler and pillow are gorgeous. My sampler is about two thirds completed and it is on my 'to do' list as is much of my FFO! Your 12 Days 'pop' on the Millennium Blue fabric. I like your idea of changing the tombstone date.

Kaisievic said...

Jo, such lovely finishes this month - you have been busy, as usual!

Astrids dragon said...

Beautiful small finish to go with your beautiful bigger finish!

Leonore Winterer said...

That's a cute pillow, well done!

Katie said...

So far glad to see your update though. Beautiful progress and great finishes!

Rachel said...

I do catch up eventually!
Thank you for joining in with February's FFG SAL, and with the sweetest miniature pillow. I suppose it could be classed as a double FFO but I'm only going to count it as one! :)