Thursday, 25 February 2016

Smalls SAL - February 2016

Hello everybody!

It's the last Thursday of the month so time to check in with the Smalls SAL run by Heather of Stitching Lotus.

This month I have another Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings which I have not only stitched but, for the second month in a row, actually finished! I love the simplicity of these designs and how they stitch up so quickly! Here's how it looked after the stitching.....



..... and after I had made it into an ornament using wadding, Christmas fabric, Christmas ribbon and matching cording:

Joyeux Noel
Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings XV
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown over-dyed aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch Count 49 wide by 49 high
Started - 15th February 2016
Finished - 17th February 2016
Total stitching time - 4 hours 55 minutes
Plus a couple of hours to finish off


The wadding is still a little thin at the top but overall I am much happier with the finish this month. I will certainly not be embarrassed putting this one on display at Christmas!

Now to pop over to some of the other Samlls SAL blogs.

See you next month.
Rachel x

20 comments:

Justine said...

What a lovely ornament! Well done on not only a cute stitch but a "proper" finish too!

Melinda said...

this is beautiful -- the fabric on the back is just perfect. It will be a wonderful addition to your Christmas displays

Sarah said...

What a cute ornament. Your tree will be full of lovely finishes.

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Rachel. I have all of her Tiny Tidings charts and will be starting lots of them.

Linda

sharine said...

Great finishing off:)

Jacquie Morris said...

What an adorable finish, it's lovely.... Your backing fabric goes really well too.
Smiles :)

Preeti said...

Beautiful ornament !! :) I am sure you must be very happy that this did not go into the box of shame :)

Mii Stitch said...

Wow Rachel!! This is a very pretty design and you've finished it beautifully too :) What a beautiful ornament!

Katie said...

Wohoo a finished finish! Great job. Love this one.

wilma haynes said...

I love it! You did such a great job finishing.

Stitcher said...

Great stitching finish! And I love the way you finished it off.

Megan Joelle said...

This is gorgeous Rachel! I look at it and "The First Noel" starts playing in my head. I used to have a teacher in high-school who would sing this carol whenever she saw me. She would change the lyric to "The First Joelle" though lol! ;)

Faith... said...

Very nice finish Rachel!

Heather said...

Great design and finish! My favorite part is the gold beads :)

Anonymous said...

What lovely finishes :D And it warms my heart to see people working on Christmas projects even in February :) Love the added sparkle from those gold beads as well :)

Brigitte said...

A very lovely little piece, Rachel. And congrats on the finishing.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Cute ornie, I love the little gold beads.

ANGIE said...

Hi Rachel, it's so lovely finish! Happy stitching!

Heather said...

Great work, and you finished it so nicely!

Tiffstitch said...

Great job finishing! I finished one too, but I think I forgot to post about it. It's a beautiful piece.