Thursday, 31 March 2016

Smalls SAL - March 2016

Good morning everybody!

It's the last Thursday of the month so time to check in for the Smalls SAL run by Heather of Stitching Lotus. This year I am planning to stitch a Christmas ornament each month.

For March I chose Joy from the Lizzie Kate 12 Blessings range and for the third month in a row actually finish-finished it into a little ornament with matching fabric and ribbon:

 Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown aida from sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 36 wide by 36 high
Started - 6th March 2016
Finished - 6th March 2016
Total stitching time - 3 hours 5 minutes
plus a couple of hours to finish off.


If you are familiar with the chart you will see I messed around with it quite a bit, leaving out the candy cane, altering the stocking from having stitched stars to having gold beads and changing and relocating the charm. This chart was a Christmas gift from Mii Stitch who did not know at the time that my mum's name is Joy so was a very apt choice. I hope you don't mind my alterations!

Next month's small will probably be a CCN rather than LK chart. See you at the end of April!

Happy stitching everyone :)
Rachel x

22 comments:

  1. Love your ornament finish, very cute!
    Thankyou for the comments on my blog, I can't reply via email because it is set as no reply.

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  2. Your Joy ornament is so very sweet, and I like the changes you made. I love personalising my stitching too.

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  3. So cute!! I love that you've personalised it, especially now knowing about your mum's name :)
    Love the fabric & ribbons, a perfect match.

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  4. Ooh get you showing off not just a finish but a finish-finish! I love the changes you made. Has your mum bagged this one yet?!

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  5. I love your changes it made it yours. Congrats on the finished finish. Show off haha.

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  6. Great finish-finish on this one and lovely changes!

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  7. Very nice! I love making changes to some of my pieces. It's unique and makes it your own.

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  8. What a cute little ornament!!!

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  9. Such a lovely ornament, Rachel. No one would ever assume that you changed something, it looks perfect. And I truly love the backing fabric you used for the finishing.

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  10. It's a Great ornament - Love your changes. and of course to have a Finished, Finished - that is the one thing I wish I did on a more regular basis. Love your JOY

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  11. Wonderful ornament ~ yours changes look great. I love the charm. :-) It's always especially nice to be able to post a picture when the project is finished…congrats on that!

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  12. Cute ornament and nice finish!

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  13. Adorable ornament! It looks really wonderful.

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  14. Congrats on the cute finish Rachel.

    Linda

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  15. Cute finish Rachel and the fabric you used is perfect for it.

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  16. Lovely finish !! :) I like your idea of one ornament finish every month.
    I have never noticed you stitching huge charts or HAEDs. Do you stitch ?
    I don't, I haven't had the courage and patience for the same.

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  17. Nice stitching and finishing.

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  18. Hi Rachel, it's so nice finish! I love the Lizzie's designs too. Happy stitching!

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  19. Nice job! And it is wonderful that you finished it too. I never get around to finishing my ornaments.

    Thanks for taking part in the Smalls SAL!

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  20. Your ornament turned out very cute!

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