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:

Lynn said...

Love your ornament finish, very cute!
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Elfie said...

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

Mii Stitch said...

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

Justine said...

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?!

Katie said...

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

Tiffstitch said...

Great finish-finish on this one and lovely changes!

Tina said...

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

Brenda said...

What a cute little ornament!!!

Brigitte said...

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.

Anonymous said...

sweet little ornament ♥

Melinda said...

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

Marie said...

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!

Pamela said...

Cute ornament and nice finish!

craftingpaws said...

Adorable ornament! It looks really wonderful.

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Rachel.

Linda

Faith... said...

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

Preeti said...

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.

Angela said...

Adorable finish :)

Peggy said...

Nice stitching and finishing.

ANGIE said...

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

Heather said...

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!

Amy said...

Your ornament turned out very cute!