Friday, 27 May 2016

Smalls SAL - May 2016

Good morning all!

It's the last Thursday of the month so time to post about my piece of work for the Smalls SAL, run by Heather of Stitching Lotus. My aim during 2016 is to complete a Christmas Ornament each month. So far it's all going according to plan. I chose another Lizzie Kate piece this month.

Here's the finished piece before being made up:




..... and after:

 Noel
Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings XIV
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown over-dyed aida from sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch Count 51 wide by 48 high
Started - 12th May 2016
Finished - 16th May 2016
Total stitching time - 4 hours 45 minutes
Plus a couple of hours to finish off

I omitted the yellow border around the design as I knew I would be using the gold-coloured cord. I also changed the bauble slightly and added gold beads to compliment the backing fabric. Nice and simple, yet very effective.


I also said I would show you the finish-finished cow piece from last month which Ingrid very kindly and very beautifully made into a pin keep:



 photos courtesy of and with permission from Mii Stitch

The finishing off really is perfect. Thank you, Ingrid, you did a fantastic job!


See you next month with another Christmas Ornament.
Rachel x

20 comments:

Aussie stitcher said...

Perfect stitching, and a beautiful finish, you are very talented!
Julie in Australia

Preeti said...

Your ornament is so pretty!! :) Lovely finish by Ingrid !!

Annie said...

Beautiful projects, both the stitching and the finishing!

Amy said...

Lovely stitching, and you do such a great job finishing!

Amy said...

Lovely stitching, and you do such a great job finishing!

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Rachel. The cow finish looks great.

Linda

Angela said...

Lovely smalls stitching and finishing :)

Melinda said...

That cow is so cool.. What a great little finish - and of course your Christmas ornament is perfect. I have to get better at finishing my finishes

Faith... said...

What a cute ornament you made there and the backing and little additions you made were perfect! The cow is cute and I am sure the recipient loved it!

Pamela said...

Your ornament turned out gorgeous!

Elfie said...

Your ornament and cow pinkeep are both lovely. Congratulations.

ANGIE said...

So beautiful smalls! Happy stitching!

Justine said...

Another lovely finish - and Ingrid did a great job on those cows!

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely little ornament, and so neatly finished.

Thoeria said...

Lovely finishes Rachel! They're both so very neat and perfect!!

Heather said...

Great job on the ornament I love it! The cow is adorable :)

Tiffstitch said...

Excellent finish! You're doing very well finishing off at least one item a month. I've managed only a couple, so I have to catch up.

Michele Stravato said...

I have the same Lizzie Kate pattern and I love the finish. Great stitching!

Sally said...

Love your ornament. It is so pretty.

The cow finish is so cute! Ingrid did a great job finishing it.

Katie said...

So far behind but just had to see what you've been up to. Congrats on the adorable ornament finish. The cow is too cute too.