Friday, 27 January 2017

Smalls SAL - January 2017

Good afternoon!

As it's the last Friday of the month it's time to post my project for this month's Smalls SAL. Thank you once again to Heather of Stitching Lotus for continuing to run this fun little stitch along.


My first project for 2017 is from a Facebook challenge run by Durene Jones in 2015. I don't belong to FB but after enquiring about the charts she emailed them to me! So thanks go to Durene for being such a good egg!!

January Calendar by Durene Jones
Stitched on 16ct Nantucket from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 43 wide by 56 high
Started - 1st January 2017
Finished - 6th January 2017
Total stitching time - 7 hours 10 minutes


This little squirrel was an absolute joy to stitch, especially his big swirly bushy tail! And how cute is the little robin? I hope the other months are as much fun to do. The only change I made (after deciding I was actually going to keep the months in) was to use two strands of black for backstitching the month instead of one; one just didn't look thick enough.

The whole calendar is going to be stitched on one piece of fabric so if I decide to make this my 12 Small SAL projects for the year I'll have only one project to finish-finish at the end. Result!

See you at the end of February with the next one.
Rachel x

15 comments:

  1. This is lovely, really cute piece

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my!! I love him! So cute!! Do you happen to know if the group still has them available?

    ReplyDelete
  3. He is so very cute. Perfect way to start off the year.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Super cute! It looks like it will be s super sweet series.

    ReplyDelete
  5. How adorable! Really great finish, Rachel.

    ReplyDelete
  6. He is so cute! If the rest are like him it's going to be a special finish.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congrats on the super cute finish Rachel.

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh Rachel how cute is he? I love him and look forward to seeing the rest of the months!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So cute!! I would love to stitch these. Please share how and where to get these patterns.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lovely stitching - very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Neat idea and so nice of the designer to send you the charts too. Beautifully stitched!

    ReplyDelete
  12. He is so cute! I love the way she's done the shaded parts behind the letters too.

    ReplyDelete
  13. How nice of Durene and such a cute finish for January.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Very cute! That was nice if her to send them :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking time to view and comment on my blog. All comments are read and greatly appreciated. I try to reply, even if it's just to say another thank you. :)