It's the last Friday of the month so time for the Smalls SAL. Thank you, Mary, for continuing to run this fun little SAL. Pop over to Mary's blog and see what other participants have been stitching in the way of Smalls this month.
Each month I stitch a small project specifically for this SAL which doesn't appear elsewhere on my blog. For April I chose A Very Merry Spring by JBW Designs, stitched with spring-themed Threadworx variegated thread 1134 Costa Rica. We've already had a couple of glorious spring weeks in the UK, but I'm hoping that stitching this design in these colours may encourage a little more! Here's my finished piece:
Stitch Count 59 wide by 77 high
Stitched on 16ct Dried Petal over-dyed aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Started - 6th April 2019
Finished - 9th April 2019
Total stitching time - 7 hours 45 minutes
My design isn't exactly as charted; I slightly moved the two bunnies at the bottom and added a border to match that of A Very Merry Winter which I stitched for this Smalls SAL back in January. I guessed if I want them as a set then I needed the continuity.
For this Smalls SAL I'm also re-showing other qualifying projects I've stitched during the month.
My birthstone of the month, April in Diamond:
And my monarch of the month, Stephen:
That's it for April. For May, I'll be stitching an Australian bird. See you then!