Thursday, 28 July 2016

Smalls SAL - July 2016

Good afternoon everybody,

It's the end of the month so time for another Smalls SAL post hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.

This month I opted for something completely different. When I saw a set of seven Dolphin Beach Buddies charts I knew I had to start at least one of them straight away. So the Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings ornaments I usually stitch for this SAL got pushed to one side and these cuties stitched in their place!

To my delight, I was able to complete two within the month, both finished off as little padded tri-fold cards using card and bling from my scrapbooking stash:

Heart Dolphins by Dureen Jones from Cross Stitch Crazy issue 218
Stitched on 16ct Eastern Sky over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Stitch count 38 wide by 38 high
Started - 15th June 2016
Finished - 16th July 2016
Total stitching time - 5 hours 55 minutes

Dolphin in Hammock by Dureen Jones from Cross Stitch Crazy issue 218
Stitched on 16ct Eastern Sky over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Stitch count 38 wide by 38 high
Started - 17th July 2016
Finished - 20th July 2016
Total stitching time - 8 hours 5 minutes

With the two-day heatwave we had here in the UK last week I expect a lot of people would have been dreaming about contentedly laying in a hammock in the sunshine like this lucky dolphin!

As I can't wait to stitch the remaining five in the set, I expect another one (or two) may follow next month. See you then.

Happy stitching,
Rachel x


Daniela Bencúrová said...

Adorable! I really like fish!
Our twins are born in Pisces. I will embroider them :-)

Katie said...

Oh no. I love them! Too cute!!!

Manuela said...

Lovely finishes. So cute the little dolphin.
Greetings, Manuela

Meari said...

Cute finishes!

Faith... said...

What cute Dolphins Rachel!

Unknown said...

these are the best dolphins. They are really cute and I love the hammock

Tiffstitch said...

Great finish and FF on these cute ones!

Linda said...

Congrats on the absolutely adorable finishes Rachel. I so need that magazine.


Preeti said...

Congrats on the cute finishes !! I haven't made any cross stitch card so far but I am in the process of making one.

Peggy said...

So cute!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great work on your smalls, love the leaping heart dolphins but I am a little puzzled by the dolphin in a hammock LOL I do like the water droplets crystals you've added in the corners.

Heather said...

Great smalls I love the hammock one. I love the way you finished them too.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh double load of cuteness on show! Great finishes :o)
Hugs xx