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


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

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

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

  4. What cute Dolphins Rachel!

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

  6. Great finish and FF on these cute ones!

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


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

  9. 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.

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

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


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