Thursday, 1 December 2016

Smalls SAL - November 2016

Good morning all,

Here's my offering for this month's Small's SAL run by Heather from Stitching Lotus.

This was a freebie from the Durene Jones Facebook page (you don't have to belong to FB to access the charts). If you like smalls and you like freebies, go and check her out here. There are loads of free charts available in her albums, covering a variety of themes. Some have made it onto my stitching list for 2017 as potential smalls.

Anyway, I digress. Here's this month's offering for my Smalls SAL:

Durene Jones Facebook freebie
Stitched on 32ct Snowfall evenweave by 2 over 2
Stitch count 48 wide by 48 high
Started - 5th November 2016
Finished - 9th November 2016
Total stitching time - 8 hours 25 minutes

I made a couple of chart alterations. First I didn't stitch the snowflakes or falling snow as the snowflakes on the fabric were enough, and second I added some colourful Kreinik to the snow on the ground. I was going to use just silver blending filament but decided to make it a little more colourful. I'm not sure if I like it or not as it makes the snow look dirty. Oh well.

Currently in my Box of Shame it'll be made into an ornament... eventually!

See you next month,
Rachel x


Pull the other thread said...

What a super cute little finish. I have a number of Durene Jones charts on my to do list as well.

Melinda Forbes said...

Thank you so much for posting the link to these perfect charts Love the snowflakes on the fabric. I think the snow looks fine.

Tiffstitch said...

Excellent finish! Very cute chart and I think the Kreinik makes it look like lights on snow, very sparkly.

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Rachael.


Bea said...

Really cute finish. I really like the way the snow looks.

Megan Joelle said...
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Megan Joelle said...

Great placement on the fabric! That star/snowflake is sitting perfectly on the top of the tree! :) I like the sparkles in the snow!

Preeti said...

Cute finish !! Love the fabric. I think you added a bit of glamour to the snow, it's always good to try something new rather than conventional.

Kaisievic said...

Rachel, this is so very cute and I love, love, love the snowflake fabric. Thanks for the link to the freebie, too.

Anonymous said...

I like him very nice and thank you for the link.

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

He's a very cute snowman, the fabric is great. The snow looks fine in silver, gold might have worried me LOL

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Katie said...

Oh this is too cute! Congrats on the finish!!

Heather said...

I love this :) I love the fabric