Friday, 26 January 2018

Smalls SAL - January 2018

Good afternoon everybody!

It's the start of a new year for the Smalls SAL and thanks as ever go to Heather at Stitching Lotus for running this SAL for another year.

After stitching on the same project each month for the whole of 2017, this year I've decided to stitch different smalls each month, just to give me (and you) some variety.

So here's my first project of the year. The chart for this cheeky chappy (sadly named Rupert the Raspberry) appeared on my blog back in April 2016 when I was stitching the April A-Z Challenge. I said he'd make an appearance one day and, almost two years later, here he is!

Raspberry from Fabulous Fruit
Designed by Jenny Barton in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine issue 192 (I think)
Stitched on 16ct Shrimp over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Stitch count - 32 wide by 39 high
Started - 1st January 2018
Finished - 4th January 2018
Total stitching time - 6 hours 25 minutes

He was such a fun little stitch - really easy but also very effective. Even the backstitching was fun to do! I'm planning three more of these fruity-fellows this year but don't know when they'll appear.

And I've actually finished him off too! He's been made into a little hanging ornament which lives in the kitchen above the fruit bowl.

I hope you like him!

Back next month with a little tweety.
Rachel x


Sarah said...

He's so cute.

Mary said...

He is adorable.

Katie said...

Too cute. Plus he's a finished finish. Wohoo! We love strawberries but this one is just too cute to eat I think.

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finish Rachel.


Sheryl said...

Cute design and ideal for the kitchen.

Pamela said...

Cute finish!

Faith... said...

LOL what a cute one! I love his expression. Congrats on not only another finish but a FFO!!

Unknown said...

A cute fun stitch.

Elfie said...

Very cute. I love how you finished it.

The Crafty Princess said...

Like him? I love love love him! Too adorable. Nice start to the year. Looking forward to seeing his fellows fruity friends.
xoxo Alicia

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

He is totally cute!