Saturday, 30 June 2018

Smalls SAL - June 2018

Good afernoon everybody!

It's time again to post this month's Smalls SAL, run by Heather of Stitching Lotus. Still no link-up or postings from her again - anybody know if she's OK and still active on other forums?

For this month I decided to go summery. I stitched three of these Beach Buddy Dolphins by Durene Jones last year and thought it was time to add a fourth, especially given the mini heatwave we are currently experiencing.

Dolphin with Cocktail by Durene Jones
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 - 1st June 2018
Finished - 8th June 2018
Total stitching time - 7 hours 40 minutes

I so much wanted to make him into a little hanging ornie but since all the others had been made into cards I followed suit. There's not enough spare fabric around the edge to convert the cards into my usual ornies but I have an idea which might work should I change my mind. In the meantime, here he is with all his other buddies:

For next month's small I've decide to polarise the seasons and go for Christmas in July!

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Congrats on the super cute finish Rachel. I so love that set. I sure wish I could find the magazine.


Deb said...

Very cute!

Katie said...

Too cute!!! Love the set.

Unknown said...

Very summer, it's cold winter for me right now. It's a cute set of charts. Congrats on your finish.

Preeti said...

Cute finish! They all look great together.

Faith... said...

What fun designs! Love the dolphins!! Great job.

rosey175 said...

These are fun little designs, perfect for Smalls! They're cute as cards but I like the idea of ornaments too.

The Crafty Princess said...

Dolphin with Cocktail is definitely my favourite of the 4. Not sure why LOL! They look super cool altogether and I love how they were finished. It feels like summer when you look at them. Congrats on the finish.
xo Alicia