Friday, 31 August 2018

Smalls SAL - August 2018

Hello everyone!

Another month and another check-in for the Smalls SAL run by Heather of Stitching Lotus. Continued thanks to our host for running this SAL.

For August I chose to stitch a couple of sweety-tweety love birds.

Tweeties from Cute Critters by Rhona Norrie
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Summer Sky over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Stitch count 40 wide by 25 high
Started - 1st August 2018
Finished - 5th August 2018
Total stitching time - 5 hours 20 minutes

I love the bright colours in this one, although didn't stitch the background and swapped out the bird on the left from being lilac to being blue - call me old-fashioned but I do like blue for a boy and pink for a girl!

And, of course, they've been finished off in my usual way, this time using royal blue Dashwood Dots backing fabric and yellow-gold barley twist cord; another ornie to add to my ever-growing collection!

Rhona's designed a few little cute animal card-sized charts and I may well find myself stitching a couple more over the next few years. I found them in the Pretty Springtime Cards booklet, free with issue 241 of The World of Cross Stitching.

As for next month, I'm going all fruity again!

Take care,
Rachel x


Katie said...

Too cute. I always love the pieces you pick out. Congrats on the finish!

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Rachel. The other designs are adorable.


Faith... said...

The Tweeties are super cute!
I agree with you, tradition is blue for boys and pink for girls.

Unknown said...

I love how they are holding wings, so cute.

Mary said...

Such a cute ornament

Elfie said...

I love your Tweeties. They are very joyous.

Mary's Thread said...

It's super cute! Love the fabric you used!