Friday, 30 November 2018

Smalls SAL - November 2018

Hi all!

For the penultimate time in 2018 it's the last Friday of the month and time to post my piece for the Smalls SAL, run by Heather of Stitching Lotus.

November saw me go bananas and stitch another piece of cheeky fruit:

Banana from Fabulous Fruit
Designed by Jenny Barton in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine issue 192 (I think)
Stitched on 16ct Sundrop over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Stitch count 35 wide by 38 high
Started - 1st November 2018
Finished - 4th November 2018
Total stitching time - 5 hours 45 minutes

I actually made a mistake and stitched it off-centre which meant I just about had the required amount of fabric to make it into an ornie - and I mean just! So I very carefully finished it off using yellow spotted backing fabric and coordinating barley twist cord:

And here's my four pieces of healthy fruit salad I've stitched this year:

There are still six more pieces of fruit to stitch but I won't be doing them for a long while yet; I'm not so keen on them and four is a healthy enough fruit salad to be getting on with!

For the final month of 2018... something Christmassy.

Take care,
Rachel x


Katie said...

I don't know why but I simply love them. They are too funny. Their happy faces. The new banana is just like the others....adorable and perfect finished.

Linda said...

Congrats on another super adorable finish Rachel.


Unknown said...

Love a good banana happy stitching!

Faith... said...

I agree with Katie! They are to cute and I love them all! Congrats on another finish Rachel!

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

The banana is totally my favourite! Love his face.

Cathy said...

I love how you've stitched these on complimentary colored fabric. They all look great!