Sunday, 10 February 2019

Link-up for Fully-Finished Gallery SAL February 2019

Hello all!

Welcome one and all to the inaugural month of the Fully-Finished Gallery SAL 2019! This is my first attempt at a link-up so please bear with me if there are teething problems.



The aim of this SAL is to encourage all cross stitchers to fully-finish at least some of their completed cross stitch projects and proudly show them off via this gallery. These might be projects which have been gathering dust for weeks/months/years and/or projects which have recently been completed; it doesn't matter. But bearing in mind how many unfinished projects there must be out there, this SAL shouldn't have a shortage of entries!

Whether you are a regular fully-finisher, an ad-hoc fully-finisher or a reluctant fully-finisher, you are all welcome and I look forward to seeing your entries over the coming months. If you are unsure of anything, the FFG SAL 2019 page at the top of my blog may help, or just ask.

So let's start with my offerings.

Since the beginning of the year I have fully-finished three pieces. They are all from this year's projects rather than from my Box Of Shame, but at least it means I'm keeping up to date with fully-finishing as I'm going. All three have all been finished as little reversible hanging ornaments, a new-to-me technique for 2019 and one which is gradually growing on me.


 January In Garnet
completed for my Year Of Birthstones


 A Very Merry Winter
completed for the January Smalls SAL


 February In Amethyst
completed for my Year Of Birthstones


Now I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing which projects you have fully-finished since the beginning of the year and, just as importantly, how.

Please link-up using the URL of your FFG SAL post and not the home page of your blog, adding a thumbnail of a finish and either your name or your blog name as the caption. The link-up will remain open for 10 days, closing at 6am UK time on 20th February.

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And please don't forget to follow other links and see what fellow fully-finishers have been up to; you never know, other projects may give you an idea for your next finish!

Once the link-up has closed I shall update the side of my blog with the number of entrants and entries.

Next month's link-up will go live at 6am GMT on 10th March so you have plenty of time to fully-finish another project (or more). See you there!

Happy fully-finishing!
Rachel x

23 comments:

Sheryl S. said...

Three pretty finishes Rachel. Love the snowman in his wooly hat. I haven´t used this reversible way of finishing ornaments... yet.

Tiffstitch said...

These look great! I hope I can figure this out as it looks a very elegant finish.

Suzanne Harkinson said...

Thanks so much for this Fully Finished SAL. I hope it keeps my finishing mojo going all year. Lovely finishes!

Linda said...

Your finishes are gorgeous Rachel.

Linda

Katie said...

Beautiful finishes! Love this push to finish things. All linked up. Thanks for hosting this!!!

Sasha said...

I framed my peeps! This is only the second thing I have framed myself, so I am quite proud of it!
I love everything you were able to get finished! Quite an accomplishment!

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

I love your simple but lovely finishes!

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

Three gorgeous ornies to show us this month. You'll be impressed with me - one reworking of a 1990s ornament, one from 2012 and several from 2017!

Astrids dragon said...

Lovely finishes, you made it look easy!

E Wilburn said...

Woo-hoo, your finishing looks great! Mine is just a simple framing job this month, but maybe I'll have something more creative to share later...

deb said...

Thank you, Rachel!

Your three finishes look wonderful - excellent fabric choices on all three as they complement the stitchery very nicely. And I'm going to have to look up how your finish works - not only does it look great, it's a bit of a puzzle. Love that little snowman!

Faith... said...

Forgot to comment! I love how your Monthly Birthstones are coming along! They look great and I love the coordinating fabrics you are using for them. Cute Snowman too.

Thanks for starting this SAL.

Rachel said...

To Carla - Thank you! Yes, they are simple finishes but still took about an hour each. Mind you, some of that is down to my fussiness; I'm sure they could be finished quicker! :)

Rachel said...

To Suzanne - Thank you for joining in with the SAL, and with 6 finishes! The backing felt for the Advent Animals is so effective and I love Bethlehem's little frame. I bought some a long time ago for some Mouseloft projects... I wonder if they are still available? :)

Rachel said...

To Erin - Thank you! A finish is a finish and that's the aim of the SAL. One less UFO and one more picture on the wall to be proud of and admire. :)

Mary said...

Very pretty stitching and finishing. Your back fabric matches so well to the stitched piece. Thanks again for hosting this SAL.

Oliva Ohlson said...

Beautiful work! I am your newest follower, and so happy to follow other stitchers like me that have several WIPs to get done.

FlashinScissors said...

Your stitching is lovely, Rachel! Very pretty way to finish them too!
I’m desperately trying to finish some of my UFOs.
I’ll link up if I manage to finish even one in time!
Barbara x

Rachel said...

To Olivia - Thank you and welcome! It seems there are quite a lot of stitchers who have been secretly (or not so secretly) hiding UFOs away so you won't be short of company! :)

Janet said...

I love how you finished these pieces. I look forward to joining this update next month. I had some finishes but need to fully finish!!!

Beth in IL said...

Thanks for hosting this! Love having a reason to FFO my projects!

Sue said...

Your finishes are lovely, Rachel. It was a lot of fun getting projects finished for this month. Thank you for hosting!

Ann C. said...

Thanks for hosting this SAL. You did a great job finishing your projects. Sorry, I’m a little late with mine this month.