Friday, 22 February 2019

Smalls SAL - February 2019

Hello all!

Due to February being a short month, it's time for another Smalls SAL already! Thank you, Mary, for continuing to run this fun little SAL. Pop over to Mary's blog and see what other participants have been stitching in the way of Smalls this month.

Each month I stitch a small project, which doesn't appear elsewhere on my blog, specifically for this SAL. For February it's a little cutie:

Green Sleeping Dragon from Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine issue 81
Stitch Count 35 wide by 25 high
Stitched on 16ct Aqua over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Started - 3rd February 2019
Finished - 6th February 2019
Total stitching time - 5 hours 15 minutes

And he's been finished off too, using my very much preferred finishing technique, with matching teal backing fabric and contrasting cerise barley twist cord:

What a sweetie!

Also this year, unlike previous years, I'm stitching other things during the month which can be classed as smalls so, even though they've already appeared on my blog, I am showing them here again too.

My birthstone of the month, February in Amethyst:

And my monarch of the month, although I'm including both January and February's monarchs here since January's was not completed until after January's Smalls SAL (I still need to order the seed beads to complete the shield and dot the i's of William).

Next month the little green dragon will be getting a companion.

Take care,
Rachel x


sweetmiaomiao said...

Complimenti per tutti i tuoi lavori io sono ancora in standby 😞😞,devo cercare di riprendere .
Simpatico i draghetto chissà come sarà il suo compagno.
Buone xxx

Katie said...

I'm pretty sure you know what I think of your adorable dragon....he's perfect. A dragon! Of course he's perfect. The finish is perfect too. February looks great. Still love that finishing technique too. Great work with the monarchs too.

Rita said...

Wow, the sleeping dragon is so cool!
I love your fininsh too.

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute sleeping dragon.

Mary said...

Your sleeping dragon is so cute.

Mary's Thread said...

What a darling Dragon! Great finish! Your Amethyst is very pretty, and I do enjoy your Kings! It is amazing how much personality fits is such a little stitch! Thanks for joining the SAL!

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

What an adorable little dragon. Now I have to see if I have that issue! What month or year was it?

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

I love your little dragon ffo!

Pamela said...

Wow! Great finishes. The dragon is really cute.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the great finishes Rachel.


Faith... said...

Lots of great smalls Rachel! I just love your Sleeping Dragon, he is adorable!

Congrats on your great stitching.

Unknown said...

Oh he's soooooooooo cute I love, love, love your dragon happy stitching

Janet said...

Oh my gosh....your smalls are so cute they look like so much fun to stitch.

Tiffany said...

The little dragon was just adorable. Nice finishes

Astrids dragon said...

They all look great, but no surprise that I like the dragon the best!

Sheryl said...

Pretty finishes Rachel, I really like the cutie dragon and the delicate agua colour aida you have chosen. Bright and beautiful finish.

Leonore Winterer said...

Such a cutie! The fabric is a perfect match.