Friday, 29 March 2019

Smalls SAL - March 2019

Hello all!

It's the last Friday of the month so time for the Smalls SAL. 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 specifically for this SAL which doesn't appear elsewhere on my blog, . For March I chose another dragon as a companion to last month's Green Sleeping Dragon. He's been finished off using matching purple backing fabric and contrasting red barley twist cord, not two colours which would normally be put together:

Purple Sleeping Dragon from Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine issue 81
Stitch Count 33 wide by 23 high
Stitched on 16ct Dried Petal over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Started - 3rd March 2019
Finished - 7th March 2019
Total stitching time - 4 hours 45 minutes

I'm also re-showing other projects I've stitched during the month which qualify as Smalls.

My birthstone of the month, March in Aquamarine:

And my monarch of the month, Henry I:

And that's it for this month, see you at the end of April when Spring will be in the air, at least in cross stitch even if not in reality!

Take care,
Rachel x


Elfie said...

Red and purple look great together - and that is such a cute dragon. Your needle has been busy, and such varied projects. Lovely work.

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

Another cute dragon! The March colours are lovely too.

Mary said...

Such cute finishes. Your finishing is always cute.

Faith... said...

ANother super cute dragon! I especially love that one ;)

Great smalls Rachel!

Mary's Thread said...

I personally LOVE purple and red together. The shades you used are really striking and it came out great! March is my birth month, so I enjoy your Aquamarine personally! And Henry I is very cute with his book. Was he a scholarly sort?

Mini said...

Lovely finishes Rachel, I must compliment on how neat your finishing is.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the adorable finishes Rachel.


Pamela said...

That dragon is so cute! Nice finishes this month.

Katie said...

It's a dragon so of course it's adorable. Love the finish and the purple/red combo. Fantastic job.

Tiffstitch said...

Very cute dragon and all great finishes!

The Crafty Princess said...

I adore the colour combination or red and purple it's just so eye-catching and the lil sleeping dragon is too adorable. Love March as well, the fabric is very cool. Great job on Henry I, love the idea of your monarch of the month.
xo Alicia

Astrids dragon said...

Of course they all look good, but I wonder which one I like the best?! I think the purple and red look great on him!

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Lovely small!

Leonore Winterer said...

Aww, that dragon is a cutie! The clashing colours suit him well.