Friday, 26 April 2019

Smalls SAL - April 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 April I chose A Very Merry Spring by JBW Designs, stitched with spring-themed Threadworx variegated thread 1134 Costa Rica. We've already had a couple of glorious spring weeks in the UK, but I'm hoping that stitching this design in these colours may encourage a little more! Here's my finished piece:

A Very Merry Spring by JBW Designs
Stitch Count 59 wide by 77 high
Stitched on 16ct Dried Petal over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Started - 6th April 2019
Finished - 9th April 2019
Total stitching time - 7 hours 45 minutes

My design isn't exactly as charted; I slightly moved the two bunnies at the bottom and added a border to match that of A Very Merry Winter which I stitched for this Smalls SAL back in January. I guessed if I want them as a set then I needed the continuity.

For this Smalls SAL I'm also re-showing other qualifying projects I've stitched during the month.

My birthstone of the month, April in Diamond:

And my monarch of the month, Stephen:

That's it for April. For May, I'll be stitching an Australian bird. See you then!

Take care,
Rachel x


Leonore Winterer said...

Cute small, and such a lovely bright green for the finishing!

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the adorable finishes Rachel.


Pamela said...

Great finishes!

Lynn said...

Lovely finishes! The JBW design is adorable and the colour just screams "Spring"!

Elfie said...

Gorgeous Smalls, once again. Can't wait to see which Aussie bird you'll be stitching in May.

Mary said...

Very beautiful finishes.

Mary's Thread said...

Thanks for joining the SAL again! Your spring Smalls are lovely indeed and Stephen looks like a real character!

Sheryl said...

A pretty spring piece, love the bright green colour

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

Love those little JBW designs. That finishing technique is working really well for you too.

Faith... said...

My I am very far behind on your blog...sorry!

I love your Very Merry Spring and the floss you stitched it with is perfect! All your smalls look good Rachel! Can't wait to see your bird.

Astrids dragon said...

All great finishes, I really like A Very Merry Spring!