Tuesday, 7 May 2019

May in Emerald - started and finished!

Hi all!

At the beginning of each month I will be stitching a little calendar piece, by Palkolp, in that month's birthstone colour. This idea was inspired by Jo's People's Choice SAL Birthstone posting and from her link to a website about birthstones.

May's birthstone is emerald:

Who first beholds the light of day
In Spring's sweet flower, month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and loving wife

Visit http://www.birthstonesbymonth.co.uk/may_c60.aspx if you would like to read little interesting snippets of information about diamonds.

Here's May's piece:

May by Palkolap
Stitched on 16ct Sea Glass over-dyed aida by sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 47 wide by 47 high
Stitched with DMC variegated 125 and Mill Hill frosted seed beads 62020
Started - 1st May 2019
Finished - 3rd May 2019
Total stitching time - 4 hours 55 minutes

As usual, I plan to have this FFOd in time for the FFG SAL on the 10th, where I hope lots of you are preparing to join me?

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

I love this one Rachel. Actually I love anything done with green.


Sarah said...

Very pretty.

Sasha said...

This looks great! I love the effect of the variegated thread!

Leonore Winterer said...

OOh, this is pretty! I love how the colour changes go together with the...leaves? on the pattern.

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

This is so pretty. I've been FFO'ing ready for the weekend.

Faith... said...

May looks great. I think that the beads on them makes them look good.

Astrids dragon said...

Beautiful shades of green, very pretty.

deb said...

Completely beautiful! Green is my favorite color and I'm a May birthday, so this month's piece gets extra love from me.

Tiffstitch said...

Love this one! Gorgeous.

Katie said...

It's my month. Perfect! Love the green you used. I am a loving wife and am loved. Even by a stranger who sent me a wonderful birthday gift.