Friday, 26 July 2019

Smalls SAL - July 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 to 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 July I stitched the third Christmas Cat out of a series of six: 

Christmas Cat Yawning by Design Works
Stitch Count 38 wide by 36 high
Stitched on 16ct Tin with sparkles over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Started - 5th July 2019
Finished - 24th July 2019
Total stitching time - 6 hours 30 minutes

Unfortunately he isn't fully-finished yet because of an issue with the barley twist cord... I have 27 different colours and 26 of them are in my bag... guess which one isn't?! I'm assuming I took it out when I started this project but I guess the little pixies have taken a shine to it! I've ordered some more and will FFO this little cutie when it arrives (and before you ask, yes, I could have used a different colour but I wanted all my Christmas Cats to match).

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

My birthstone of the month, July in ruby:

And my monarch of the month, King John:

So that's it for July. Next month I'll be prematurely welcoming autumn!

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finishes Rachel. The little cat is adorable.


Mary's Thread said...

Oh yes, I love the kitten too! So sweet! Will you share all your monarchs so far sometime? You seem like you've stitched many of them! Thanks for joining the SAL!

Cathy said...

Love the kitty! I'm sorry you can't find the right cord though.

Faith... said...

I really love how July turned out but what a cutie pie that kitty is! I love his little pom-pom too on his hat. I understand about the cord and as soon as you receive the new cord I am sure the other one will turn up.

Izabela Hebda said...

Beautiful works. I greet warmly .

Pamela said...

Wonderful finishes! The kitten is adorable.

Mary said...

Lovely finishes. The kitten is so cute.

Elfie said...

I love all your stitching - but especially the cat. It's so charming.

Leonore Winterer said...

That's a cute little finish. I bet the cord will show up right after you finished it with the new one!

Tiffstitch said...

Very cute finishes and I think this is one of the few months our colours match for the birthstone ones. I did mine in red as well, although a different colour, because July 1st is Canada Day and I wanted it like the Canadian flag. Hope your cord arrives soon!

Katie said...

Fantastic finishes!! I hate it when you need a thread and can't find it. Grr. The cute kitty can wait though. Love them all.

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

That kitty and his pom-pom are adorable!

Bethan said...

That's a very cute kitty! x

Astrids dragon said...

Awe, such a sweet kitty, the pompom really makes it!
July looks great, is the fabric coloured?
King John looks good, it looks like he's doing something important.