Thursday, 8 August 2019

August In Peridot - 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.

August's birthstone is peridot:

Wear a peridot or for thee
No conjugal fidelity.
The August born without this stone
'Tis said must live unloved; alone.

Ah, that's so sad but I'm sure it's not true!

Visit here if you would like to read little interesting snippets of information about peridots.

You might remember seeing the top half of this in my #24HOCS post but here's the finished piece, most of which was stitched on a couple of train journeys. It's not quite as neat as it could be but it's only noticeable close-up:

August by Palkolap
Stitched on 16ct Ochre over-dyed aida by 2 over 1
Stitch count 47 wide by 47 high
Stitched with DMC variegated 92 and Mill Hill frosted seed beads 62049
Started - 28th July 2019
Finished - 5th August 2019
Total stitching time - 5 hours 55 minutes

Hopefully this will be FFOd in time for the FFG SAL on the 10th, but I'm not holding my breath this month!

Take care,
Rachel x


Katie said...

Love the green. Congrats on the finish!

Linda said...

Love this one Rachel. Green is my favorite color.


Cathy said...

You're right. It is very different from mine, although mine does have some green in it. It looks good, though!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Another great design, I love the colour

Shebafudge said...

That is a gorgeous colour green that you chose. Congrats on the pretty finish :)

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely finish!

Faith... said...

August looks fantastic and that green is perfect for peridot!

Bethan said...

A really great colour. I used to dislike peridot when I was younger (as an August baby who loves blue, it didn't suit) but I have a better appreciation of the colour of Peridot now!

Leonore Winterer said...

I love the green, but the poem for this month does sound a little mean, doesn't it? Poor unloved August babies!

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

Another wonderful colour choice.

The Crafty Princess said...

Oh feel sorry for Augusties that don't have a peridot stone when born. Doomed to a life unloved. But at least it's a beautiful colour.
xo Alicia