Saturday, 10 August 2019

Link-up for Fully Finished Gallery SAL - August 2019

Hello all!

It's the 10th of the month so time for another Fully Finished Gallery SAL.

You all know the blurb by now... dig out those UFOs... try some FFOing... no pressure... fun... etc, etc, etc... so let's just get on with things, shall we?!

I'm afraid I have to hang my head in shame this month as the only FFO I have is one piece from my Box of Shame. But I have two good excuses - firstly the barley twist cord I need to finish off the Smalls SAL Christmas Cat hasn't arrived, and secondly I've been so busy since finishing August's birthstone that my only free time has been at night when I always put stitching first. What this does mean, however, is that I'll have more to show next month to make up for it!

My solitary finish this month is Humerous Alphabet which was stitched for the April A-Z Challenge in 2016 (does anyone remember my daily posts?) It only took me 25 years to cross it off my to-stitch list; at least it didn't take me that long to FFO it!

I did think about framing the finished piece or making it into a wall hanging but... surprise surprise... ended up doing my usual thing, mainly because I fell in love with the backing fabric. The barley twist cord was left off as it didn't go with the aida or threads at all. So here's my naked pillow. I hope you like (and understand!) the little bits of humour; very clever.

Now it's over to you to show what you've been finishing this month.

Please link-up using the URL of your FFG SAL post and not the home page of your blog, adding a thumbnail of a finish and either your name or your blog name as the caption. The link-up will remain open for 10 days, closing at 6am UK time on 20th June.

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And please don't forget to follow other links and see what fellow fully-finishers have been up to; you never know, other projects may give you an idea for your next finish!

Once the link-up has closed I shall update the FFG SAL 2019 page with the number of entrants and entries.

I know a few bloggers have been hinting about their FFOing this month so I'm really looking forward to clicking on your links and seeing what you've come up with. I hope you all (quite rightly) manage to put me to shame!!

Next month's post will go live on 10th September at 6am UK time as usual.

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Beautiful finish Rachel.


Rita said...

Wow, you found the perfect matching fabric to your stitching! Very effectful.

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

I remember the Alphabet, it was most amusing!
Glad to see it is finally FFO'd.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Great idea and a beautiful finish

Suzanne H said...

Love that background fabric! Terrific finish for the month. Thanks again for hosting this challenge. I've finished quite a number this month to keep on target.

Bethan said...

Oh that background fabric is gorgeous! I like some of the word play on the cushion; I'm a bit sleepy and not getting it all. One FFO is better than none!

Katie said...

Oh I love that fabric too. Beautiful. The finish looks fantastic. Hey I understand busy. I did finally get some done though this check in. I finished 6 pieces! Thanks to your push. Thanks so much!!

Leonore Winterer said...

Oh, I love that alphabet and the backing fabric is perfect! I actually pulled something out the FO this month, but haven't gotten around to it yet...I give myself until after the weekend before I declare this month another failure, haha :D

Astrids dragon said...

What a fun finish and that fabric is perfect with it! I love the different shades of purple all over.

Mary's Thread said...

Again, I am sneaking in at the last day of the link up! Well, I at least got some FFO's this month! :) That purple pillow is cute-I love puns!

The Crafty Princess said...

Oh I love it!!! Very whimsical alphabet. The colours are amazeballs and I too adore the backing fabric. Good job stunner!
xo Alicia