Friday, 30 August 2019

Smalls SAL - August 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. This month it was one month from a year long set by Bent Creek. This is the best link I could find which shows them all and the rhyme they make if all stitched together, but here's the original for November:

I have no intention of buying or stitching the others but liked November. However, I made some changes - I swapped 'November' for 'Autumn', I changed every thread colour from their recommended DMC to colours I liked better, and, instead of using the snaps provided, I added some tiny matching autumn-coloured buttons. The differences aren't that obvious but here's my version:

November Twirls by Bent Creek
Stitch Count 50 wide by 50 high
Stitched on 16ct Ochre over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Started - 1st August 2019
Finished - 8th August 2019
Total stitching time - 6 hours 35 minutes

It'll be made into a little ornie at some point - I'm a bit behind with my FFOing at the moment.

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

My birthstone of the month, August In Peridot:

And my (unfinished because the Leopard doesn't have his spots) monarch of the month, Henry III:

In September I will be stitching a Hootie, although I haven't decided yet if it will be the pink, blue or green one. Decisions, decisions! Any preference?

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Congrats on all of the cute finishes Rachel.


Pamela said...

Great finishes this month!

Elfie said...

Loveky Smalls. I love the changes you made to Autumn Leaves, particularly swapping to buttons (I do have a thing for buttons!). Looking forward to seeing what colour you choose for your Hootie - my choice would be green.

Mary's Thread said...

Thanks for linking up on the SAL! That's a nice modification to use the November piece for Autumn. Very cute! And I LOVE Henry III. His leopard is darling!

Mary said...

I love the changes you made to November leaves. It is so cute!! I look forward in seeing which color you choose for next month.

Faith... said...

And they say a leopard doesn't change his spots so I would think that means he doesn't let them go missing either! Birthstone color looks pretty but I really love Autumn Twirls. Looks great with your changes! Congrats on another successful month of smalls.

Malgorzata Zoltek said...

Great finishes this month :)

Leonore Winterer said...

Great finish, I love your changes :) Maybe making changes like this is something I should look into as well...I always fall into the rabbit whole of wanting to make the whole set to match :D

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

I love the tiny buttons and the slight changes you made to the Autumn design.

I vote Blue Hootie if you haven't already started!

Astrids dragon said...

I love how you changed it to autumn and made it your own, it looks fantastic!
I say blue or green.

Katie said...

Oh I love that set. But love your changes too. The little autumn buttons you picked are just perfect. Great smalls!

Tiffstitch said...

Love your changes to Autumn Twirls, very cute finish! And the others too, although I think I've already commented on them. :)