Friday, 27 September 2019

Smalls SAL - September 2019

Hello all!

It's the last Friday of the month so time for the Smalls SAL. Thank you, Mary, for continuing to host 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 a Patchwork Hootie by Pinoy Stitch (etsy). I didn't know whether I would be stitching the blue, green or pink one and asked if you had any preference. Votes were tied between blue and green, so I chose blue to match my September birthstone:

Blue Pachwork Hootie by Pinoy Stitch (etsy)
Stitch Count 55 wide by 42 high
Stitched on 16ct Glacier over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Started - 7th September 2019
Finished - 20th September 2019
Total stitching time - 10 hours 10 minutes

I didn't think the charted blues went together very well so I chose my own colours. However, two of the three looked so alike when stitched that they could have been mistaken for the same thread. So I did a bit of frogging and substituted the darker blue at the last minute. I don't think it works but, hey-ho, I've stitched it now and am not going to unpick it again. Anyway, seeing as owls are neither blue nor patchwork, any colour combination would work really!

What don't work, though, are the white dots in his eyes. Looking in opposite directions they make him look sinister so I'll probably change them before he's FFO'd.

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

My birthstone of the month, September in Sapphire:

And my monarch of the month, Edward I:

October's Small SAL will see another Hootie, although this time I'll be sticking with the charted colours!

Take care,
Rachel x


Mary said...

Aww, perfect choice for the owl. He is adorable. I love the floss you used for the September SAL.

Cathy said...

Cool Owl! The colors work fine as far as I'm concerned.

Linda said...

Congrats on another adorable finish Rachel. I think the blues are perfect.


Mary's Thread said...

Very nice smalls! The owl is so cute and you found the perfect color combination! I always love seeing your kings!

Faith... said...

What a cute Hootie!! Great job as always lady!

Katie said...

Adorable! Lovely smalls.

Leonore Winterer said...

Oh, such a cute little owlette! I think I have some patterns by the same designer on my wishlist. I think your blues work out great!

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

I think the blues look great together but I would change those eyes too!

Astrids dragon said...

I think Hootie looks great, even with his wonky eyes! More blue, I like September too.
And Edward I looks good, very lanky!