Thursday, 10 October 2019

Link-up for Fully Finished Gallery SAL - October 2019

Hello all!

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

This is the place which will hopefully encourage you to fully-finish off one or more of your cross stitching projects which may have been recently completed or sitting in a bag or box or cupboard or drawer etc. for months or years, neglected and not out on display as it/they should be.

The link-up for this SAL opens on the 10th of each month and stays open for 10 days, so you have plenty of time to turn those UFOs into FFOs and join in.

So, what have I been up to this past month? Not that much actually; my UFO pile is getting bigger.  :(

Scaredy Cats has been my only FFO this month. It was the second finish from my Summer Of New Starts and finished off using coordinating spooky eyes backing fabric and tinsel wool. Bling for Halloween? Why not?!

The tinsel wool is a new-to-me idea which resulted from not being able to find any suitable eyelash or tinsel ribbon. I have used two lengths each of King Cole Black and Orangutan Tinsel Wool twisted together to get the effect. It definitely tested my patience to attach, but once I had found a rhythm of how to twist and anchor it down it became easier. I then took a lot of time releasing the little strands which had been caught under my thread. The result is exactly what I was hoping for!

This particular wool is available in 40+ colours so I shall definitely be purchasing more and using it in the future for anything that needs a bit of bling, especially Christmas projects. Plus it's really cheap; a 70m ball of wall costs about the same as 2-3m of tinsel ribbon. No-brainer really, and plenty left over for many projects to come!

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 October.

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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. Last month was a bit sparse, but I'm guessing that was summer getting in the way.

Next month's post will go live on 10th November at 6am UK time as usual. Hope to see you there!

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Awesome finish Rachel.


Suzanne H said...

I love that tinsel wool. I've never heard of it before. I'll have to look for it.
Sweet finsh!

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

What a great idea to add a cheap trim to your pillow. Well worth the time taken.
I managed another two finishes this month.

Katie said...

Oh I just LOVE the tinsel around it. Perfect. I really want to try this some time. It adds just the best touch. I posted today so I could squeeze in one more finish.

Faith... said...

Oh my goodness, that tinsel wool really makes the piece! It looks awesome.

Tiffstitch said...

Oh, that looks so good!! Well done finishing and I hope you have more time to FFO soon, same as I hope for everyone, including myself. :)

Leonore Winterer said...

With everything going on this month, I'm terribly behind on my with everything else, I'll get there eventually, though.
Love your Halloween bling and the tinsel wool is an awesome idea, I'll have to check that out!

Bethan said...

Such a clever idea to use the wool - it looks so effective

Astrids dragon said...

What a fantastic finish! I love how the tinsel looks and just used something like it on my last finish.