Friday, 25 October 2019

Smalls SAL - October 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 Spooky Hootie by Pinoy Stitch (etsy) and which which was relevent for Halloween:

RIP Spooky Hootie by Pinoy Stitch (etsy)
Stitch Count 29 wide by 40 high
Stitched on 16ct Wolf over-dyed aida from 2 over 1
Started - 5th October 2019
Finished - 7th October 2019
Total stitching time - 6 hours 10 minutes

I absolutely adore this little chap and his Halloween colours.

The charted pale grey RIP hardly showed up against the grey of the gravestone so I backstitched around it in 3799. It's still not that clear but then neither are traditional carved gravestones so everyone will just have to squint! OK, so I could have swapped the letters for black or white, or even a paler grey, but I thought a paler grey would not have made much difference and the others would have been too harsh a contrast.

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

My birthstone of the month, October In Tourmaline:

And my monarch of the month, Edward II:

For November's Smalls SAL I'm finally going Christmassy with both the design and the use of lots of Etoile threads! Yippee!!

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finishes Rachel.


Bethan said...

Lovely finishes. I think the backstitch around RIP works well

Faith... said...

Love the RIP Spooky Hootie even if he is cute instead of scary!

Mary said...

They are all really wonderful finishes but I especially love Spooky Hootie.

Leonore Winterer said...

That hootie is a cutie!

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

Nice work on your Smalls, especially the Hootie.

Katie said...

Lovely little owl. I see the date fine. You're right most grave stones are hard to read. Fantastic work on all 3 pieces.

Astrids dragon said...

I love your Spooky Hootie, he's a cutie!

Cathy said...

Cute owl; the backstitch on RIP works well. I love the colors in October, too.