Friday 10 January 2020

Link-up For Fully Finished Gallery SAL - January 2020

Hello all!

It's the 10th of the month so time for another Fully Finished Gallery SAL, the first of 2020, and the place to show how you have changed your sitting-in-drawers-or-boxes UFOs into displayable cross stitches.

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.

Please note that this copy of last year's logo should very soon be replaced with a nice new one for 2020.

The new logo will be of last year's winning entry by Suzanne H who, thanks to Jo's brilliant idea, kindly gave me permission to make it into this year's logo. Only it hasn't been done yet, ooops. Keep those entries coming during 2020; who knows, next year it could be your entry which becomes the 2021 logo!

Back to this month though...

I was hoping to achieve lots of FFOing over the Christmas break but, surprise surprise, it didn't happen! I did achieve two though - the Durene Jones Christmas-themed Smalls SAL pieces from November and December:

Happy Christmas...

... and Ho, Ho, Ho:

For the front I placed some wadding underneath the cross stitch and attached it to a piece of foam mount board. For the back I attached some sparkly fabric to another piece of foam mount board. After placing a hanging loop and a tassel between them, the front and back were stuck together and some tinsel wool attached around the edge to cover the joins (2 rounds of red or green and one round of silver). The tinsel wool was annoying to attach but well worth the effort.

Now it's over to you to show what you've been finishing this month. Will there be some more Christmas finishes, I wonder?

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 January.

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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 page with the number of entrants and entries.

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

Take care,
Rachel x


Clare-Aimetu said...

Great finish, I have a finish this month and will post up later, it will be my first Fully Finished post, but hopefully not my last

Tiffstitch said...

That tinsel wool looks very fun and festive, even if it's annoying. :) Well done with the 2 ornaments.

Ann C. said...

Thanks Rachel for hosting the FFG again this year. I hope to participate every month. Not sure if I linked up properly for the FFG, the information stayed on the screen after clicking the next button. Sorry if you got the info twice, I clicked the button twice before realizing it didn't change.

Katie said...

Love your two finishes. Those fuzzy borders are to die for. Love them! I'm all linked up. Thanks again for hosting!

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

The tinsel wool looks fantastic, even if it was fiddly and annoying.
Of course I haven't got Christmas stitching up. It's January!

No, I have Hallowe'en LOL

Rita said...

I like the red-green and green-red combo in your finishes.

Faith... said...

Those turned out super cute and I just love that tinsel.

Mary said...

Super cute finishes.

Bethan said...

Great finishes! I would agree that the tinsel wool was worth the annoyance! x

Suzanne H said...

I agree with everyone about the tinsel wool. It looks terrific. I'm hoping to keep up again this year. I still have things in my unfinished box that need finishing. Hoping for another good year! Thanks Rachel!!!

Cathy said...

Love the tinsel!! Both finishes are really cute!

Leonore Winterer said...

The tinsel finishes are awesome. I have a finish planned using the stuff, but still need to work out the details!

Astrids dragon said...

They look fantastic, you finished them beautifully!

Mary's Thread said...

What great finished! I love the tinsel trim, it is very festive and original!