Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Simply Wren - finished!

Hi all!

Here comes another finish.

Simply Wren was the 14th start for last year's Spring Into Summer New Start Binge and is now the 4th finish. It is also the last bird in this set of four Solos by Valerie Pfeiffer (and the last time I shall make a comment about doing so many fractionals on aida!)

Here's how I picked it up:

After finishing the stitching:

And after the backstitching:

Simply Wren by Heritage Crafts
Stitched on 16ct Sand Dune over-dyed aida by sewitall
Stitch count 66 high by 67 wide
Started - 4th July 2020
Finished - 15th February 2021
Total stitching time - 16 hours 15 minutes

This one had the least amount of backstitching - just the eye, beak and a bit around the edges of the bird to create a ruffled-feather look.

I thought I knew how these were going to be FFOd but might have changed my mind. I want them done in time for March so can't procrastinate too long!

Talking of March, here's a gentle reminder that it's only a couple of weeks until the Mischievous March new start SAL.

If you don't know what this is, it's a fun opportunity to start and work on four new projects during the month - one each full weekend - then link up on this blog the following Monday. But if weekends aren't convenient then go with whatever suits you best; these SALs are always flexible.

If you are planning to join in, I hope you have all your supplies ready? Mine are all ready to go and I have to say I am really looking forward to starting four brand new projects, especially given I've finished four WIPs this year. Four out, four in... that nicely balances the scales!

Take care,
Rachel x


Rita said...

What an adorable bird!

Linda said...

Congrats on finishing the last bird Rachel. They are adorable.


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

This is such a sweet little bird. I think I have seen one in my garden but they are so small it's hard to tell for sure!
I need to think about March, what can I start and easily finish? I could carry on with my Tiny Haunted Village!

Clare-Aimetu said...

So sweet, we have a Jenny Wren that visits our garden. Good luck with your March stitching.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

What a difference backstitching makes to this design, even though it has less than the other three birds. He or she is a cute little bird. I think my mum has one that regularly visits her garden.

Astrids dragon said...

Awe, another cute finish, he looks like a happy little guy!

Faith... said...

Kind of coincidental for your fourth finish to be the fourth bird in the set. ๐Ÿ˜Š Anyways, all four birds look great! Valerie Pfeiffer did a good job designing them.

I am all ready for March. Tia just bought five small charts she wants stitched up for our drink corner so I am more than set!

Kaisievic said...

Oh, your bird is so very pretty.

Tiffstitch said...

I love this one! My mom's favourite bird is the jenny wren. Lovely finish on this one and so great to get them all completed in less than a year, wow!

Sheryl said...

Another gorgeous tiny birdie from this lovely collection.

Ann C. said...

Another beautiful bird finish!

Leonore Winterer said...

Another cute finish! Really looking forward to your finishing ideas. I'm mostly ready for the Mischieveous and *might* have recruited a couple more participants from my Stitchy Quest discord :D
As for my own starts, two are set and two I'm still flexible on. I have a couple sets of smalls I'll probably pull them from, though.